Jessi Blakely for Tamara Lackey Photography: I have known Berta for a long time…and she has known Seth for even longer.  We go back to the Durham School of the Arts middle school days, but Berta and Seth take all the way back to kindergarten.  About a year and a few months ago I asked Berta and Seth if they would model for me for a shoot I wanted to do…engagement-esque in Duke Gardens on a lovely early spring day.  We had a blast…they are so comfortable with each other and so in love…love looks great in photographs:)  Within a month of our shoot Seth had proposed.   I will gladly take full responsibility for that;)

Berta works as the assistant pastry chef at the The Carolina Inn where the reception was.  You know the food was amazing!