I am a self-taught photographer based in Eastern NC. I’ve started my photography journey in February of 2020. I have a huge passion for capturing life’s greatest moments.

Serving The Triangle and Eastern NC

I’m originally from Michigan but came to North Carolina 5 years ago when I married my husband. We met online and were in a long-distance relationship almost a year before we got married. He drove from NC to MI to meet me in person for the first time and a month after that on May 6th, I flew down to NC. Two days later, we eloped at a courthouse. On May 8, 2022, we celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We’re actually hoping to have a vow renewal since we didn’t get to have a wedding.

I’m a Detroit native, born and raised, and the biggest difference moving to North Carolina is the weather. Both states are pretty bipolar when it comes to weather, but Michigan has snow haha. Also, I love that people here are nicer!

My perfect client is anyone who gives me the opportunity in capturing their most precious moments. I try and connect with my couples by seeing things from their perspective. I also like to get to know more about them as a whole and as individuals. The best way to establish a connection is to build a lasting relationship with them.

After years of photography as a hobby, I developed a huge passion for it. I guess what made me turn my hobby into a business is the sense of independence as an entrepreneur.

Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Shirah Brunke, Owner and Lead Photographer

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: I’m a self-taught photographer that started as a hobby.

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: Everything! I’m a hopeless romantic so I love love!

“Definitely recommend Shirah! She is patient and brought to life the vision I had for capturing our wedding. You won’t be disappointed!” – The Thompson’s, 2021