Megan & Edward’s Downtown Durham Engagement

Golden Hour Downtown Durham Engagement Photos by Fancy This Photography

After meeting Fancy This Photography owner Nikki Whitt, Megan Le and Edward Nishio knew right away she would be the perfect person to capture their engagement photos. COVID-19 and the governor’s stay-at-home order made scheduling the shoot challenging. Eventually, they were able to meet Nikki in downtown Durham to capture some gorgeous memories. Megan says that Nikki helped brainstorm Downtown Durham engagement photo backdrops and scoped out the scene weeks in advance. 

[Fancy This Photography] was really nice to work with during the engagement shoot [and] abided by all COVID safety precautions,” Megan says. 

Sunrise Mural Horizontal Downtown Durham Engagement Photos by Fancy This Photography

Comfortable In Front of the Camera – Fancy This Photography

The couple started their shoot near the Durham Hotel before venturing to the parking deck that overlooks the American Tobacco Campus. Megan emphasizes that, along with being impressed by Nikki’s work, she and Edward enjoyed the shoot because they felt comfortable around Nikki.

“Comfort was really important to us because we don’t take pictures together often so we can get a bit awkward and wanted someone who we felt relaxed around,” Megan says. “[She] was great at coaching us [and] made us feel at ease, and we had so much fun roaming around downtown Durham.” 

With Fancy This Photography, Nikki’s goal is to capture the authentic sides of the couple she photographs. She loves working with couples who are genuine, prioritize their relationship, and who are looking to have a fun and unique wedding. Before, Nikki likes to get to know the couple, which contributed to Megan and Edward’s comfort during their downtown shoot. 

Wind Swept Romantic Bull Durham Sign Downtown Durham Engagement Photos by Fancy This Photography
NC Couple Walking Through Downtown Durham Engagement Photos by Fancy This Photography

Relationship Reunited in Downtown Durham

Megan and Edward chose downtown Durham for their engagement photos because, after years in a long distance relationship, it was the city that finally brought them together. After meeting at the University of Georgia, Megan’s graduate school and administrative fellowship at Duke University Hospital kept them apart for 3.5 years until Edward moved to Durham in 2019. The couple plans to tie the knot in the Bull City, and wanted to give friends and family a sneak peak of Durham through their engagement photos. 

The couple’s engagement photos feature several Durham landmarks, including the famous Bull Durham sign and the striking sunrise mural on Main Street. 

Flirty Romantic Sunrise Mural Downtown Durham Engagement Photos by Fancy This Photography

If you’d like an equally personal experience for your engagement shoot, click here and learn more about at Fancy This Photography. 

You Might Also Like
Multicultural Duke Chapel wedding Jennifer Bosak Photography ceremony venue

Durham Wedding Venue Guide

Heart of NC Weddings’ Guide to Bull City Weddings Welcome to our Durham wedding venue guide! Venue options in the heart of Durham range from cozy inns to manicured gardens

Read More »