Yemeng and Chris' early morning engagement session was a trip down memory lane. This adorable couple met at UNC Chapel Hill in college, so we picked some locations around the university that were meaningful for them. We ended the shoot with a late breakfast at Alpine Bagel, which I haven't eaten at since I was in undergrad! What memories!
The first time I ever photographed Yemeng and Chris was at a fort party hosted by my senior year roommates and I. (It sounds like what it is: we built a massive fort out of linens in our Townhouse Apartment living room…the one with the graffiti walls). When I first photographed them they were wrestling and teasing each other in our furniture-deficient living room, and five years later they still had that lightheartedness to their relationship (but we all have more furniture). Our shoot was full of laughter and goofiness, and I really love that about this couple.
We spent the first half of our shoot at Merritt's Pasture, a hidden gem of Chapel Hill that currently requires you to creatively enter via sewage pipe (walking across, not through). Once you get past the somewhat precarious method of entering, you enter a beautiful field of yellow flowers…it looks like something from another part of the country! We then trekked to the North Carolina Botanical Garden and finished our shoot at the Old Well and The Pit at Carolina.
Yemeng and Chris, thanks so much for being so fun to photograph! It's always special for me to photograph college friends, and I'm looking forward to your wedding this spring!