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My name is Sally Siko, thanks for checking out my photography work! This is the spot on the website where you can keep up with my weekly photo adventures, view my live Instagram feed, read my outdoor wedding tips & advice plus get a sneak peek at all of behind the scenes happenings here at Silvercord.

Specializing in photographing private estate, farm, and outdoor weddings, I serve couples locally throughout the Triangle region including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. That being said, as you can see here on this blog, I LOVE to travel, so from the coast of the OBX to the mountains in Asheville, if you are finding a connection here to my style of outdoor photography, send me a message out because I'd love to capture your wedding day too!



Wedding photography at the Virginia Dare Ballroom at Sir Walter Raleigh Apartments, Raleigh NC

December 13, 2017  •  1 Comment
A winter afternoon of wedding photography at the Virginia Dare Ballroom at the Sir Walter Raleigh Apartments Check out this 1920's Glam inspired wedding that I photographed a few weeks ago in Raleigh! I arrived at the venue about an hour or so before the ceremony started just as the Christmas Tree lighting parade was starting up just outside one o...
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Raleigh wedding photographer accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin

December 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Raleigh wedding photographer takes Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Booking your favorite Raleigh NC wedding photographer just got easier! In addition to the traditional forms of payments such as credit cards, PayPal, cash, and personal checks, I am proud to announce that Silvercord Event Photography now accepts digital currencies such as Bitcoin...
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A few of my favorite North Carolina ceremony and reception venues for wedding photography

November 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My favorite wedding day photography locations in North Carolina, ceremony and reception venues. As a wedding photographer, I am blessed to have the opportunity to travel all over this great state of North Carolina in search of the best photo moments for my wedding photography clients. I know choosing a wedding venue is sometimes one of the biggest...
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Wedding photography at Dunn NC's Gospel Tabernacle Church and the Chicora Country Club

November 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing a wedding in Dunn NC for a lovely couple, " E & B". Check out some of the wedding photography highlights of the day below captured on location at the Gospel Tabernacle Church and the Chicora Country Club... Raleigh NC wedding photography. When I arrived at the Gospel Tabranacle church there...
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Remembering the good times, vintage inspired engagement photography in Fayetteville NC

November 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was so happy when a few days ago a past client of mine contacted me to ask if we could schedule a Christmas photo session next month... leigh NC wedding photography. Why? After all I am an engagement and wedding photographer, right? You see, "S" and her (now) husband "N" are one of my favorite couples that I have had the opportunity to photogra...
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An afternoon of backyard wedding photography in Garner NC

November 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I love photographing backyard weddings! Raleigh NC wedding photography. It's a wonderful thing to be able to get married in a special place, somewhere that really holds a spot close to your heart. Often the sweetest memories are the ones we make in our own homes or at the locations where we have spent many happy days with the people that we love....
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A visit to the Florida Keys 2 weeks before Hurricane Irma

November 09, 2017
This past August I was fortunate to have been able to travel down to the Florida Keys just a few weeks before Hurricane Irma struck. I thought maybe you all would like to check out a few of the things that enjoy photographing when I am not covering weddings so here is a quick photo review of my recent trip to the Florida Keys. By the way, not every...
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11 ideas for planning your backyard wedding day here in North Carolina

November 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
If you’re considering hosting your wedding and/or reception in your very own backyard, I’ve got some great ideas for you to help make sure that your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible! Raleigh NC wedding photography. 1. Plan ahead. Backyard weddings are a great way to save money on a venue space, although you’ll need to keep in mind that...
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Brides guide to wedding photography formal portrait time

October 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The most common questions that I am asked in regards to a wedding day photography timeline is when should we take the formal portraits and how long will the photos take to capture? Here is my answer. I can photograph your formal (posed) pictures before your ceremony or afterward and this usually takes about 45 minutes. In a nutshell, the key of ma...
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An October afternoon of wedding photography at Simply Divine in Dunn, North Carolina

October 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Raleigh NC wedding photography. Finally autumn has arrived! This lovely glow of a setting October sun, crisp air, and brightly covered leaves ushers in my favorite time of the year to photograph weddings. This wedding day at the Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast venue in Dunn, North Carolina was... well... divine, haha! What an absolute joy to phot...
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Wedding photography at the Leatherwood Mountain Resort in Ferguson North Carolina

October 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As many of you know who are longtime readers of my blog, I LOVE mountain weddings! This gorgeous wedding day held at the Leatherwood Mountain Resort was no exception.:) My clients V & S were married on a warm October afternoon in a sunny green valley at the foot of the soaring hills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Thier wedding was just lovely and my...
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Wedding photography at Cafe Luna

October 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I am so grateful to live near one of the sweetest couples on the planet, O & N. They are just the very best neighbors I could ever ask for! My son has grown up playing over at their house and their son has spent many days hanging out at my own. O & N share similar interests as my husband and myself, we are all suckers for the outdoors, great music...
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Wedding photography and videography highlights at the Embassy Suites in Cary NC

September 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Raleigh NC wedding photography at the Embassy suites in Cary NC. One of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is the opportunity I have to work alongside some truly special people. From the moment I met the bride, T. featured here in this post, I knew that fate had placed her in my path. She and her fiance are super brainy engineering typ...
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Website Changes this week, bold color in the dark!

September 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Hi, everyone! So if you're a regular visitor here at Silvercord you probably have noticed the change in color scheme here on the website. Yup, we have gone dark! I came to this decision after recently updating my wedding photography portfolio and felt it was time to make a change here on my site in order to highlight the fact that I really, reall...
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Wedding vow renewal photography at Duke Chapel in Durham N.C.

September 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A love story 40 years in the making... Raleigh NC wedding photography in Durham NC. A few months ago I was contacted by a sweet lady named M. She wanted to know if I had ever photographed a wedding vow renewal ceremony. I told her yes, I have done that before and then I asked her how many years she had been married. She happily exclaimed "40 yea...
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