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DIY Wedding in the backyard? LOVELY! Dustin & Jamie tied the knot in Dustin’s parents’ backyard and it was a true DIY wedding. These two planned and handled everything themselves, with loads of help from family. When I arrived at the house on Friday for the rehearsal dinner the garage doors were open, and the […]

This couple had a DIY wedding in the groom's parents' backyard

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Raleigh backyard DIY wedding!

September 23, 2021

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Samantha & Cesar’s Duke Lemur Center wedding Y’all, I was SO ready for this lemur center wedding!! It’s been a while, since they had to postpone due to COVID, but you may remember Cesar & Samantha from their engagement session at Duke Lemur Center back in 2019. Well, we finally got to have their intimate […]

Duke Lemur Center Wedding

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Duke Lemur Center Wedding

September 7, 2021

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Katie & Brian at Lavender Oaks The summer wedding season ended with Katie & Brian on the 28th at Lavender Oaks Farm, which is a gorgeous venue in Chapel Hill. Just look at it up there under the stars (and there’s more of the comfy casual reception attire too!) These two lawyers actually got married […]

After dark wedding photos at lavender oaks farm

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Lavender Oaks Farm – Chapel Hill Wedding

September 1, 2021

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Follow this event Sarah & Abe’s Covid wedding at Murphey School Our second Murphey School wedding in the time of COVID! The Old Murphey School is actually a perfect spot for a COVID wedding because there’s plenty of outdoor space for distancing, and you can do your ceremony up on the stage like Sarah & […]

Fun reception outfits for a casual bride and groom

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Old Murphey School Wedding

August 27, 2021

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Bradford Wedding reception for Lisa & Josh The Bradford wedding venue is just outside of Raleigh, in New Hill, NC and it was the perfect backdrop for Lisa & Josh’s reception this past weekend. You may remember these two from their intimate, COVID-safe, December wedding in Lisa’s dad’s backyard. Now that vaccines are out in […]

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The Bradford Wedding Venue | Kivus & Camera

August 3, 2021

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Angel & Jeff’s NCMA Wedding Party!!! First things first, sweetest couple ever!!! Angel & Jeff got married last year in an intimate ceremony but planned an amazing NCMA wedding reception to celebrate with their favorite people this year. It was a gorgeous day at the museum of art and so relaxed. Since there was no […]

Wedding portraits at the north carolina museum of Art

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NCMA Wedding Portraits & Celebration

July 25, 2021

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Corinne & Ian’s fun wedding at the Cotton Room The initial plan was 7/11/20 for these two, but COVID bumped it to 7/10/21. I think that just built up all the anticipation to culminate in an incredibly amazing, fun wedding this past weekend. We met Corinne & Ian ages ago at a Cotton Room open […]

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Super fun wedding in Durham

July 13, 2021

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A & B’s Wakefield Barn May Wedding The first Saturday in May is always a great day: it’s Derby Day & it’s a popular wedding date (that’s when John & I got married). May 1 of 2021 was no exception: we had a wonderful spring wedding at Wakefield Barn and that’s featured here. As always, […]

Wakefield Barn Wedding Silhouette

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Wakefield Barn Wedding

May 6, 2021

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Elyse & Brian’s Durham Elopement The tiny wedding trend of 2020 (brought about by COVID of course) has continued into 2021. Our latest wedding was a small and sweet Durham elopement for Elyse & Brian. They were married by Magical Weddings by Carly in the backyard of a big Durham farmhouse, with just half a […]

Durham Elopement and mini wedding

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Durham Elopement

February 2, 2021

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Victoria’s Raleigh bridal portraits I promised these when I shared Victoria & Bryant’s wedding last month, and here they finally are! The stunning Victoria’s Raleigh bridal portraits. This was my first time shooting anything at the Hall & Gardens at Landmark and I was devastated to see that they’ve closed in the few months since […]

Raleigh bridal portraits at the Hall and Gardens at Landmark

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Raleigh Bridal Portraits – Victoria

January 19, 2021