LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA BRIDAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY| SAMANTHA

Earlier this week, Sam, her momma, and I went out to Victoria Beach in California and shot some gorgeous bridal portraits for Sam! I always love bridal portraits, but the hardest part is the wait to share them! But this time, I only had to wait two days :) And let's face it, if I would've had to wait much longer to share these portraits, I would have had a hard time! Aren't they gorgeous?

When she told me she wanted her bridal portraits made at Laguna Beach, I was so excited! I think the location went beautifully with her dress.  Doesn't she look like Ariel from the Little Mermaid when she's human for little bit?

I have known Sam for eight years now. We went to college in North Carolina together. Sam is always the life of the party, and we always have a blast together! We have partook in many pranks together, made many pointless Target runs, laughed together, cried together, and everything in between over the years. I am seriously so happy for her and Caleb as they start their lives together!

Dress: BHLDN

Bouquet: Trader Joe's

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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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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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