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Emily & Joseph // Lifestyle Charlotte NC Engagement Session

I adore Emily & Joseph! When they asked me to plan their lifestyle Charlotte NC engagement session at their current home, I couldn’t wait! There is honestly nothing I love more than photographing a couple in their happiest and most comfortable spaces. Every home presents a unique challenge to create beautiful images but it’s the best kind of challenge to me! 

We kicked off Emily & Joseph’s portraits with time at home – focusing on time with their dog and cat. I loved that Emily & Joseph wanted to include their furry family in their session {and it is always more than okay with me!}. They love their fireplace, filled with candles, and some of their family’s old furniture that they have in their house. So, it became equally important to me to include those spaces in their photos. We also made sure to capture Joseph making one of his famous cocktails and a relaxing rock on their front porch, too. Everything that they do together as a couple is something I want to document! 

I have to share, Emily & Joseph have now left this home and it was part of why we did their session when we did. They wanted to commemorate their journey here and capture the vibes of the space that they came to love. 

After we were done at home, Emily & Joseph changed into more formal outfits and headed to one of Emily’s favorite parks. This is somewhere she used to come to with her dad and it’s full of fond memories. I love that was the reason Emily & Joseph chose to go to that park! We had a beautiful day so we enjoyed a walk around the pond and the walking trail. As I always do, I kept my eyes peeled for unique light or beautiful colors – and we found plenty! Emily & Joseph were so happy to just spend the time together and let me do my thing. 

Emily & Joseph – congratulations on your engagement! I can’t wait for your wedding day!! Thank you for trusting me with your special memories. I’m so happy I had the chance to come visit your beautiful {now former} home. 

engaged couple holds cat during Charlotte NC engagement session
couple sits on fireplace in Charlotte NC home with dog
engaged couple laughs together near wooden furniture in Charlotte NC home
engaged couple sits between guitars on fireplace during Charlotte NC engagement session
man and woman play Scrabble at home by window during Charlotte NC engagement session
engaged couple plays scrabble during Charlotte NC engagement session at home
man makes cocktail for fiancee during lifestyle Charlotte NC engagement session
couple sits on front porch of Charlotte NC home
couple prepares to leave Charlotte NC home
engaged couple in dressy black outfits walk through Charlotte NC park
couple holds hands walking near pond at Charlotte NC park
couple stands talking by pond in Charlotte NC park
engaged couple sits on beech talking inside Charlotte NC park
man and woman hold hands walking in. Charlotte NC park
man and woman walk near pond at Charlotte NC park
engaged couple laughs together in Charlotte NC park during spring photos
engaged couple swings inside Charlotte NC park talking
man jumps off swing set inside Charlotte NC park
man and woman hug in front of pink flowers during Charlotte engagement session

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