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A Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement.

Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement PhotoWe spent a lovely afternoon getting to know Jessica and Peter recently. These two couldn’t have been any sweeter! We wandered through the JC Raulston Arboretum with them before heading to Dix Park to wrap their engagement session. And these two are officially married now! Yay! We can’t wait to share their gorgeous North Carolina Museum of Art wedding! But in the meantime, here are a few photos from their recent engagement session:


How did you and Peter meet?
“We met on an app called “Coffee Meets Bagel” – we still can’t figure out who is the coffee and who is the bagel…”

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Tell us about your first date!
“We went to Mateo in Durham. Pete was in law school and Jess was practicing law in Raleigh. Durham was in the middle and perfect for two Spanish speaking travelers.”

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How did Peter propose to you?
“In the morning, over coffee.”

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What do you love most about Peter?
“Pete is very thoughtful, loyal, and intelligent in addition to being a great cook. He is always open to trying new things and encourages me to get outside my comfort zone. He goes to great lengths to do things for people that he cares about. Most importantly, he is a lovable and positive person and really committed to us as a couple.”

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What do you love most about Jessica?
“Jess is a very devoted daughter, sister and friend.  She cares so much about the people in her life.  She also has this secret sense of adventure that not a lot of people know about, but it is so much fun to share new experiences with her – as long as they don’t involve wildlife!”

Tell us about your wedding!
“We are getting married at the North Carolina Museum of Art in October. A lot of friends and family will probably be coming in from out of town, so we are looking forward to sharing all things Raleigh with our guests.”

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Courtney + Joe’s Rainy New Bern NC Engagement Session

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New Bern is one of the few towns we haven’t had much of a chance to explore since moving here. So naturally, we jumped at the chance to spend a day there for Courtney and Joe’s engagement session! Joe is a volunteer firefighter with the city, so we started off their engagement session at the fire station before moving onto Fisher’s Landing Pointe to finish up the session. It’s always fun when couple’s center their engagement photos around their personalities, so Joe brought his motorcycle for a few photos at Promise Place Barn. This is the first time we’ve ever photographed a bike, so I was a little nervous – sometimes our ideas when props are involved walk a fine line between cheesy and awesome – but thankfully, I think we pulled it off! Courtney and Joe are seriously the cutest! It rained off and on the entire session, but they barely noticed! It was easy to see how much these two adore one another! We can’t wait to celebrate them in just a few months!!

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From Courtney: “We met at a mutual friend’s wedding. He was the best man and I was a bridesmaid! Our first date is kind of hard to explain. I was still living up in the mountains at Western Carolina when he came up to see me. The night he arrived, we went down to the lake with some of my friends and had a small bonfire. Our second first date possibility was when I came down to New Bern to surprise him and we went to Buffalo Wild Wings. It was really fun because we just sat and talked; he taught me how to play poker. (I ended up beating him, which he claims was ‘beginner’s luck.’) We had been dating for 2 years when he asked me to marry him. The weekend of July 2nd, his riding club had their rendezvous – which is where they celebrate when the club was created. Members come in from all over the state and out of state to celebrate. Both of our parents were down, and my best friend came down for the weekend as well. That Saturday there was a ride, and when we got back to the clubhouse, everyone was just hanging out. One of the guys called me over to their group, and when I walked over, the guys parted and Joe was down on one knee! It was really special because we were surrounded by our family and friends. It was perfect! Our hobbies definitely include riding the motorcycle, firearms, camping, and basically just outdoor stuff. We also have 2 dogs, Artio and Buddy that are adorable.”

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We wrapped up their engagement photos at Fisher’s Landing Pointe in New Bern. I’m so glad they chose this location, because we never would have known it was there otherwise! Fisher’s Landing is such a beautiful spot along the Neuse River. And it totally gave off some PNW vibes thanks to all of the rain that day. It’s definitely a hidden gem in New Bern!New-Bern-Engagement-Photographers

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We photographed Paige + Philip’s engagement session at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. These two will be tying the knot at the NCMA in the fall, so it was a great chance to walk the grounds together and discuss the day of logistics. The NCMA and adjacent park is HUGE and filled with so many amazing locations for photos – it was also a perfect chance for us to use some of the farther out locations that we might not be able to make it to on the wedding day.
My favorite part of the session though, happened when Philip changed into his second outfit. You know it’s a good sign when your couple ends up wearing the same outfit as you – and David and Philip were the cutest outfit twins! Seriously though, we had SO much fun with these two! It’s always really nice when you meet another couple and they instantly feel like old friends. We’re SO stoked to be celebrating Paige and Philip this fall. We can already tell these two are going to be throwing one amazing wedding!

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How did you and Philip meet?
“We met through a family friend that worked in Philip’s department at his job. She is more like an older sister to me (because our parents are childhood best friends.) After finding out that we were both single, she began to play matchmaker. She set the stage, telling him stories about us growing up and how pretty I was. Meanwhile, she couldn’t stop saying how great he was – and really cute. She exchanged our phone numbers, and as they say, the rest is history!”

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Tell us about your first date!
“Our first date was at the Cheesecake Factory. When I arrived, I waited on the bench by the front doors and suddenly, I see this really tall, nice-looking guy approaching me and right then I was really excited. Could be this be him? Oh it was! We spent the next few hours getting to know each other and ended the night with a photo. This was a blind date I’m sure glad I didn’t miss!”

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Tell us a little about your upcoming wedding!
“Our wedding is going to be November 18, 2017 at the North Carolina Museum of Art. We will have our ceremony in the East Building among the many walls of art. Following that will be our reception in the West Building, where we hope to celebrate and dance the night away with our closest family and friends. We are envisioning a modern celebration with formal attire and a great time had by all!”

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Philip, what do you love most about Paige?
“Paige is one of the most caring people I have ever met. She is always looking out for others and her kindness and love is evident in everything she does. Her positive energy and unwavering support makes everything in my life better and helps me through any bad day I may have. She makes me want to be a better person and I could ask for nothing else in a partner.”

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How did Philip propose?
“It was a Tuesday night while I was cooking dinner. He asked me to come look at something in the spare bedroom he was working on for his parents – since they were coming within the next few days. I was bewildered! What could he have done without my knowledge? So we made our way up to the room and I still had no idea what was going on. He opened the closet doors and pulled out an empty Star Wars Lego box and put his hand in it. I had butterflies because I was hoping that it was ‘The Time’, but still had no clue what he was thinking. Then he looked me in the eye and said some wonderful things, which I can’t remember because I was so stunned. He then got down on one knee and asked me to be with him forever. We both started cryin as I said, ‘of couse!’ It was the most perfect moment and in true fashion, he did not cease to amaze me with his grandmother’s diamond in the setting we loved. After 5 years, you can say I was beyond ready to be his forever!”

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How would you describe Philip?
“Philip is a very hard working, driven individual that puts his all into everything he does. As my partner in life, he is my rock; always grounding me and showing me what true love really means. He is also very caring and devoted, wearing his heart on his sleeve. Philip is hilarious, making me laugh constantly! I believe the most important quality he possesses is his endearment. He never lets a conversation end without saying ‘I love you.’ I cherish that about him.

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What are your favorite ways to unwind together?
“We are homebodies, so if you happen to catch us on any given week night – we are probably watching an old episode of Seinfeld, while he is helping me cook a new recipe in the kitchen. On the weekends, you can count on something sports related being watch on TV! Even though we don’t do it often enough, we love to travel. And by that, I mean taking a road trip with each other. Whether we are traveling to meet family or friends, we always try to make time to go exploring new things on our own.

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