We had a perfect evening at The American Tobacco Campus for Nikki & Brian’s engagement photo session in April. We had a few ideas in mind for some specific photographs, but we also made time to just stroll around and see what happened spontaneously. That worked out wonderfully. And even though it was a pretty busy evening there because of a Durham Bulls baseball home game and The Art of Cool Music Festival, Brian and Nikki made it a fun shoot and even played around with some of the people walking through who yelled out their “congratulations” to the couple.
The two first met during a Yoruba language summer course in Gainesville, Florida. They started dating just before the summer ended and then Brian returned to North Carolina to continue his anthropology PhD at Duke University. Nikki stayed at the University of Florida to finish her MA in Art History.
Every other weekend they met up in Charleston, Savannah, Beaufort, Atlanta or somewhere else in between NC and FL.
Nikki finished her MA and was accepted into Teach for America in eastern North Carolina where she lives now teaching “6th and 7th grade rockstars!”
Brian will be living in Benin, West Africa for the upcoming year, completing fieldwork for his dissertation.
Their wedding is set for June 21, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.