When I met Laura and Daryn for their wedding consultation, I had a good vibe from the get go. This couple was adorable and they were perfect together and not just that – they were perfect with me! It is all about a relationship and connection – not just between the two of them but me and them as well. I mean I am with you like white on rice for your wedding day and sometimes many sessions leading up to the wedding day. When we started talking about what their needs were for their big day, we did talk about an engagement and a bridal session. We determined that the bridals would be at the venue they are getting married at which is the beautiful and elegant Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina, NC and when it came to the engagement session I asked them “well what do you want to see in the background and is there a place that is special to you?”
Daryn started naming graffiti, industrial, straight lines but some green and flowers would be nice too. Laura said – well, that sounds good. I instantly knew that Downtown Raleigh was going to be perfect. It is one of the few places in the area I knew I could dial up all those features within a reasonable walking distance. AND I was super stoked because I had wanted to do an engagement session in this fashion for a long while. Sometimes people say one place or park and well there you go – but this one I knew Downtown Raleigh would be perfect.
So the day came and it was sunny and a little warm and we walked all around downtown to some places that I knew would work well for the session and even a few that I hadn’t used yet. Daryn even being the ever gentleman that he is – bought us all bottled water half way through the session because downtown had a street fair going on that day. It was a perfection of a day with a perfection of a couple and I was even impressed when Daryn started getting into it with posing ideas and location ideas. THAT is a rarity. We had the BEST time and I am so excited for their wedding coming up in August!
AND I did Laura’s bridals recently and well – you just stay tuned for some pretty to go live the day after the wedding!
Laura’s Hair & Make-Up : Mattie Jordan with Radiance Salon & Spa – Garner, NC
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