Tupper Memorial Baptist Church Wedding | Natasha + Gerard

Today I’d like to share some wedding images from a beautiful wedding we photographed last year in downtown Raleigh.  The bride, Natasha, contacted me via facebook much in advance of her wedding day to express interest in having us photograph her wedding.  I can’t express enough how honored I was.  More than any award or accolade will ever be, the sincere desire from a bride & groom for you to document their wedding day is the highest honor for me as a wedding photographer.  As I look back on their wedding day photos, and after receiving “Insights from the Bride”, it is my pleasure to share Gerard + Natasha’s wedding day with you.  I hope the beauty of this day wrap you with the warmth that use to be North Carolina:)

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Bridal Portraiture | La’Quondra

As many of you know, I absolutely love bridal portraiture.  And during this time of the year, brides are able to accessorize in ways that remind me of my upstate New York upbringing.  I love the shah that La’Quondra’s father brought to her during her Fayetteville bridal portrait session!  We photographed this session a week before the ceremony took place.  Up until that time I had only talked with La’Quondra and her mother over the phone.  Although I consider Fayetteville local to me, we have a high percentage of clients who book us without meeting with us face to face.  So this portrait sessions was a bit of an introduction for all of us prior to the wedding ceremony.  Mr & Mrs King were so excited to see Quon in her wedding gown.  Their baby girl was having her wedding ceremony in just a few days!  I’ve chosen a few of my favorites from her session to share with you today.  I’ll share the wedding ceremony at the SkyView on Hay in Fayetteville, NC in a few weeks!  In the meantime, enjoy the images from Quon’s bridal portrait session.

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  • Stoney - January 15, 2014 - 1:14 PM

    Dejuan you did a magnificent job but with such a beautiful subject it’s always a lil easier. Thanks for your professionalism, expertise and creativity. AWESOME. StoneyReplyCancel

  • Kia King - January 15, 2014 - 1:19 PM

    Simply gorgeous. All the pictures are beautiful. I may be a little biased being the mother of not only a beautiful daughter outside but her inside beauty surpasses that beauty you see on the outside. I think Dajuan captured that in every photo. Dajuan was very patient with us during this shoot.The way he put LaQuondra at ease during the shoot touched my heart. He definitely has a professional touch. Knowing just the right things to say. Dealing with so many personalities can’t be easy. Dajuan does it with such class and professionalism. We highly recommend him to any future bride searching for a photographer to capture her special day. K.KingReplyCancel

  • Ashley - January 15, 2014 - 1:36 PM

    LaQuondra!! Your pictures are beautiful! My favorite is the one on the staircase :-) ReplyCancel

  • Bimpe McMillon - January 15, 2014 - 1:42 PM

    OMG! Quon, you are freaking drop dead gorgeous in these pictures. Wowwwwww, my jaw literally dropped. Awesome pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Katelyn Molloy - January 15, 2014 - 1:52 PM

    These photos are beautiful! I LOVE the one on the sofa and stairs. You are a beautiful bride! Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones - January 15, 2014 - 2:30 PM

    You look absolutely beautiful!!! You’re working that dress girl!ReplyCancel

  • Questoveus King - January 15, 2014 - 2:32 PM

    Wow words can’t explain how beautiful these photos turned out. My lil sis looks amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Jay - January 15, 2014 - 2:51 PM

    Your pictures are so beautiful and full of life. They are great, and so full of color it only could compliment to your work that La’quondra is beautiful woman. Tony is a lucky man. Worth every penny.

    You are truly gifted. I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know. And when I get married, which may be a while from now, I will definitely choose you as my photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Marquitta Patterson - January 15, 2014 - 2:54 PM

    Simply beautiful!! The pictures were magnificent.ReplyCancel

  • Deidei - January 15, 2014 - 3:18 PM

    OMG you look AMAZING!!!! (from Deidei) lolReplyCancel

  • Michelle King - January 15, 2014 - 3:36 PM

    La’Quondra these pictures are absolutely BEAUTIFUL as you are! :) ReplyCancel

  • Marcus - January 15, 2014 - 3:41 PM

    Beautiful Pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Alissa Corona - January 15, 2014 - 3:43 PM

    My aunt is so gorgeous. I love the stair case one. Very lovely <3ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Smith - January 15, 2014 - 4:12 PM

    I am simply blown away by how you’ve captured the beauty of this marvelous bride!!! Stunning! I especially like the close ups!ReplyCancel

  • michael pollard - January 15, 2014 - 4:36 PM

    The pictures are Beautiful they bring tears of joy to your eyes there full of love!!! Excelent job!ReplyCancel

