Mackenzie & Zach – A Chapel Hill Sunset Engagement Session

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I'm a NC based brand photographer (but I love to travel for work+fun). Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal, and in another life (maybe this one) I'd probably move to Waco, TX!

I'm always down to try a new local coffee shop (even better if they have lavender latte), and working on mastering the perfect at home brew recipe. 


The location is special to them because that’s where they had a lot of their first over the past two years! One of my biggest things for sessions are finding locations that mean something to the couple or the individual so when Mackenzie asked if we could do it at this home I absolutely said of course! Not only will she look back on these pictures as a memory of what the engagement season was like but also the memories that this house holds for her and Zach! From their first kiss to where they talked about their future, it was the best place to take these photos!

The day before their session, Mackenzie texted me asking if we could do photos with her Jeep and I was like sure! Photographs inside vehicles are becoming a trend and it’s so hilarious to try and recreate photos you see on Pinterest & Instagram because half the time they don’t turn out like the photo but in Mackenzie & Zach’s case they came out even cuter! So fun & loved being creative with them!

Thank you Mackenzie & Zach for hanging out with me – such an honor to capture this wonderful season of life for the two of you. I pray God blesses your marriage in many ways & I can’t wait to see you two tie the knot in September!

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