Ashley and Andrew-Carolina Beach State Park Engagement Session
Carolina Beach State Park Engagement Shoot:
Ashley was referred to me by a previous client. And nothing is a better compliment as a photographer to have people actually refer you to their friends. It’s definitely a wonderful feeling! Ashley and I had corresponded for what felt like a year, and finally had the chance to do our engagement shoot. The shoot was planned for the summer but because of a move and also some other life obstacles, we planned for October. And I am so happy that we were able to do a fall shoot.
Nothing is better than not sweating with your clients, let me tell ya! And also, nothing is more pretty than the fall colors on tree’s and spending time in the crisp air that fall provides. A fall engagement session also allows for layering, and just fun props that can be used to tell a story. Just like my engagement session with Andrew and Ashley. They arrived with a basket of quilts, thermoses and mugs.
Ashely and Andrew wanted something forest feeling but classic all in the same way. So, with that said we figured out the Carolina Beach State Park would be a great fit.
Andrew lead Ashley through our forest trail, and it was nothing but super magical with the light creeping through the cracks of the trees. We continued to wander through the woods to give the light a chance to dim down a bit on the other side of the park. Andrew laid the quilt out for Ashley and they had a little picnic away from it all..
It was really sweet to see Ashley reassure Andrew how handsome he is, and how cute and trusting these two are with one another. They are adorably cute together, and I love how Ashley calls Andrew “lamb”.. (Yes, really, so sweet right =) )
Engagement sessions are one of my favorite styles of photography because of my ability to share in the love of my clients for one another. And these two did not disappoint. Andrew looks at Ashely likes she literally has fallen from heaven and he’s seeing her for the first time.
Our second half of the afternoon was literally like we step into the west coast. The rocky terrain and the marina just screamed Pacific Northwest and it’s always so nice to create a scene or a feel that isn’t even native to your area. The fact that Ashley and Andrew are quite fashionable definitely did not hurt our session 🙂 It was like I was photographing a JCREW ad. I loved their wardrobe choices, and their colors were spot on! Everything was absolutely perfect!
** Congrats you too! I can’t wait to share in your wedding day, and so happy we got a chance to meet and share in such a fun afternoon together! You guys are the sweetest and so excited for more fun times ahead 🙂 **