Lacey and David met while attending a computer programming bootcamp inside American Tobacco. Bootcamp makes it sound kind of scary… like they had to do a lot of push-ups or else be forced to code an entire WordPress theme from scratch. But they made it through! And now are successful computer people typing numbers into the interwebs and making things happen (that’s how it works, right?). They’re getting married in Florida, where Lacey is originally from, but decided to return to the scene of the bootcamp to have their engagement pictures taken with us! They live in Durham where they hang out with their dogs and play a lot of Yoshi video games. David proposed by reprogramming the end of the world 1-1 map of Yoshi’s Island. I didn’t even know that you could reprogram a popular video game map to bend it to your will unless you were some kind of super computer hacker but apparently this is an actual thing. Lacey played the game, and at the end it spelled out “Will You Marry Me?” in coins. There she was presented with two tubes: the green ‘yes’ tube and the red ‘no’ tube. Lacey got confused at this last part and accidentally took the red tube where she fell into a pit of spikes. She must’ve eventually took the green tube because here they are in pictures being obviously engaged. Congratulations, Lacey and David!
Annie and Kunal are in love with each other, but they’re also very, very in love with Durham. Well, Annie is (a self-proclaimed #1 Durham fan) and she’s working on Kunal (he likes it, but he’s not yet reached the #2 Durham fan status that Annie knows he can be). So they got engaged (actually, they met with us, booked us, planned part of their wedding, and then they got engaged because the order of things is not important) and decided to run around downtown Durham for their engagement shoot. :) The first half they wanted at Bean Traders, a local coffee shop in South Durham who was very kind to give us permission to shoot indoors there. Annie and Kunal go there often, rummaging through the game chest in order to have heated Bananagrams competitions (Annie usually wins but Kunal is just biding his time in order to become the reigning champion). We also hit up the Carolina Theatre where go a lot as well, and hopped and skipped around downtown. They are super sweet and adorable together (Kunal makes Annie laugh a pretty amazing laugh) and we are so excited to be working with them!