Meredith and Mike are getting married this winter at Wrightsville Manor. I cannot wait to shoot their southern winter wedding with those early December crisp ~but not too crisp~ temperatures. But, I loved being able to shoot their engagement session this spring! Shooting the engagement session during the opposite season of their wedding gives them variety in their portraits and I was so glad we could do that for them!
This sweet couple loves the natural beauty of the outdoors. So, of course Meredith had her sight set on the beautiful early spring florals of Airlie Gardens as the perfect backdrop for their engagement portraits. However, Covid definitely threw a winch in their plans and we decided to postpone their session when Airlie closed and quarantine began. But, as soon as Airlie opened back up for brides, Meredith was the first to book their session and I was thrilled to get back behind the camera! Their May session, although late spring, still had many of those Airlie floral blooms that we all love, including the gorgeous pergola! The clusters of white flowers in the midst of the lush green vine provided the perfect backdrop for Meredith’s gorgeous dress from Altar’d State.
These two are beach lovers and they even have the cutest beach engagement story involving their pup and a message in a bottle… I mean Nicholas Sparks could use it in his next novel. The cuteness continued as we wrapped up their session on Wrightsville Beach. Mike knew just what to do to get Meredith to laugh and giggle as I captured their sweet love. A stunning sunset and Meredith’s floral dress added the perfect pop of color as we wrapped up their session together. I’m so thankful we were able to capture Meredith and Mike’s season of engagement the way they envisioned it- even if we did have to wait a few months to make it happen.