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Greenwich-Village-NYC-Engagement-Photography-Lara-Juice-12
Greenwich-Village-NYC-Engagement-Photography-Lara-Juice-12
A couple of weekends ago, I flew up to NYC for an engagement shoot with Lara & Juice. We met up for drinks in their Greenwich Village apartment and went for a walk in the evening sunlight to take pictures around their home. From there, we headed up to the roof of their building to take some shots of the Manhattan skyline at dusk. As always, it's more about capturing the personalities and stories of my clients than posing and making up some kind of fantasy shoot so we kept things pretty relaxed and fun. Here are just a few of my faves from the session.   READ MORE
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Duke-Chapel-Carolina-Inn-Wedding-Angel-Jeff-34
If you've seen my last post, you'll know how much I enjoy shooting at Duke Chapel and the Carolina Inn. Well, lightning struck twice in August and I got to shoot at the same two venues for Angel & Jeff's beautiful wedding. Such a great couple and so easy going; they basically stood back and let me do my thing. Between the ceremony and reception, we got to spend some time on the grounds at Duke before heading across to Duke Gardens for a quick portrait session. Angel looked amazing in her gorgeous dress and chapel-length veil, which caught the light beautifully as the sun began to set. Of course, Jeff looked pretty dapper too!! From there, ... READ MORE
Duke-Chapel-Carolina-Inn-Weddings-SA-1-4
Duke-Chapel-Carolina-Inn-Weddings-SA-1-4
Sidney and Andrew's wedding marked my first return to Duke Chapel since it reopened its doors earlier in the summer. Well, I'd stopped in on the odd occasion to for shoots and to check out progress while it was being renovated. I'd also been back with Sidney, her mum and sister a few weeks earlier when I shot Sidney's sunset bridal  session (the images at the top and bottom of this post are from that session). But this was my first time shooting a full wedding since April 2015. Needless to say, I was really pleased to be back in what has to be one of my favorite venues to photograph in.  To have such an occasion backed up with a reception at ... READ MORE
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Duke-Gardens-Wedding-Photography19
Joyce & Ross were married this past weekend, so I'm now able to show some images from our pre-wedding shoot at Duke Gardens a fortnight or so ago. As you'll see, we had a pretty extreme shoot in terms of weather. I think we experienced pretty much all four seasons in the space of a couple of hours, but Joyce and Ross were on great form and didn't let the rain get in the way of their smiles. A good time was had by all, especially me! Here are a few of my faves from the shoot... READ MORE
Jade-Frank-Blog-28
Jade-Frank-Blog-28
Ceremony & Reception: NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC Event Coordination: Morgan Greer, NCMA, Raleigh NC Hair: Chanell Mitchell, Carrboro, NC Make-Up: Tara Konkel, Carrboro, NC Dress & Suit Design: The talented bride! Groom's Tailor: Daniel Weger, New York, NY Catering: Iris at the NCMA, Raleigh, NC Cake: The Phoenix Bakery, Carrboro, NC Florals: The Flower Garden DJ: DJ Dark Matter, Durham, NC Event Planner: Kristin Prince, Cary, NC Assistant Photographer: Erin Costa, Wilmington, NC OK, grab your hats, guys, this was a really fun day! Jade & Frank had the most unique, personal approach to ... READ MORE
Charlotte-Wedding-Photographer-RC-31
Charlotte-Wedding-Photographer-RC-31
Wedding Planner: Bridal Affairs, Charlotte, NC Ceremony & Reception: Johnson Carriage House & Meadows, Mooresville, NC Hair & Make-Up: Blushing, Charlotte, NC String Quartet: Carolina Strings, Charlotte, NC Catering: Best Impressions Caterers, Charlotte, NC Florals: Willow Branch Flowers & Design, Mooresville, NC DJ: ATGDJ, Charlotte, NC Assistant Photographer: Richard Israel, Charlotte, NC I love shooting at new venues and so was relishing the opportunity to document Rose and Chris's big day at the beautiful Johnson Carriage House, just outside Charlotte, NC. I headed over the day before to m ... READ MORE
Oaks-at-Salem-Wedding-Kathryn-Justin-17
Oaks-at-Salem-Wedding-Kathryn-Justin-17
