Emily and Lee both went to UNC for college, they met at the legendary Top Of the Hill, and they even got engaged on campus, so how could we NOT do their engagement photos there!? We began their photo session at the Old Well, because… you might as Well (lololol…I know, I’m too corny). It was the most perfect Fall weather, and the colorful leaves were just perfection in the evening sunlight. Emily and I started chatting like we were old friends immediately, even though this was our very first time meeting face-to-face. In fact we probably would’ve spent the whole night talking at the Old Well, if I wasn’t worried about the sun going down!
One of the big reasons I love doing engagement sessions for my couples is so that we can meet and get comfortable with each other before the wedding, since a lot of times we only chat on the phone or via Skype when they book me. Although, with Emily and Lee, I think we would’ve hit it off like this right off the bat, either way, it’s much less stressful than if we were to meet for the first time on the wedding day. 🙂
After we were done at the Old Well, we explored campus a little bit, and they took me to the spot where Lee proposed. They changed their outfits about half way through and we decided to head towards the arboretum to the more natural part of campus. We found the most perfect little spot with a gorgeous big tree and a few yellow wildflowers for them to dance in. We finished up the session by a another big orange tree off a secluded path. Every time I wander the UNC Chapel Hill campus, I find more and more beautiful little spots! After we exchanged hugs and said our goodbyes, these two lovebirds were off to celebrate Lee’s birthday! They were planning to go to one of their favorite restaurants (which also happens to be one of MY favorite restaurants!! – I’m telling you, we are definitely the perfect fit for each other), Hops Burger Bar! I cannot wait to photograph Emily and Lee’s wedding at Revolution Mills in Greensboro next Fall!
If you’d like to see another engagement session I’ve done on the UNC campus, click here!