Duke Chapel Engagement Photos by Raleigh Wedding Photographer AO&JO Photography & Videography
The weather here in North Carolina has been just amazing as we have come into Spring. We just could not have asked for a more perfect day to shoot these two love birds, Tiffany and Alex on Duke's Campus and of course at the gorgeous Duke Chapel. We spent so much time laughing together with Alex and Tiffany during this shoot that our cheeks genuinely were sore, lol. I can honestly say that I am VERY excited for their big day in October at the Cloth Mill because I know that we are going to have so much fun and take some AMAZING photos of these two. Scroll down to read a little bit more about this adorable couple and of course see their beautiful engagement images.
How did the two of you meet?
Alex actually met me about 9 months before our "official" meeting. I was at a college friends housewarming and we were introduced (but i don't remember anything from that day!) 9 months later, i have a close college friend who worked at Merck with Alex, and she said she wanted to introduce us. We exchanged numbers and the rest is history :)
Tell us about the proposal
Alex had a 30th birthday coming up, and he wanted me to help plan it for his family and close friends to attend. I am also an accountant, so this was around month end time as well as Easter. It was very stressful for me (and he planned it to be that way), and i was so happy to finally have all the plans in place. On April 2nd, 2015, he made plans for us to visit Nasser Museum, on Duke University's campus for dinner and to walk around the art exhibit. He said he wanted me to dress up a little, and i was skeptical about his plans but then i thought okay maybe he wants to go dancing afterwards. So we eat, and are walking around at the exhibits, and unbeknownst to me, he was scoping out place to propose. We finally see a video exhibit with dancing flowers and he takes me in there and we just sit down on the couches and talk about the future for a bit. Next, we stand to leave and he gets down on one knee to propose. I was absolutely surprised about the whole thing! (Its almost impossible to surprise me!) I said yes!! :)
What’s something annoying but cute that each of you do?
We both like to smell each other's faces, i know it sounds really weird. I also like the cologne he wears so I love getting a whiff of that.
What’s one thing you’re looking forward to in your life-after-marriage together?
I am looking forward to peace and quiet (lol) and more good times. We plan to travel a lot more after we get married, so we are both looking forward to those times where we can just enjoy life and one another.
What do you both enjoy doing together with your free time?
I enjoy reading and writing, as welll as sitting on the porch with a glass of red wine. Alex enjoys playing on his PlayStation and also sitting on the porch with me and just chilling out with a nice glass (or bottle) of wine shared between us.
What is your favorite memory together?
Our favorite memory together is when we traveled to Tokyo last year, and we ran through the airports as well as navigated the very confusing subway together. I think its safe to say anything we do together we are just happy to be there in that moment with one another. We are always laughing and smiling with one another.
If you could both relocate anywhere in the world – where would it be?
If we could relocate anywhere in the world, it would have to be near a beach somewhere tropical. Antigua, Belize or Costa Rica all sound amazing right now!