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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!

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Engagement photography at Yates Mill Park and downtown Fuquay Varina North Carolina

March 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had my work cut out for me during my engagement session at Yates Mill Pond Park and downtown Fuquay Varina this past weekend. It’s still early spring and there aren’t any leaves on the trees yet, so getting soft portraits was somewhat difficult in the bright morning sunshine. Everything was dull and brown. Thank goodness that I had arrived early...
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A few reasons why you don’t need to give me a wedding shot list

February 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Wedding photography shot list? Just in case you’ve never heard of it, a wedding photography shot list is a photo by photo instruction manual for a day of wedding photography. While I understand that my couples are very excited about getting married and some even relish the planning process, sometimes a shot list may keep you from getting the photo...
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From everyday to wedding day awesome, wedding photography of the get ready time

February 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Often I am asked to arrive at a clients wedding venue a few hours before their ceremony to photograph the transformation of the bride and groom as they undergo the transformation from every day to wedding day awesomeness. It's a time for me to capture all the details of the bride's wedding dress, her jewelry, bouquets and to photograph the couple w...
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Wintertime engagement photography session highlights, Raleigh N.C.

February 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Ya, it's cold outside, but doesn't mean that engagement season is over! By: Sally Siko Here are a few of the highlights featuring images from my winter portfolio. Although the vibrant greens and yellows of summer are long since gone, cold season engagement photography sessions usually end up being more colorful than expected. Cold hands, warm hea...
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Small weddings are awesome to photograph here in the Raleigh area

February 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Why I love photographing your big moments at "small" weddings here in Raleigh North Carolina Sometimes hosting a wedding day with a huge guest list isn’t for everyone. I think that is a good thing! The happiest and most beautiful of wedding days that I’ve photographed, no matter the size of the guest list, are the ones that are truly a wholehear...
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Q and A session with wedding photographer Sally Siko of Raleigh NC Silvercord Event Photography

January 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
You've got questions? I've got answers! Q. Who are you and where are you from? A. My name is Sally A. Siko, I am the owner and lead photographer here at Silvercord Event Photography. I'm a professional engagement and wedding photographer who primarily serve clients in the Raleigh, Durham, and Triangle area of North Carolina. I am a native of Nort...
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How many hours of wedding photography coverage do I need?

January 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
When trying to figure out just how many hours of wedding photography coverage you might need on your big day, the answer that you're searching for can be found in deciding which group of photos is most important to you. The main idea is that some parts of your wedding day might carry more meaning than others, and others less so. One example might b...
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Ask to see your potential Raleigh wedding photographers reception photos BEFORE you hire them!

January 17, 2018  •  1 Comment
If you’re trying to find the right photographer to cover your wedding and you really want to to get an overall idea of whether or not they can best serve your photography needs throughout your entire wedding day, ask to see samples of his or her wedding reception work. This is because most of the photos seen online from many wedding photographers p...
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My top 10 engagement photography locations in Raleigh North Carolina

January 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
10 awesome engagement photography locations in Raleigh North Carolina As a professional engagement photographer, I am often asked where the prettiest photography locations are in and around the Raleigh and Durham metro areas to hold my client's photoshoots. This is not an easy question to answer since there are tons of great places to capture some...
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Thinking about scheduling your engagement photography session? Now is the time to book in Raleigh!

January 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It's time to schedule your Silvercord engagement photo session here in Raleigh! Even though it's January, now is the time to book your winter or springtime engagement photography session! If your thinking about getting some fun and gorgeous engagement photos then there is no better time then right now to book your date before my calendar fills up....
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Winter engagement photography session at Yates Mill Park in Raleigh NC

December 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Winter engagement photography session at Yates Mill Park in Raleigh NC Check out this gorgeous engagement session that I photographed two weeks ago at Yates Mill Park in Raleigh. The day was cold and sleet was falling but those grey clouds did not dampen the bright moods of this sweet couple and their daughter during this photoshoot. It was a real...
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First Christmas as husband and wife family session at Mazarick Park in Fayetteville NC

December 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As Christmas time approaches, I am often asked to photograph my previous wedding clients for their Christmas cards. I really look forward to hosting these types of sessions and enjoy spending time with the couples as the year comes to a close. My lovely clients N&S married this past summer in Fayetteville NC and a few weeks ago, we met again at Ma...
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Photo's from Wreaths Across America at Hillcrest Cemetery today in Cary NC 2017

December 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As the Grandaughter of a US NAVY Commander, there are no words I can find to express my gratitude to all of the wonderful families who came out to lay Christmas wreath's at cemeteries all over the United States to participate in the Wreaths Across America event. I know that somewhere out there, today, someone placed a wreath on my Papa's grave at t...
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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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