Olivia and Gunnar eloped in Raleigh in mid-November and had their closest family and friends in from out of town to stay at a big house in Raleigh to celebrate with them. Olivia and Gunnar are originally from Alabama but recently moved to the area for jobs, and we’re so glad they did! They are awesome people who are super sweet and like key lime pie. And I automatically trust anyone who loves key lime pie. They enjoy cooking together and are pretty into food. But, so is their dog, and upon returning from a honeymoon in Ireland where they brought home chopsticks from one of their favorite restaurants there, their dog dug through their bag and ate said chopsticks. You can’t with ’em all. They told us of driving through Ireland on the wrong side of the road which sounded terrifying, and they told us about black pudding which sounds totally disgusting, but beyond that, Ireland sounds really great and it’s still high on our list of places to visit someday (just without the black pudding maybe). At home, Gunnar likes video games and building computers and doing techie things, and Olivia likes all things true crime and watching movies (and we all agree that Pet Semetary definitely should not be remade as it’s perfect in its original form). We had a great time meeting their families at their elopement in Raleigh, and then a great time on a slightly drier day photographing them in Durham. Thanks for finding us, Olivia and Gunnar, and may you have many more chopsticks someday that your dog doesn’t eat. Congratulations!
Every once in a while you run into a couple who is willing to take off their shoes and lie in a giant vat of corn kernels and cover everything except for their heads for you.
Allyssa and Ryan live in Fayetteville where Ryan is stationed at Fort Bragg (he’s a medic in the army), but they were willing to travel up to Durham to get couple pictures taken. They’ve been together for a few years and have made it through Ryan’s year-long deployment and decided, “Hey. You know what? We should have some pictures. Particularly buried up to our heads in corn kernels.” Well, maybe the conversation didn’t go quite like that, but it might’ve.
They enjoy cats and the Walking Dead and unusual pumpkins (Ryan picked out a strange oblong-shaped pumpkin that can really only lay down and sit there. It took Allyssa a little bit longer to find hers… and she debated between several odd ones before choosing a French pumpkin that looked like it was covered in peanut shells). They are adorably in love and we enjoyed their company immensely… running around a farm, cautiously petting goats, and observing the cutest little spotted pig of all time.