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February 29, 2016

Surprise Charlie Brown Themed Proposal & Engagement Session

Happy Leap Day Y’all!

We’re celebrating February 29 by leaping into a new website. What do you think?

Stephen and Emma also took a great leap not too long ago and this post is all about sharing their engagement story.


I love love love this job! In mid-2015, one my closest friends told me he planned on proposing to another good friend of mine, his girlfriend Emma (spoiler alert – now she’s his fiance), and he enlisted John and I for some help. Stephen Allen planted some seeds, and got Emma to reach out to me right after Thanksgiving to do some “Christmas card” photos. Ever the smart man, he let Emma do the planning, only suggesting that they use a Charlie Brown theme.

Here’s the classic scene of Lucy tricking Charlie Brown… with a twist:

Stephen proposing to Emma Charlie Brown style
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Stephen Allen and I have known each other for almost a decade now, and I really mean it when I say he is one of the most delightful humans on the planet. This guy always makes sure everyone around feels welcomed and his laughter is legitimately contagious. Emma is likewise a delight – witty, sarcastic, and nerdy. Everyone in our circle of friends was excited when the two of them started seeing each other. I don’t think there was any doubt she’d say yes when Stephen proposed, but I was still so excited when it actually happened.

Here are some more pictures from the happy day:

Seal it with a kiss
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Charlie Brown and Lucy shoes
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Yay! They' class=
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A ring and a football
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Kissing under the Davie Poplar
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We obviously had to get some shots and a kiss under the Davie Poplar to make it official. If you’re not a Tar Heel, you may not know this, but according to legend, if a couple kisses under the Davie Poplar, that couple will get married. I also loved how Stephen “reacted” to the ring that he picked out.

LOOK AT THAT RING
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Happy couple
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Happy couple under the Davie Poplar
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A quick of change of clothes and we continued the engagement portraits around campus.

Outfit change
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Engagement photos at the Old Well
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Dancing at the Old Well
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Posing at the Old Well
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Giggling sweethearts
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Keeping their eyes on the ball
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Congratulations again you guys! I love you both so much and I can’t wait for your wedding 🙂


We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful 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’re photography sorcerers.

Also, while 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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