I finally got the chance to photograph some couples portraits in Wilmington, North Carolina! If you don't know, I'm a huge One Tree Hill fan. I've been wanting to visit Wilmington (where they filmed the show) again after a brief visit a few years back, and Joel surprised me with tickets to an OTH convention. I was ecstatic! So, I put it out there that I'd love to photograph a couple while I was down there. Danielle and Jason reached out, and plans were set.
We met up with Danielle and Jason at the riverwalk in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina for some portraits right as the sun was starting to set. Wilmington is such a pretty setting for photos. I loved the colorful buildings, palm trees, and warm sunsets. It was so cool to see the city come to life in the evening when everyone would come out to stroll the riverwalk and grab dinner or drinks at one of the restaurants along the water.
Danielle is originally from Maine but moved to Wilmington for work. That's where she met Jason. It's kind of crazy that we're both from Maine, but never met here and somehow managed to connect in North Carolina. What are the chances?
I really enjoyed hearing her talk about how she'd grown up with Maine winters and had to adjust to the southern humidity, while Jason's experience was the opposite. Luckily, he only has to deal with the cold and snow when they come to visit Danielle's friends and family in the winter.
Here are some of my favorites from our time with Danielle and Jason in Wilmington!
P.S. If you haven't watched One Tree Hill yet and you were a teen during the 2000s, I highly recommend it. Who doesn't love a little Chad Michael Murray?
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