  • Star - January 15, 2014 - 4:41 PM

    These photos are absolutely perfect. It did not hurt that the bride is just drop-dead gorgeous. I may be bias since I am the mother of the lucky groom, but i would say this is some of your best work ever. Your pictures have captured her outer beauty that is only surpassed by her inner beauty. Excellent work. I am so glad they chose you to capture this special day. I don’t know anyone else could have done her beauty this much justice. BRAVO
    Mother of the GroomReplyCancel

    • K.King. - January 16, 2014 - 8:09 PM

      Star My husband and I are truly blessed that Tony and LaQuondra found each other.I know that my one and only daughter’s heart is safe with Tony. Not only does he love her with all his heart.He cherishes her spirit and truly wants her to be HAPPY.Not only did I gain another Son,but a dear and trusted friend in you his beautiful mother.A beautiful and caring person that produced a handsome and caring son…KiaReplyCancel

  • Maria Cash - January 15, 2014 - 5:51 PM

    What a beautiful bride! Congratulations on your marriage.ReplyCancel

  • Stoney King - January 15, 2014 - 6:17 PM

    Dejuan you did a magnificent job of course it’s always easier with such a beautiful subject like Quon. Thanks for your professionalism, expertise and creativity. AWESOME WORK OF ART. STONEYReplyCancel

  • Maranda - January 15, 2014 - 6:29 PM

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Black Honey Hamilton - January 15, 2014 - 6:59 PM

    OMG!!! The photos are SIMPLY STUNNING!! My cousin is sooo beautiful:))) That dress… oh my!ReplyCancel

  • Quentin King - January 15, 2014 - 7:33 PM

    The pictures are just gorgeous. I’m blessed to have such a beautiful woman for a sister.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Smith - January 15, 2014 - 7:36 PM

    These pictures are fabulous. Lil sis u look amazing ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Smith - January 15, 2014 - 7:40 PM

    Wowzers, these pictures turned out great. You are simply breath taking!ReplyCancel

  • Questoveus King - January 15, 2014 - 7:46 PM

    Baby sis there are no words explain how beautiful u are in these pics. ReplyCancel

  • Fran Fine - January 15, 2014 - 8:16 PM

    4 words… BE YOU TEE FUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle King - January 15, 2014 - 8:24 PM

    La’Quondra you are absolutely breath taking. ReplyCancel

  • lisa mckeller - January 15, 2014 - 9:11 PM

    Wow! Simply BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

    • Stoney - January 15, 2014 - 10:28 PM

      Hey Sis. Thanks for the wonderful comment.

      Bro KangReplyCancel

  • Tracey Smith - January 15, 2014 - 9:22 PM

    La’Quondra your beauty shined through on your wedding portraits….truly a work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Linnea Blizzard - January 15, 2014 - 10:06 PM

    My what a beautiful woman the little girl I remember has become. I’m speechless! There are no words. May you both be blessed years of happiness. Lynn BlizzardReplyCancel

  • Quanshe Brown - January 15, 2014 - 10:44 PM

    Awwww, look at my little cousin all grown up(; I’m so happy for you and the accomplishments you have made in your life…. Love you…ReplyCancel

  • Christina Marconi - January 15, 2014 - 10:48 PM

    Beautiful lady, beautiful dress, beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Dashe' King - January 15, 2014 - 10:49 PM

    You look absolutely beautiful cousin wonderful fabulous bride :) ReplyCancel

    • K.King - January 16, 2014 - 10:03 PM

      Dashe’, You are truly a blessing. I am honored to be your aunt. You have a gentle spirit, beautiful inside and out. Of course you were Quon’s first choice when she selected bridesmaids. Thank you for making all the bouquets and mothers corsages. Auntie KiaReplyCancel

  • LaToya Brown - January 15, 2014 - 10:50 PM

    Simply Beautiful!!! I love love love the last pic of you!!!!…Congratulations again!!!!ReplyCancel

  • David King - January 15, 2014 - 10:52 PM

    Very beautiful your Uncle David is very proud of you congratulations on your beautiful wedding. You two are a match made in heaven. Don’t forget you are still my Queenie and always will be. Love Uncle David.ReplyCancel

  • Shuchira Jani - January 15, 2014 - 11:40 PM

    Each and every pic does justice to your beauty. This speaks to your incredible being as well as Dejuan’s phonomenal skills behind the lens. Fantastic combination!!Love you Quonny!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Marie Corona - January 15, 2014 - 11:56 PM

    Wow these are so beautifulReplyCancel

  • Latisha Holloway - January 16, 2014 - 12:16 AM

    Simply Beautiful!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Quentin King - January 16, 2014 - 12:35 AM

