September 26, 2016

Caitlin & Mike • Raleigh Engagement Portraits

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I could photograph these two every day. Their Raleigh engagement portraits were so. much. fun. They’re full of life and obviously love each other unconditionally, which is the perfect combination for a beautiful engagement session. Some people I have to push a little to get their natural reactions, these two just did it. They may have felt awkward in front of the camera, but they didn’t let it show! Leaving sessions like theirs makes me feel renewed as an artist. Creating beautiful photographs that capture their true relationship is so rewarding. Documenting those happy, in love moments is why I do what I do.

Actually, if I’m being honest, I do it all for the puppy kisses from sweet little puppies like Dozer. I could just eat him up, squeeze those little fat rolls and snuggle him all day. Oh my goodness, is he a cutie pie!!! He’s the best dog at their wedding, and I seriously CAN NOT wait!!! Wedding days are supposed to be all about the bride, but they gave that all up when they decided to put Dozer in the ceremony. He is going to steal the show!

Speaking of their wedding, it’s in twelve days! TWELVE DAYS people!!! That’s one of the things I love most about doing engagement sessions right before a wedding. I don’t have to wait to see the couple again! Usually it’s 6-9 months in between taking engagement portraits and photographing the wedding. This is like photographer paradise, photographing them back to back.

Caitlin & Mike, I hope you soak up these last few days. Don’t let anything stress you out, if it doesn’t happen, it just don’t happen, and that’s ok. You two are still going to be married by the end of October 8th, and that’s all that matters! Give Dozer a snuggle for me, and I’ll see you both very soon! xoxo

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