Jane and Alex are engageeeed(!) and getting married in MEXICO (jealousss) and hired me to photograph their engagement portraits (yaaaaay!) under the stipulation that we try our best to avoid ticks (ewwwwww). Jane has gorgeous hair and incredibly fit upper arms, and Alex has very impressive eyelashes in an almost-Richard-from-Lost type of fashion. They are very cute. They have also lived in every state beginning with the letter C, visited 46/50 states, and have both lived abroad, which is so impressive! We had fun discussing their travels, work, and hobbies. They met while they were both attending Wake Forest and now live happily in Durham with their two dogs. They spend a good deal of their time now browsing PetFinder, and trying to convince one another that they don’t need a third dog. When not contemplating the pitfalls of life with three dogs, Jane spends her time lifting heavy things, and Alex spends his watching baseball or playing video games. Together they’re rock-solid, and they can thankfully both lift each other in a pinch should the occasion arise where the floor would suddenly become lava and they’d need to take turns carrying one another to safety. I enjoyed working with them very much, and thankfully all ticks were avoided during this shoot.
Kristina and Chris found us online, scooped us up, and away we went to Jordan Lake for their engagement session where they ran around in the woods and in the water and didn’t complain about the mosquitos that were eating us all alive. Probably because they are adorable together and very clearly adore each other and it is the most wonderful thing in the world to hear them talk about their relationship despite me not being a particularly gooey-love-story sort of person. The way they tell it, they’ve been best friends since they were eleven, living in upstate New York. And they always liked each other, but they were still always in the friend zone, and always dating other people. But still secretly liking each other. But still not doing anything about it. Kristina went to college in South Dakota, and Chris went to college in New York City but ::insert dramatic romantic movie music here:: they never forgot about each other, reconnected after college, and the rest is adorable history. They are both super outgoing, friendly, cooperative, hilarious people who were the best subjects! We had a great time working with them and dodging the incredibly huge turkey vultures that were definitely stalking us in the woods.