Louie + Mary Elisa: Engagement!

I know I’ve said it a hundred times, but Justin and I are incredibly fortunate in our circle of friends. We are loved and supported by such exceptional human beings…intelligent, compassionate, funny people who often also happen to be remarkably talented! Among the ranks of those amazing, gifted friends are Louie and Mary Elisa!

Louie and Justin met on the soccer field in junior high and the roots of their friendship have grown deeper with each passing year. Louie is not only a brilliant writer and marketing hotshot, his punk band, Vortis, can be seen rocking the stages of Chicago on many a weekend! The toast that he gave at our wedding stands as the best toast I’ve ever heard at a wedding to date (I’m not biased at all, of course!) and the flawless wit of his sense of humor has cheered many a grey day in our lives! Mary Elisa is one of those artistic souls that bring creativity to everything that she touches! From sculpture to welding to graphic design, her repertoire of talents is an astounding thing to behold!

Like so many love stories, Louie and Mary Elisa’s is one of those that reminds us of the hidden treasure that is so often right beneath our noses! As co-workers at the same marketing firm, their relationship took time to grow. Beginning small with revelations about liking the same punk bands and shared musical tastes, the conversations developed as did the dawning realization that-hey!- there’s something more here! As time flew by, their understanding of one another has grown into something apparent to all who know them! I can’t begin to express how honored and excited I am to photograph their wedding in Manchester, New Hampshire next October…I already know that it will be a stunning and stylish event!

So, without further ado…Louie & Mary Elisa’s engagement session in downtown Durham!
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
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Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New HampshireEngagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
The rain sent us looking for somewhere sheltered to shoot and I LOVE that we got to play around in parking garages, underpasses, and with umbrellas!!
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
I LOVE this wall in Durham!!
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Engagement, Wedding, Photography, Durham, North Carolina, Manchester, New Hampshire
Thank you again for such a great time! You guys are (seriously!) ROCK STARS!! We love you!!

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  • […] the day…seriously, everything from the amazing programs featuring a few shots from their engagement session to the signs for coatcheck and the restrooms! Keep an eye out for more when we get to the […]ReplyCancel

  • Guestbook: Louie + Mary Elisa » cuppaSeptember 7, 2010 - 6:35 am

    […] to match your wedding album; and the Japanese bookbinding fabric album with self-mount style pages. Louie and Mary Elisa chose to go with an album-style guestbook that will match their wedding album! As you might recall […]ReplyCancel

  • Yummy Letterpress! » cuppaAugust 15, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    […] I have? Well, let me say it yet again…I have the coolest clients EVER!!! I recently received Louie and Mary Elisa’s wedding invitation in the mail and was blown away by the fact that Mary Elisa letter pressed each […]ReplyCancel

  • Meet Eshe’! » cuppaJuly 23, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    […] her awesome smile busted out pretty quickly! I love this bridge!! You might recognize it from Louie & Mary Elisa’s engagement session from awhile back! Shoes! Glorious shoes!! Rawr!!! I just love her laugh! […]ReplyCancel

  • LetiaNovember 12, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    I agree. This is an amazing shoot. Such talent!ReplyCancel

  • V-TekNovember 5, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    Awesome stuff. I really dig the shot with the moving car and the twirly bird’s eye view picture. I only wish that Louie wore his “really” skinny jeans. Maybe at the rehearsal dinner. We can only hope.ReplyCancel

  • RoxyNovember 2, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    I love these photos!!! You did an awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith PerdueOctober 30, 2009 - 1:17 pm

    Cindy, this is my most absolute favorite session of yours- everything seemed perfect! I cannot believe how lucky Louie & Mary Elisa are to have a friend like you! You rocked these!ReplyCancel

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