Alex and Anna's Engagement Session: Raleigh, NC

I really can't say enough how thankful Thomas and I are for the amazing couples we get to work with! It is such a blessing to spend time with couples who are preparing for marriage, filled with much excitement and anticipation over their future together! 

Alex and Anna are so stinking sweet together, and I think you'll agree when you see some of our favorite pictures from their session! The two of them started dating in college at NC State, but they have known each other since elementary school when Alex was in Boy Scouts with Anna's brother!! Their families lived in the same neighborhood and they went to the same church, the same church where they will be getting married in just a few months! 

I have to share the details of their proposal because it's such a sweet and sentimental one. Alex's family typically goes to Pullen Park every year for the Holiday Express to look at the Christmas lights. Anna unfortunately missed it last year because of an exam, so Alex planned a surprise date for her, taking her to Pullen Park to see the Christmas lights and drink hot chocolate so he could give her a special version of the Holiday Express. After riding on the carousel and train together, he took her up to the top of a hill to sit on a bench underneath a huge tree to watch the sunset and wait for the Christmas lights to come on. The big surprise for Anna was that there were no Christmas lights, but there was a proposal underneath that big tree - the same exact his parents got engaged under many years ago!!! How special is that?! 

We loved getting to know Alex and Anna, and it was fitting that we started at Pullen Park for their session, since they got engaged there. We had a perfect sunny day, and they danced underneath the tree they got engaged under which made us so happy! We stopped at a bridge to get a few pictures with the Raleigh skyline, and then we finished off their session at NC State. We can't get over how cute they are together, and we really can't wait to celebrate with them in June!!