5.21.2011

michele + raphe // wedding . durham nc


We had a great time shooting [ Michele & Raphe's engagement ] last year, so were super excited to work with them again at their wedding in Durham this spring.

Michele & Raphe started the day with a tea ceremony where they served tea to their family & received all sorts of gifts. Michele was totally coated in jewelry before it was all said & done. :)






After the tea ceremony, Michele made a wardrobe change into her gorgeous wedding gown.







As always, we were excited that Michele & Raphe opted for a first look. Love capturing these sweet moments when our couples first see each other!







The ceremony took place at [ Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church ], located near downtown Durham.





Our next stop was [ King's Daughters Inn ], where we escaped the rain & headed inside for a few shots in Raphe & Michele's suite. SUCH a gorgeous hotel!







It was our first time shooting an event at Duke's [ Nasher Museum of Art ] & we couldn't have loved it more - what an amazing venue!


With reception coordination by Samantha Kozub & floral arrangements by [ Tre Bella ], everything turned out beautifully! Catering by [ Durham Catering Company ] & music by [ All Around Raleigh DJ ].


The beautiful cake by Michele's friend [ Alison Turner ] :












Everyone had a great time in the photo booth by [ Carolina Photo Booths ].



Thanks for everything guys!!

venues:
ceremony . [ Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church ]
hotel . [ King's Daughters Inn ]
reception . [ Nasher Museum of Art ]

vendors:
wedding coordinator . Samantha Kozub
hair + makeup . [ Bella Trio ]
florist . [ Tre Bella ]
dj . Eric with [ All Around Raleigh DJ ]
caterer . [ Durham Catering Company ]
photo booth . [ Carolina Photo Booths ]
cake . [ Alison Turner ]

5.18.2011

stephanie + bill // engagement . durham nc

We always love shooting engagement sessions, but they are that much more fun when we get to work with a couple as awesome as Stephanie & Bill! Turns out awesomeness must run in the family, because Stephanie is a cousin of one of our other amazing engagement clients, [ Tony & Nicole ], who we loved working with just as much. :)

Stephanie & Bill both went to [ Duke ], so we started our shoot on campus. I couldn't be more in love with all of the beautiful architecture!





















Naturally, our next stop was [ Sarah P. Duke Gardens ], where we managed to grab a few shots in between the swarms of people out at the gardens enjoying the beautiful spring weather.




And finally, we ended our shoot at [ the American Tobacco Campus ].








Love this spot!


And seriously, how cute are these two? I think this has to be one of my favorite shots. :)





Thanks again, guys! Can't wait to see you in Tulsa for the wedding this fall!!


film:
Fuji Pro 400H