ThelsaPhil2
April 21, 2012

unc chapel hill engagement session ~ thelsa and phil

Engagements

Last Saturday, I met up with Thelsa and Phil at Top of the Hill in downtown Chapel Hill for their engagement session. We had a couple of drinks and a chat, before heading off to the UNC campus for pictures around the gorgeous campus grounds there. We went for a relaxed stroll and took some shots by the Old Well and around Coker Aboretum. Both Thelsa and Phil have ties to the school, so it was the ideal location for their shoot.

It was a really lovely day so we had a brilliant time making the most of the beautiful light in the late afternoon. Thelsa and Phil are a fantastic couple with a great sense of humour and I’m really looking forward to their wedding in June. With such an international flavor, it’s going to be a joy to shoot.

Anyway, back to the engagement photography; these are a few of my favorites from the shoot:

Geek info: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM and EF 135mm f/2 L USM, and Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM

Michael Burke 14:22 April 22, 2012
Fantastic, Joe.
Lisa Gruber 13:11 May 7, 2012
the best pictures I have ever seen. You both look radiant! So exciting!
Shamila Shetty 14:28 May 17, 2012
lovely! 1
Chetana Misra 15:35 May 17, 2012
Wow. Thelsa's looking gorgeous. How did you manage to find this blog?
Shradha Doshi Bajaj 02:24 May 18, 2012
nice pictures and congratulations for the engagement..........
Ruby Dias 09:52 May 18, 2012
Great pics..and many congratulations!
Aarthi Thoppae 13:58 May 18, 2012
Congrats Thelsa.. Wish you Happiness always!
Swetha Iyer 04:58 May 19, 2012
Awesome Pictures Thelsa...both you guys look wonderful...Made for each other.... God Bless! and Best Wishes for your marriage!
Jigna Thakkar 05:01 May 19, 2012
Fabulous pictures..
Alka Daniel 05:01 May 19, 2012
OMG...OMG.....beautiful pics.....:))))....can't wipe the smile off my face...:) congrats thels....
Alka Daniel 05:02 May 19, 2012
This one is for Mr. Joe Payne.....wonderful job done...:)
Trina Sil 10:42 May 19, 2012
beautiful! congrats to both of you! best engagement snaps I have ever seen! :)
Joe Payne 01:41 May 26, 2012
Thanks for your kind comments everyone!
Sanjith Saseedharan 04:17 June 12, 2012
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Related Posts
Featured
Rural-NC-Engagement-Photography-Christina-Jerry-21
rural nc engagement photography – christina & jerry
A couple of weeks back, I headed down to Christina & Jerry's farm in Broadway, NC for their engagement session. On the way home, I went a different route and drove by fields and fields of beautiful flowers, which were just begging for pictures - so the next day we went back for some more photos! Here are my faves from the 2 shoots. For the photographers out there, these are a mixture of Kodak Portra 800 film and my Kodak Portra 800 presets for Lightroom. Have a great week, y'all!
READ MORE
SamJimmyWeb
raleigh wedding photographer – samantha and jimmy’s greenville engagement session
I recently took a trip down to Greenville, SC to shoot an engagement session for Samantha and Jimmy, whose wedding I will be documenting in October. I had spoken with them once or twice back in November last year, so it was really nice to hang out, have a couple of drinks and take some pictures together. They really are a fun couple with a lot of great chemistry, which really comes through in the pictures. It's a bit of a cliché to say, but I definitely came away from the shoot having made two new friends, so I'm really looking forward to seeing them again on their big day. The shoot itself threw up a couple of challenges as Greenville se ...
READ MORE
Raleigh-Engagement-Photographer-Kim-Jeff-8-2
raleigh engagement photography | kim & jeff
A couple of weekends ago, I met up with Kim and Jeff for their Raleigh engagement photography shoot at Jeff's parents farm in Fuquay-Varina. We had a couple of beers and then headed out to take some shots as the sun set and the "Super Moon" made its appearance. It was a really lovely evening and we had a lot of fun exploring the light and trying to make each other laugh. Here are just a few of my faves from the shoot...  
READ MORE