[one_half padding="0 15px 0 0"] Ceremony & Reception: The Oaks at Salem, Apex, NC Officiant: Rev. Robin Renteria, Barcelona, Spain Hair & Make-Up: Sarah O'Boyle, New Hill, NC Dress: Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique, Wilmington, NC [/one_half] [one_half padding="0 0 0 15px"] Florist: The Flower Cupboard, Cary, NC Catering: Rocky Top Catering, Raleigh, NC Cake: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery, Cary, NC DJ: Damien Maass, Cary, NC [/one_half]   Kathryn & Justin are such lovely, genuine people, it was a real pleasure for me to meet up with them again to share in and document their big day with their f ... READ MORE
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Oaks-At-Salem-Weddings-2-9
Ceremony & Reception: The Oaks at Salem, Apex, NC Officiant: Rev. Kayelilly Middleton, Raleigh, NC Hair & Make-Up: Joanne Maye, Raleigh , NC Dress: Nitsa's, Winston-Salem, NC Florist: Daniel's Florist, Raleigh, NC Catering: Catering By Design, Cary, NC Cupcakes: CupCakeBite, Fuquay Varina, NC DJ: All Events DJ, Fuquay Varina, NC   Huge congratulations to Nicole and Brendan, who were married in a beautiful and intimate ceremony at The Oaks at Salem earlier this month. It was a hot and humid day, but we got some cool images! Thanks to the happy couple for having me along for the day - you guys were gre ... READ MORE
Raleigh-Umstead-Wedding-Photographer-Bianca-Andrew-47
Raleigh-Umstead-Wedding-Photographer-Bianca-Andrew-47
Chinese Tea Ceremony: Private Residence, Raleigh, NC Ceremony: St. Michael The Archangel, Cary, NC Reception: The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary, NC Florist: Brides & Bouquets, Raleigh, NC Hair & Make-Up: The Junction Salon & Bar, Raleigh , NC Catering: The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary, NC Cake: Ashley Cakes, Cary, NC DJ: Morse Entertainment, Raleigh, NC Videographer: Twenty-One Films, Raleigh, NC Assistant Photographer: Erin Costa Photography, Wilmington, NC   Bianca & Andrew's wedding day was a visual extravaganza of light, colours and raw emotion. From 9am to 11pm, we photographed the m ... READ MORE
Melrose-Knitting-Mill-Wedding-Photographer-KL-8
Melrose-Knitting-Mill-Wedding-Photographer-KL-8
Ceremony & Reception: Melrose Knitting Mill, Raleigh, NC Wedding Planner: Chad Biggs Events, Raleigh, NC Florist: North Raleigh Florist, Raleigh, NC Hair: Sarah Pohl at Mark Christopher Salon, Raleigh , NC Make-Up: Kate at Makeup by Ashley Mooney, Raleigh, NC Officiant: Fr. Christopher Ross, Raleigh, NC Catering: Babylon, Raleigh, NC DJ: DJ Collin Y, Raleigh, NC Cake: Publix, Cary, NC Dress: Savvi Formalwear, Raleigh, NC Guest Transportation: Smith Luxury Limousine, Raleigh, NC Couple's Transportation: First Class Mercedes, Raleigh, NC Kate and Luke were married last month in a really lovely, intimate M ... READ MORE
New-Bern-Wedding-Photography-Jessica-Brinson-43
New-Bern-Wedding-Photography-Jessica-Brinson-43
Ceremony: Private Residence, New Bern, NC Reception: The Batten Farm, New Bern, NC Florist: Avalon Event Floral, Morehead City, NC Catering: Adams Roadside BBQ, Goldsboro, NC Band: 3 Day Weekend, New Bern, NC Cake: Sherry's Signature Cheesecakes, Clayton, NC One of the many things I enjoy about being a wedding photographer is traveling around the state and seeing new places. After 5 years of living in North Carolina, this was my first trip to New Bern and what a beautiful part of the world it is! Having grown up on the coast in the UK, I always love being near the water and we couldn't get much closer for Jessica and Brinson ... READ MORE
Downtown-Raleigh-Wedding-Photographer-Alexandra-Trent-21
Downtown-Raleigh-Wedding-Photographer-Alexandra-Trent-21
A couple of weeks ago, I spent a Friday afternoon with Alexandra and Trent documenting their marriage at the Wake County Justice Center. It was a really quick but fun civil ceremony, after which we headed outside for some family photos and portraits of the happy couple. Oh, and we stopped for beer and hot dogs too. All in all, a great afternoon! For those that care, these photos are a combination of film and digital. Film was Kodak Portra 800 on a Pentax 67II with 105 f/2.4 and a Contax 645 with 80 f/2. Digital was a variety of cameras and lenses run through my Analogue Soul presets. READ MORE
