When neighbor-turned-friend Gretja mentioned awhile back that she’d like to think about doing a session with me, I was super excited! She wanted some good non-wedding attire photos of she and her husband, Ryan, as well as some shots in her fabulous wedding gown since she hadn’t been able to do them before her 2008 wedding! I LOVE this! ALL of this! Everyone should have some photos of themselves that they love, that they feel capture the essence of who they are, that make them feel beautiful and confident and fabulous! And it’s NEVER too late to get those bridals done! I’ve said it before and I will say it again – if you are going to spend the time and money and effort to find the PERFECT dress, you should have some photos in it that are all about you and the dress!!! And if, for whatever reason, you didn’t or couldn’t have them done before the wedding…it’s never too late!! But enough of my preaching…let’s get on to the photos!
Check out Ryan and Gretja’s slideshow here!
Ummm, coffee & old books? Two of my very favorite things in the entire world? YES, PLEASE!!
Parker & Otis, in Durham, is one of my favorite spots for coffee and a cupcake…check it out!
How cute are they?!?
I just HAD to play around with a little grit and texture on this one! I love it!
We headed over for some fun with the graffiti in Duke University’s Free Expression Tunnel…
And then to my favorite peeling green wall in downtown Durham!
Ryan is an awesome climber, so we had to grab a few shots of him “buildering”!
I love that exact time at dusk when the sky turns this rich shade of electric blue!!
For Part II of the session, we headed over to the West Point on the Eno River for a few more family shots with the fur-babies and to start the bridals! How awesome are Roxy & Boone, their matching shelter rescues?!?
The light was GORGEOUS!!!!
Let the bridal portraits begin!!
With the backdrop at the Eno, we just HAD to do a few old-timey shots!
Gretja and I wrapped it up back at Parker & Otis…I just LOVE these shots against the metal wall! The texture!
How fun are these!?!
Nothing like wrapping up on the train tracks!!
Thanks so much, you guys! This was SO fun! I can’t believe you guys are moving to Seattle! So exciting!!!