Corey and Niada are lightbenders based in Clayton, NC. We pride ourselves on being non-discriminatory creative photographers who love North Carolina from Murphy to Manteo. As lifestyle photojournalists, we mix elements of documentary and dramatic lighting to best tell your story. We steer towards the cinematic, film-look with shadows. Being skilled in both cinematic off-camera flash and light & airy editing allows us to tell your moment how you envision. Life is meant to be enjoyed. We capture your must-have traditional elements than color outside the lines for your storybook wedding. Long story short, we document your moment as it unfolds – candid and posed imaging.

Serving All of North Carolina

Vow Renewal

As creative wedding photographers, we love love and enjoy working with couples from all backgrounds. Our photojournalistic style uses shadows and intentional, dramatic lighting to tell your story in a cinematic way. We love getting to know our couples so we can best capture your love story. We’ll laugh and cry with you, kick butt together, capture your authentic day, and provide images that are as unique as your relationship and love story.

We too can relate to an ever-changing Wedding schedule, since we (team Cradle) had a memorable luxury Micro wedding elopement memorable 18 years ago.

Today, we still say I do, with the addition of 2 girls and 2 dogs. Let us help you. As natives of North Carolina, we take pride in finding the roads less traveled to create art just for you. If this includes your destination wedding, we consider it an honor to be your guest.

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

A: Niada Cradle: Owner, Photographer

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: I love to thrift and I’m a semi-extreme couponer.

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: The best part about elopements is the closeness and connectivity. We love that elopements include the people close to your heart that you have chosen to celebrate your union.

Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list?

A: All wedding details are on my bucket list as every union is different and all are new things we haven’t done. It may sound corny, but that’s how I live: A thankful life of expecting joy.

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!

A: My favorite Elopement was with a couple from Michigan. They called and wanted a beach wedding here in North Carolina. I felt honored that, out of all the photographers here in NC, they chose me.

Review Couple Mike & Lauren Crosby

Our experience with Niada Cradle photography was amazing. Niada and Corey photographed our destination wedding in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. She was so pleasant to work with, being patient, answering all our questions, and accommodating our requests while we planned our event from states away. Niada and Corey were calm and professional- taking all of the stress away from my husband and I. At times, Niada was there, helping me laugh when I was feeling stressed the morning our our wedding. At the end of our day, I felt like we had made new friends! Our finished photo albums are so beautiful, beyond anything we could have imagined. Niada and Corey captured our moments artfully with grace. We highly recommend Niada Cradle Photography to capture your special moments – they will exceed your expectations!

Mike & Lauren Crosby Married April 2019

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