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July 3, 2013

duke chapel weddings ~ bridal session for claire

Bridal Session

Claire and Zach got spliced back in early June and I’m looking forward to sharing some photos of their big day very soon. What a top day that was!!

Claire lives out of town so one evening a couple of days before the wedding, we got together at Duke Chapel to take some portraits of her in her dress. As you can see, the weather, combined with the beautiful gothic architecture of the chapel made it a perfect evening for some moody and dramatic images.

Here is a quick selection of a few of my faves. Thanks to Claire for being so game and to Katie for being my little helper!

A full blog post of the wedding will be coming soon!!!

Have a great 4th of July everyone!

Cheers,

Joe

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duke chapel weddings ~ claire and zach 10:49 July 8, 2013
[...] on from last week’s post of Claire’s bridal session, I am really pleased to be able to share the images from Zach and Claire’s wedding at Duke [...]

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