Downtown Raleigh Engagement

July 16, 2019


Pooja & Robert

Are they not the cutest and most beautiful couple you have ever seen?! I mean seriously!!! I’ve had so many people comment after seeing a few of these photos posted on Instagram about how much they look like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle & Prince Harry!

Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.

Pooja contacted me after she saw my work on Instagram from a friend’s gorgeous Indian wedding she attended in Jacksonville, Florida. As a photographer, it’s always such an honor and blessing when your work is loved and admired. After speaking with her over the phone, getting to know them little and hearing about their love story, I knew she and Rob would definitely make the perfect Rebekah & Grace couple!

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Instead of me trying to come up with a different and unique way of telling their story, I am going to allow you to hear it first hand from the couple’s words on their Zola.com wedding site.

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How They Met

“We first met as a wide-eyed freshman at UNC through a mutual friend. While we were friends in college, Pooja didn’t know what she was missing. It wasn’t until years later when we reconnected in 2016 via a dating app–that will remain unnamed–that our courtship blossomed. Like a true gentleman, Rob swiped right first.”

JC Raulston Arboretum engagement photography. Raleigh engagement photography. Downtown Raleigh North Carolina.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.

The Proposal

5/23/19 “We had the best-laid plans for a trip to Hawaii (and one of us had plans for a proposal). Naturally, this meant the earth then decided to literally open up and start spewing lava all over our destination. “

Custom gold engagement ring.  Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Isn’t this ring absolutely gorgeous?!! The groom had this ring custom made to honor his great grandmother’s engagement ring from 1919! 💍💕
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring.  Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring.  Raleigh engagement photography taken in JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.

“We refused to let this stop us, though, especially Rob for some reason. Instead, we traveled to Kona, and Rob surprised Pooja by popping the question along sandy cliffs overlooking manta rays. We spent the rest of the week celebrating our engagement among all of the beauty of the big island, with hikes along black sand beaches, snorkeling with sea turtles, sunset-gazing from the top of Mauna Kea, and amazing food–lots of amazing food. And yes, we saw the lava!”

Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
JC Raulston Arboretum engagement photography. Raleigh engagement photography. Downtown Raleigh North Carolina.
Custom gold engagement ring. Raleigh engagement photography taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Downtown Raleigh North Carolina. Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Black and white photography | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Gorgeous city lights of Downtown Raleigh NC
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
City Lights of Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.
Engagement Photography | Night city lights in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. | Photography by Rebekah & Grace Photography.

I absolutely adore this couple and am beyond excited to capture their wedding this September in just a few short weeks.

In Love & grace,

Rebekah

If you love what you see and are interested in Rebekah & Grace photographing your engagement and wedding, get in touch with me Here! I can’t wait to hear your love story. Not sure if Rebekah & Grace is the right photographer for you, head over HERE and find out!

  1. Pooja Makam

    July 17th, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Awww Rebekah you’re the best!! So thankful we chose you to be a part of our big day for years to come!!

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