JC RAULSTON ARBORETUM RALEIGH, NC ENGAGEMENT SESSION| SAM AND ARIEL

   When Christopher and I got in the car after Sam and Ariel's JC Raulston Arboretum engagement session in Raleigh, NC, we turned to one another and said ,"Their wedding is going to be SO much fun!" Seriously though, we cannot wait for their November wedding! These two were definitely meant for one another. Their banter during their session cracked Christopher and I up! Look at the way Sam looks at Ariel! Doesn't it make you swoon? And judging by these pictures, I'd say she is just as crazy about Sam!

   Sam and Ariel knew each other before they started dating. Their wasn't really much romantic interest there- at least not on Ariel's end. A group of Ariel's friends (who were all coupled up) were going to go out on a Friday night after a week of college classes. Ariel wasn't thrilled about the idea of being a "third wheel" so she was planning to stay in that night. Her best friend was determined to not leave her in her dorm room by herself that night, and she told her " I will find SOMEONE for you to double with!" Well, that someone was Sam!

   Life is so funny. Things always happen when you least expect them to, and this night was no different. Sam and Ariel really hit it off! When all the other couples conversations lulled, Sam and Ariel kept chattering away! They dated for about a year and a half when Sam decided to propose. He proposed at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC, and ,of course, Ariel said yes!

I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from their engagement session!

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RALEIGH, NC MILK BATH MATERNITY SESSION| MARJORIE

I had such a good time hanging out with Hiram and Marjorie at Yates Mill Park in Raleigh, NC. Marjorie showed up in a gorgeous white maternity gown with her hair and makeup all done up! I had a white flower crown available so we made sure to take advantage of that too!

Hiram and Marjorie have been together for five years. They met at Hiram's work, and have been together ever since. They recently got engaged on a trip to Jamaica, and they are expecting a baby boy this summer! I am so excited for them!

After we went to Yates Mill Park, we came to my home and did a milk bath session. Since Hiram and Marjorie are expecting a baby boy, we thought utilizing blue and yellow in the flower selection would be appropriate. We sourced rose, hyacinths, hydrangeas, and baby's breath from Trader Joe's in Cary, NC. Everything turned out beautifully!

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AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS DURHAM, NC ANNIVERSARY SESSION| CJ AND HILLARY

Last Sunday, me and Christopher headed out to the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC for a super sweet photoshoot with CJ and Hillary. These two met while they were in college at the University of Florida. They've been together for quite some time, and I love their story. CJ first told Hillary he loved her when he proposed to her at Davis Island. They've been married since 2014. We had so much fun taking their pictures, and I loved Hillary's fashion sense <3

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