So excited to wake up this morning and see our newest feature on the front page of The Daily Dog Tag

love dogs & lanky cats with engagement photography

Engagement photography, two dogs, cats, Clyde Coopers BBQ, Rand Bryan House a beach front ‘Islander’ wedding on New Years in the Florida Keys. And once we catch our breath, we will be making the video too. And staying to watch the fire works, according to our agreement with Ashley & Daniel. It’s one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever been a part of. And I am personally super excited to see the pups again, as well as Ashley & Daniel, of course…..about to commit to each other for life…oh my, I am nervous already. But working together during they engagement shoot was a riot. I mean, really a riot. The Daily Dog Tag did a great job sharing that sense of what it was all about. I know I spelled Daniel’s last name wrong, so sorry about that guys, by Jessop is correct.

the story from the feature....

Raleigh, North Carolina is a new fave city for this Florida Keys photographer.

The email from Ashley I received got my interest right away. This woman knew she wanted me and she knew what she wanted.

From the Islander in Islamorada, where the wedding is going to take place on New Years Eve 2019, to the pre wedding Dry Tortugas trip by sea plane, to the prominent roles their two dogs London and Baloo will be playing.

She was so straight up with all her needs I said, hey, why don’t I come and take your engagement photos too? Then I fell in love with Ashley & Daniel, they are a gentle and very loving, fun couple.

I felt absolutely welcomed into the Jessup and Holt family circle and when we meandered around down town Raleigh, from our trip to Rand Bryan, to their home, then the Vintage Chapel and on to the history rich State Capitol Building, then the iconic Clyde Coopers BBQ, it felt like I was visiting with a local encyclopaedic tour guide.

Just listening to the discussion about which way to get from point a to the family restaurant was a rich and satisfying detailing of every turn and feature in Raleigh. This girl knows her way around her town. These two feel solid together and it’s a feeling that they shared freely with me.

I loved their history as a couple and can’t wait to hear more of it in December when they come here to the Florida Keys to be married. The film and photographs we make for them will be better and richer than any other project. Since we have already worked together and made great things happen the next time we meet will be even more fruitful.

I’m so proud to know these two and grateful to have been able to claim my spot as a North Carolina engagement photographer. At least once. I fully plan to return to the areas and firstly ski, secondly hike, thirdly seek new clients…..there is much more..read it here..