Jon and Courtney are what I would call a pioneering couple. They met in Elon, NC and moved to Charlotte soon afterwards. They had the initiative and resourcefulness to move away from family and friends to a new city where they only had each other to rely on. This hit home with me, as my wife and I have a similar situation with our families being on opposite ends of the country. This fact makes these images more special as it is about them, alone, as a couple relying on each other for support and strength. I admire their resolve in paving their own way in a new city and taking the chance on a beautiful life together.
I love when I have couples who rise above challenges that pop up during engagement sessions. For Nate and Rajal’s session in uptown Charlotte, NC, we seemed to be inhibited from photographing at each and every turn by security guards. I felt like I used to when I would skateboard there, sneaking around and trying to dodge the prying an spying eyes that would keep us from making these images. We were lucky enough to have little snippets of time to take a couple images before being shooed off though. Pleading with some employees also helped as well. This is the result, beautiful images of a resilient couple who were so attentive to each other that they did not mind in the slightest all of the walking.