“ A fun summer engagement shoot in Downtown Raleigh!”
Arika Jordan Photography and I headed up to Asheville a week ago ( well really her mom drove an RV and they let me tag along, THANKS, GUYS <3) and we somehow managed to snag these photos of Dustin and Lauren, even though we had to change our entire location and it was 20 degrees..
Here is how.
Some of you that know me personally or that have kept up with me over the years, may think... wow this girl looks familiar who is she?? Well... Lauren was the FIRST "best friend" I ever had wayyyyyyyy back in the elementary days. Can you believe that??! From sleepovers, and movies, to taking photos of her and her boyfriend 20 years later!!
Want to know something else about this session?? It was shot with harsh sun, probably an hour or so before perfect sunset and the session only lasted about 15 minutes. We had original plans to go to Craggy Gardens in Asheville and take these beautiful mountain sunset photos. and then guess what...THE PARKWAY IS CLOSED. The story of my life right?! So we go to our next location - Downtown. Now I personally LOVE downtown setting for couples, because there are lots of creative spaces, murals, ally ways that give off great shadows and then MY ALL TIME FAVORITE -- PARKING DECKS.
So we meet up at a local bar, let them enjoy a few drinks before taking them out into the 20-degree weather and then we went one street over for all of these photos. Being able to produce quality content in a short amount of time is stressful, yet exhilarating because you're really having to think outside the box, and I personally love it!
Laurena and Dustin were SUCH TROPPERS through all of this, and I couldn't be more grateful for their easy-going attitudes and ability to change plans at the drop of a hat.
These photos were some of my favs, but again parking, decks are my fav so whose next for one of these shoots??!