Wedding Ceremony: Duke Chapel, Durham, NC

Wedding Reception: Doris Duke Center at The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC

Dress: Pronovias from Lana Addison Bridal, Cary, NC

Florist: Tre Bella Florist, Durham, NC

Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery, Apex, NC

Catering: Durham Catering Co., Durham, NC

DJ: Frankie Hagan, Island Sound, Raleigh, NC

Assistant Photographer: Aletha Buck, Charlotte, NC

Following 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 Chapel and the Doris Duke Center in Durham. This was a really fun one to shoot, but this time I'm going to shut up and let the bride tell you about it herself:

"The photography was probably one of the parts of our wedding that my fiancé and I worried about the most, since neither of us likes having our picture taken. But as soon as I started talking to Joe and saw some of his work, I started feeling a lot better about the whole thing. It was a pleasure working with him for almost an entire year during the planning process, and I enjoyed getting to know him along the way, too! Joe was so patient during my bridal portrait session and did a great job getting me to relax. I thought that he did a wonderful job on the day of our wedding, too. I don't know how he managed to capture so many memorable moments, especially because he was so unobtrusive. I know my bridesmaids particularly enjoyed working with him, and all of us will happily recommend him to any friends who get married in the Triangle area. Joe's creativity and wonderful eye for photography definitely show in our wedding pictures! We absolutely love them and know our family and friends will, too. Joe went above and beyond, and we could not have asked for a better photographer or a better experience!"

Thanks for that Claire! And thanks to everyone that worked to make it a special day for all involved. Special shout-out to Sara Blaine at Duke Chapel and Frankie Hagan for looking after Aletha and me so well and keeping us on track!

Here are a few of my fave images of the day, including what I think is my first ever dip. I'm not really a fan of staged photos, but I had the rough idea for that image in my mind for a while and it just had to be done with an Officer and Gentleman on deck!

bride and sister look at pronovias dress
alternative wedding dress shot at washington duke inn
wedding necklace detail
pronovias wedding dress detail
bride and sister get ready at washington duke inn
bridesmaids arrive at duke chapel wedding
adjusting the dress for duke chapel wedding
bride puts on shoes at duke chapel
nervous bride ahead of duke chapel wedding
grandmother visits bride before duke chapel wedding
bride gets ready at duke chapel
bride and bridesmaids walk to duke chapel
bride and bridesmaids laugh at duke chapel wedding photography session
bride and father ready to walk down the aisle at duke chapel
duke chapel roof architecture
duke chapel wedding with stained glass window
reading at duke chapel wedding
voes at duke chapel wedding
first kiss at duke chapel wedding
duke chapel wedding recessional
bridesmaid congratulates the bride at duke chapel
duke chapel wedding exit
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duke chapel wedding portrait
bride and groom exit wedding at duke chapel
duke chapel wedding kiss
doris duke center wedding reception
bridesmaids having fun at doris duke center
father of the bride gives speech at doris duke center
having a break
ring detail at doris duke center
kiss during first dance
bride and dad embrace after dance
mon and dad of bride dance at doris duke center reception
have a cigar
last call at doris duke center wedding
taking a breather
gradpa cuts a rug at doris duke center
sparkler exit from doris duke center

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  1. this is lovely, keep it up – want to have some chat with you one day… (My Mentor)


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