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May 19, 2020

Downtown Durham Anniversary Portraits

Couple poses for portrait with the downtown Durham skyline and a deep blue sky behind them

Kate & Mike’s Durham Anniversary Portraits

They’re celebrating 10 years y’all!!!

Hey!! The world still exists out there. But it is a little weird. I had a socially distanced portrait session in downtown Durham this weekend with my friends Kate & Mike of MKM Photography to commemorate their 10 year wedding anniversary. They looked awesome – from Kate’s gorgeous dress in their brand colors to Mike’s suit to the bouquet of wooden flowers. Even their son Lindon looked pretty cool. He’d put on his “Elyssa outfit” which is pretty much the best compliment ever since he was mixing patterns.

Anyway, here are my favorites from this downtown Durham anniversary portrait session. 

We started at the courtyard between the Durham Convention Center and the Carolina Theatre.

Couple poses in front of the waterfall next to the Durham Convention Center Man gently kisses woman on the forehead

Laugh together, love forever. And oh yeah, Kate’s dress has pockets!!!

Man and woman laugh at the camera, posing for Durham anniversary portraits Portrait of a man and a woman leaning on one another, shot through green leaves

Gotta find a way to show the latest ink. This lady has some awesome tattoos. 

Woman in a teal dress in golden light Woman in a teal dress laughing toward the camera

And Kate made this lovely bouquet. And I forgot to ask, but I assume she made Mike’s boutonniere too? 

Closeup of a blue and white wood flower bouquet held by a woman in a teal dress

This shaved head is a new development in the Marchetto household. A little bit quarantine, a little bit if you can pull it off, go for it!

Man in a blue suit poses in front of a staircase for Durham Anniversary portraits Man in a blue suit poses in front of a staircase for Durham Anniversary portraits Man in a blue suit poses in front of a staircase for Durham Anniversary portraits

I of course had to break out some MagMod gels to pull in their brand colors. Around this time, the people working at the Carolina Theatre gave us some delicious popcorn to take home. They’re doing takeout concessions in case you didn’t know. I highly recommend picking up some treats for your next quarantine movie night. 

Silhouette of a man and a woman at the top of a staircase Silhouette of a man and a woman at the top of a staircase

A bit before the sunset time we headed up to get our skyline/sunset angle. And we got oranges…

Couple poses in front of an orange sunset during a Durham anniversary portrait session Couple dances in front of an orange sunset during a Durham anniversary portrait session

… and bright blues…

Husband and wife laugh in front of a blue sky at sunset

.. and dark blues! And Lindon got zoomies in. Ginger love <3

Dramatic night portrait of a husband and wife with their young son running by them Couple poses for portrait with the downtown Durham skyline and a deep blue sky behind them

Okay last one – how fierce is this lady! I love having a like-minded nerdy creative wedding photographer friend like her. Congrats to you two on 10 years and here’s hoping we can hang out over beers in a “new normal” situation soon. 

Woman in a teal dress poses on a rooftop in front of the Durham skyline and a deep blue sky

 


We believe that love is bright and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we’re photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed. 

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