Margaret and Bryan are two pretty awesome people who live in Winston-Salem happily playing video games and discussing pugs. They met online when they were living in San Diego, and then they moved to New York. All of these places had bubble tea. Now they live in North Carolina and are struggling to find bubble tea, but we’re confident that someday they will (maybe? I don’t know, I’m not even sure what bubble tea is). They enjoy all types of video games, but together like playing Overcooked. When we asked them what it was about, Margaret responded with, “You’re a bunch of adorable characters working in a restaurant to fill orders really fast, but the restaurant is also haunted.” And that pretty much sums it up. During their engagement session they showed us the joys of Overcooked, and then took us around Winston-Salem where there are so many good murals omggg the muralllsssss. Team CSP is a big #1 fan of wall murals, and Winston-Salem seems to be the capital of them, and I was so distracted and overjoyed that it was surprising to all of us that I got anything actually accomplished during this session. We look forward to photographing their wedding in the spring… and if one of their wedding guests is reading this, maybe a good wedding gift would be the gift of bubble tea.
Megan and Carly met at a gym when they lived in North Carolina (Carly went to UNC and Megan to NC State). They lived in Durham for a while and it still holds a special place in their hearts, so they packed up their backgammon game and adorable mugs and hauled themselves back here from Lexington, Kentucky to have their engagement session with us. We had this planned for a long time and they were already in from out of state when both Geoff and myself came down with fevers and a sickness similar to the plague, so we awkwardly waved hello at them from about 10 feet away when we first met them as to not spread the contamination. Our jokes were far more awkward and made even less sense than they usually do, and my already poor ability to give verbal instructions to my clients based on pictures in my head became even poorer, yet somehow Megan and Carly appeared to have a good time (or they’re at least humoring us).
Despite our illnesses, we still had a great time romping around the Bull City with these two. I especially enjoyed that Carly is barely 5′ tall and I did not need my step stool to photograph her. They handled all obstacles (and parking cones) in stride, and our biggest hurdle was them being cool with the new Ghostbusters remake while Geoff tried desperately to verbalize that the original Ghostbusters is a national treasure that should probably have at least a few monuments in its honor. We talked politics and dogs and they told us about their wedding and Carly wore really cute shoes while Megan made me want to cut all my hair off again.
Nicolette and Tom love the countryside. And because we love Nicolette and Tom, we put on our bug spray and tick repellent and braved the high grass of a private farm in Pittsboro with only moderate bug anxiety. It was hot and humid and I did find a couple of ticks on me (bonus points: only reacted with mild shrieking and was able to get them off before they bit me), but these guys are so freaking adorable that it didn’t much matter. I’m convinced you could place Nicolette and Tom in front of a scene of terrible destruction and mayhem, and they’d make it look really good. Nicolette is currently living in Connecticut where she’s a songwriter and musician with her sisters, and Tom is currently stationed in NC with the Marine Corps. After they get married they plan on possibly moving to Nashville, eventually, where they’ll up the attractiveness level in Tennessee by 25,000 points.