Stephanie and Blake's adorable golden hour picnic engagement session in Chapel Hill by Blue Barn Photography is extra special because Stephanie is an event planner with La Cosa Bella Events, and she and Blake also work together as wedding photographers!
A sweet and romantic picnic engagement session in Chapel Hill, NC
We are all weddings all the time, and we could not love it more! When planning our engagement session, we wanted something to showcase our creativity and allow us to celebrate our engagement. We settled on a picnic in the rolling hills of Merritt's Pasture in Chapel Hill, NC, styled by myself. Every thing was thoughtfully curated when planning this shoot. The tags on the honey, spread, and juice, the champagne bottle, as well as the lyrics to our future first dance song on the paper wrapping the tulips were all hand calligraphed by me. The bread and honey is from our favorite coffee shop and bakery. Blake's bowtie and socks, as well as the film camera, were a representation of our photography business, Foxtail Photography. The print represented where we met: by the sea in college at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The blanket and picnic basket we found one early Saturday morning, spent picking over yard sales together. Each piece had thoughtful meaning and showcased all the different aspects of our relationship together: good food, quality time, and sentimentality. To top it off, we could not have had a better photographer to capture our engagement session! – Stephanie