category: Engagement photos




Charlotte Engagement Photography: Vanessa and Josh

We had a picture-perfect fall day for Vanessa and Josh's engagement session at Freedom Park in Charlotte.

The leaves haven't quite turned yet but the crisp air, warmed by plentiful sunshine made for ideal conditions.

Vanessa is a very close friend of my niece Melissa (Missy to our family), and it was great getting to know her and Josh a bit better.

I'm really looking forward to working with them again at their wedding in Charlotte in May.

Vanessa and Josh on a sunspashed afternoon in Freedom Park

Vanessa and Josh on a sun-splashed afternoon in Freedom Park

Vanessa and Josh

Vanessa and Josh

Made in the shade

In the shade

They brought xxxx along so we had to get a few pictures with her

Family portrait with Myra

Enjoying the moment

Enjoying the moment

Closeup

Closeup

Kiss

Kiss

Happy couple

Happy couple

Beautiful day for a walk

Beautiful day for a walk





Charlotte Engagement Photography: Alessandra and Michael

I knew this shoot was going to be fun.

Alessandra is an incredible ballet dancer, a member of the North Carolina Dance Theatre and someone I've photographed many times over the past several years. She and Michael were recently engaged and I was excited about working with them.

They are both so personable and fun and we had a great time on a recent evening wandering around Charlotte. Thanks to my son Sean for giving an excellent assist as we moved to several locations.

I'm adding a few early favorites and looking forward to working with everyone at their wedding next year.

Alessandra and Michael

Alessandra and Michael

Enjoying the moment in Uptown Charlotte

Enjoying the moment in Uptown Charlotte

Fun with the Firebird outside the Bechtler Mueum

Fun with the Firebird outside the Bechtler Mueum

I think she likes her ring

I think she likes her ring

An affectionate pair

An affectionate pair

Quick kiss

Kiss

Alessandra

The eyes have it

We had to have Alessanrda display some of her graceful moves

We had to have Alessanrda display some of her graceful moves

Having some fun in their neighborhood

Having some fun in their neighborhood

Cool waterfall

Cool waterfall

They wanted to get some shots in their neighborhood

Another look

Michael shows some moves of his own

Michael shows some moves of his own

Portrait

Portrait

Getting a lift

Getting a lift

An evening stroll through the neighborhood

An evening stroll through the neighborhood





Charlotte Engagement Photography: Tara and Ryan

Preparing for a very busy wedding season in the coming weeks, I got things started Saturday photographing Tara and Ryan's engagement session in the morning and a bridal portrait in the afternoon.

Tara and Ryan, whose wedding I'll be photographing in Cary in September, had mentioned trying some locations at the McColl Center For Creative Arts in Charlotte and it turned out to be a fun spot for pictures. An added bonus was the new North Carolina Dance Theatre building, which was another interesting location for photography.

They were naturals in front of the camera and we had a great time with the photo session.

Congratulations Tara and Ryan - I'm looking forward to photographing you again in September!

The Charlotte skyline provides the backdrop for Tara and Ryan

The Charlotte skyline provides the backdrop for Tara and Ryan

Ryan and Tara

Ryan and Tara

Kiss

Kiss

A new setting

Attractive couple

Romantic moment

Romantic moment

Quick kiss

A kiss near the new North Carolina Dance Theatre building

Dramtic backdrop at the McColl Center For Visual Arts

Dramatic backdrop at the McColl Center For Visual Arts

Getting ready for their September wedding

Getting ready for their September wedding

Love among the ruins

Love among the ruins

Happy couple

Happy couple

Romantic stroll

Romantic stroll

Fun moment

Fun moment

A kiss for the road

A kiss for the road





Charlotte Engagement Photography: Emily and Todd

Emily and Todd, a fun Charlotte couple who will be getting married in Greensboro in July, made a brief appearance on our blog.

That was before someone hacked our blog administrator and knocked the blog offline for a few days. When we got it back Emily and Todd had disappeared.

Well, here they are again. We had a great time in Freedom Park before moving for some colorful shots in the South End area.

Todd gives Emily a lift

Todd gives Emily a lift

These two were so fun to work with

These two were so fun to work with

A colorful kiss

A colorful kiss

More fun

More fun

Emily and Todd

Emily and Todd

Enjoying the sunshine

Enjoying the sunshine

They have great chemistry

They have great chemistry

Portrait

Portrait

Vibrant color

Vibrant color

Shadow play

Shadow play

A quiet moment

A quiet moment

Taking a stroll across the bridge in Freedom Park

Taking a stroll across the bridge in Freedom Park





Engagement Photography: Elizabeth and Brad

Elizabeth and Brad live in New York City but they are getting married in Charlotte in late May.

They traveled down for their engagement photos to take advantage of the spring weather and beautiful southern settings.

Thanks to Aundrea at the Duke Mansion, which was alive with spring flowers and foliage.

We had a great time and I'm really looking forward to their wedding.

Safe travels Elizabeth and Brad and I'll see you in May!

Elizabeth and Brad

Elizabeth and Brad

Happy couple

Happy couple

Stealing a kiss

Stealing a kiss

Fun with fences

Fun with fences

Having some fun

Having some fun

A beautiful spring setting

A beautiful spring setting

Elizabeth and Brad were fun to photograph

Elizabeth and Brad were fun to photograph

A relaxed portrait

A relaxed portrait

We stopped at Duke Mansion to take advantage of its beautiful settings

We stopped at Duke Mansion to take advantage of its beautiful settings

Another rocking shot

Another rocking shot

The gardens at Duke Mansion looked amazing

The gardens at Duke Mansion looked amazing

Another gorgeous setting

Another gorgeous location

Relaxing

Relaxing

One last shot in the beautiful gardens

One last shot in the beautiful gardens





Engagement Photos: Alison and David

I hadn't met Alison and David before our photo shoot Monday. I was concerned it might be a washout as showers fell in the morning and rain was forecast throughout the day.
The couple lives near Boston but will be getting married here this Saturday in the Lake Norman area. It was great to get a chance to get to know each other a bit before the wedding.
I knew we were going to hit it off right away as they drove up totally unconcerned about the weather. They said they had been doing so much planning and preparing and they just wanted to enjoy themselves throughout the process.
The rain held off and the cloudy skies created a beautiful soft light. Alison and David have such great chemistry and were so comfortable in front of the camera that it made it a pleasure to photograph them.
I know their wedding is going to be spectacular with the talented Ivy Robinson handling the planning. Make sure to check back next week for wedding images.
Alison and David at the Freedom Park bridge

Alison and David at the Freedom Park bridge

I love the connection in this photo

I love the connection in this photo

It's great to work with such natural subjects

It's great to work with such natural subjects

I always like the soft light of an overcast day

I like the soft light of an overcast day

Another moody bridge shot

A moody bridge shot

It wasn't all serious, but they displayed some serious hang time

They displayed some serious hang time

One for the road

One for the road