ANNIVERSARY // CARLY & AL // CHARLOTTE, NC

You might recognize Carly from her bridal session last July, but I hadn't had the pleasure to take pictures of her sweet husband, Al until this past July! I always told the two of them that I was dying to make some pictures with them. They have undeniable chemistry and love each other so much it's ridiculous. They've often been referred to as a power couple, but their strength is a quiet one underneath their gentle, happy spirits.

That wish of mine came true when they came back home to NC (from CA) to hang out with their families and to celebrate their one year anniversary. Although our initial plans of a sunset shoot didn't work out because of a rainstorm, we woke up early the next day and found this awesome cornfield to do their portraits. Carly and I talked about really wanting to focus on the two of them, without any props or distractions.

The only thing that we incorporated into their shoot was my DON'T GIVE UP poster from the Parson's workshop back in early July. I asked them what they're going to commit to not give up on for their next year of marriage. Their answer? Patience. AL DECIDED TO SURPRISE CARLY WITH AN ADDITION TO HER BEAUTIFUL RING FOR THEIR ANNIVERSARY.. SHE HAD NO IDEA!