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February 13, 2020

Kreativ Summit | Raleigh Wedding Photographers

Creative and dramatic portrait of wedding couple with a green background and reflection |

Kreativ Summit, Orlando, FL

Heya, your favorite Raleigh Wedding Photographers went to the Kreativ Summit last month and it was awesome! I’m a firm believer in continuing education and finding new sources of inspiration and guidance, and this conference did not let me down. Kreativ featured some of the best photographers in the game, many of whom I’ve followed and admired for a long time. Here’s some of what I shot during guided shoots at the conference.

The image I shot above was envisioned by David Mendoza III. The next image shows what the scene looked like, and then you can see David moving in to create some more romantic, close-up portraits. Our models for this session were the incredible Kayla & Michael Longshore, who are stunt performers and all around awesome folk. 

Behind the scenes of a romantic, creative couples portrait session at Kreativ Summit | Colorful wedding portrait inspiration, couple embracing in wedding attire |

After shooting in the hotel lobby, David moved us all outside, where we spent time looking for light to work with after dark. 

Nighttime wedding portrait, wedding couple backlight in front of blue sculpture |

I couldn’t resist breaking out my flash for a nighttime dance.

Bride and groom dance in the dark in front of a blue sculpture in Oralndo, FL |

We ended the nighttime session with some silhouettes in front of this awesome blue light wall at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. 

Couple silhouetted in front of a blue and purple light wall | Couple silhouetted in front of a blue and purple light wall |

Above, David fixing Kayla’s hair. Below, moving into the next shoot I participated in: In the left corner of the frame is Jason Vinson, who led us on a shoot featuring (1) his creative brain and (2) the incredibly talented photographers Erika & Lanny Mann as models. I didn’t shoot that much during Jason’s session, but here’s a few, mostly behind the scenes. 

Behind the scenes of a guided couples portrait session at Kreativ Summit |

This next image is taken by shooting through the little holes you see in the staircase that everyone above is peering through. 

Couple embracing in corner of image, with blue circles in foreground, creative couple portraits |

The last styled shoot I did at Kreativ Summit was with Tonie Christine, and the models were Sidney Bakken (solo) and Jacob & Kayla (couple). The florals you see (including the awesome hat decor) were from Baug-haus Shop

Bride posing with hat in natural light | Bride posing with backlit sun shining through image | Bridal portraits featuring a floral hat | Bride posing with backlit sun shining through image | Bride posing with backlit sun shining through image | Bride posing with backlit sun shining through image | Bride and groom dancing and posing along a street | Bride and groom waiting to cross a street |

ICYMI, while I was in Orlando, I also made some engagement portraits at Disney World



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.

Also, while 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. 

Want to know more? Check out more of our images or learn more about our nerdy selves or just send us a note! Can’t wait to hear from you.