Ashley + Justin


“Justin I need you to whisper in Ashley’s ear in your sexist voice your favorite vegetable.” 


“Okay, I want some broccoli


We did Ashley & Justin’s engagement shoot at the JC Arboretum in Raleigh. There was a horrible rain shower leading up to the shoot, but thankfully it stopped shortly before we arrived. This couple was so much fun to work with, and they were open to so many different poses. Ashley and Justin are recently engaged, and I loved hearing more about how they’re planning for their big day! I want all my clients to feel comfortable with me, so I play music they like on my portable speaker and enjoy getting to know more about them. Justin talked about his hockey team, and Ashley talked about how she is finishing up Pharmacy School. 


The JC Arboretum is a part of NC State’s campus and is such a peaceful place to walk around and explore. This location provides so many options for couples, from diverse landscapes, to hidden patios, and gardens. I recommend going to Lucky Tree, a nearby coffee shop, and exploring this beautiful arboretum with your partner. 


Ashley and Justin, thank you for trusting me with this session, I’m so excited for this new chapter of your life!


Interested in having your engagement shoot at the JC Arboretum or another beautiful location? I would love to do that! Be sure to head to my contact page on my website and submit a form or check out my Instagram @emileecraftphotography!