Over the past few the I've had the opportunity to travel to some amazing locations and have been blessed with the chance to work alongside many talented people who have provided exceptional service to our shared clients. I am always appreciative of folks who go that extra mile to make sure that our clients feel and look as amazing as they should on their wedding day and thought that maybe you'd like to know who I would trust to handle my own wedding. This list is a work in progress and I expect to update it as the year progresses so check back often for updates and additions!
This is my list ( in no particular order ) with info links of my favorite places to take my clients on photo shoots.
The JC Ralston Arboretum http://jcra.ncsu.edu
Yates Mill Farm Park http://www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/Pages/default.aspx
Harris Lake Park http://www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/Pages/default.aspx
* Pullen Park is very, very, very, very BUSY on the weekends and parking is a pain in the a@#! That being said this is a fun place to capture photos, especially on the paddleboat. Always schedule an engagement shoot here on weekday mornings, the earlier the better!
Moore Square and surrounding streets in downtown Raleigh NC http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/go/moore-square
* The NC Museum of Art requires a permit, a client fee and appointment to be made ahead of the photo-shoot date!
Durham & Chapel Hill Areas
Sarah P. Duke Gardens https://gardens.duke.edu
* Duke Gardens require's a permit, an appointment & charges a very steep fee to clients who want to take photos here!
American Tobacco Historic District in downtown Durham NC http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com
The University of North Carolina campus http://www.unc.edu/interactive-tour/landmarks/
EXAMPLES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE LOCATIONS MAY BE FOUND ON MY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO PAGE LINK BELOW, CHECK IT OUT!
These are my favorite venues in no particular order. What makes them special is a combination of exceptionally friendly staff, great service, and beautiful accommodations to hold a lovely wedding.
The Rickhouse http://www.rickhousedurham.com
The Royal http://www.theroyalbanquet.com
The Garden on Millbrook http://www.thegardenonmillbrook.com
Delightful Inspirations http://www.delightfulinspirations.net
Brier Creek Country Club http://www.briercreekcc.com
Castle Mc Culloch http://www.castlemcculloch.com
The Leaning Tree http://theleaningtree.com
The Ironwood Cafe http://ironwoodpinehurst.com
The Stockroom at 230 http://www.thestockroomat230.com
The Angus Barn http://www.angusbarn.com
The Carolina Inn http://www.carolinainn.com
Snipes Farm Retreat http://snipesfarmretreat.com
The Rigmor House http://www.rigmorhouse.com
Hope Valley Country Club http://www.hvcc.org
Cobblestone Hall http://www.cobblestonehall.com
Vizcaya Villa http://www.vizcayavilla.com
The Country Squire Restaurant http://www.countrysquireinn.com/ordereze/default.aspx
The Barn at Woodlake Meadows http://woodlakemeadows.com
Cafe Luna http://cafeluna.com
Cape Fear Botanical Gardens http://www.capefearbg.org
Bentwinds Country Club http://www.bentwinds.org
Barclay Villa http://www.barclayvilla.com
These are the people that I would trust to handle any aspect of my wedding day.
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