Soundside Park + Surf City Engagement Session // Ryan & Tori


We’re coming close to the one year mark since moving to the Wilmington, NC, area, but honestly feel like we’ve hardly scratched the surface of the beauty here on the Carolina coast! The only thing more fun than exploring the coastal towns, local beaches and barrier islands around this peninsula has been doing it with a camera in my hands and clients like Ryan and Tori make me love that even more!!

Tori has countless memories visiting Surf City since middle school, but getting to share her love of this coast with Ryan the last few years has only made it more meaningful. They decided driving over from Charlotte to meet up for their engagement pictures here was an easy YES. They both love the water, so it only seemed right to end their session with them running hand in hand into the crashing waves under the glow of the cotton candy southern sky.

Ryan and Tori, thank you for inviting me into this chapter of your story and letting me capture the dynamic of your joy in life and each other! I love seeing how you’re approaching your wedding day in a way that feels genuine to YOU and your relationship. As individuals, you are authentic, adventurous and giving, but as a duo, you champion those qualities. Your Wrightsville Manor wedding cannot come soon enough!!

If you loved this session, you should check out this one in Southport and on Oak Island!

  1. The faces of joy and delight on your clients’ faces are a gift to see.
    Thanks for sharing your work with us, Em!!
    Also, how has a year almost passed?!
    It has been a ride of ups and downs, but it’s great to see how life is starting to settle down and all is falling into place.

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