Duke Gardens Engagement Session | Anna & Steve

Anna & Steve, who are getting married in November at the beautiful Duke Chapel, wanted to go out for an Engagement Session at the Duke Gardens in Durham, NC.  I’ve actually been shooting here alot and gotten to know the gardens really well so it was a joy to go out again.  The weather really couldn’t of been better (cloudy, stormy with awesome clouds – you’ll see why I like this in the photos) for the shoot.

We visited every corner of the Gardens, photographing and generally just having a great time.  My engagement sessions tend to take on a life of their own as I want to make sure my clients are really themselves.  So as we walked around the gardens we would just pick a place that looked cool and started working there.  With the cloudy skies we weren’t limited in where we could shoot and we certainly took advantage of it.

After the Duke Gardens, we went into downtown Durham to get more urban surroundings.  Now, it has been some time since I did a “walkabout” in downtown Durham.  I was really impressed with the art, boutique shops, restaurants and just the overall feel of the area.  Last time I was down here, let’s just say it wasn’t like this.  We promptly got lost walking around (disclaimer – not really lost, just no idea where we really were).  and found the absolute coolest places to photograph.  This is why I love walkabouts…  you run into things you would just never find otherwise.

At the end of the night, we were treated to a spectacular sunset.   I mean spectacular!!!  I kept telling Anna & Steve “One more time” as I couldn’t bear not shooting everything possible with that gorgeous backdrop.  I’m really looking forward to shooting your wedding in November and I hope you enjoy the photos!

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