This is one of the most emotional shoots Patrick and I have ever had the honor of shooting. Not because of the light or venue, although both were glorious. It was because these two have overcome. Nick and Hilary have endured health struggles, loss and hardship, some within weeks leading up to the shoot. And still these two smiled. I am humbled by people like Nick and Hilary who can inspire with their strength and commitment to remind me and countless others what truly matters in this world. Here’s to a beautiful couple who represent an incredible life. We cannot wait to celebrate with these two again for their summer wedding in Downtown Raleigh.

Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Venue: The Meadows, Raleigh NC


To see Dave & Si’s Meadows engagement session, click here. | To see Nick & Kelsey’s Asheville mountain engagement session, click here.