Most times, I meet my clients and we get a chance to know each other and chat before we ever go out on a shoot. Will & Ansley, however, were slightly different as we had only talked once over the phone and spent the rest of our planning time on email. Our original plan was to shoot in and around the Durham and Chapel Hill areas but, after a weekend drive by Will & Ansley, they discovered the charm of Southern Pines. Will called me the next day, pitched the idea and, of course, I was all for it!
Southern Pines is a gorgeous example of a quaint small southern town with it’s small artisan stores on main street which is divided by the train station. I’d never been to this part of town before but, in all honestly, I am definitely going back. We came across so many tucked away shops and stores that I can easily spend a day just walking around. Will had mentioned that they had also found a “stable” but, honestly, I had figured it would be a small farm/stable that had been inactive for some time. After we walked around the downtown Southern Pines area, we headed over to the stable and, to my surprise, it was a huge, active farm with 5 horses running around.
I hope you enjoy a few photos from Will & Ansley’s engagement session!