Grace & Davion | North Carolina State Fair Engagement Photography
Session: 25 October 2019 | Posted: 25 January 2020
An experience so nice, I chased it twice! Yes, a second State Fair engagement session! (P.S. Think you might want to do an engagement or other session at the 2020 State Fair? Yes, I know it's months away, but I'm planning already! Send me an email to get first dibs on date & time for a 2020 NC State Fair engagement session!)
But first, some history: Grace & Davion have been together for over 10 years. (For those keeping track at home, that's since middle school.) Before they could drive, they'd have their parents drop them off for State Fair dates. Now, among other things, Grace runs an Instagram food account (check her out @bitesandbrewsnc!), so even though she had the hot insider tips on the best new options, we still landed on tried-and-true Fair favorites for these State Fair veterans: cotton candy, corn dogs, French fries. Perfect.
We decided to start their session in NC State's Carter-Finley Stadium—not only are both Grace and Davion alumni, but Davion played football during his State tenure and has friends who are still team trainers who ever-so-kindly let us in! It was an extra special nod to include something meaningful for Davion as our session took place on his birthday!
Once we got into the Fair, though, the color and fun took over. We wandered through the State Fair Flower Show and Grace and I both goggled at Cast in Bronze Carillon playing Harry Potter soundtrack tunes; Grace & Davion played some games (Davion won Grace an inflatable rainbow unicorn, whom she promptly named Charles); we snacked and enjoyed the beautiful weather; it was a truly fantastic afternoon, and I'm thrilled with the images we ended up with.
We can't wait to celebrate Grace & Davion's marriage coming up this September! In the meantime, though, wish them well in the comments below, and enjoy a selection of my favorites from their engagement session!
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