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Rural-NC-Engagement-Photography-Christina-Jerry-21
A couple of weeks back, I headed down to Christina & Jerry's farm in Broadway, NC for their engagement session. On the way home, I went a different route and drove by fields and fields of beautiful flowers, which were just begging for pictures - so the next day we went back for some more photos! Here are my faves from the 2 shoots. For the photographers out there, these are a mixture of Kodak Portra 800 film and my Kodak Portra 800 presets for Lightroom. Have a great week, y'all! READ MORE
21c-Wedding-Photographer-Raine-Chasity-22
21c-Wedding-Photographer-Raine-Chasity-22
[one_half padding="0 15px 0 0"] Ceremony & Reception: 21c Museum Hotel, Durham, NC Dresses: Bellisima Bridal Boutique, Winston-Salem, NC Hair: Amaka's International Hair, Durham, NC Make-Up: Tiwa Lawrence, Raleigh, NC [/one_half] [one_half padding="0 0 0 15px"] Catering: 21c Museum Hotel, Durham, NC Planner: Tunisia Muhammed, Durham, NC DJ: DJ Ern, Raleigh, NC Cake: Edible Art, Raleigh, NC [/one_half]   At Durham's 21c Museum Hotel, photography is literally on show everywhere you look. Its current exhibition, entitled "Off-Spring" features amazing works from photographers such as Colombia's Adri ... READ MORE
Chapel-Hill-Wedding-Photographer-UNC-Engagement-18
Chapel-Hill-Wedding-Photographer-UNC-Engagement-18
Well, spring seemed to take an age to show up properly, but a couple of weekends back, we were treated to a really beautiful Saturday evening. As luck would have it, I had a UNC engagement photography session set up for that evening, so I loaded up and headed out to Chapel Hill to meet up with Eleanna and Michael. After a couple of beers at Top of the Hill to relax and get to know each other a little more, we went for a walk around the UNC campus and made some images. We shot a mixture of film (Fuji 400 processed by Richard Photo Lab) as well as digital, and the beautiful spring colours really popped in the evening light. All digital images w ... READ MORE
St-Marys-Chapel-Raleigh-Wedding-Jackie-Rob-15
St-Marys-Chapel-Raleigh-Wedding-Jackie-Rob-15
Wedding Planner: Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design, Raleigh, NC Ceremony: St. Mary's School Chapel, Raleigh, NC Reception: Mandolin, Raleigh, NC Accommodations: The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary, NC Hair: Matthew Melino, Raleigh, NC Make-Up: Manuel Eason, Raleigh, NC Officiant: Father Jay James, Raleigh, NC   Catering: Mandolin, Raleigh, NC Florals: Kelly Odom, Raleigh, NC Band: Peter Lamb & the Wolves Calligraphy: Marika Wendelkin, Raleigh, NC Cake: Mandolin, Raleigh, NC Transport: First Class Transportation & White Horse Transportation, Raleigh, NC Assistant Photographer: Erin Cost ... READ MORE
Raleigh-bridal-photography-the-sutherland-nc13
Raleigh-bridal-photography-the-sutherland-nc13
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to shoot the wedding of Jackie & Rob. I'm in the process of editing those images now, but wanted to take the opportunity to show you these images from Jackie's Raleigh bridal photography session at The Sutherland, which we did last month. For those that aren't familiar with it, The Sutherland is a lovely wedding venue just up the road in Wake Forest. Built in the 1831, the house is on the National Registry of Historic Places and has an incredible amount of unique spots to shoot in. We really were spoilt for choice and only had time to shoot in a small number of the rooms in the time we had available. ... READ MORE
Yasmin-Mike-Blog-50
Yasmin-Mike-Blog-50
Last week, I headed out to Duke Gardens with Yasmin and Mike for a really fun engagement shoot. Regular readers of the blog will know I shoot there a lot, so to keep things fresh on this occasion I challenged myself to shoot with just two pieces of gear: a Canon digital camera with an 85mm f/1.2 lens and a Pentax 67 camera with a 105mm f/2.4 lens. It was a cold day, so we pretty much had the gardens to ourselves and the light was gorgeous. Yasmin and Mike were troopers and we came away with some pretty nice shots. Here are just a few of my faves: ... READ MORE
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Charlotte-Wedding-Photographer-Trump-Golf-Course-Wedding-32
