Category Archives: engagements

Lesley and Jon were married in September of 2008, down at Debordieu Colony in Coastal South Carolina.  I (Charo) was lucky enough to photograph their wedding day… luckier still to have reunited with them in a totally different state, five years later, for some new photos (and beers and Thai food).  These are two of […]

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Vivian and Juan are getting married next February, way across the Pacific in Quezon City, Philippines (Juan’s home), and in Taipei, Taiwan (Vivian’s home). Sadly, we won’t be photographing their crazy week of celebration across two countries, but we feel fortunate enough to have had a few hours with them, wandering around their beloved Duke […]

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The only thing Sujan and Hersh told us when we were planning their engagement session was that we had to stop by Britt’s Donuts.  They weren’t driving all the way down to Wilmington without a stop on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for some hot, delicious, flaky, fluffy, mildly sweet disks of heaven.  So, we started […]

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These guys are getting married 364 days after our wedding, in downtown Raleigh.  We originally were going to try for a first anniversary getaway, maybe to the mountains or something.  Then Beth and Mike happened, and we realized how much more fun it’ll be shooting their wedding than driving to the mountains. We’ll probably still […]

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Julie and Jake are getting married this December at the Cobblestones in downtown Raleigh.  They have this magical wedding evening planned, with gorgeous lighting and an absolutely picture-perfect charming downtown scene to surround them on their wedding day… I am really looking forward to this one!  Also, in my experience, every couple that picks a […]

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When we started planning Steph and Ian’s engagement session, Steph told us that they were into board games.  I was like “Cool!  I like board games too!”  Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue… all super fun times! Yeah, they’re not playing Scrabble.  I don’t even know what these games are, honestly, but I think I’d need about 20 […]

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So check it out.  Jenny and Kevin live in Hawaii.  Not like “Oh, we’re gonna try out the beach bum life for a few months”… they LIVE and WORK in Hawaii.  For years now. I’ll say this: having lived in both Hawaii and Wilmington NC, you’d be surprised at how similar the two are.  Now, […]

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  So check this out.  Dhruti and Andrew are getting married in June, in a tiny town near Rocky Mount, NC.  They’re having a traditional Indian wedding, but they’re also infusing some Chinese elements as well, in honor of Andrew’s heritage – so there will be an Indian baraat… with a Chinese dragon dance.  An […]

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  I first met Lauren when she contacted me about shooting her wedding this July on the Cape Fear River. Yes, that’s right – they’re getting married on the Cape Fear River in July.  The hot kind of July.  Mid-summer.  River.  It may be a bit warm out that day What I loved most about […]

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(continued from parts one and two) …part three.  We made it, y’all!  This is the last post I’m writing about this engagement session.  I know, I know, I went a little overboard.  Couldn’t help myself , I’m crazy about this shoot and this couple. So, right… we left Greenfield Lake, and headed down toward Wrightsville […]

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(continued from part one)…So we got to the park at the Battleship North Carolina, and I was instantly reminded of all the reasons I love living in this town.  Looking across the river at downtown Wilmington… thinking about all the memories I’ve made, all the photographs I’ve taken, all the couples I’ve watched start the […]

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Oh boy, guys. Get comfy. I have WAY too many images to share, and I can’t help myself. I LOVE THIS SESSION VERY MUCH. Since these posts are gonna be so image-heavy, I’m going to give you a tiny break on all the word stuff. Suffice it to say, Katie and Matt are incredible, they’re […]

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There’s no way to talk about Amy and Neal without gushing. Amy was referred to me by Danielle, whose wedding and engagement I shot in 2004, and who now makes amazing custom lamps which can be found at Blue Hand Home in Wilmington, and Nube Green in Washington state. It won’t be long before her […]

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How cute is Elizabeth? She contacted me a few months ago about their Oak Island wedding next June. Dan and Elizabeth live in Chicago, but her family has vacationed at Oak Island for years, and it’s become a second home for her. From the early planning ideas, I can say that this wedding will be […]

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I met up with Ashley and Kyle in Chapel Hill for their Carolina engagement session last weekend. Both Ashley and Kyle are UNC alumni (school of pharmacy!), and they couldn’t resist the idea of having their session on those gorgeous Carolina grounds. It had been a while since I’ve shot at UNC, and I almost […]

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Loren and Adam used to live in Crozet, VA, a sleepy little town outside of Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills and away from it all. I don’t know if that’s true in real life, it just felt like we were in the middle of nowhere when I got there. Nowadays, they live in Paris… but […]

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location: lewis ginter botanical gardens, richmond virginia Their wedding is coming up fast! Late June in Richmond, where the fabulous Stephen Seward will join me to photograph their two-day event. For now, we’ll have to be satisfied with a few romantic images from their engagement session, at the sparse (we were a bit early in […]

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This was one of the best engagement sessions ever. Lesley and Jon are laid back, funny, and completely irreverent – my kinda people!!! Michael and I had such a great time working with them! We can’t wait for your wedding!

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