Oh. My. Goodness!
Yall, these two were just the cutest to photograph! And get this—their names are Chris and Christina! I know, right?! Meant to be! Not only were they a joy to be around, they were absolutely wonderful in front of the camera. Sometimes my heart explodes and it did so once I finished off their gallery!
These two wanted to showcase some really special points in their relationship that dealt with Durham. Not only are they Durham lovers (yay—Durm!!), they actually met here in this city! We started off the day in Brightleaf Square and took advantage of the cute sites, then ventured off course to some beautiful places right in the area. We finished the day at Clouds Brewing—which is a fan favorite of the two. I just love when I have couples that love this area as much as I do!
Tell me your thoughts! I love their outfit choices, just sayin!
Oh. My. Goodness!
“Nikki made me feel beautiful in all my photos on my special day and events around the day. When I received my photos It felt like I was reliving the day all over again. “ — Deana
I have to admit, Deana and Bobby’s wedding was one of those that I felt myself crying behind the camera. Long story short, I have known Deana since high school. She has been a dear friend, and I’ve enjoyed her happiness and general funniness for quite some time now. Bobby, her now husband, suits her so well with his natural humbleness and kindness. I am happy for the both of them, and so happy to have been able to photograph such a happy celebration between the two of them.
Deana and Bobby married in Williamston, NC. The ceremony and reception took place at the Bob Martin Ag Center—wait until you see the reception! With the help of their families, they completely transformed the space into something magical!
The entire day started with so many laughs. It felt so good to be in the presence of some of the most kindest of people. Deana and Bobby opted to have a first touch in the hotel right before their wedding. It was such a sweet moment to witness. If you are on the fence about doing a first look, a first touch may be the way to go. Instead of seeing each other before the wedding, you can choose to touch hands and even exchange cards during that time. I always feel like this helps with the wedding day jitters, and the emotions that come to surface are just so genuine. I am pro first touch/first look!
The ceremony was packed. I swear, I think every seat was taken. With so many friends and family there, you could feel the lovable energy in the room. Deana’s childhood Pastor married the two of them, which I thought was a nice touch. When the newlywed couple walked hand in hand down the aisle, that is when I felt the tears. It was something spectacular to see everything happen for my good friend. So happy for you, Deana!
Special thanks to all of the vendors who made this possible!
Venue // Bob Martin Agriculture Center
Hotel and Accommodations // Holiday Inn Express
Invitations // Downtown Diva Boutique
DJ // Kevin Howard
Gown Designer // Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaids Dresses // Davids Bridal
Catering // Heritage House
Getaway Car // Mr. Ed Lipscomb
Hair // Strands by Sam
Makeup // Dollface by Melissa
Cake // Precious Memories by Sue Foley
Excited to announce that this little business of mine has won a spot as Best Durham Photographer for the second year in a row!! Thank you, Durham Magazine! And thank you to everyone who wrote in and voted. Thank you, thank you! I am always amazed at the amount of people who have supported me throughout the years. Much love to you all!
To view their magazine you may find their online version HERE, or you can find their physical magazine out and about in Durham.
Oh, this engagement session was some kind of magical! I say this all the time, but I really do meet the best people! Audrey and David were such a joy to be around, and I could tell these two had some major love to go around!
We started their engagement session in downtown Raleigh in Market Square. If you have been to any weddings in that general area, you probably remember the sweet venue Market Hall. That beautiful cobblestone street that the venue sits on is exactly where we went for the first portion of their engagement session. It was beautiful, classic, and with these two in it, it made for some pretty pictures.
Later, we went over to NCMA (North Carolina Museum of Art) and basked in some of their pretty grounds. I loved the shaded areas in between the trees, but some of my favorites were right under one of their beautiful willow trees out back. It was a recipe for beautiful images, and I am glad I had the honor of photographing these two.
Congratulations, Audrey & David!