Dana and James are getting married next year and I was lucky enough to be able to shoot some pics of them for their engagement!
I was particularly excited about this shoot because Dana is my sister-in-law and they were visiting for the weekend. Not only did Reynolda Gardens offer the perfect back drop to the cute couple, it was fun to show the two of them around Winston-Salem. Just for good measure, we also headed over to Old Salem for a few shots.
You can see a few more photographs from their shoot on my facebook page!
Salem Lake Park, in Winston-Salem, offers miles of trails through woods, with a 365-acre lake being the main attraction.
I traveled down a path that I had never taken before, named "The Gorge", which meandered beside a nice stream.
It was beautiful and at times I forgot that I was even in Winston-Salem. The surrounding environment reminded me of the mountains, with huge boulders planted beside the stream beckoning for you to take a break on and cliffs created by the rushing water that exposed layers and layers of rock and history.
And at one point, with the kudzu taking over fields and massive trees, I felt as if I was transported in the world of The Wizard of Oz and I was following the yellow brick road. The colors and the golden sun radiating between the leaves gave me a serene and surreal feeling.