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Katie & Paxton: Woodlake + Belt Line Station Engagement Photos These two get married at Belt Line Station in less than a month!!! We joked about being on Plan Q or so. This was my first time getting to meet them in person, because Covid kept us from an initial meeting over drinks, but they […]

Creative Portrait at a Belt Line Station Engagement session in Durham, NC

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Woodlake + Belt Line Station Engagement Photos

September 16, 2020

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A Casual Backyard Wedding for John & Dawn I’m starting to get used to this micro-wedding thing. This weekend’s fantastic tiny affair was a casual backyard wedding for the lovely Dawn & John. We drove a couple hours north Saturday morning, just over the border into South Boston, Virginia, where the almost-weds were gathering with […]

An older couple holds hands on their wedding day - inspiration for a casual backyard wedding

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Casual Backyard Wedding in Virginia

September 14, 2020

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Allegra & Joe’s Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding (+ the beach!) Allegra & Joe got married Sunday of Labor Day weekend in Wilmington at the Brooklyn Arts Center. It was my first time at that venue and now I want more weddings there. It’s gorgeous!! Given the Covid situation, Allegra & Joe had only family with […]

Bride and Groom pose at the Wilmington River Walk after their wedding at the Brooklyn Arts Center

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Brooklyn Arts Center & Beach Wedding

September 9, 2020

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Clara & Oliver’s Live-streamed Chapel Hill Elopement I’ve got another micro-wedding for y’all! This one’s a stunning Chapel Hill elopement from sunny Saturday afternoon. Clara & Oliver tied the knot on a dock overlooking a pond near a relative’s house in northwest Chapel Hill. The spot was perfect – the pond (with a fountain!) was […]

Bride and groom laugh as they run through a wooded area during their Chapel Hill Elopement

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Chapel Hill Elopement slash Zoom Wedding

August 31, 2020

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Kim & Mark’s Rainy AirBNB Backyard Wedding We’re still in Covid19 Quarantine times, so this weekend’s wedding was another intimate, backyard wedding with just a handful of guests in attendance. Kim & Mark live in Atlanta and their families are in Pennsylvania, so when they decided to go the micro wedding route after coronavirus derailed […]

Bride and groom smile under an umbrella in the pouring rain

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Rainy Backyard Wedding

August 17, 2020

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Megan & Taylor’s Durham Brewery Engagement photos What do you do when you start your engagement photos at a brewery outside but rain is threatening? You move to *another* brewery that has better cover. And thus, a Durham brewery engagement tour was born. We’d always planned to start Megan & Taylor’s engagement session at Ponysaurus, […]

An engaged couple laughs over beers at Durham Brewery Ponysaurus

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Durham Brewery Engagement Photos

July 19, 2020

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Get your colorful wedding inspiration from this styled shoot at the Lucky Strike Suite in Durham, NC First a disclaimer: this is a styled shoot. And for those of you who don’t know what that means, it means it’s not a real wedding. I think that’s important to disclaim, because a lot of times real […]

A Black couple stands in wedding gown and custom red suit at Belt Line Station in Durham, NC

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Colorful Wedding Inspiration – Styled Shoot at The Lucky Strike Suite

July 15, 2020

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Sarah & Abe’s Nerdy Engagement Photos at the Eno River Q: What kind of engagement photos should nerds aim for? A: Nerdy engagement photos! So that’s what we did for that couple you see above playing Nintendo Switch! Granted, Sarah & Abe are also nature lovers, so you’ll see plenty of that too because West […]

Engaged couple plays Nintendo Switch during their nerdy engagement photos

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Nerdy Engagement Photos at the Eno River

July 12, 2020

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Liz & Rikki’s nerdy Raleigh same-sex elopement Y’all. The bar has officially been set as high as I’ve ever seen it for custom nerdy wedding ceremonies. At this awesome, colorful, nerdy same-sex elopement, Liz & Rikki vowed to protect one another from orcs and weeping angels. And to be one another’s Companion through space and […]

Two brides strike a fun pose at their same-sex elopement in Raleigh, NC

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Nerdy Raleigh Same-Sex Elopement

June 27, 2020

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Meredith & Jason’s Raleigh backyard wedding As I predicted back in early April, Covid19 has really changed the way weddings work. It will be interesting to see how long-lasting the ripple effect is, but for now, I’m focused on my couples who have made the pivot to intimate, micro-weddings, like Meredith & Jason. They celebrated […]

Bride and groom stand in front of their house in North Raleigh

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Raleigh Backyard Wedding – Meredith & Jason

June 23, 2020