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Fletcher Park Raleigh engagement photoTheirs is a classic high school story of “bad boy” and “good girl”…that never quite came together. Though each was aware of the other and had piqued interest, Wayne was a class or two ahead of Susanne so they never ran in the same social circles. Years later, however, their paths crossed again at the Wellness Center, where Susanne was on staff and Wayne a member. Susanne now admits that she did enjoy seeing him walk through the doors and looked forward to the ever-friendly and oh-so-cute Wayne stopping by the front desk to chat. A year or more went by before they started dating, and here they are, in 2015, married two months and loving everything that married life has to offer.

Today’s snowstorm seems to offer the perfect #throwbackthursday moment. Let’s rewind to their super fun Fletcher Park Raleigh engagement session in last February’s snow!

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Who would have thought that a mutual obsession for restaurant Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill would lead to a beautiful love story? Well, this is certainly true for Katelyn and Chris! After meeting there at Chris’s going away party when he was moving to Lincolnton, the two stayed in touch until Chris finally moved back to Raleigh. One lunch date at Crazy Fire when Chris moved back, and the two have been inseparable ever since. For Katelyn and Chris, their story is a happy one. It’s a fun one. It’s one full of love. They are best friends, extremely open with each other, and always keep each other laughing.

Although nasty Virginia weather cancelled Chris’s elaborate plan to propose to Katelyn while on a zip line tour, he did not let that stop him, and quickly made the best of the situation. It was the perfect time- Katelyn’s entire family was together – he couldn’t wait any longer to ask her to marry him. When the two went to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen with Katelyn’s entire family, Chris completely surprised her and proposed in front of the whole restaurant. Of course, Katelyn said yes, and the wonderful couple could not be happier!

They will tie the knot on Saturday at Jones Chapel at Meredith College, so watch for wedding updates soon.

Here’s a look into their Pullen Park Raleigh engagement session last summer.

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amyWell, I’m just tickled pink…literally….to introduce you to a new face here at RSP. This is Amy, my PR/Social Media Intern. 

She’s been with me for about three weeks now and I already can’t imagine what I would do without her! She is a sophomore at NC State (GO PACK!), where she is studying communications with a concentration in public relations. And she’s not just a pretty face – she’s smart, too! She maintains Dean’s list status and is a member of  the University Scholars Program. As a member of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority, she is the Director of E-Communications, and was awarded “Most Outstanding New Member” for 2014.

She’s already jumped from the frying pan into the fire and is posting on social media, helping prepare upcoming blog posts, photographing “behind the scenes” when I’m working with clients, etc. She loves all things fashion and photography (talk about a girl after my own heart), has a great eye for design and is extremely creative when it comes to marketing. And, if you  were at the Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase a couple of weeks ago, you likely met her and her bubbly personality there.

Amy is originally from Hamilton, New Jersey, but quickly settled in to the southern way of life. She loves monograms, “Jacks” and even says “Y’all” now! Help me welcome her to the RSP family!


I am so not good at keeping secrets so when Grace Ormonde accepted this styled shoot late last spring, I was ready to shout it from the rooftops! And then the publicist said it would be appearing on their new Web site to come later in the summer.Wait. What? Summer??  Then, like anyone who has ever built a new Web site can attest, it was delayed. To fall. And then to winter. Which was awesome, because they really wanted it to debut on the new site. And I really wanted to have it debuted on their new site. I mean HOLY COW!!! This is GRACE ORMONDE! But WAIT! That meant I had to keep this secret. Like, for months!!!

So I’m TICKLED PINK to finally be able to share this amazingly gorgeous shoot with you as it appears on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. It’s a nod to all things Chanel so expect a lot of pink, frilly gorgeousness, and I hope you’ll find a little inspiration from it! And keep watching because I’ll be sharing more photos from the shoot in the near future.

A huge THANK YOU to Grace Ormonde for loving it and believing it was worthy of being published on the new site. I am excited, honored and humbled beyond belief. And an even bigger THANK YOU to the incredible team who pulled this all together. Your vision and hard work is greatly appreciated. I am blessed to get to work with professionals like you day in and day out! OXOX ~ R

The Creative Team: Location: Sir Walter Virginia Dare Ballroom, Raleigh, NC; Photography: Renee Sprink Photography; Event Design: Monica Noa, Nouveau Events; Hair and Makeup: Makeup for Your Day; Floral Design: Embellished Blooms; Cake: Jessica Alexander Designs; Stationery: Opus 1 Weddings; Linens: CE Rental; Rentals: Baileys Fine Jewelry; Jewelry: Charlottes, Inc.; Wardrobe Stylist and Bridal Salon: Traditions by Anna; Shoes: Karen Millen; Tuxedo: Bernards Formalwear; Models: Elizabeth Safrit and Tom Roach

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I‘s “back to school” week here in Raleigh so what better time to post a few Raleigh senior pictures? Meet Cameron from Raleigh Charter High School. Cameron was great fun to photograph. He has a wicked sense of humor and is known for his awesome head of hair! Enjoy a few favorites from his session. Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0001 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0002 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0004 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0006 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0007 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0009 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0010 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0013 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0015 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0016 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0017 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0018 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0020 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0021 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0022 Raleigh-Senior-Pictures_Cameron0023

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