Our Engagement Session

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


We just received our full gallery of photos from our engagement session in downtown Raleigh and I’ve been itching to share from the moment they hit my inbox! Our photographer, Becca Rizzo, is so talented and fun to work with - I cannot say enough good things about her.

I met Becca while attending the Making Things Happen Conference this spring in Chapel Hill. We were the last two standing in the running for the 'spring chicken' award - or youngest in attendance.  Following the conference we became friends on social media and I quickly fell in love with her light and airy style of photography. I also knew by her personality that she’d make an outstanding vendor for our day! Having someone you enjoy being around is important for one of the most important days of your life.

Andrew and I loved getting dressed up and exploring our city before we move to Washington, DC in just a few weeks. I think these photos will always serve as a sentimental tribute to a city that means so much to both of us and played a major role in our relationship. Spoiler: this wasn't the first time we had 'real' photos taken, nor will our wedding day be our first time as 'bride and groom'. Back in 2014 when I was a wedding planner, we had the opportunity to step in for a styled shoot I created with my team for Southern Bride & Groom. Yet, our engagement session felt different... new and exciting for many reasons. I'm so happy with how they turned out: a little silly, a little celebratory, and definitely reflective of our style.

Next, on to August 29, 2020 when we tie the knot (for real this time)!

Dresses: Calvin Klein (at Macy’s) and Gal Meets Glam (at Dillard’s)