Taylor reached out to me a couple of months ago to inquire about doing a ‘Day in the Life’ session in lieu of engagement photos. Her goal was to have meaningful, real life images – more documentary style – instead of typical engagement portraits. She wanted images that truly reflected she and her fiancé Jesse in their home, in the candid moments of day to day life.

Y’all. I got pumped. I did documentary work all throughout college and really enjoy blending it with the portrait side of photography, so I. loved. that. idea.

I drove out to their home about an hour away from the Studio on a beautiful North Carolina Fall Saturday, and spent the next 6 hours with the two of them, their sweet pup Remy and their massive cat, Fenway. [Just going to insert here that Fenway is one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever met; definitely the largest. Just sayin’].

We started the day at their little community’s baseball field; they brought a ball, bat and gloves and played for a while together. We took several walks throughout the day, and they spent much of the time interacting and playing with Remy and Fenway. They started dinner prep mid-afternoon, making their own pizza dough and pasta noodles, talking and being sweet and goofy with each other in the process. They sipped on their favorite wine from Washington (where they met), tossed the pizza dough like pros, smeared some flour on each other’s faces, and really just had a ball being together. We finished off the day in their back yard, with a fire in the fire pit, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. A day in the life of two people in love and living life to the fullest, even in the small moments of the day-to-day. How fun is that?

After spending the day with them, and seeing just how great they are together, I’m excited for their future. Taylor and Jesse will get married in 2016 in Washington, where they met while each was serving our country in the Military. I’m honored to have been part of such a sweet and memorable time as they prepare to commit their lives to one another!

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I LOVE this idea, both as a photographer and former bride! Life changes so quickly and I know they will love looking back and remembering these moments together. Beautiful work!

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