Ceremony: St. Therèse Catholic Church, Mooresville, NC Reception: Trump National Golf Club, Charlotte, NC DJ: DJ SPCLGST, Raleigh, NC Hair: Salon Envy, Mooresville, NC Make-Up: Jenny Le, Charlotte, NC Catering: Trump National Golf Club, Charlotte, NC Florals: From This Day Forward, Mooresville, NC Dress: The Lily Rose, Cornelius, NC Tuxedos: Jos. A Bank, Raleigh, NC Cake: Trump National Golf Club, Charlotte, NC I had a fab time shooting Ashley & Matt's wedding back in October. They are an incredibly cool couple who were great to work with - they basically trusted me to take care of their wedding photography m ... READ MORE
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PercilizBrendanWedding-736
Ceremony: St. Michael The Archangel, Cary, NC Reception: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC DJ: All Around Raleigh DJ, Raleigh, NC Florals: Creative Touch Events, Raleigh, NC Hair & Make-Up: Atomic Salon, Raleigh, NC Catering: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC Dress: Elegant Bridal, Burlington, NC Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse, Raleigh, NC Cake: Edible Art, Raleigh, NC Rentals: Connie Duglin Linen, Raleigh, NC [x_line] I first met up with Perciliz and Brendan over drinks in the Wild Turkey Lounge at the Angus Barn. It was a cold autumnal evening and so I was very pleased indeed to be introduced by Brendan to ... READ MORE
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raleigh-wedding-portrait-photography24
A couple of weeks back, I headed down to Hope Mills, just outside Fayetteville, to spend a few hours around sunset in the company of Michelle and Clay. Rather than going with traditional wedding photography for their day, they wanted to just take some portraits ahead of time, which sounded like a fun idea to me. So with a couple of cameras, a fab location and a whole lot of juicy golden hour light, we sallied forth and went for a stroll with the sole purpose of having some fun and seeing what we came up with. Here are just a few of my fave frames from their sesh. Cheers, guys! ... READ MORE
Chapel-Hill-Wedding-Photographer-Nicole-Wayne-91
Chapel-Hill-Wedding-Photographer-Nicole-Wayne-91
Ceremony & Reception: Snipes Farm Retreat, Chapel Hill, NC DJ: Damien Maass, Raleigh, NC Hair: Morgan Ipock, Wilmington, NC Catering: Layton's Catering, Raleigh, NC Dress: Carolina Bridal World, Smithfield, NC Cake: Amy Formby, Maysville, NC September kicked off in style with the Chapel Hill wedding photography of Nicole & Wayne's nuptials at Snipes Farm Retreat. This was another new venue for me, and I had a lot of fun exploring the character of the buildings and grounds with two lovely people who are totally in love with each other. Having such emotion on show combined with them giving me the leeway to do my th ... READ MORE
Raleigh-Wedding-Photographer-Annie-Grant-2
Raleigh-Wedding-Photographer-Annie-Grant-2
Ceremony & Reception: The Pavilions at the Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC Officiant: Rev. Barbara Lodge, Chapel Hill, NC Florals: The English Garden, Raleigh, NC Hair & Make-Up: Make Up For Your Day, Raleigh, NC Transportation: Moonlight Transportation, Fuquay Varina, NC Catering: Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC Vegan Cake: Whole Foods, Raleigh, NC DJ: The Perfect Beat, Raleigh, NC Rentals: CE Rental, Raleigh, NC Assistant Photographer: Rebecca Ferguson, Durham, NC Annie and Grant's beautiful Pavilions at the Angus Barn Wedding was a really fab day to document. It was a day of contrasts; from the bride and bridesmai ... READ MORE
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BritneyJeraldOut2179
Ceremony & Reception: Grand Marquise Ballroom, Garner, NC Florals: Jeffrey's Florist, Dunn, NC Planner: Creative Purposes, Raleigh, NC Make-Up: Tiwa Lawrence, Raleigh, NC Hair: Suede the Salon, Durham, NC Videographer: Complete Raleigh Video, Raleigh, NC Cake & Catering: Cake Couture Boutique, Raleigh, NC Transportation: Classy Transportation, Raleigh, NC Rentals: CE Rental, Raleigh, NC DJ: Spin, Raleigh, NC Photo Booth: Complete Weddings & Events, Raleigh, NC Assistant Photographer: Rebecca Ferguson, Durham, NC This year marks my fifth season as a Raleigh wedding photographer after moving d ... READ MORE
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