Graham & Lauren {Downtown Raleigh / The Sutherland Wedding}

I had the pleasure of working with this incredibly kind, charismatic, and photogenic couple over the past year or so starting with their engagement session last fall in Wake Forest, Lauren's Bridal session in late winter at The Sutherland, and finally their amazing wedding this spring Downtown Raleigh with the reception at The Sutherland featuring their newly-constructed outdoor pavilion.

We knew right away while shooting their engagement session that we had a connection, and that this was going to be a fun process!  It also helped that they're both fellow ECU alumni (Go Pirates!), as was many of the guests, and the large group of ADPi's in attendance representing! <>  I thought I was in Greenville, again!  Mix all this with music spun from the legendary Steve Hardy of Steve Hardy's Original Beach Music Party, and it truly felt like home.  It was so much fun on their wedding day to work with such a large group of friends and family welcoming me with open arms.  All this love and happy vibes resulted in some great photographs!  

Ceremony:  Sacred Heart Cathedral

Reception & Day-of Coordination:  The Sutherland - Ashlee Adams

Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs

Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals

Hair and Make-up:  The Junction Salon & Bar

Cake:  Anna Loeffler

Flowers (Church only):  Kelly Odum Flowers

Flowers (all others):  Kathy Burns

Programs:  Handmade by the Bride

Dress:  Olga Samarskaya

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Amanda Archer

Rings:  Diamonds Direct

Photography:  richard barlow photography

Second Photographer:  Amanda Kaye Photography - Mandy Pittman


Lauren's Bridal Session {The Sutherland, Wake Forest, NC}

Now that she's officially hitched, I can finally share these amazing photos of this beautiful bride.  These photos, honestly, do not do her justice.  Only the people lucky enough to attend her wedding (and her new husband, of course) we able to see this amazing lady in this dress!

It was a cold, rainy March day in Wake Forest, NC for these sessions, but I always liked a challenge.  Lauren was fearless, and completely rocked this session.  I could not have been more pleased with the results.  Her wedding was last weekend at The Sutherland, as well (the new pavilion is amazing, BTW), and I'm looking forward to posting photos from that day very soon.