Talk about a set-up. When Anna and Graham were seniors at Wake Forest, some of their mutual friends were so convinced they’d be a perfect match that they organized an entire party just to get Anna and Graham in the same room. Apparently, it took Graham a good half hour to make his move, and people were starting to get a little concerned… But everything went according to plan, and a few years later, Graham proposed—a sweet story unto itself.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Anna and Graham drove to South Carolina to see his parents. While they waited for Graham’s parents to get ready for a brunch they were all going to attend, Graham and Anna decided to tool around the island for a while and eventually ended up at a beautiful landing on the sound with Civil War ruins in the background. Anna recalls seeing that there was a photographer at the landing shooting photos, but didn’t think too much of it, but when Graham proposed, the whole thing was caught on film. Just a few minutes after the proposal, Graham’s family arrived on the scene. But the real kicker was that Graham had also arranged for Anna’s parents, sister, brother, and sister-in-law to be there, and they drove up just behind Graham’s family.
On October 28th, Anna and Graham will tie the knot at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Charlotte. Father Frank O’Rourke will do the honors, a dream of Anna’s since she was a child. Once the ceremony is complete, the party will move over to Myers Park Country Club, where Anna and her family are members, and where Anna’s dad got to know Graham on the course.
This engagement session was so much fun, and that was in spite of the fact that Anna showed up to the shoot with a pretty mean case of pneumonia. One of the first things she told me was: “I should be okay as long as you don’t make me laugh.” Um…
These two are such wonderful people, and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in October. Just a few short months left, you two!
Location: Wing Haven Gardens
Make-up Artist: Woo Skincare and Cosmetics
Hair: Mandi Murrow of Bentala Salon