Despite it being August during one of the hottest years on record, my clients and I braved the elements and headed out to downtown Raleigh for their engagement pictures. Luckily we escaped the worst of the heat by shooting in late afternoon and, as fortune would have it, Raleigh Wide Open was taking place the next day so some of the streets were closed off while setup was underway. This gave us a few great opportunities to photograph without much of the traffic we would normally have in downtown during the day.
When I met up with Mary Channing and Jay, we just decided to walk around the area to see where they are most comfortable and take some great engagement pictures. Downtown Raleigh has a wealth of architectural and artistic scenery to use in engagement photography and we certainly took advantage of quite a few unique locations. Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know your clients and, as it’s just the three of us, it’s a much more intimate environment to work with each other. On the wedding day, any awkwardness and unfamiliarity with each other is gone.
I love how their engagement pictures turned out and I hope you will enjoy a few select photos from their session.