I always encourage my couples to make their engagement sessions personalized to them and for Kate and Mark that meant bringing along their dog, Bear. Heartbreakingly, Bear passed away not long after our session, so we were so incredibly thankful to get these memories captured. Kate and Mark get married this December in Uptown, so it felt only right to photograph their engagements at Romare Bearden Park. This spot has become a sunset favorite of mine and was filled with sunshine and Charlotte residents on this April afternoon. Mark and Kate have a natural ease about them and complement each other so well and my time with them made me even more excited for this winter. These two become Mr. and Mrs. Fischer this December at 220 North Tryon!