One of the questions that I receive a lot during interviews with brides and grooms is “What are your engagement sessions like?”. I usually answer by first saying that my engagement session are a little different than most photographer’s engagement sessions. One of the most important things to me is that my couples get the most diversity out of their photos as possible. It’s super easy to go to one location (like a field) and do a bunch of different poses, however, a lot of the photos turn out looking the same or similar. Most of my engagement sessions take place in two locations, one urban and one rural, with two to three outfits. Although it takes a little longer, the diversity in your photos is well worth it!
Melissa and Jon chose to do their engagement session at Durham Tobacco District and Historic Oak View Park. These two locations are absolutely fantastic choices specifically because there is so much going on at each place. You have the vintage city feeling from downtown Durham, and you also get a mix of rural scenes from Oak View Park like fields, large trees, fences, and abandoned farm houses and barns.
I had a blast with Melissa and Jon while we explored! Since their wedding is going to be at All Saints Chapel and then the City Club of Raleigh, it was great being able to get some more rural photos of this sweet couple. Congratulations Melissa and Jon, I can’t wait for your wedding in June!