NoDa Engagement | Andrew & Cheryl
To start off the session, we met up with Andrew & Cheryl, in Uptown Charlotte. They’re getting married this October at St. Mary’s Chapel, so we decided to venture near the surrounding area to capture some greenery in the city. After that, Andrew & Cheryl changed outfits and we all hopped over to one of our favorite spots in Charlotte… NoDa!
NoDa is the coolest, little, urban setting located super close to Uptown Charlotte. We love this place for it’s laid back vibes, dog friendly shops, street music, art on every corner, and of course it’s killer food & brews. NoDa is an awesome spot to surround yourself with local art and we are completely smitten with all of the mural art walls this city has to offer. We love that Andrew & Cheryl were totally feeling the NoDa vibes too and we were excited to photograph a fun couple in these cool spots.
It was a warm afternoon and as we were roaming around NoDa, Andrew spotted an interesting doorway. We just had to stop for some sweet pictures there but then we decided to explore inside further. We ventured down a long dark hallway, turned a corner, and climbed some stairs all completely covered in graffiti art and designs. At the end of the intriguing path, we discovered a little, hidden bar, perched up on the second floor, overlooking NoDa’s streets below. The place is called, Salud and it was awesome! We took our time and wandered around, looking at the local pop up booths and taking in the interesting atmosphere. It was a wonderful added surprise to the end of the session and a welcomed reprieve from the Summer heat. Andrew & Cheryl grabbed some drinks and cozied up in a corner booth. And we loved spending some time getting to know them both better. We chatted on and on about everything from cars to business, from antiques to dogs. It was so much fun and we loved seeing Andrew & Cheryl’s connection and love for one another.
Andrew & Cheryl, we’re so excited about documenting your wedding this October and look forward to celebrating with you soon! Cheers to you both!!
Mark & Kelly