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Tropical + citrus engagement session | The Durham Hotel | Erika + Barry

Engagements, Film Photography, Lifestyle, Radian Photography

May 24, 2018

When Erika and Barry told us about their ideas for their engagement session, we were blown away!

These two are having a destination wedding on the coast, so wanted to bring in a tropical vibe to their engagement session which took place in Durham, where they reside. The setting was the penthouse of the modern and beautiful Durham Hotel. We knew that they would be best served by working with someone who could take their ideas to the next level in terms of styling, so we suggested working with Amanda of Amanda Blair by Design to bring the engagement session to life.

Some of our favorite details from this stunning engagement session:

  • Diane of Bowerbird Flowers did an incredible job with the floral design! It was such a nice change of pace to get to photograph bold, tropical colors and flowers — such a departure from the soft, Southern florals that we’re so used to during North Carolina springs.
  • Erika and Barry had friends wait with their beloved pup, Terry, until they changed into their second outfits. As you know, we’re huge dog people, too, so it’s always fun to work with clients who love their pups as much as we love ours!
  • The shoes. Oh my gosh, the shoes. Radian clients, here’s a head’s up: if you bring Valentinos to your session, we’re going to love you forever.
  • Working with Amanda is always a joy, and we can always count on her to make a session stunning! Did you know that we partner with her on one of our packages? If you’re interested in learning more, click here and send us a message!

Check out some of our favorite photos from this session below. Erika and Barry, thanks so much for allowing us to capture these images! We hope you continue to look back on them and let them remind you of this special time in your lives!

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Durham Hotel tropical engagement session

Thank you to these people for contributing and making this engagement session such a success!

Venue: The Durham Hotel

Stylist: Amanda Blair by Design

Erika’s dresses: BHLDN & French Connection

Erika’s shoes: Maison Valentino

Suit: Ted Baker

Barry’s shoes: Brooks Brothers and Viberg

Floral design: Bowerbird Flowers

Hair and Makeup: Natasha Abe

Film processing: The FIND Lab

Ring box: Voeu du Cour

Keys: Three Potato Four and Chet Miller

Letterboard: Letterfolk

Engagement ring: Joyce’s Jewelry

Other jewelry: J.Crew and Kendra Scott

 

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