Kei and Justin have been dating for almost four years and wanted to capture some pictures of themselves and their relationship right now, just as it is, for no reason other than they love each other and want to remember this time in their lives. So they booked us for a session and we met them in a park a few days after Hurricane Matthew (our original lakeside location had be completely wiped out in a massive flood). Kei is an early childhood education teacher and Justin is in law enforcement, but despite Justin being a police officer, he’s just as light-hearted and sweet as Kei is, and together they’re two seriously kind people. They are really cuddly, really cute, and love each other a ton. And you kind of can’t help but get wrapped into their adorable looooove!

Although they went to the same high school, they didn’t actually get to know each other until Kei started working in the floral section of Harris Teeter, and Justin would go grocery shopping and stare at her while he ate the fruit samples (yesssss, such a good meeting story). They both really like kid’s movies (Up, Hotel Transylvania, the Good Dinosaur) and we encouraged them to look into the Last Unicorn although it’s crazy depressing (sorry in advance!).  And we ran around the park discussing good and bad television shows and our jobs and how spiders are the absolute worst. In the end, with everyone rushing them to get married already, they wanted to do some Ring Pop engagement photos as a response to the pressure. She then ate her ring and went home. :D

We love a good anniversary session. Stephanie and Randy are high school sweethearts that have been together for 17 years. Now that they’re celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary, they decided to have some photos taken. So we hopped, skipped, and jumped on down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to take photos of them hanging out and being adorable together. They love music (especially Phish, whom they’ve traveled from Maine to Florida to see), and biking/hiking around the Charlotte area, where they moved from New York. We had a great time getting to know them while running around some pastures, exploring some creeks, getting bitten by mosquitos, and making friends with horses. They sat in hay, walked through streams, and were super good sports the entire time. :) Stephanie’s been a big fan of ours for a while and we hope the pictures fulfill the CSP wedding anniversary dream! We couldn’t have asked for two nicer or funnier people to spend a great fall evening with.Couple standing in forestCouple in forestCouple holding hands and walkingCouple walking through forestCouple standing by creekCouple holding hands and walkingCouple standing by creekMan and woman walking along dirt pathCouple laughingWedding anniversary portrait in South CarolinaCouple standing by treesCouple sitting on cottage stairsCouple standing by cottageCouple cuddlingSilhouette by barnPeople walking to horsesBarn in South CarolinaHay SiloEngagement photographers in South CarolinaCouple with hay balesPortrait with hay balesCouple sitting in hayCouple standing on farm