Category: Engagement Photos

Ryan & Cassie | Downtown Proposal | Charlotte, NC

Ryan & Cassie | Downtown Proposal | Charlotte, NC

Ryan was recently a groomsman in a wedding we photographed (shoutout to Tyler and McKinney) and he reached out to ask us to help him pull off the perfect proposal for his girlfriend!  Of course I was excited to help.

Ryan had already set the perfect location, the fountain where they had shared their first kiss.  Of course having a photographer involved can give things away a little too fast, so we came up with a plan, Ryan would ask me to take a photo of them by the fountain, at which point I would offer to take it on my camera instead.  Of course there is nothing more awkward than a girl trying to pose for a photo while the guy is trying to propose, so of course I HAD to take that photo of them together (see below) at which point I would tell them to hold on for a minute and I would be back to get their email because I thought I saw the person I was meeting.

Of course this was just to allow Ryan some time to start talking to her without the awkwardness of a camera in her face, I slipped back over to them and began photographing as Ryan got down on one knee to a very surprised and happy Cassie.

Congratulations to both of you and I am so glad you allowed me to be a part of this special moment.

Tyler & McKinney | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

Tyler & McKinney | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

The Gem Theatre has been a popular photo spot these last few weeks!  It was an absolute blast to photograph Tyler & McKinney’s Engagement Session there on Tuesday.  Another Car loving couple, Tyler is an over the wall crew member for Stewart Haas Racing, and McKinney is along for the car loving ride!

Take a look below to see a sneak peek of their amazing pictures!

 

James & Kara Engagement | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

James & Kara Engagement | Gem Theatre | Kannapolis, NC

When I first met with Kara and James and they told me that they had a bit of a car thing…. I knew right then we would be an amazing match to photograph their wedding.  My two favorite things in the world are racing and weddings (well photographing weddings, I actually hate attending)

It is so amazing to see two people whose passions line up in a way that let them truly play out their hobbies/passions/business to the fullest extent.

Here are a few of my favorite captures from their Downtown Kannapolis engagement session.  They were troopers even though the weather did not want to cooperate, bringing early rains and cold weather.

 

Brittany & Tyler Engagement | Frank Liske Park | Harrisburg, NC

Brittany & Tyler Engagement | Frank Liske Park | Harrisburg, NC

Many of my wedding packages include an Engagement session and I absolutely love when a couple chooses a package that does.  Not only does it allow me to get to know them, work with them and allow them to be more comfortable in front of my camera, its also a fantastic time to get to know the couple I am working with.  Yesterdays engagement session was no different.  Brittany and Tyler were a referral from Dixie Dreams wedding venue in Monroe, NC, their wedding is next May and I am so excited to photograph these two.  Even though they were a little bit nervous at first, afraid that they wouldn’t know how to “show their love on camera”  these guys absolutely ROCKED their session!

These photos may be some of my absolute favorite engagement photos yet!

As soon as Tyler told me that their first date happened around 4th of July fireworks and that their engagement happened at Romare Bearden Park on the Knights last game before 4th of July, where he proposed during the firework display, I KNEW I had to incorporate some fireworks as well!

Take a look, hope you enjoy!