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Category: Wedding Photography

Raleigh-based wedding photographer, Joe Payne, showcases some of his best wedding photographs on his blog. Check them out!

pavilion at carriage farm wedding – ashley & devon
Early last month, I headed out to photograph my first ever Pavilion at Carriage Farm wedding for the lovely Ashley & Devon. After the excitement of the weather we had in September, I was pleased to see the forecast and that we were going to be blessed with a beautiful sunny day out in the countryside. I met up with Ashley an ...
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st. mary’s & umstead wedding photographer – sarah & jake
Sarah & Jake were married back in February in a beautiful, intimate ceremony at St. Mary's School Chapel in downtown Raleigh followed by a full-on party at their reception at The Umstead. These are two amazing venues for a wedding: Built in 1855, St. Mary's Chapel has a fabulous vintage feel to it, which beautifully complemente ...
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river landing country club wedding – megan & chad
OK, so this River Landing Country Club wedding is going to be the final wedding to hit the blog in 2017, and, as far as I'm concerned, it's a great way to wrap up the year. Yes, it's a bit of a corker! Let's see: Fab bride and groom? Check! Awesome wedding party? Check!! Beautiful locations? Check!!! T-Rex first dance? CHECK!!! ...
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st. catherine of siena & the sutherland wedding – maria & andrew
Maria and Andrew's St. Catherine of Siena & The Sutherland wedding was definitely a highlight of my year so far. As wedding photographers, we can only hope for three things: great subjects, great locations and great light - all three were available in abundance on this beautiful day. Throughout the day, it was a joy to just ...
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umstead wedding photography – pascale & tim
Three distinct cultures came together last month at Pascale and Tim's Umstead wedding: with Lebanese and Japanese elements intertwined with a traditional American wedding there were so many beautiful moments and pretty details to take in. From the getting ready with the always-amazing Stephanie at The MakeUp Culture, to the first l ...
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borden building raleigh wedding photographer – britne & calebe
Britne and Calebe's wedding was a real coming together of cultures. With Caleb and his family hailing from Brazil, and Britne being from right here in the gold ol' USA, there was definitely a really fun vibe to this wedding. Britne wrote out and learnt her own personal vows in Portuguese, which was a surprise to Caleb and a very to ...
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oaks at salem wedding photography – kim & jeff
When Kim originally contacted me in May last year, she hadn't even booked her venue yet, so it was clear photography was a pretty big priority for her. As soon as we spoke, I knew we were on the same wavelength and I was so pleased when she booked me pretty much straight away. Happily, she did select a beautiful venue pretty quickl ...
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umstead wedding photographer – alex & marcus
There are a good number of reasons I love my job as a wedding photographer, and one of those is getting to spend quality time with people like Alexandra & Marcus, their friends and family, on one of the most important days of their lives. When I first met with them a year or so ago, I was immediately struck by their warmth, sen ...
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raleigh wedding portrait session – michelle & clay
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 ...
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new york wedding photography ~ peter and jess
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Crabtree's Kittle House, Chappaqua, NY Hair and Make-Up: Static, White Plains, NY Assistant Photographer: AnyaFoto, New Milford, NJ Being asked to shoot a wedding for anybody is always an honour; being asked to shoot the wedding of another wedding photographer is a nerve-wracking honour! And ...
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magnolia manor raleigh wedding photography ~ dayna and daniel
Wedding and Reception: Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed & Breakfast, Warrenton, NC Disc Jockey and Master of Ceremonies: All Around Raleigh DJ, Raleigh, NC Balloon Décor: Twisted Entertainers, Asheboro, NC Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to photograph Dayna and Daniel's wedding at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, North ...
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cincinnati wedding photography ~ samantha and jimmy
Hair & Make-Up: Identity Hair Salons and Spas , Cincinnati, OH Location: Krippendorf Lodge, Milford, OH Cake: Sugarplums Cupcakery, Milford, OH Dress: European Bridal, Reading, OH Band: Frankly Speaking, Cincinnati, OH Assistant Photography: Easley Blessed, Cincinnati, OH October took me back up to my old stamping ground in ...
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saint mary’s school raleigh wedding | christine and stephen
Hair and Make-Up: Primp Salonbar, Raleigh, NC Wedding Ceremony: St. Mary's School Chapel, Raleigh, NC Reception: NC State University Club, Raleigh, NC I had a great time shooting Christine and Stephen's wedding last month. We started off the day at Primp Salonbar, which is a really cool place for the bride and her entourage to ...
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raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 12
This is an image that just makes me smile. Capturing moments between loved ones is something I really enjoy doing. I'm not sure if it's because my wife and I live so far away from our families and loved ones back home in England and Panama and we miss them, or if it's just the old romantic in me, but I love watching people interact ...
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raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 11
People following this blog will know that I like to try to tell stories with my images and that one of my favourite parts of the day to cover is the preparation time when the bride is getting ready. This week's image shows the bride's mum helping her daughter into her dress, which is always an emotional highlight of the day. Someth ...
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raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 10
Another week and another time to look at something new. I thought it was time to actually show an image from a wedding ceremony, as I realise I have completely overlooked that side of things so far! Going back to the original themes I chatted about earlier on in this series, the areas I look for in my pictures are emotion, lighting ...
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raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 9
It's been an incredibly busy summer so far, so the "Shot of the Week" has unfortunately become more like "Shot of the Month"! I hope to get things back on track here soon, so please bear with me as I get caught up. This week's shot came from a recent wedding that I covered with a reception at the North Carolina State University ...
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raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 7 | cliff mautner bootcamp review
This week's image is a bit different to the norm as, instead of at a wedding, it was taken at Cliff Mautner's Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp, which I had the pleasure of attending this week. I have always admired Cliff's use of light and been impressed with his communication skills and down-to-earth approach to teaching. For those ...
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raleigh wedding photographer – image of the week: no. 3
This week's photo is a favourite of mine from a wedding I shot last October in Cincinnati. This was a fun day for me to shoot as the bride is an old friend of mine from when I first moved to the USA from the UK back in 1999. The reception was held in a marquee in the back garden of her parents' gorgeous house overlooking the Ohio v ...
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cathy & jimmy’s rehearsal dinner
As a follow-up to an earlier blog entry, here are the pictures from Cathy and Jimmy's rehearsal dinner. Great times! ...
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cathy and jimmy’s cincinnati wedding
Rehearsal Dinner: The Queen City Club, Cincinnati, OH Wedding Ceremony: St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH Reception: The Green Residence, Anderson Township, OH The weekend before we upped sticks to move to North Carolina, I had the honour of documenting Cathy and Jimmy's wedding for them. It was a long couple of days, but ext ...
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justin and meredith get hitched
A few weeks back, I mentioned meeting some very close friends of ours, Brad and Jennie, at a monthly gathering of friends who consume lots of raw fish, rice sake and plum wine. On Saturday, Cristel, Charlotte and I attended the wedding of two more "Sushi Club" friends, Justin and Meredith, who tied the knot up the road in Fishers. ...
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