I'm Amanda and I am a Raleigh wedding photographer! I serve excited and enthusiastic couples with an elegant and elevated wedding photography experience! This is where I share sneak peeks from my latest weddings, engagements, and sessions! Check out my Raleigh wedding photography blog to view my latest weddings, engagements, styled shoots, tips, venues, and more!
The best of NC Engagements 2022 is here! One of my favorite ways to get to know my couples before their wedding day is to plan out their engagement sessions! For couples who have never been in front of a professional camera before, the experience can be intimidating. Believe me – if you are intimidated or uncomfortable in front of the camera then the first time you’re in front of one should not be on your wedding day!
As an NC Engagement Photographer and wedding photographer I know how important it is to feel comfortable with the person behind the lens (and the lens itself – have you seen those things? They’re HUGE!). I love to plan engagement sessions with my couples that are unique and special to them. The more true to you – the better! Traveling to the mountains, the beach, or your favorite bar is the highlight of engagement sessions for me.
I am so excited to share the best of NC Engagements on the blog today! There were so many wonderful opportunities to get out and capture some magic! I loved the opportunity to scout new Raleigh Engagement Session locations and even take a beach trip! If you’re looking to travel for your engagement session – I am so down to make a trip out of it!
Ashleigh and James were so much fun to work with and I am so so excited for their wedding in October 2023! We met up at their favorite local bar in downtown Clayton NC and had a blast! I love that they shared their cherished first-date spot with me. Be sure the check out their full story on the blog!
On to Raleigh! One of the most iconic Raleigh Engagement Session locations is Dorothea Dix Park! With a huge field over looking the iconic Raleigh skyline, it is no wonder it is so popular! Popularity aside, Jolene and Ben chose the park due to their sheer proximity and history! Ben works inside the park and they shared several first date picnics on the field overlooking the skyline. I loved the opportunity to explore the park – it is truly very Raleigh. Be sure to check out the full scope of their session on the blog!
If you have followed me for any length of time you know that I love the Greensboro Arboretum. At this point I have photographed two engagement sessions and a wedding at the park! The best part? They are each so unique! While the park is not massive, it has an abundance of hidden spots and gems for photos. I loved meeting Michelle and Micah for their engagement session at the arboretum! We followed the path and found some amazing spots that really blew me away! Check out all the pretties from their session here on the blog!
The NC seasons typically don’t bother me too much. I especially love the cooler fall and mild spring. However, I photographed a LOT of sessions over the summer and let me tell you – it was BRUTAL. I will not be deterred from making beautiful images happen though. For Rebecca and Brandon – we had the HOTTEST day of the summer. It had rained earlier in the day and it was so humid. They were troopers though and their chemistry is amazing! Our engagement session at Little River Park in Zebulon was so much fun and turned out to be one of the most gorgeous sessions in spite of the heat! Check out their full story on the blog here and be sure to stay tuned for their Spring 2023 wedding!
The 2022 Engagement Session Season started off with Ciera and Justin! Their fall wedding was one of the most gorgeous I shot all year! We had a great time exploring the Greensboro Arboretum for their engagement session! Be sure to check out their full engagement session and their wedding on the blog!
Last, but certainly not least in the Best of NC Engagements 2022 roundup is Taylor and Greg! The NC beaches hold a special place for them and they love spending time there – so naturally that is where we headed for the engagement session! I certainly am not one to complain about a beach trip! The most surprising thing about this session is that the beach was SO crowded! We met around an hour and a half before sunset and there were still so many people on the beach! Fortunately I love a creative crop and you would think we had the whole beach to ourselves! I am so so excited to kick off the 2023 wedding season associate shooting their wedding in March!
Well look no further! If you are looking to plan your engagement session in North Carolina I am all ears! I love learning about your story, your origin, and all the things you love most. I love taking that information and turning it into an engagement session (and even wedding experience) that is true to you, genuine, and just totally fun! Reach out today and let’s see how we can manifest those amazing engagement session vibes!
January 3, 2023