“I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address”

-Tom Hanks, You’ve Got Mail

GAH! Who doesn’t LOVE that movie? A couple times a year, one of my favorite things to do, is curl up on the couch with a big mug of hot chocolate and watch Joe Fox (of Fox Books) and Kathleen Kelly (of The Shop Around The Corner) fall in love by means of email. On our $2 VHS player from Goodwill. And eat junk food. And swoon over things like “bouquets of newly sharpened pencils” and butterflies who would “get off at 42nd and off at 59th, where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake, as almost all hats are”. Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. New York City. Fall. Books. Email. Coffee. Love. All these wonderful things paint a picture of all the things that make my heart happy; which, brings me to Carolyn & Jeff.

Holy moly. I love this couple! Most engagement sessions we do last a couple hours, we talk, laugh, grab a coffee, and carry on with our day. Welp, somehow we managed to steal 7.5 hours away from their lives. We invited them over for Sunday mimosas (that’s right folks, we highly encourage loosening up with adult beverages before a photo shoot!), and then continued on to roam the colorful outskirts of Charlotte, where we found really dreamy light. We had so much fun photographing these two- they made our job SO easy! I so, so, SO love when couples are the best of friends- and Carolyn & Jeff are absolutely one of those couples. They spent a good chunk of time in a long-distance relationship, and brought along all the cards & handwritten letters they’d exchanged over the years (SO SWEET!). They’re both very much movie-lovers, and we thought it would be nothing short of perfect to incorporate their love for movies with their love for each other- so, thank you, You’ve Got Mail, for the inspiration!

After our shoot, we all grabbed some dinner at our favorite spot in town (The Diamond in Plaza Midwood), and got to know each other over some delicious greasy goodness and found out we all have so much in common! We’re so excited to share this little sneak peek with you, and CANNOT WAIT to photograph their wedding in June!

Here are a few of our favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

Comments (2)

  1. Cathy: November 12, 2012

    I freakin’ love these pictures! I can’t even decide which is my favorite! The light is perfect! Great job photographer!

  2. Emily Lapish: November 14, 2012

    Holy gracious goodness, I am in LOVE with these!! Especially the wide shots of them looking at the city. WOW.

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