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Millennium Center Bridal | Octavia

Millennium Center Bridal Portrait   “ I loved working with Dajuan and his team. From start to finish he was extremely professional and was able to personalize a package just for my husband and I. During my bridal portrait session, he was very eager and willing to try new looks and poses in order for … Read more

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Triad Wedding Photographer | Monica’s Bridal

Thirteen months ago, I received an inquiry from Monica. See shared that she loved the crisp quality of our photos. After talking with her shortly thereafter, I learned that she preferred being photographed outdoors. She shared several images of her and Joey enjoying the outdoors. So for her bridal session I scouted several outdoor locations. … Read more

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Merrimon Wynne House Bridal | Laura

Earlier this month, Lawrence + Laura celebrated their wedding among family and friends, with yours truly capturing every single moment! That means I can share Laura’s bridal portrait which was captured a few weeks ago at the Merrimon Wynne House in downtown Raleigh. Join me in wishing them well as they enjoy their lives, together! Merrimon … Read more

Grand Marquise Ballroom Bridal Portrait

Grand Marquise Ballroom Bridal | Erika

Last Saturday Jamal + Erika tied the knot at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ. Afterwards they celebrated their nuptials among family and friends at the Grand Marquise Ballroom. And now that the two are husband + wife, I can now share Erika’s bridal portrait which was also captured at the Grand Marquise … Read more

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Bridal | Krystle

Now that Ron + Krystle have tied the knot, I can now present Krystle’s Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden bridal photographs. Krystle’s bridal session was special from conception. She wanted to include a great grandmother who wouldn’t be able to attend the wedding ceremony at the Bella Collina Mansion. So almost a year in advance we … Read more

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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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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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