Wedding Wednesday: Sunrise Engagement Shoot at Merritt’s Pasture

January 17, 2018
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You might remember Jessica from Three Region Photography who did an in-home session with Nathan and I over the summer (Staycation Style). Well, here she is again working her magic for our sunrise engagement shoot.

We wanted to go back to Merritt’s Pasture in Chapel Hill where Nathan proposed to take our engagement photos. We wanted to go right at sunrise to get some of that amazing morning light and cloud cover.

It was a perfect choice. We really wanted something a little outside the box for our engagement shoot. A little spooky, a little dark, and Jessica was able to capture that beautifully.

(^ his favorite move)

(^ one of my favorites!)

This Forever New Column Maxi Dress in Rose Print was the perfect find for this shoot. It was super breezy (& freezing!) the morning of our photo shoot which gave this dress a perfect dramatic effect. I paired it with a pair of black ankle boots because of both the freezing temperatures and the fact that I knew we would be doing some off-roading. However, I will absolutely be pairing it with a classic pair of black patent leather pumps in the future.

This is the first post of the #WeddingWednesday series coming to The Doctorette! I’m excited to continue sharing our wedding planning experiences with you.


Check out Three Region Photography’s blog post about our engagement shoot: Nicole & Nate – Sunrise Merritt’s Pasture Engagement Session.


Kachet of The Kachet Life

These pictures are stunning!

Thank you Kachet!

Oh my gosh I’m obsessed with you photos! They turned out beautifully!

Wow, these pictures are absolutely amazing! I’m awestruck!
Sarah Lindner

Thank you so much Sarah! 😀

I love the moodiness of these photos!

Yes! Exactly what we were going for – thanks Lauryn!

These photos are hauntingly beautiful!!

Thanks Kimberly!!! Exactly what we were going for 😉

what gorgeous photos! love that one where you are transparent! it’s so cool!!!


Isn’t that a great effect?! Our photographer is a genius!

these photos are so cute!


These photos are so beautiful!! Congratulations!

Thank you so much Rach!

These photos are stunning! Love these so much!

Belle | One Awesome Momma

Thanks Belle! <3

These photos are absolutely stunning! Such a neat vibe and your dress was the perfect choice!

xo, Sara

Thanks Sara! We were trying to do something a little outside the box and I loved how they turned out.

Omg stopppp these photos are literal magic! I am so in love!

Thanks Shira! 🙂