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Barclay Villa Wedding | Chris + Courtney

Please join me in honoring marriage with Chris + Courtney who are celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary today! And of course I have a few images highlighting their Barclay Villa wedding. Salute! Barclay Villa Wedding Barclay Villa Wedding Click here to see more Barclay Villa Weddings we’ve photographed over the years.  

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Howard University School of Law Wedding | Courtney + Chablis

The moment when style and substance collide, beautiful images soon follow!  When Chablis contacted me and informed me that she came across our images on Munaluchi Bride’s website, I had this awesome feeling that comes with finding your ideal client.  Courtney + Chablis planned their day to wed at Howard University’s School of Law Dunbarton … Read more

Fayetteville Wedding Photographer at SkyView on Hay

SkyView on Hay wedding | Tony + LaQuondra

Have you ever created your own sunshine on a rainy day?  That’s just what comes to mind as I look back over Tony + La’Quondra’s SkyView on Hay wedding photos.  As weather had us quickly moving from our original plan A, to plan B, and then C, La’Quondra smiled, and then I smiled because this day was going to be beautiful regardless of forecast.

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Bridal Portraiture | La'Quondra | laquondra Bridal 0097

Bridal Portraiture | La’Quondra

As many of you know, I absolutely love bridal portraiture.  And during this time of the year, brides are able to accessorize in ways that remind me of my upstate New York upbringing.  I love the shah that La’Quondra’s father brought to her during her Fayetteville bridal portrait session!  We photographed this session a week before the ceremony took place.  Up until that time I had only talked with La’Quondra and her mother over the phone.  Although I consider Fayetteville local to me, we have a high percentage of clients who book us without meeting with us face to face.  So this portrait sessions was a bit of an introduction for all of us prior to the wedding ceremony.  Mr & Mrs King were so excited to see Quon in her wedding gown.  Their baby girl was having her wedding ceremony in just a few days!  I’ve chosen a few of my favorites from her session to share with you today.  I’ll share the wedding ceremony at the SkyView on Hay in Fayetteville, NC in a few weeks!  In the meantime, enjoy the images from Quon’s bridal portrait session.

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Junius Lindsay Vineyard Wedding | Josh + Natalie

Junius Lindsay Vineyard Wedding

It’s mid December, but I have some end of summer sunshine to share with the interweb. You may recall Josh + Natalie from their really unique engagement session. Now we have images from their beautiful wedding which took place at Junius Lindsay Vineyard. I really love photographing in new locations, and to my surprise we couldn’t find a single wedding published at this North Carolina vineyard. Uncovering this gorgeous venue was just one of many unique elements which made their wedding day so amazing. Every decision reflected on who they are, as well as who & what is important to them. Read more on this below as Natalie shares insights from the bride.

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St. Mark's Chapel | Mordecai Historic Park Wedding | Keith + Kaija | Raleigh Wedding Photography 0009

St. Mark’s Chapel | Mordecai Historic Park Wedding | Keith + Kaija

St. Mark’s Chapel | Mordecai Historic Park

I’ve had the pleasure of documenting some truly beautiful weddings this year.  Their beauty goes far beyond sunshine and blue skies.  As nice as that is, the radiance of a bride and her adoring groom far eclipse that.  When you see it, you know it’s true and special.  It’s like the confirmation of a special day.  Such was the case with Keith + Kaija who wedded at St. Mark’s Chapel on the grounds of Mordecai Historic Park.  In the brief time I was afforded with them, I was quickly able to see the beauty of their wedding day.  And, it was all about them.

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Bridal Beauty Portraiture | Dominique

It’s Veteran’s Day, and I couldn’t think of a better time to share a special project we pulled together in preparation for a wedding magazine promotional.  You see, Dominique is a Sergeant in the US Army.  In fact, she informed me that she’s a Drill Sergeant.  Impressed?  You should be.  Dominique recently tied the knot with Anthony which allows me to lift the veil on a little something different in bridal portraiture.  I’ll have to admit, I wasn’t intending to shoot in the studio this day, but I’m oh so glad that we did.  The result is a fusion of beauty + bridal portraiture.

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Grand Marquise Ballroom | Bridal Portraits| Vonetta

Congratulations to Jonathan + Vonetta who wedded on October 19th at the Grand Marquise Ballroom.  It was such a pleasure to assist them on their wedding day.  And now we are able to lift the veil on a few images from Vonetta’s bridal portrait session photographed at the beautiful Grand Marquise Ballroom!

In the first image I wanted to show off one of the major attractions of the Grand Marquise Ballroom, the staircase!  This image falls into a category of indoor scenic, showing off the venue with our beautiful bride showcased centrally.  Of all the times I’ve photographed here, this is the first time I’ve captured this image, which seems so obvious, yet rarely done.

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Marry Me Scones | Josh + Natalie | joshNatalieEngagement 0213

Marry Me Scones | Josh + Natalie

I love when clients have unique photo session ideas!  So when Natalie shared her idea to have their engagement session at her new home with Josh, I was elated.  A cooking session has its rewards!  When I arrived they were ready to go.  Natalie donned her apron, the food was prepped with the butter at the perfect temperature.  They were ready to make Josh’s kryptonite, the Marry Me Scone!  Legend has it that it was this very recipe that lead Josh on bended knee.Engagement Photos Marry Me Scones (1)
 

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