Courtney + Joe’s Rainy New Bern NC Engagement Session
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!!
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.”
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!