American Tobacco Campus Engagement Photographer : Durham, North Carolina | Kelly+Logan

There's something about my couples.  It's a connection.  When I was sitting down talking to my amazing designer, Ravyn of Three Fifteen Design, who's helping me rebrand we talked about "my couples" and how to define them.  In all aspects of business you have a target market.  Who YOU want to work with and that they want to work with YOU! I knew the moment we sat down at the Flying Saucer, Kelly and Logan had a flight in front of them, they looked like a couple in love and also best friends.  I knew from the first few minutes of that meet up, that I wanted to work with THEM and by the end I knew they wanted to work with ME! They easily fell into the category of being  one of "MY COUPLES" ;) 

The day we met up for their engagements, we once again battled crazy weather!  I had just left a bridal session in Chapel Hill where huge raindrops had just started and I knew they were coming in from Greenville and I wanted to make sure this wasn't a wasted/rained out trip! We frantically texted each other what the weather was like where we were.... "tears were almost shed" but we avoided the crazy thunderstorms and downpours and had a lovely session at ATC in Downtown Durham! 

SO Funny and one of the best stories about Kelly and Logan is that when we met up, they actually, technically, weren't engaged! HAHAH Logan had really wanted for the right moment to present itself! and he remedied that soon after our meet up during a trip to Savannah with Kelly.  In front of Forsyth Park's famous fountain, Logan went down on one knee and asked Kelly to marry him with a gorgeous emerald cut solitaire! Their parents came out of hiding to celebrate! The funniest part is when they were telling me about it, they said some random person came up and asked "are you getting ready to propose?!" as they were walking around the fountain.. HAHAHAH Why would someone DO THAT!! Just an FYI, if you see someone you may THINK is going to propose.. don't ask.. just let it happen and consider yourself lucky to be there! ;) 

I'm excited for these two, who just bought a house and can soon be in the same city!! They've been living apart due to careers and sharing the puppy parenting with their beautiful pup, Darby. Who I know will be so incredibly happy to have her parents together under one roof! So looking forward to their wedding in October at Mordecai with a reception at Caffe Luna. Enjoy my favorites from their engagement session this past April.



Downtown Raleigh Engagement Photographer | Katie+Mark

A couple of months ago Katie+Mark met with me to capture their engagements!  We started out at the always beautiful Coker Arboretum on UNC Chapel Hill's Campus and then travelled to Raleigh to head downtown and the classic Boylan Bridge area and City Market! 

I learned about how they met, what quality they love the most about each other (Always love asking that question!) and learned about the amazing way Mark proposed! 

Mark handmade a bench.. an amazing bench to have at the lake that they frequent for walks with their puppy..

" He knew there was not anywhere to sit in that area so about a month prior to that day, he had begun working on it."

Can't wait to see this bench at their wedding!  I am so looking forward to capturing Katie's bridals this week and catching up with these two at their MacGregor Downs Counrty Club Wedding one month from today!! 




Zainab+Pa: RDU Airport and Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session

So hard to put into words how much I adore this couple.  Zainab and I met when she came to me as a guest at Cordie+Christian's wedding last October and asked if I was available for her wedding in April!  I was and we set up a time to meet!  Cupcakes and Lattes with Zainab and her Mom made for the BEST meeting! I loved listening to the story of how she met Pa once at a Reggae club in 2007 and then again a couple of years later.  That night in 2007 they took a photo together unknowingly of what the future would hold! <---- I LOVE THAT!! 

Pa moved to Minnesota literally right after he started a relationship with Zainab!  So much of their relationship was spent in airports, RDU to be exact, that it was only fitting to start their engagement session there!  Then we had some fun down in City Market!  

I can not wait to share their wedding with you! It was definitely one of my biggest highlights of 2014!  So incredibly honored to have had the chance to work with these two and their amazing friends and family!  

Enjoy some of my favorites below!