I met Will and Rachel at NC State for their cute Raleigh Engagement Session, and I was immediately struck by they friendship. I mentioned to Rachel later that I could see how their relationship was built on friendship first because they have a true easiness about them. It’s embedded in their relationship and it’s clear that they’ll maintain this friendship into the years of their marriage.
Our Raleigh engagement session took place at NC State, a personal favorite place of Will, who’s a big fan of the Wolfpack. Rachel really enjoyed Pullen Park, so we headed over there next to continue the fun of the session with some beautiful early spring sunset photos. Pullen Park is a restored historic Park in Raleigh, that has everything anyone could want to do: play grounds, picnicking, a small train ride, paddle boats, swans, and trees. It’s a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon together if you’re looking to get away from the hustle or wedding planning.
I think the images of an engagement session really allow a couple to focus in on what’s important to them- their upcoming marriage. And I know more than one couple I’ve worked with that’s gone back to them in those times before the wedding where planning threatens to overwhelm and take away the joy and anticipation. Images of the two you together, happy, joyful, looking like yourselves, allow you to refocus when you need to in the short term. Your wedding pictures serve the same function over time as well. They’ll be there for you when you need them.