Molly and Zach are engaged! And they wanted to document that engagement! And they decided on NC State’s campus and we agreed and then forced them to shoot in what we loving refer to as “The Spray Paint Tunnel” because it’s fun and colorful. But sometimes it’s a little bit obscene. This time, after a thorough scanning of the recent graffiti, we deemed it safe for photos, and happily found a picture of a tentative-looking panda bear next to a light bulb where we set up camp. I then went about gawking at Molly’s dress which she sewed herself and which was pretty high on the DIY sewing skill level (pockets! darts!). I sew too, but my stuff only vaguely resembles clothing whereas Molly’s actually, you know, fit her… which is important. When she’s not sewing, she enjoys hanging out with Zach at the NCMA where they occasionally can be seen dressing up as Maude and The Dude at The Big Lebowski art museum party. They also have dogs and a love of food and beer and Raleigh, which they will fondly miss as they relocate to Maryland. Look at that panda!
YAY! We love having the weddings of former bridesmaids and groomsmen and family members and stuff because that’s valid feedback that we did something right. We met Anne and Brian at Susan and Michael’s wedding where Anne was a bridesmaid (a wonderful and helpful bridesmaid!) and were so excited when she emailed us to ask about their own wedding next year! Then we got to do their engagement session here at the NCMA which they fell in love with, and got to spend some more time with them, mostly trying to convince ourselves that Jon Snow is still alive. We had a zero percent change of rain that turned into 100% chance of rain somehow and it rained but it didn’t much matter because we had a great time. We are very much looking forward to shooting their wedding next year, long after we all discover that Jon’s alive and well and not at all involved with Melisandre because she is evil and nobody likes her.
And here they are, the owners of the very popular Vince+Jackson. :) Shannon and Phil are great and oh so perfect together. We had a blast running around the city and taking shots in strange and unusual places. Their wedding is at Cobblestone Hall in June in Market Square, so they wanted their engagement session to be in Downtown Raleigh, but not near Market Square where their wedding pictures will be, so we found some new awesome places to shoot! I’m always up for investigating and finding new places and so I was excited. :) And we had a genuinely great time hanging out with them and their dogs (Jackson became particularly attached to Geoff) and had an awesome afternoon. Hope you love the pictures, guys! We are sooo excited to see you again in June!! :) :)
This couple has GREAT eyes and are so adorable together. :)
They were up for anything… because they are awesome. :) Shannon got a little dusty during this, but other than that no couples were harmed during filming. ;)
I really have several favorites from this session. This is favorite #1 (in no particular order).
VINCE AND JACKSON ARE BACK!!! This is their encore session because we couldn’t get enough of them the first time. ;)
This is Favorite #2.
This is favorite #3… and I think… my actual favorite. Although I’m not sure because I’m very indecisive.
Favorite #4! I love the orange buildings in the background. Downtown is great.
Favorite #5! This is tied for “Actual Favorite” with favorite #3. Thank you, Raleigh Convention Center, for being awesome and having great diffused lighting.
And thanks to Geoff for being a professional dog walker on this session! We had the dogs downtown and were maneuvering out of traffic and in several kind of dangerous situations for not-securely-tied-up dogs, so he was helping us out. This was Geoff’s first time being a pro dog walker for CSP and I have to say he is a natural. Jackson was terrified and does NOT like being away from Shannon, but Geoff managed to calm him down while they all sat together and by the end of the session Jackson was all about Geoff. And, of course, Vince wanted to pose with him. :)