Shelby & Mike | Engagement Session at JC Raulston Arboretum

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys, these two are pretty special! Shelby and Mike are like two peas in a pod. Not only are they best of friends, but their attraction to one another can only be described as kinetic. What I love most about this couple is their faith. Shelby and Mike’s connection to God is unbreakable and full of love. Shelby is actually the Director of Youth & Family Ministries at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church!

For Shelby and Mike’s engagement session, I met them in Downtown Raleigh (since all my couples get to choose two locations for their engagement session), and we walked around there for a while… snapping photos here and there. Shelby and Mike are one of those couples that are super easy going and naturally just ‘fit’ together. So photographing them was a breeze! After taking some photos in Downtown Raleigh, we headed to JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, which was only a few minutes away.

When we arrived, the light was absolutely amazing!! One reason why photographers shoot at JC Raulston Arboretum so much is because it is stunning all year round! The fall foliage was gorgeous, along with the fall light. We ended the session in their third outfit which was a rose hued dress for Shelby, it was such a gorgeous color on her. Here are a few favorites from their session!

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