June 4, 2020

A Spring engagement session at Separk Mansion

Caitlin and Addison’s Separk Mansion engagement session was nothing short of a great time! Mother Nature dealt some cloudy, Spring weather, but that didn’t deter us, especially after having to reschedule a few times due to Covid-19. At the start of the session, I could tell they were both a little hesitant to put themselves out there, but it took just a few minutes to grasp the flow of things and warm up, as is the case for most couples. 

Personally, the goal of any engagement session is to get some experience with your photographer so you can relax and trust them on your wedding day. But even more importantly, engagements allow you to slow down, put the planning aside, and focus on each other. I want you to look back at your photos and say, “Wow! These are exactly us!” so these sessions are the perfect opportunity to have some fun and revel in your love for a few hours before the wedding day.

Caitlin won this engagement session after entering an Instagram giveaway between myself, Separk Mansion, and Looklove Beauty, so be sure to follow along for any future contests. 

Caitlin was kind enough to write these words about their engagement session and what it felt like:

Since we got engaged, life (as it usually does) has moved at a pretty fast pace. The intimate and fun moments we had during the picture taking process reminded me a lot of how it felt when Addison proposed. Of course, in normal day-to-day life, we interact and have date nights, but this was different and so special. It was like life, and everything around us, slowed down for a bit, and we were able to focus totally, and completely, on each other and revel in our love. It was the perfect way to relive our engagement but also look forward to the big day.

For me, the engagement pictures (process and result) have made the wedding feel even more real and exciting. Wedding planning can get overwhelming and, with the exception of dress shopping/fittings, tastings, and other trials, it can feel like a weird little puzzle. This day though, stands out as the most fun thing we have done to “prepare” for the wedding. The icing on top of the cake was that we got to work with you. You feel like a long time friend, and your energy really made us feel comfortable, at ease, and like ourselves. I’m going to treasure so many of the pictures that you shot because they perfectly capture the aspects of our relationship and playfulness that I love.

Hair and Makeup: Sabrina of LookLove Beauty

Venue: Separk Mansion

If you enjoyed this Charlotte engagement session, you may also like:

Ben and Erica’s Santa Barbara Engagement Session

Caroline and McCaig’s Charleston Engagement Session

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