Courtney brought her stunning Needle & Thread gown for some Eno River Bridal Portraits in Durham, NC the week after her wedding! The fall weather favored us and we were able to create some absolutely gorgeous images of her!
Courtney is special to our family because she cared for Everest (and his best friend Abbott) in his second year of life! Even though Everest now goes to daycare, he still asks to “talk to Courtney” (on FaceTime) and when I tell him we’re going to hang out with Abbott, he asks, “Courtney, too?”
We’ve known that Courtney was marrying Jonathan since before she started watching Everest and Abbott, but as most weddings this year have gone, their plans changed (and changed, and changed again). They’ve managed all of these changes so gracefully, even when their planned honeymoon to Tokyo had to be canceled. They ended up having a beautiful ceremony and reception at The Durham Food Hall and it turned out to be the wedding they always really wanted: intimate and unfussy.
Afterwards, we decided to take some Eno River bridal portraits of Courtney. Maybe it’s her hair, but I felt like Fall is just the perfect season for these, and the North Carolina trees were definitely showing off. We headed out on a clear, warm day and stopped by the hanging bridge and then found a rocky spot by the shore of the river. I love bridal portraits because they’re a great time to get some beautiful shots of you in your dress outside of the stress of a wedding day. They usually take place before your wedding and are an opportunity to try out hair and makeup and get a sense of what your bouquet will look like, but in this case, Courtney created her bouquet herself and was able to bring it, and she’s a makeup pro! A chic little bun pulled her look together and we had fun playing with her Needle & Thread gown.
Courtney, I’m so glad you are a part of our lives. It was so fun to spend this evening with you at the Eno River — what a beautiful bride you are! I hope you and Jonathan love these portraits of you in your gorgeous dresses.