That moment you realize that your photo-hating fiancee doesn’t hate this experience. Priceless.
Bride Chloe says, “I had a lot of stress leading up to our engagement shoot because, like every bride, I really wanted our pictures to be perfect! Lou also HATES taking pictures, so I was nervous about how he would hold up for a two-hour photo shoot. The best moment for me was about 20 minutes into our session at Airlie Gardens when I realized he was actually having fun with it. He seemed really comfortable with Erin (of Erin Costa Photography) and we were able to just be in the moment together. By the time we got to Fort Fisher for the second session, it all felt very natural for us. To see him so relaxed really took the pressure off of the experience for me and made the entire engagement shoot something that I would never forget.”
The couple is from outside of the area but they chose to travel here for their engagement and their upcoming December wedding. Chloe says, “We are from Southern New Jersey, so this is a destination wedding for us. We absolutely love traveling to Wilmington for fun, so we couldn’t think of a better and more beautiful place to exchange vows!” Lou also proposed to Chloe at Fort Fisher Beach, providing one more reason for Eastern North Carolina to be a special place for them.
Chloe has some advice to pass along to you. She says, “You shouldn’t let the engagement shoot be just another daunting task in preparation for your wedding. Let it be an experience of its own. Enjoy being with your fiancé in beautiful surroundings, and just have fun together. The most beautiful pictures are the ones that capture the love you share in the candid moments from the day.”
Enjoy Lou and Chloe’s Wilmington, NC engagement session!
Photographer: Erin Costa Photography (Web)
Shoot Location: Airlie Gardens
Shoot Location: Fort Fisher
Hair: Brush Dry Bar