I love being a wedding photographer because we get to meet cool people like Becky and Andy who are getting married in April 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church and having their reception at the beautiful Bella Collina Mansion. Bella, as we call it, is a different venue from everything we’ve ever seen. It’s big and has many beautiful backdrops. On the top of that, it overlooks a beautiful lake. It’s definitely a place everybody getting married should check.

We did Becky and Andy’s engagement photos in December 2018. It was probably one of the coldest days of the year. They picked the Jolo Winery in Pilot Mountain, NC for their photoshoot and the images couldn’t be prettier. We had planned on shooting inside because of the cold weather, but when we got there the place was packed, making it virtually impossible to shoot, so, outside we went!

Jollo Winery

Jolo Winery has a gorgeous view of the 80-acre property and showcases its natural beauty with a focus on the breathtaking views of Pilot Mountain and Cox Lake located on the property. Definitely a place worth a weekend visit.

We planned on two outfits for their session, one being more casual and the other one more formal. I’ll tell you, they nailed it because their formal outfit was gorgeous. They both looked very good, as you will see in the images.

Despite the cold and windy day, we had a lot of fun. They braved through the shooting and we captured amazing moments for them. There were still a lot of leaves on the trees and the orange tones made it a perfect background for a winter photoshoot.

One of the cool things about being wedding photographer Raleigh NC, is that we have so many options of locations. We are two hours from the beach and 3 hours from Asheville, which has gorgeous mountains and parks. So, it’s very easy to plan a fun day out and get beautiful, cinematic, environmental portraits for our couples. We love photographing around town also. Raleigh is a beautiful city and the city lights provide the perfect background for the couples who don’t want or don’t have the time to travel.

We’re really excited to photograph Becky and Andy’s wedding. It’s coming up soon and they’re all set for their big day!

Engagement couple standing looking at each other | Wedding photographer Raleigh NC
Dramatic engagement portrait against red barn door | Wedding photographer Raleigh NC
Engagement portrait closeup of ring | Wedding photographer Raleigh NC
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Engagement couple portrait standing by the fence looking at camera | Wedding photographer Raleigh NC
Engagement couple portrait walking and talking | Wedding photographer Raleigh NC
Engagement couple portrait nicely dressed | Wedding photographer Raleigh NC