Raleigh Wedding Photographer • Duke Gardens Engagement Photos • Carolann and Tripp

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Duke Gardens is aglow most late spring days, with flowers in bloom and green leaves all around, but the day I took photos for Carolann and Tripp’s engagement session was particularly glowy – their smiles literally radiate to all people and things around them.

Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect time to take their photos – everything was in bloom from the azaleas to the magnolia trees. Yellows, purples, pinks and oranges surrounded us. And there was a very welcomed breeze that would cool us off from the warm North Carolina sun every few minutes! Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

I swear these two could be the next animated Disney fairy tale couple! Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

I love the little detailing on her engagement ring! There’s a little artist signature on the lower left hand corner in the photo above with a tiny inset diamond. It’s all in the details! Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Emerald cut center stone diamond ring. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Emerald cut center stone diamond ring. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

The white roses looked beautiful behind them. It completely matches, yet compliments, Carolann’s flowy, white dress.Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Duke Gardens engagement photos in Durham, North Carolina. Photos by Raleigh wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.I couldn’t be happier to have gotten to spend a beautiful morning with these two in such a stunning, airy setting. Congratulations and thank you for allowing me to document this chapter of your lives!

Don’t forget to check out Carolann’s amazing Etsy shop, Pink House Press, where she offers assorted Letterpress items (one of which I own and go gaga over) and koozies.

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