I take engagement photos at many different locations in the Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill area, but none more so than Duke Gardens in Durham. While I love getting to explore different locations and find new, beautiful places to take pictures, I never mind when a couple requests Duke Gardens because there are so many beautiful settings around the gardens. Each time I go, I can find a new place for pictures that I haven’t thought of before.
Kim and Todd are self-described outdoorsy people, so I knew when they asked for their session to be at Duke Gardens, it was the right choice for them. Engagement sessions are great, because they give me the chance to really get to know the couple, and for the couple to become comfortable with me and with being in front of the camera. Kim cautioned me ahead of time that Todd maybe a little camera-shy, but I didn’t find that to be the case at all. From beginning to end, these guys were easy and relaxed, and I felt like I was photographing old friends rather than new acquaintances; I think the photos bear me out. I’m looking forward to their wedding in September at The Rigmor House in Chapel Hill.
Thanks for the afternoon, guys. I had a lot of fun getting to know you better. I’m looking forward to the wedding.
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