Oak Island NC Engagement | Garrett & Moira Lifestyle Engagement

So I’ll start this by saying this was the most memorable and precious session I have shot to date.  This all started with me asking my brother and his girlfriend if they would like to do a lifestyle session to which they graciously agreed.  Fast forward a couple weeks to a beautiful weekend at Moira’s family beach house and the lifestyle session that we shot there.  We had so much fun!   We made some mixed drinks, relaxed, and started shooting.  Their love for each other just naturally came through, the kind of barf cute stuff that you can’t fake.  They made my job insanely easy.

So we wrap the session and go about our usual beach weekend routine of making a ridiculous dinner that’s way too involved and too much food.  After dinner we all decide to go hang at the beach and play bocce ball for a little while.  Well Jared and I toodle off for a walk and he’s like “ok I don’t know what’s up but Garrett told me that we need to go back up to the house so they can have some privacy”.  I have no clue what’s going on so I just fake a foot injury and we go back up to the house.  Well about 15 minutes later they come back up to the house and Moira has this gorgeous Gelin Abaci engagement ring sparkling away on her finger!  Of course I cried because I’m a giant baby but I’m just so excited.  So we run to the beach pantry up the road to try and grab some champagne but they don’t have it so being the classy people we are we grabbed some Miller High Life.  We figured the Champagne of Beers would do in a pinch, and it sure did.  We made sure to go back out the next day and grab some engagement pics with that sparkly new ring.

I can’t even fathom a better person for my brother.  Moira has seamlessly come into the family and my brother’s life and she is the perfect fit.  She is my “deco bro” and fast becoming one of my closest friends.  

Garrett and Moira – you guys are soul mates and perfect for each other!  Now let’s get this thing official!

<3 Jared & Rachael

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