Chris & Kenna | Lake Wheeler Engagement Photography

Session: 18 August 2022 | Posted: 24 August 2022

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Since we've been photographing weddings and wedding-related sessions in the Raleigh area for almost nine years now, it still tends to surprise me when a couple wants to take me somewhere I haven't been. (But then I remember that I spend most of my time in my house, and in and around Durham when I'm out of it, and much of Raleigh is a mystery to me...) Like Lake Wheeler! We've had our fair share of jaunts to the Historic Yates Mill, a bit up the road, but had never been to Lake Wheeler proper——until Chris & Kenna!

The rocky spot overlooking the lake is where Chris proposed to Kenna——with that gorgeous three-emerald ring and the sweet custom ring box you can see below!——and they wanted to revisit it for their session. We traipsed through the woods around this spot before heading over to the docks at the recreation area to catch those gorgeous first breaths of sunset.

These two are great to hang around, cracking jokes and making faces at each other for much of our session, and I love their story: they knew each other in high school, even trading crushes—but nothing serious—back then, went their separate ways for years, and, both finding themselves in their hometown area again, started talking. The rest, as they say, is history——we'll be celebrating their marriage at the Rand-Bryan House in November, and we can't wait! Until then, enjoy a selection of my favorites from their engagement session!

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Love the colorful sunset snuggly feeling of Chris & Kenna's engagement photos? Want similarly sweet and warm photos of you and your love? Planning something completely different? We'd love to hear what you have in mind! Use the Contact Us link above, or send Kate an email directly to start the conversation. We can't wait to hear from you!

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