Randi & Rob | All Saints Chapel Wedding

Randi & Rob’s wedding was one many photographers would love to photograph! Of course, we had perfect weather, a wonderful ceremony site, great food and cotton candy, but the icing on the cake was that the reception was at Neuse River Brewing in Raleigh! Gotta say it…I (Chrsitobal) love me some beer.

There are a few details that I thought were cool. The bouquet symbolized what they had on their first date, yep, ice cream in a waffle cone. Both the bouquet and boutonniere had a photo of their mothers to be by their side for the day…very touching. And the location selected by the bride for their portraits was perfect.

It was a day filled with hugs, tears of happiness and love. From the first look to the cheers with beers, it was awesome!

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Amazing Vendors – Ceremony: All Saints Chapel | Reception: Neuse River Brewery | Catering: CockADoodleMooTruck | Cake: Whole Foods | Cupcakes: Short n’ Sweet | Coordinators: Alicia & Jessica | Transportation: Raleigh Historic Trolly | Cotton Candy: Oscar Williams Gourmet Cotton Candy | Tent: Tent and Event

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Sydney’s Senior Portraits

Meet Sydney, a wonderful Senior who knows who she is and knows how to be herself. When I asked her if she had any outfit changes and she said, “No,” as she tugged at her jacket and bracelets as she looked at me through her glasses with a smile coupled with a laugh. We had a great session at Fred Fletcher Park where we shoot all our Senior Short Sessions.

What are the Senior Short Sessions you ask? Well, they are fun compact sessions that give you exactly what you want. A variety of great images that show your unique personality. A great selection of B&W and color images, social media files and the high-res files to top it all off.

Have questions about the Senior Short Sessions? Just shoot us an email by clicking the “Contact” tab located up above on the site.

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Rose & Christophe | 21C Wedding

Rose and Christophe’s wedding was packed with a little bit of everything for the Raleigh couple. They had great dancing, a great location for portraits, unique officiants, a fun wedding planner, delicious food, a great groom and a beautiful bride. They made this photographer’s (Christobal)  job a blast!
The day started with getting ready at 21c with the bride and her ladies having fun in the suite as the guys prepared for the day in the vault downstairs. The couple was later married by the father of the bride and mother of the groom in the beautiful ballroom. Then they kissed, walked down the aisle and headed to the cocktail hour upstairs in the gallery.
The band played “Friday I’m In Love,” by The Cure for their first dance. Christophe twirled a smiling Rose and finished the dance with a dip. After that, the dance floor was packed with everyone showing their best moves! What a fun wedding with an amazing couple. Congrats!

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Amazing Vendors : 21c Museum & Hotel, CE Rentals, WINK Hair + Makeup, Themeworks, Watered Garden, A Southern Soiree and The Attraction Band

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Carley & Aubry | Duke Gardens & The Cotton Room Wedding

The perfect wedding day for Carley and Aubry was set at Duke Gardens. Flowers were blooming and photographers were everywhere taking pictures. It seemed like everyone was there from Raleigh and Durham and I could see why.

We had a beautiful day for the happy couple and their guests to enjoy. It started with some portraits, a wonderful ceremony and ended with a Great Gatsby themed wedding reception followed with a sparkler exit. We had a blast and it was a complete honor to be there for Carley and Aubry. Congrats!

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Florist – Fresh Affairs | DJ – The Master of Ceremony | Cake – Simply Cakes | Hair – Mane Emotions Salon | Makeup – Julie Robbins | Lighting – Vivid Lighting | Ceremony Music – Gary Mitchell | Officiant – Rev. Kathi Moon | Transportation – Ecostyle | Videography – Hello Cheetah | Venue – The Cotton Room | Ceremony – Duke Gardens

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Heather & Gerrit | 21c Wedding

I absolutely loved the energy Heather & Gerrit exuded, from beginning to end, which made my job as their wedding photographer easy. It all started with a Skype call from their Durham home to our office in Raleigh. I (Christobal) knew then that this wedding was going to be different…and it was.

The couple was married at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham which boasts a unique flavor with its gallery, bank vault and reception area. The perfect location for this couple. This was my first time at 21c and I was blown away with all the great photography opportunities there. Wow! The wedding day started with a first look inside the bank vault. Now, I have shot many “first looks”, but this one was a first (inside a bank vault). Every second inside the vault made for some fun and dynamic images.

The ceremony followed inside the former bank lobby. Its wood paneled walls and marbled floors give the space an elegant glimpse of its past. Guests walked through tall velvet and satin curtains to find their chairs. Once everyone was seated, Gerrit entered smiling and acknowledging everyone as he headed to his spot. Heather walked down the aisle beaming with excitement while looking at her groom. The ceremony was touching, uniquely them and fun. They said their vows as Gerrit fought tears of happiness. The couple kissed, hopped off the stage, kissed again and joyfully walked down the aisle as husband and wife.

Guests exited to the gallery, while staff flipped the ceremony space into a reception area. The couple was introduced later to a gleeful crowd and had their first dance to “Home,” by Edward Sharpe. Toasts were had, a delicious dinner was served and an ice cream truck arrived with something sweet. That’s where Eric from All Around DJ took control and had them dancing all night. I mean dancing!

Everything was perfect! The food, the location, the dancing, the music, the ceremony and the fun. What a wedding! Congrats Heather & Gerrit and thank you for making our job easy!

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Vendors: 21c Museum Hotel | Counting House Restaurant | All Around DJ | The Parlor Ice Cream Bus | Wild Scallions Farm | Git Lit

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