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The Perfect Excuse

Life is a whirlwind right now for Justin and Bailey. They’ve just graduated from their respective colleges, they’re starting new jobs, moving to a new city, and getting married all at once! It’s been nonstop since the engagement! Here we are, the day before the wedding and I’m finally getting to post their rainy south end charlotte engagement session. It’s pretty obvious that the rainy March day we spent together was needed. Engagement sessions give you the perfect excuse to slow down and just be with each other. It can be as casual or fancy as you want it. We can go to your favorite spot or do something you love to do as a couple. It’s the perfect way to slow down and show each other the reason you’re getting married in the first place!

Exploring South Charlotte in the Rain

Bailey has been in Virginia and Justin in Alabama. So they met in the middle here in the South End of Charlotte for their session. We had one day to shoot no raincheck we had to make it work. Then these two were back to their busy lives and Daniel and I were preparing for our whirlwind just a few months away (I’ll be introducing him soon!).

These two love their coffee! It’s fun for them to discover a new shop to enjoy a good cup and enjoy their quiet time with God. They can do it side by side and soak in scripture. What a healthy habit with that will strengthen their marriage in the years to come. Of course, obvious spot to start their session was at Central Coffee Co in the South End of Charlotte, NC. Thankfully our couples are adventurous as it was pretty chilly with a cold drizzle coming down. It was a great excuse to cuddle and keep each other warm! We played in the rain and unlikely cool spots like parking garages. We had originally hoped to nab an epic sunset shot, but were pleasantly surprised at how cool the Charlotte skyline looked engulfed in fog at twilight! It was the perfect way to end our time together.

The Big Day Tomorrow

Daniel and I get the honor of capturing their wedding tomorrow. I’m über excited, not just because these two are so amazing, but it’s our first wedding back from maternity leave! My trigger finger is extra itchy and tho I’ll miss our Baby Bean, I’m ready to get back to my second baby, this business!

Soon I’ll be sharing with you more from their gorgeous wedding but for now, enjoy this sweet rainy day with a pair of wonderful love birds!


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Rainy South End Charlotte Engagement | Bailey & Justin

Couple laughs at the rain storm during their Charlotte, NC anniversary session


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Rainy Anniversary Love in Charlotte, NC

Every so often the heavens align and my best friend Emily & I get to spend time together in person. Sure there’s Facetime & phone calls, but nothing replaces that silliness that happens when we’re together!
On this latest road trip, I stopped to see my bestie & her hubby and get some of that quality time we’d been craving. Being photographers, you know we had to break out our lenses and shoot each other. Thankfully we both survived!
I met Emily many moons ago in Syracuse, NY through several groups of friends. We liked each other, but never spent any real quality time together. Then she got engaged, hired me, and we became bonded forever!
As our time together drew to a close, her husband KJ returned home from work. All day storms in the sky threatened top open up and unleash their power, but they held off for just long enough. KJ wasn’t sure about shooting in the rain at first, he knows the photographic dangers and all, but we had to try!
I’m SO glad we did because these are some of my favorite rain shots to date! These two are clearly still in love after 6 years of amazing marriage and I can’t wait to see what the next 60 hold for them!
As always Emily & KJ is was a complete and utter joy to photograph your faces! I love you both oodles and oodles!


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Charlotte, NC Rainy Anniversary – Emily & KJ