Elyssa explains


The Kivii Life


Blog Party

welcome to the


December 14, 2018

JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement

JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement PhotosAnthony & Samantha’s JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement Session

All the laughter. That’s what we witnessed at this JC Raulston Arboretum session. Samantha & Anthony have a contagious great attitudes, so John & I had a blast creating their engagement photos. We met up the day before the triangle got blanketed with snow, so it was cold, but they had love (and leather jackets) to keep each other warm. And even though it’s almost winter, autumn colors had not completely fallen away (see what I did there?).

Samantha has a background in theater, but she wasn’t the only natural performer. They were both ready for anything, with fantastic senses of humor and adventure. I mean come on, not everyone has the courage to climb a tree during their engagement session. And this recreation? How’d they do Michelangelo?

A purple pop to end the evening. Thanks for hanging out with us y’all!


  1. […] at last, December. Just two weddings and one engagement session. First up were Samantha & Anthony with a JC Raulston Arboretum engagement session. Then at the very end of the year, we had Samantha & Kellan’s Duke Chapel slash Cotton […]

  2. […] you remember these two hilarious souls? Well, they tied the knot this weekend, surrounded by friends and family at the stunningly gorgeous […]