    Just gorgeous. I am blessed to have such a beautiful woman for a sister.ReplyCancel

  • Michael Pollard - January 16, 2014 - 1:24 AM

    The pictures Are Beautiful breath taken the wedding was Amazing nice job Awsome!!ReplyCancel

  • Cquanica Matthewson - January 16, 2014 - 1:27 AM

    These pictures are beautifully breath taking, words can’t express how gorgeous you look. CongratulationsReplyCancel

  • Geraldine King - January 16, 2014 - 2:52 AM

    Dajuan, thank you for capturing LaQuondra’s total beauty and the superb quality in her wedding pictures, job well done. Congratulations LaQuondra and TonyReplyCancel

  • Dashe' King - January 16, 2014 - 3:56 AM

    You look beautiful cousin I love all of the pictures they are just beautiful :) Congratulations again best wishes!!ReplyCancel

  • Latoya Brown - January 16, 2014 - 7:28 AM

    You are simply stunning in all your pics!!! Blessings to you and Tony!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharae Pierret - January 16, 2014 - 10:34 AM

    You look amazing! Everything is flawless. I LOVE your dress. Congratulations and many blessings ;) ReplyCancel

  • Marquise Smith - January 16, 2014 - 2:38 PM

    Cousin, you are the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen. The photographer truly captured the essence of your beauty and happiness! Be blessed always!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Jekins - January 16, 2014 - 10:47 PM

    Dejuan you did a excellent job I would highly recommend you, the pictures were absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Brice - January 17, 2014 - 1:45 AM

    Congratulations, Quon!!! Your portraits are stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Jenkins - January 17, 2014 - 4:02 AM

    Laquondra you were a beautiful bride thank you for letting me share you and your husband’s special day may God bless you both with many years to come.. ReplyCancel

  • Antoinette Michele Parker - January 17, 2014 - 4:15 AM

    This was a top notch photography session!! Although I don’t see how it could have been anything but wonderful with such a beautiful bride! Congratulations on your lifetime of Love. I love you doll……your cousin Antoinette Michele ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Hardison - January 17, 2014 - 4:37 AM

    God has truly blessed you. The pictures definitely speak volumes of your happiness! Stoney you have a fine specimen of a daughter. Love you sir.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle King - January 18, 2014 - 5:39 PM

    I absolutely love these pictures because they capture your true beauty!!ReplyCancel

  • Patti Robinson - January 21, 2014 - 12:18 PM

    Quondra – absolutely beautiful, DeJuan you are very talented and gifted in your profession, thanks for the detail and time taken with each shot, job well done.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Carson - February 18, 2014 - 6:32 AM

    Beautiful!!!! Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

All Saints Chapel Wedding | Jerome + Keia’s Testimonial

All Saints Chapel Wedding

As I look back on 2013, I find that there are quite a few weddings that I have yet to share.  One such wedding includes the son of a fellow Raleigh wedding photographer, James Ward.  Because of that, I wanted to do something special and blog Jerome + Keia’s wedding in all black + white imagery!  I’m particularly fond of black + white images due to there authenticate yet alternate rendition of how most of us see weddings in real life.  It’s classic and stylish at the same time.  I love it!

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Junius Lindsay Vineyard Wedding | Josh + Natalie

Junius Lindsay Vineyard Wedding

It’s mid December, but I have some end of summer sunshine to share with the interweb. You may recall Josh + Natalie from their really unique engagement session. Now we have images from their beautiful wedding which took place at Junius Lindsay Vineyard. I really love photographing in new locations, and to my surprise we couldn’t find a single wedding published at this North Carolina vineyard. Uncovering this gorgeous venue was just one of many unique elements which made their wedding day so amazing. Every decision reflected on who they are, as well as who & what is important to them. Read more on this below as Natalie shares insights from the bride.

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From the Bride: Keith + Kaija’s Testimonial

St. Mark’s Chapel

Both my husband and I were very impressed with Dajuan’s on-line photos and chose his wedding photography service for 2 hours on our wedding day. Given the short time period, we were very happy to see Dajuan arrived with his wife to assist with capturing a large quantity of high quality photos during the 2 hour window. Dajuan did not disappoint – the photos he provided were as outstanding as those shown on his website, and he and his wife were very creative in capturing a wide variety of settings, moods, etc. Dajuan is a very nice guy, soft spoken, and very easy to work with. We couldn’t be happier with his service and the end results.

Keith + Kaija

August 31st, 2013

St. Mark’s Chapel at Mordecai Historic Park

St. Mark's Chapel Wedding