It was a cool and breezy afternoon when I met Mandy and Kenny in Downtown Raleigh for their engagement session. As we walked around the downtown area, I learned that Kenny, who works in the financial sector and Mandy, a physical therapist love food, the same TV shows and share the same values. They each think of the other as being the same person as themselves. We should all be so lucky as to find someone we so strongly connect with.
When I think of engagements, I think of the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, but I also think of HOPE. Not the uncertain sort, where we want something to happen but aren’t sure it will. I’m thinking more of certain hope- the realistic expectation that life is happening to you- that it’s going to bring both joy and struggle for better, worse, richer, poorer, sickness, and health. It’s the confident expectation that says that when all these things happen to you, that the person you’re experiencing them with will still be with you.
Mandy and Kenny have this confidence. When I first met them, I was struck by their easy going way with each other and how comfortable they were together. But beyond that, I was impressed by this connection between them. It was that confidence that they knew they were in it to win it. I’m looking forward to photographing more or these two and their wedding later this year at Wake Forest’s Stone Chapel and the Cotton Company.
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Special thanks to all the awesome people at the Morning Times Cafe on E. Hargett Street in Downtown Raleigh who let me photograph in your cafe. You have great personality, a kickin’ chamomile blend, and coffee that makes my heart sing. You’ve made my photographs prettier, decreased my homesickness for Bay Area style cafes and eased my transition to the South.