Charlotte Photographer | Uptown Charlotte Engagement Session at Marshall Park

October 1, 2021

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Thankfully, micro weddings started trending a few years before the pandemic. Micro weddings are the best of both worlds, offering the intimate experience and less stress of an elopement. Yet, couples can still incorporate memorable details and photographic moments of a traditional wedding. They’re fun, simple, and beautiful all at the same time.

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As a Charlotte wedding photographer, I’ve had quite a few inquiries about micro wedding and elopement packages, and ACE Weddings + Events has one of the best wedding packages in Charlotte. Simply fill out their questionnaire to start building your custom package at a great value at one of their three preselected North Carolina wedding venues. They make wedding planning so easy! Check out this post for more information.

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Chelsea and Bobby booked an ACE Weddings + Events Micro Wedding Package, and I’m so excited for their wedding coming up here in a couple months. The package comes with wedding photography, and they added this engagement session to document the entire journey from engagement to newlywed sendoff for a complete collection of photos.

I’m so glad they did! We got to know each other a little better before their big day, and we had a great time together. Engagement photos are often the first professional photos couples have together, so it’s natural to be a little camera shy. These two didn’t mind at all! They embraced the learning curve, went along with my guidance, and just had fun being themselves and exploring the park. Their authentic laughter and smiles made my job easy! I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in a few weeks.

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Engagement Photos at Marshall Park in Uptown Charlotte

We opted to do their session at Marshall Park in Uptown Charlotte. There’s a super cute, modern church nearby with tall white walls and massive windows. I like to find buildings with interesting architecture to add variety to the photos. Marshall Park is just around the corner, and it has incredible views and an uptown vibe, but it’s less crowded and offers a more intimate atmosphere.

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We were the only ones out on the lawn, and the crepe myrtles were in full bloom! After a few dances and twirls around the fountain and a champagne toast, they ended the session with romantic sunset photos. Chelsea and Bobby’s session was fun and flirty all the way, and I’m in love with how their photos came out. Cheers, you two! See you soon!

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Dawn is a Charlotte wedding & engagement photographer serving Charlotte, Asheville, and beyond. She specializes in emotive wedding images that are authentic, creative, and timeless. She offers a mix of traditional wedding portraits and in-the-moment images so you can vibrantly relive every second of your day.

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Dawn started her career in fine art wedding photography in 2012 on the foundation of genuine connection. She provides comfort for her clients through her down to earth personality and playfulness that allows them to show genuine interactions and emotions with one another in front of the camera. Capturing the essence of their relationship and the love they have for each other, with an editorial composition.

At home, Dawn is a wife and mother, living on a ranch in North Carolina. Spending quality time with family and dear friends, traveling, and having experiences is what drives her. Her family also fosters children and is active in fighting for all foster kids and their needs. 
Being able to have fun with her family, travel and share experiences is all because of the blessings God has given her and never taken for granted.

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