Conner + Emily // Engagement Session, Burlington, NC

Conner and Emily.  They are a one of a kind, head-over-heels-in-love young couple and I could photograph them allllllll day long.  Between their jokes and laughter, starry eyes, and adorable love story …

Emily didn’t like Conner, 
Emily still didn’t like Conner, 
Emily was sure she would never like Conner, 
Conner was determined to make Emily like him, 
but Emily still didn’t like Conner …

Emily was okay with Conner, 
Emily started confiding in Conner, 
Emily decided Conner could be her friend, 
Emily determined that Conner would be her best friend …

And Conner said “ABOUT TIME, NOW THAT I HAVE TO LEAVE AND GO TO BOOTCAMP.” 😉

They still debate over who said “I love you” first.  It was one of those hurried phone calls where they only had a few minutes to talk, and when they said their quick goodbyes, Conner swears Emily said “I love you” so he said it back.  Emily is sure that she only said “I miss you” and was shocked to hear Conner say “I love you” in return.

However, neither of them debate the fact that long distance relationships are hard. (I can attest to that!!!)  They wrote each other love letters every single day, even though Conner sometimes got in trouble for staying up late writing letters in the bathroom or under his covers.  Extra pushups didn’t deter him though! 😉

Conner and Emily brought some of their love letters to their engagement session and asked if we could incorporate them in some of the photographs.  I don’t think my fangirling was *obvious*, but it was intense. YES YES YES YES. Watching them crack up as they read mushy things they had written over the past year made my heart smile with joy.  Their love story is truly unique, and it has the goodness of God written all over it!

You know your clients are winners when they run – pun intended 😉 – with your wild ideas.

Even if that means falling into the thorn patch, and not letting that dampen the spirit of fun.

Real winners, you guys. <3

I often get asked if I encourage my couples to bring several outfit changes to their engagement session, and my answer is, “hands down, yes!”   I love it when my couples bring several of their favorite outfits.  You get several different looks and a varied gallery for such minimal effort, so what is there to lose?

Also.  Can we appreciate Conner’s humor? I had side stitches at times!

Would you just look at those adorable smiles!

Conner and Emily, you are true gems.  Thank you ever so much for your trust in me, and your sweet friendship.  Here’s to so many more memories, laughs, visits and years of celebration!!