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September 13, 2022

Killjoy Cocktail Engagement

creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

Killjoy Cocktail Engagement Photos

We met Joe & Colleen at Killjoy Cocktail bar in downtown Raleigh to start their engagement session. Then, once the sun was low enough in the sky that we weren’t going to immediately start sweating outside, we headed to the WRAL Azalea Garden for some more photos.

I’ve known Colleen for years (we met in a fitness class way back when I was still working as an attorney), and I’m excited to be photographing her & Joe’s wedding day. And look how great they look together:

an engaged couple snuggles on a couch at Killjoy Cocktail in Raleigh | photos by Kivus & Camera

There’s a reel on the Kivus & Camera instagram page that explains how I created this image of Colleen in the foreground and Joe seen reflected in the mirror above her head.

Portrait of an engaged couple, one partner is seated on a couch in the foreground, the other is seen reflected in a mirror above the first person's head | photos by Kivus & Camera

Meanwhile, this one is a pano stitch of 30 or so different frames.

creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

Killjoy Cocktail has so many instagrammable spots, but one of the crowd favorites is this closet-sized room with wall to wall mirrors.

A couple laughs with their reflections all around them, in a small room full of mirrors creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

Time to head outside to golden hour!

an engaged couple dances in a garden creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera an engaged couple embraces far in the distance, in the foreground are pink and green plants creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera A man kisses his partner's forehead creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera engaged couple embraces in a black and white photo creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Portrait of a couple, with the focus on the woman's engagement ring creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Engagement portraits at WRAL Azalea Garden creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

I’ll leave you with a silly one. I love this statue in the garden!

an engaged couple poses behind a sculpture of monkeys on a bench doing the "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil pose" creative engagement photography at Killjoy Cocktail bar in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

Want to know more? Check out more of our images or learn more about our nerdy selves or just send us a note! Can’t wait to hear from you.

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