Marvin-Efird Park, Marvin, NC Engagement Photo Shoot | Charlotte & Fort Mill Wedding Photographer

December 4, 2018

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Marvin-Efird Park Engagement Photo Shoot

As an engagement and wedding photographer, I’ve shot photo sessions in numerous locations. When I arrived at Marvin-Efird Park in Marvin, NC (adjacent to the quaint town of Waxhaw, NC) for the first time, I was struck by all the beautiful light everywhere. Besides being an adorable little park, the slowly setting sun had everything awash in beautiful and soft, golden light. I basked in the warm (but slightly chilly) softness of my surroundings as I scouted locations for Taheerah and Brandon’s engagement photo session while waiting for them to arrive. Many other photographers were present, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather conditions and ethereal light.

When Taheerah and Brandon arrived at Marvin-Efird Park and Taheerah stepped out her car, this photographer was struck not only by Taheerah’s beauty but also by her stunning dress! Not long after their arrival, April from Bloom Wild showed up to bestow upon Taheerah a beautiful and handmade floral crown (and matching ring — more on that ring later!). I immediately escorted Taheerah and Brandon to my the first photography location I scouted for them, a tiny field next adjacent to Marvin-Efird Park’s community garden. Just the way the light fell on Taheerah and Brandon warmed my photographer heart!

A couple kisses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

And look at how they gazed at each other here!

A couple poses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

That golden-hour light at Marvin-Efird Park was pure bliss for an engagement photo shoot!

A couple walks for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

Next, we took a short walk down to a little path by a fence, where I had Taheerah and Brandon practice their first dance for their wedding day.

An adorable couple dances for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple dances for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

They then sealed the dancing with a sweet kiss!

A couple steals a kiss for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

After that, we took another short walk toward the lake, where these beautiful images were captured.

An engaged woman shows off her ring for her wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A beautiful couple kisses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

Ugh, don’t you just love this image of Brandon fixing Taheerah’s hair?! It’s one of my absolute favorites from their engagement photo shoot!

A loving fiancé adjusts his fianceé's hair for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

Next up, we visited one of the other trails that went alongside the water.

A couple lovingly embrace for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple walk and kiss for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple smile for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple show off their rings for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

I still can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous Taheerah’s flower crown from Bloom Wild was!

A woman poses for her wedding photographer in a beautiful gown and stunning flower crown by Bloom Wild Florals of Charlotte, NC at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A woman poses for her wedding photographer in a beautiful gown and flower crown by Bloom Wild Florals of Charlotte, NC at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

And I can’t forget how Bloom Wild threw in a matching ring! How sweet!

A woman shows off her floral ring created by Bloom Wild Florals of Charlotte, NC for her wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

After showcasing the beautiful florals from Bloom Wild, we moved to a large field adjacent to one of the parking lots at Marvin-Efird Park, where these adorable images happened.

A couple twirl for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple laugh for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A cute couple laughs for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

And here’s another favorite of mine!

A gorgeous couple kisses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

Next, it was time for Taheerah and Brandon to change into their second looks! We went back to the large field, where Taheerah and Brandon stood and looked all cute.  🙂

A couple hold hands and pose while looking in opposite directions for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple hold hands and pose for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

I was totally in love with Taheerah’s second look!

A couple embrace and kiss for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple smiles for the camera for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

Marvin-Efird Park may be a smaller park (that was super crowded with other talented photographers on this particular day), but it sure boasts lots of scenic options for any type of photo shoot, especially engagement photo shoots in the fall! So, off we went to find a spot with the beautiful trees as a backdrop.

A couple adoringly gaze at each other for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple adorably kisses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple playfully laugh and pose for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple playfully kiss for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple playfully poses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

Taheerah was gracious enough to let me borrow her stunning engagement ring for this amazing ring shot on a fall leaf. How pretty!

A teardrop engagement ring is placed on a fall leaf at Marvin-Efird Park in Marvin, NC just outside of Charlotte by Charlotte and Fort Mill Elopement and Wedding photographer The Wallflower Photographer.

Cannot get over how cute Taheerah and Brandon are! (This adorable image was Taheerah’s idea!)

A couple plays and poses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

They’re also very stylish and good at posing.  🙂

A couple stylishly poses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple stylishly kisses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A stylish couple poses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

At one point, Taheerah and I both spotted a tree trunk that made the perfect spot for the last images of their engagement photo shoot.

A couple jokes and laughs for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple sweetly kisses for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot. A couple poses on a tree trunk for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

How cute is Taheerah falling into Brandon’s arms here?

A couple embraces and laughs for their wedding photographer at Marvin-Efird Park outside of Charlotte, NC during a beautiful sunset engagement photo shoot.

And that’s a wrap!

I had a great time with Taheerah and Brandon and can’t wait to document their early spring wedding at eXtravaganza Events in Charlotte, NC! Stay tuned!

Love,

Claudia

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