Coker Arboretum : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Bridal Portraits

Amanda was the most beautiful bride on her wedding day.  Relaxed and Giddy.  As I'm working through their images I wanted to share her bridal portraits from a few months ago.  

We met at Coker Arboretum, one of my favorite places to shoot.  There's so many hidden spots throughout the park and the light was pretty awesome.  I love when a bride thinks they "are awkward at posing" and then pull images like this out! 

The most memorable moment for me on their wedding day, was the moment when Amanda stopped me as she was heading out to run through her sparkler exit and asked me for a hug.. well, it just made my heart incredibly full.  Amanda, you're one of a kind.  

Durham Bulls Stadium Save the Date Photographer | Amanda+Paul

Amanda and Paul took me to my VERY first Durham Bulls baseball game!  Back in July we basically recreated their very first date! <3  

For their save the dates we were trying to come up with a unique place that really represented who they were as a couple.. I think Paul said "it would be cool if we could get into the Durham Bulls Stadium for a few shots.."  I told them I would see what I could do! 

I reached out to some of my awesome resources and I was reaching dead ends.. and then Amanda emailed me that

"Sooo it just so happens that we got offered free tickets to the Home Run Derby at a July 4th party yesterday!! :)"

Yes.. this was perfect!  So we walked around American Tobacco Campus and then made our way into the stadium for the rest of their session.  We literally left at the best possible second we could've!  See there were clouds moving in.. huge, dark, ominous clouds.  We made our way onto the top deck of the parking deck to literally grab maybe 10 shots.. and then the sky just opened up as we walked right into the elevator!  

One of those awesome shots made it onto their save the dates!  Thanks to these guys for taking that extra moment to grab those even when we thought we were going to be caught in that crazy storm!! 

Seriously can not wait to see them again for their engagements and to photograph their wedding at the Sutherland next May! <3