Raleigh, NC Engagement | Donna + Marvin

We meet again, lovely blog readers!

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Donna entered into my 1k follower giveaway on Instagram. After many months of planning, I was able to meet up Marvin and Donna at one of my all time favorite engagement locations in Wake Forest. This soon-to-be wedded couple will be having a destination wedding next year in Mallorca, Spain! To say that I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they need me as their wedding photographer is an understatement. I lived in Spain for a year teaching English as a second language. During that time I fell in LOVE with Spanish culture, food and the continent of Europe in general. To return would be a dream, but I digress.

They actually met on Tinder and had their first date at Foundation Bar in downtown Raleigh. Donna described Marvin as an easy and natural conversationalist. They didn’t want to say goodbye so they ended up staying up all night and talking. The rest is history.

They got engaged during the peak COVID, so it was during an intimate dinner at their home. This is just so precious, I’m melting thinking about how cute and romantic it was. I’m such a sucker for these stories

I know it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding! 

Future wedding details aside, let’s get to the present: Marvin and Donna’s engagement session! These two are real naturals in front of the camera. Their good looks, fabulous outfit choices, a sublime location and their genuine love for each other made this photo shoot a truly enjoyable experience! Donna recommends that other couples should relax and have fun! (Oh, and wear appropriate shoes / bring spares). It might feel slightly uncomfortable at first, but the more you lean in and embrace the shoot, the more you will enjoy the experience and each other. They had so much fun that they extended the

day with a fancy date night after, since they were already dressed up.

Thank you Donna and Martin for letting me get to know you two! Here’s to many, many happy years together!)

If you like this location, check out Emily + John’s Engagement. It was photographed in the same spot!

Looking to have a scenic engagement in and around Raleigh and not sure where to start looking? Reach out and we can start brainstorming your session together!

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