Camie & Nicholas’ Bright and Happy “Opposites Attract” Day-After Session
Judging by this photo alone I’m sure you can already tell that this Day After session is loaded with fun and playful moments, am I right? What you wouldn’t have guessed is that these two lovebirds are actually opposites, personality wise. Nicholas is a straight-edged Southern boy and Camie is quirky and individualistic, as evidenced by her colorful tattoos. Despite their differences they do share a lot of common interests, most notably their love for plants (both are Horticulture majors) which in fact brought them together in the first place!
We have Nikki Whitt of Fancy This Photography to thank for the delightful photos and here she is with the inspiration behind the shoot:
My inspiration for the shoot was to capture love at its total opposite. As you can tell, the couple featured are complete opposites in regards to their style. I wanted people to see love in its true form; sometimes you can’t help who you fall for. The idea came about one day when I was looking at a vendor’s blog and saw how their photos featured couples who were very similar in taste. I thought, why not do something against the norm? I could totally capture a sweet love like this! So…I did.
We wanted to feature the couple after the night of celebrating their marriage. Because their ceremony was later in the day we did not have enough light to capture the shoot as we wanted. This is why I always recommend to my clients to do a day after shoot so we can have more time to capture some fun, pretty shots.
A little bit about the adorable duo + how they fell in love:
Nicholas and I currently attend North Carolina State University. That is where we met 🙂 Both of us will be graduating in the next year. I plan on working on a cut flower farm or at a florist full time while Nick continues his education at the graduate school at NCSU.
We kind of met sporadically. I signed up to go on the horticulture field trip led by a few faculty members of my department. On the bus, the seat next to mine was empty and Nick sat next to me the entire ride to Charleston, SC. We talked a lot during the ride to the garden and had a blast once we got there. One of our favorite memories was breaking away during the Magnolia Plantation (aka the romantic gardens) garden tours and hanging out alone together. The swamp walk was especially memorable because it was so void of people and we could see the alligators sunbathing along the lake shore. It wasn’t until we got back home that we started dating. We were always together, laughing and goofing around like a couple of kids in elementary school and it just felt right. We are total goofballs together and don’t care! It has been so amazing being able to click with someone that enjoys plants with the same intensity. Our interests coincide so well. We are both creative people so we often work on horticultural projects together. We have a small balcony garden that has just about turned into a jungle! We make holiday wreaths together and Nick helps me collect flowers for my flower pressing hobby. Cooking is another great interest for the both of us. I love making meals together, we get in the kitchen and its like we’ve become the new hit show on Food Network!
A few more details about the photo shoot:
One of the locations for the shoot was at Yates Mill Pond. That is the exact location that Nick proposed. Right there on the water. We went for a picnic, and BAM, he asked me to marry him. I always thought I would be able to tell if someone was about to propose but this caught me totally off guard. We love visiting new places outdoors and hiking trails and such so for me it was just another outdoor adventure.
The other location (with the rusted metal doors and bricked walls) was in downtown Raleigh: our home away from home. Many memorable Saturday nights were spent downtown Raleigh, we love the hipster scene that some of the downtown clubs provide and always had so much fun. 🙂
We went to my friend Nikki for this shoot specifically because she caters to “alternative” weddings. If you can tell, I have a lot of tattoos and I love to show them off whenever I can. She came up with so many ideas that we liked and we chose to do this shoot the way we did because it hit close to home. I am not ashamed of anything on my body, and Nick loves all of it! He is very “put together” while I am…eclectic. All we wanted was to express our love no matter how it looked on the outside. I think Nikki did a fantastic of capturing that. 🙂
Thank you Nikki for sending this sweet and playful Day After session my way and congratulations Camie and Nicholas! Here’s wishing you guys a lifetime of married bliss! 🙂
Photographer: Nikki Whitt of Fancy This Photography
Location: Downtown Raleigh
Floral Designer: English Garden
Image submission via Two Bright Lights