Colorful Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session • Rachel + David

Raleigh, North Carolina

I absolutely LOVE color. There are a few amazing mural/graffiti walls around downtown Raleigh I’ve been dying to utilize as backdrops for an awesome couple. I suggested a plan to go around the area and hit up a few colorful areas and then something very “downtown” since it’s the first area they lived in when they moved to North Carolina. I don’t normally think black’s a great option for an engagement session, however, Rachel bought a black dress and I agreed it would be great for this situation – the contrast of her dress against the vibrancy of the art made a great statement. And her and David look awesome. :-)Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session.Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session with comical, fun murals.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session.Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session.Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session.Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session with comical, fun murals. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session with comical, fun murals. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a sweet downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session with comical, fun murals. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session.

How cute is that comic-character wall? I love that it’s black and white but the expressions on those cuties (including Rachel and David!) amp up the character of an otherwise minimal palette wall.

Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session with comical, fun murals.

They were also craving some urban environments (how could you not in downtown Raleigh) so we walked around the warehouse district to take advantage of some hard core building materials: bricks, steel and concrete. Simple platforms, parking lot barriers and bridges have never looked so good…

Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a colorful downtown Raleigh engagement session with a round diamond eternity band engagement ring and grey nailpolish. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session with comical, fun murals. Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a downtown Raleigh engagement session.

How freaking rad is this shoot? I love it. And I’m grateful to A Southern Soiree for hooking me up with these too and I am SO excited for their wedding this spring!!!!!

Be sure to check out Facebook and Instagram {where there’s always more to love} and if you’re jealous and want a cool session of your own ;-) contact us!

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