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This Christmas Engagement Shoot Turned Into a Surprise Proposal

Surprise Christmas Proposal Photo Shoot in NC

To all the men out there who are thinking about proposing, take note! Southern Bride & Groom’s Preferred Photographer, Cor Photography, reached out to Courtney and Luke to be a part of her Christmas engagement styled shoot at the Leslie-Alford-Mims House in Holly Springs, NC, which is right outside of Raleigh. They of course jumped at the opportunity – who wouldn’t! Luke reached out to Corey of Cor Photography a few days later with a plan of his own. Together, they turned this styled holiday engagement into a perfect surprise Christmas proposal photo shoot. What could be more romantic than capturing the moment that two people decide to spend the rest of their lives together? What a Christmas gift.

Cute Couple embracing for christmas photos in Raleigh, Cor Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia

On top of how perfect the scene was, Courtney was pampered with hair and makeup styling by Perfection by Patricia. Her long golden hair was paired with a holiday wreath crown and berries. Perfection by Patricia is a highly experienced and sought-after hair and makeup artist based in Raleigh NC. She specializes in weddings, and is a SB&G preferred hair and makeup artist!

PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia

A Christmas Engagement Turns into a Proposal Photo Shoot, Graced with Snow

Corey of Cor Photography and Luke had a plan of how the proposal would go – but Mother Nature had another idea. Although snow is rare in Raleigh NC until January, snow began to fall on this December day. They quickly grabbed the opportunity to run outside to catch the special moment as flakes hit the ground. Luke got down on one knee and asked his love Courtney to be his wife.

“Luke had a mischievous grin and I had a feeling he was planning something big. Little did I know, he set up the most perfect proposal that far exceeded any dream I could ever imagine,” said Courtney.

PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia

Courtney shared, “When I first met Luke, I never knew he’d become so special to me. He has shown me what it means to exist in true happiness, mimicking so many traits that my late father possessed. That’s how I know he’s the one. God has definitely had a hand in our relationship, with the help of my most precious angel. Our love is effortless without end. I couldn’t have pictured a more perfect way to spend forever than to have Luke by my side.”

PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia
PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography

NC Wedding Photographer Cor Photography Captured this Christmas Proposal at The Leslie-Alford-Mims House

Cor Photography is a Raleigh-Durham based wedding and engagement photographer. Her style is light, airy and absolutely breathtaking. Not only did she capture the special moment between Luke and Courtney, she also planned the entire Christmas themed engagement style shoot at Leslie-Alford-Mims House, a beautiful wedding venue near Raleigh NC. Talk about a creative individual!

After the surprise holiday proposal in the snow outside, the styled NC engagement shoot continued with a cozy scene inside the beautiful Mims House. Cor Photography gathered winter pillows, hot cocoa, impeccably wrapped presents and a simple Christmas tree to create a lovely area by the fireplace for holiday inspiration. There are so many Christmas engagement shoot ideas – or you can just this as inspiration for your holiday cards.

PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia
PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Perfection by Patricia
PHOTOGRAPHY Cor Photography

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