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Downtown Durham at Dusk… A Story of Sapphire and Stars

Downtown Durham at Dusk… A Story of Sapphire and Stars

“The clouds are patchy, in motion. Their canopy seems to hold you in, hold you together—the air just yours, the sunset that bleeds through the horizon edge almost tangible. The clouds are a deep blue as they break, as your voice breaks in the midst of a promise, as you look up and finally see the hot metal shine of the first stars. Everyone knows the dark is intimate and here you are within it, joining with voices, the deepest and most personal connection: linked at the soul, at the heart, for life. As this blue and bright night folds its quiet around you, settles vows on your shoulders, you laugh in delight, kiss and embrace, and begin.” – Kate Marchetto, MKM Photography

Autumn in the Moonlight – Ang H Studio

Autumn in the Moonlight – Ang H Studio

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year for weddings! However, some couples feel like once they have decided on a fall wedding, they have to incorporate pumpkins, apple cider, burgundy or dark green to make it an official fall wedding. Now, we love our Pumpkin Spice Lattes like everyone else, but fall weddings can still be outside of the box. Our vision for this shoot was to create a darker, romantic setting while still complimenting fall. We started visualizing something dark and sophisticated; the strong colors and atypical palette of oranges, plums and wheat were pulled together to give inspiration to brides and grooms and to evoke old-world elegance.

Eloping at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Eloping at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Full of bright colors, diverse cultures and homegrown influences, Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is a four-day festival that captures hearts and embodies a freedom and feeling that can only be expressed as “Happy Shakori,” turning strangers into friends. Hidden away just a short drive from Raleigh, this Pittsboro farm welcomes folks from all over to embrace the spirit of community, art, and music.

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