I had the privilege of kicking off the 2014 wedding season with Katherine and Caley's winter engagement session during the polar vortex. We all bundled up and braved the subzero weather in beautiful Saxapahaw, taking breaks to warm up and drink coffee.
Katherine had always wanted engagement photos inside of a library, so we started off our shoot at the historic Wilson Library on UNC Chapel Hill's campus. I had studied in the Second Floor Reading Room once or twice during undergrad and always felt out of place in the cavernous, elegant space that felt like something straight out of a Harry Potter movie. The window light is absolutely gorgeous there, so we had no trouble finding scenic backdrops for our shoot.
We ended our session at the Haw River Ballroom and the surrounding area in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, which is where Katherine and Caley will be getting married this March. I never get tired of shooting in Saxapahaw; the ballroom itself has so much character (and window light!), and the riverbed is beautiful any time of year.
Katherine and Caley, thank you so much for braving the cold with me for your engagement session! I loved collaborating with you on this shoot and had fun exploring both Wilson Library and Saxapahaw with you. I can't wait to shoot your wedding this spring!
Prints from this session AVAILABLE HERE!