The Awkward Couple in Wrightsville Beach


I was so excited when Rachel reached out to me to about her engagement photography. Her main concern is if I can capture their love and affection for each other without looking like an awkward couple. They didn't really know how to pose or be candid which is completely normal as we all(including myself!) don't really spend a lot of time being in front of the camera. While photographing them, I could feel Justin's awkwardness becoming more apparent, like I've a rotating pretzel in a microwave. But despite all of that, I think I did a pretty good job making them feel relaxed as our session went on.


WHEN/WHERE/WHY/HOW


  • Date: Mid October at 4:30PM
  • Wrightsville Beach


Rachel and Justin wanted to be in a secluded area where they don't have to worry about people as it's too distracting. Wrightsville Beach is the best place to do just that as it offers short trails that are wide enough to photograph them at all angles, foot traffic is sparingly, and there are grass to keep these two love birds hidden from prying eyes.


The secret to completely dispel the awkward feeling is to focus on each other. Look at each others eyes, look at the lips, nose, cheeks. Imagine as if you are lying in bed together and just with your eyes, explore the map of each others skin.

Do you live beyond Wrightsville beach?


Listed below are US New's 14 top rated beaches in North Carolina.


  1. Emerald Isle Beach
  2. Bald Head Island
  3. Cape Hatteras
  4. Corolla/Currituck Beach
  5. Ocracoke Beach
  6. Top Sail Beach
  7. Oak Island
  8. Wrightsville Beach
  9. Atlantic Beach
  10. Duck Beach
  11. Nags Head
  12. Carolina Beach
  13. Kitty Hawk
  14. Kure Beach


Willing travel to these beaches. Travel Fees: $1 per mile after 20 miles from Wilmington, NC.

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Candid or Editorial?


  • The ultimate photographs taken aren't planned. They are organic. But I look for those patterns that seemed accidental. If you're in the right place at the right time, the more likely the chance of capturing the right photo.
  • Photographs can be planned but if a mixture between the two is just right, you'll get a unique and beautiful photo.
  • Editorial Photography is arranged in a way that it's appealing to the viewer. I can create juxtaposition, contrasts; light vs. dark, passion and apathy.
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
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Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina
Rachel and Justin Wrightsville Beach Engagement Session | Editorial Wedding Photographer | Wilmington North Carolina

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