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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 Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill North Carolina

May 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
As a wedding photographer, I have the opportunity to travel to some of the prettiest locations here in North Carolina and work alongside some very talented and enthusiastic wedding professionals. This beautiful afternoon that I photographed a few weeks ago for my clients J & M at the Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill North Carolina was just awesome! Th...
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"I do vs. I will" wedding vows, the heart of the matter of the declaration of intention

May 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Hi everyone! So, a few days ago I came across this thoughtful post written by my friend (and awesome North Carolina wedding officiant!) Kevin Holland of Personal Weddings NC and just had to share his thoughts and observations on the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan with you here. Check it out! "With the world’s attention focused...
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High Praise for The Barn at Chapel Hill via The Venue Report

May 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
3 Cheers for the Barn at Chapel Hill! I would love to photograph a wedding at any of the gorgeous Barn/farm themed venues featured in The Venue Report's but I wanted to send out a high 5 to their #9 local pick, The Barn at Chapel Hill! This property is simply gorgeous and deserves to be on every couple's shortlist when trying to decide on which ba...
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You are a genius!

May 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
-Level 10 outdoor- private -estate- wedding day planning achievement status unlocked Congratulations! You've hired Silvercord Event Photography! Haha, in all seriousness, I want to say thank you to all of my current clients and their families. I LOVE my job and am profoundly grateful for every single second that I get to spend with you guys. I...
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Keep your cool! Outdoor summertime wedding ceremony advice

May 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Solid outdoor summertime wedding ceremony advice from Ceremonies By Katherine via Facebook... "Alright y'all... the heat is getting real, so I figured it was as good a time as any to offer some reminders about outdoor ceremonies in the heat... ☀️ It is OK to use an indoor backup plan for excessive heat too! It doesn't just have to be for rain...
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Silvercord Event Photography is featured on the cover of My Hometown Bride magazine

May 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Exactly one year ago this past Sunday I photographed S & N's wedding at the Vizcaya Villa in Fayetteville NC. Imagine my surprise when I learned today on Instagram via one of my favorite Bride's @lovealways.shirlz that one of the photos that I took on her wedding day is being featured this month on the cover of the magazine My Hometown Bride for th...
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Outdoor wedding tips for North Carolina brides from the planners at Nouveau Events

May 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
An oldie, but goody...always great wedding day advice from the planners at Noveau Events NC! Planning tips for a summer outdoor wedding "When I work with brides, I am finding that more of them are in love with the idea of having a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The word outdoor is very broad and every bride’s vision is di...
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An afternoon of outdoor wedding photography at Duke Gardens and Hardscrabble Plantation

May 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A love story 14 years in the making, check out this wedding day that I photographed a few weeks ago in Durham NC! First up, the ceremony at the Overlook Garden. Couples portraits at Duke Gardens Releasing the lanterns next to tthe pond at Hardscrabble Plantation. Congratulations J & S! Thanks for taking the time to check out my photos! I...
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Wedding photography couples portraits at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh

May 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of the best places to take pictures of happy couples on their wedding day is the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh NC. My sweet couple S & J eloped at the Wake County courthouse downtown but wanted to make sure that we had time to capture some gorgeous pictures of the two of them outside so we decided that this nearby Arboretum would make for an...
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Outdoor wedding photography at the Devils Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs, NC

May 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
An afternoon of outdoor wedding photography at the Devils Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Carey and Corey were married two weeks ago during their lovely wedding on the putting green just outside the clubhouse at Devils Ridge Golf Club. The short but sweet ceremony was officiated by Kevin Holland of Personal Weddings NC. When the...
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Wedding photography at the Greensboro Arboretum and a private estate in Greensboro North Carolina

April 25, 2018  •  1 Comment
Wedding photography at a Private Estate and the Greensboro Arboretum Now that the season is changing and the green is returning once more to the North Carolina landscape, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this gorgeous (and fun!) wedding day that I captured last year at a private estate and the Greensboro Arboretum. My clients H& S are...
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JC Raulston Arboretum wedding photography couples portrait session

April 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of the prettiest places to go and capture gorgeous photos is at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh North Carolina. This venue is home to thousands of species of plants from all over the world which provide a varied and colorful natural backdrop that looks great for any kind of photo shoot. I have been bringing couples here for years for eng...
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Raleigh Engagement photography at N.C. State University

April 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I love going to the campus of N.C. State University with my couples for engagement sessions. It is such a pretty school with lots of interesting places to take pictures. Even in early spring before most of the leaves and flowers bloom, there are still plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities found throughout the property. To see what I mean, check o...
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Resources for finding the perfect place for your N.C. outdoor or private estate wedding

April 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Hi everyone! Hooray! Outdoor wedding season has arrived and I couldn't be happier! To celebrate, I thought I'd post some of the coolest private estate and outdoor wedding venues here in the Raleigh area and some additional links to help you find the perfect venue and plan your outdoor wedding here in North Carolina. This property list that cont...
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Wedding photography at the Faith Bible Fellowship Church in Raleigh

March 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Some of you may remember the winter engagement session I held at Yates Mill Park with these two lovely people S & B. Finally their big day arrived in March and I was blessed to also be their wedding photographer too! It was a wonderful thing to be able to document their union and capture the moments when two families became one. Check out S & B...
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