raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 5
June 29, 2011

raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 5

Durham Wedding Photographer

Good light: it’s the holy grail for us photographers, so when I saw this red brick warehouse lit up in the orange glow of the setting sun at last Saturday’s wedding in Durham, I immediately suggested to the happy couple that we make the short walk over to take some pictures before the start of their reception. We got there, I showed them where to stand and left them to themselves to interact naturally. The result was this image of the couple and the spontaneous kiss of the groom on his bride’s shoulder.

You can’t pose this kind of image and make it look natural, so the trick is to just find the light, have some fun and let the couple take care of everything else. That’s why I never spend too much time posing my subjects or directing them. I much prefer to see people relaxed and being themselves versus having them worry about doing something that doesn’t come from their own heart. One photo like this is worth countless posed ones as far as I’m concerned!

Have a great 4th of July everyone!

Related Posts
Featured
raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 6
raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 6
When I'm out shooting, a lot of my time is spent looking around at my environment and trying to work out how to take what I am looking at and make the very best picture of it I can. That may sound pretty obvious, but as someone who has been hired to document a very important day, the temptation a lot of the time is to just take pictures and more pictures to make sure you are covering every single moment possible. You have to make a conscious effort to slow down and take in your surroundings whilst you're working away. This week's image is a case in point about how it can really be rewarding to take a moment to look around and take a few ca ...
READ MORE
king’s daughters inn wedding photography ~ tamika and john
king’s daughters inn wedding photography ~ tamika and john
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: The King's Daughters Inn, Durham, NC Florists: Tre Bella Flowers, Durham, NC Make-Up: Mary Giagnacova, Durham, NC Catering: Rocky Top Catering, Raleigh, NC Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery, Apex, NC DJ: David "DJ XL" Actkinson, Durham, NC Wedding Planner: William Alston, Philadelphia, PA Just a quick blog post for Tamika and John, who were married in a beautiful, intimate ceremony at the fantastic King's Daughters Inn in Durham, North Carolina. I had a brilliant time with them, their family and friends and wish them all the best for a long and happy future together. These are a few of my fav ...
READ MORE
duke gardens durham wedding photography – anh & david
duke gardens weddings – anh & david
Regular visitors to my website will know I love working on Duke Gardens weddings and it was such a treat to photograph Anh & David's wedding there a few weeks back. But rather than me tell you about it, here's Anh herself with a quick recap of how she found me and how the planning and the day itself  went down: "I am the kind of bride who puts a lot of time and effort into researching each and every vendor till I find a perfect match. I rank my wedding vendors in an excel spreadsheet and Joe was my number one choice in the photographer category. My husband and I planned our wedding on a moderate budget but we knew we had to prioritize ...
READ MORE