July 23, 2020

Engagement Photos in Downtown Wilmington, NC and Wrightsville Beach | Anne Marie and Sam

This couple is particularly special to me because Anne Marie was one of my best friends in college! I met her and her best friend Brittany (also known as BMatt, though we all had a million different nicknames) when I was a junior and they were freshman. They joined Alpha Chi and we instantly connected, spending so many nights laughing in my apartment.

It’s so crazy to me that Anne Marie is getting married AND she’s a Dakota Hersey Bride!!!! (Though honestly I couldn’t imagine in any other way!!!)

Sam and Anne Marie met in high school when she worked for his family’s restaurant. They didn’t officially start dating until her junior year of college. I remember her telling me about him during her college senior photos and she was SO excited.

Fun fact about their proposal: They got engaged December 31, 2019 at 11:59 during the countdown to the new year at their home. Sam told Anne Marie in December 2018 that they would get engaged in 2019. In true Sammy fashion, he waited until the last possible minute 😂 She said it was worth the wait!

Next March they’ll be getting married in a beautiful Greek church in Fayetteville, and I cannot wait to celebrate them!

They’re so fun to photograph because Anne Marie’s laugh is contagious and you can tell Sam adores her…even when it was raining on us at the beginning of the session! A little bit of a gloomy day couldn’t stop us from beautiful engagement photos!