engaged // julia & derek // charlotte, north carolina

the first time i met julia, we were lost in conversation for almost four hours. 
three coffees later, i knew then that we would be great friends. 

when julia first reached out to me, she mentioned they were getting married abroad, but at the time, she was only interested in an engagement session because their plans weren't solidified yet and she wasn't sure if bringing a photographer overseas was part of their plan. i was just excited to hear they loved my work enough to want to work with me so i happily accepted and we went ahead and shot their beautiful session (which i am so excited to share!)

julia has become a close friend and i can't wait to get to know derek even more because these guys are amazing. they have incredible hearts, a wonderful sense of humor and just love each other. so well. i remember asking derek in the car "when did you know you loved julia?" to which he looked at her out of the side of his eye and smiled, "after week three" - you should have seen how happy and surprised she was. 

anyway, i've loved every moment spent with my new friends and i can't wait until their beautiful wedding day. because i'm shooting it.


so, here we go. meet julia and derek. they're the best.