Jacqi and Hayden’s downtown engagement session in Hillsborough, NC was a beautiful recreation of their first dates together. Did you do anything similar to what their first date was like?
We started their session at Cup-A-Joe in Hillsborough, just as the Corona craziness was kicking off. Unfortunately, this meant they had a one-in, one-out rule, so we patiently waited as we talked about their wedding plans. But even given the cloudy March day and the fact that they greeted us by telling us our favorite line (“We’re feeling nervous about this session!”), they did an amazing job and we created tons of photos that we absolutely love!
These two have the sweetest story — they met through mutual friends and when Jacqi told them that she was interested in learning more about Hayden, they responded with, “Really? Hayden?”
But they both pursued each other, falling in love over crossfit and their Crocs (see below)! Their first dates involved exploring downtown Hillsborough — getting coffee together and walking along the riverwalk. As we spent time with them, we learned about other things that they love, like showing off their dancing skills! We are happy to report that they both agreed by the end of the session that they had had more fun than expected and didn’t feel nervous about being photographed anymore! We really enjoyed seeing Hayden loosen up — the photos of him picking up Jacqi while dancing were his idea!
Jacqi and Hayden are getting married at The Carolina Inn this October, and we are so excited to celebrate with them! We know it will be a joy-filled time! Thanks so much, you two, for trusting us to be your wedding photographers. We hope you love these engagement photos as much as we do and can’t wait to see you again soon!