Jared + Nate | HRC Gala Auction Winners

I had the unique opportunity to donate a portrait package to the HRC NC Silent Auction this past February.  It was such an honor to be able to donate my time to those fighting the good fight and advocating for LGBTQ equality here in North Carolina.  Jared and Nate were the winners of the package I donated, and MAN, I think I'm the one who won with these two!

Every so often I photograph a couple and I'm just completely captured by their love and their laughs.  Nate is a comedian...I don't think Jared and I stopped laughing the whole hour the three of us spent together (with bonus points for them bringing their dogs...score!).  They have so much fun and when they proposed doing a "staged progressively tipsy" photo session, complete with Nate carrying Jared out for dramatic effect, I was sold.  Apparently, this whole relationship may have started with a first date, some drinks, some MORE drinks, a broken ankle, and Nate to the rescue, so paying homage was a MUST.  We took over the Music Factory and had a ball.

Thank you guys for being the best and sharing your love!  Hope to see you again soon!