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Kat and Caleb’s downtown engagement session was full of everything that makes summer love so great – sun, smiles, and sunsets! I cannot wait to be a part of their wedding at Merrimon-Wynne this fall.

Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session – Kat and Caleb

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Together. Is there anything better? Sarah and Pete’s engagement session at Historic Oakview was such a joyous reminder that being together is always a gift worth celebrating. Film photography was made for documenting romance and it’s so easy to see the timeless quality in these images. I’m so excited to capture their wedding at the […]

Raleigh Engagement Session – Sarah and Pete

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Stevie and Tucker’s engagement session on the Blue Ridge Parkway was full of adventure. We had originally planned to meet at Craggy Gardens but showed up to find nothing but fog, gusty wind, and chilly temperatures. Instead of letting the less than ideal circumstances get us down, we hopped in the car and tried to […]

Asheville Engagement – Stevie and Tucker

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Talia and Alex’s sweet engagement session is proof that it’s okay to get carried away by love. I’m still not sure if we spent more time taking photos or laughing and I’m perfectly okay with that. These two make such a fantastic team and I had such a great time taking these pictures. The icing […]

Historic Oak View Engagement Session – Talia and Alex

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I knew Sam, Alan, and I were going to get along great when I found out we both had dogs named “Toby” and I certainly wasn’t disappointed during their engagement session at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. Sam and Alan are a beautiful couple inside and out and I love their shared adventurous […]

Raleigh Engagement Session – Sam and Alan

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What you can see in these photos – how much fun and love is shared between Kendall and Alex. What you can’t see in these photos – the rain, gusts of 80mph wind, and freezing cold temperatures we battled! Villa Bellezza Winery made for the perfect backdrop and I can’t wait to be a part […]

Villa Bellezza Winery Session – Kendall and Alex

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This is a public service announcement. You don’t need to be engaged, married, or even celebrating a special milestone to get in front of my camera for a couples photo session! Love who you’re with? Get a new haircut? Just feeling good and want some new pictures for your instagram? Let’s take some sweet photos […]

Allie and Ryan – Museum Couples Session

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I love a good giggle and Lucy and Derrick pretty much giggled their way through our engagement session together so you know I had a good time! The three of us traipsed around the NC Museum of Art and we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful sunset. I think even Miffy (their cute pup) would have to […]

NC Museum of Art Engagement – Lucy and Derrick

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I wish I could explain what makes the light in the fall so magical – maybe that’ll be what I ask God one day. Either way, Haley and Josh’s engagement session at the NC Museum of Art was so wonderful. We had such a good time skipping, sitting, dancing, and laughing our way through their […]

NCMA Engagement – Haley and Josh