The air was crisp as she stepped out of the car. Though school had just let out, students paused among the hustle of the time to relish the sight of the beautiful bride with the entourage trailing closely behind. St Mary’s School was the place where Katie’s parents had gotten married, and it was to soon be the place where she said yes to Matt, her husband-to-be in less than one month. Although the emotion of the day was felt, Katie remained poised during the chilly fall day. The leaves had long since turned but several remained on the trees surrounding the beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel. This was symbolic. Leaves turning just as Katie was prepared to commit herself forever to Matt. These two are so incredibly sweet and we loved getting to capture their downtown Raleigh engagement session. See that shoot here. Katie took the afternoon in stride, wanting to showcase the beautiful landscape that would soon be the location of her wedding day. Enjoy scrolling through images of this beautiful bride and her stunning bridals.


Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Venue: St Mary’s Chapel, Raleigh NC

Dress: Lana Addison Bridal | Essense of Australia

Flowers: Josh Wade Florals

Hair: Jade Marion

Makeup: Beauty by Ashley Prins