NCMA Wedding – Raleigh

Paige + Philip were married at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh this fall.

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We have absolutely loved getting to know Paige and Phillip throughout their engagement! These two have been so much fun to work with over the past year! So obviously, we were pretty excited to photograph their wedding at the North Carolina Museum of Art just before the holidays! This was our second wedding in a month at NCMA, and it’s always such a pleasure to shoot there – Morgan and the rest of the NCMA staff are so fantastic to work with! They definitely make the wedding day a lot less stressful!

Paige and Philip are truly one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! We’re pretty lucky in that we get to work with a ton of amazing couples each year, but it was definitely a little bittersweet shooting this wedding and wrapping our year with the Pue-Gilchrist’s! (Also, I can officially say that this wedding was filled with the most tears of any wedding we’ve ever photographed! I just love these two!)

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I am OBSESSED with Paige’s wedding dress! It was the perfect choice for a museum wedding!

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(Did you know that Raleigh puts on a HUGE Christmas parade in the middle of November every year? No? Neither did we! Just something to be aware of, future downtown Raleigh November brides!)
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I’m such a huge fan of Father + Daughter First Looks! So sweet!
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Don’t Miss Paige + Philip’s NCMA Engagement Session!

Want to see more North Carolina Museum of Art weddings?

Raleigh Wedding Vendor Love:
Wedding Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Greer
Catering: Iris Restaurant via NCMA
Florals: Watered Garden Florist
DJ/Entertainment Services: Randy Bennett via Bunn DJ Company
Wedding Officiant: Justin Taylor via Randy Taylor Weddings
Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

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Jessica and Peter were married at the NCMA in Raleigh.

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The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh is one of our all-time favorite wedding venues. I mean, what’s not to love about a wedding surrounded by tons of art and white walls? The grounds along the museum are beautiful. AND NCMA has one of the best coordinators around – Morgan Greer!

Jessica and Peter’s wedding day was perfect. It was chic and understated, just like the couple. (And filled with gorgeous florals by Watered Garden Florist!) These two couldn’t be a more perfect match! It’s so clear to see how much they adore one another when spending time with them. They’re both always smiling and seem so genuine. And their day was clearly filled with so much love!
I think they danced together and with their families more than any other couples we’ve ever photographed.

Jessica and Peter – Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day! We loved being able to celebrate you two and wish you all the very best! 


I will always love First Looks! I think it’s so sweet for a couple to have a few minutes to quietly take in the day together – before all of the wedding day chaos begins! (Plus, how cute are they?!)
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Toward the end of the night, Jessica and Peter enjoyed one last dance before slipping out of the party unannounced. I loved that!

Don’t Miss Jessica + Peter’s JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement Session!

Want to see more North Carolina Museum of Art weddings?

Raleigh Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony + Reception Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Greer via NCMA
Florist: Watered Garden Florist
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Catering: Iris Restaurant via NCMA
Wedding Dress: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique (That gorgeous dress is Liancarlo.)
DJ/Entertainment Services: Frank Meldau via Bunn DJ Company
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung via Nordstrom’s
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Brian Burnett via Glenwood South Tailors
Wedding Invitations: Minted
Jeweler: Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers in Chapel Hill.

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  • Chelsea W. - Their wedding was absolutely beautiful! I love the way you captured their big day. The North Carolina Museum of Art was the perfect location for a wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Nicole - Wow! What stunning wedding photos. Her dress is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Bouma - This North Carolina Museum of Art wedding is gorgeous! I LOVE unique venues like this. You did a great job capturing the bright and colorful spirit of the day! They must be thrilled with these photos!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Catherine - What a fricken dream setting!! Oh gosh I would love to visit that Museum of Art. My favorite is the one of them framed in between those glass windows. And that magic ring shot on the invite!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - Gorgeous wedding photos! The museum of art is such a pretty place for a wedding! Very beautiful work! I love the details.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - They were both just beaming with joy! It was so sweet to look at. I’ve considered Raleigh, NC several times as a great location to move to. How do you like living and working there?ReplyCancel

  • jiyeon - I think museum weddings are absolutely my new favorite. they are just so modern + gorgeous! you captured this wedding so perfectly, you make me miss North Carolina! hahaReplyCancel

  • Deb B. - I have never attended an art museum wedding, which is unfortunate because I can only imagine how beautiful it would be. Your photos really highlight how wonderful, happy, and fun this couple is. My faves are the ones where they’re all dancing and having such a blast.ReplyCancel

  • sarah - Ahhhhhhh Ive never been to raleigh, all my friends have gotten married there but I have yet to go. It looks like the perfect place!ReplyCancel

  • Cori - This is such a stunning museum wedding! I love everything about this wedding!ReplyCancel

A Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement.

Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement PhotoWe spent a lovely afternoon getting to know Jessica and Peter recently. These two couldn’t have been any sweeter! We wandered through the JC Raulston Arboretum with them before heading to Dix Park to wrap their engagement session. And these two are officially married now! Yay! We can’t wait to share their gorgeous North Carolina Museum of Art wedding! But in the meantime, here are a few photos from their recent engagement session:


How did you and Peter meet?
“We met on an app called “Coffee Meets Bagel” – we still can’t figure out who is the coffee and who is the bagel…”

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Tell us about your first date!
“We went to Mateo in Durham. Pete was in law school and Jess was practicing law in Raleigh. Durham was in the middle and perfect for two Spanish speaking travelers.”

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How did Peter propose to you?
“In the morning, over coffee.”

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What do you love most about Peter?
“Pete is very thoughtful, loyal, and intelligent in addition to being a great cook. He is always open to trying new things and encourages me to get outside my comfort zone. He goes to great lengths to do things for people that he cares about. Most importantly, he is a lovable and positive person and really committed to us as a couple.”

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What do you love most about Jessica?
“Jess is a very devoted daughter, sister and friend.  She cares so much about the people in her life.  She also has this secret sense of adventure that not a lot of people know about, but it is so much fun to share new experiences with her – as long as they don’t involve wildlife!”

Tell us about your wedding!
“We are getting married at the North Carolina Museum of Art in October. A lot of friends and family will probably be coming in from out of town, so we are looking forward to sharing all things Raleigh with our guests.”

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New Bern Farm Wedding –
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Courtney and Joe were wed at Battens’ Barn in New Bern last month. This venue couldn’t have been more perfect for a laid-back, fall farm wedding! The owners of Battens’ Farm completed their new barn just in time for these two to celebrate!
This wedding was filled with so many details we loved! Courtney made her grand entrance in a horse drawn carriage. Quilt covered hay bales served as seating for the ceremony. Glitter and rhinestone encrusted turquoise cowboy boots were the perfect touch of something blue (as was her burlap flower garter.) And of course – we can’t forget the horses who thought Courtney’s sunflower bouquet was the perfect tasty treat!
These two are one of the most genuinely sweet couples and it’s clear to see the love they have for one another and their families. We wish them all the best!

 

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Tell us about your wedding!
“We got married at Batten Farms in New Bern, NC. We chose this venue because it was absolutely beautiful, and it had the rustic feel that we wanted.  Our theme was rustic farm wedding. Joe and I both love the outdoors and loved the idea of incorporating our interests into our wedding day.”


I love that Courtney was able to include her dad’s wedding boots into her ceremony backdrop. Such a sweet, sentimental touch!

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“The whole day was so absolutely beautiful and full of love, that picking a single moment is hard to do! However, with that being said, walking down the aisle and seeing Joe standing at the end will forever be my favorite.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details?
“One of my favorite details was when Joe and I gave the roses to our moms to signify the joining of the two families. Another favorite detail would be the send off with the sparklers and motorcycles. It was absolutely insane, and a complete surprise! The little decorations and details that my mom and aunt added in made it even more special for us.”

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What advice do you have for other couple’s planning their own weddings?
“Don’t rush! Enjoy the time y’all have together and work together to plan it.”


Courtney’s dad gave one of the most heartfelt and funny Father of the Bride speeches we’ve heard in ages.  We always love a great storyteller! 🙂

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and stayed at the Beaches resort! It was absolutely beautiful, and the employees were incredibly sweet and fun to talk to.”

Don’t Miss Courtney + Joe’s Rainy New Bern Engagement Session! 

 

 


New Bern Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Battens’ Barn in New Bern, NC.
Wedding Officiant: Debbie Ringgold
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Hair + Makeup Artists: Kelly McGrath + Alyson Eborn via Amici Salon
Florist: Leigh Thomas
Wedding DJ: CK Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Hale’s Bakery
Catering: Fat Fellas BBQ + Grille
Wedding + Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse + Levi’s
Invitation Suite: SignatureNicole via Etsy.

 

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2017 FALL MINI SESSIONS: RALEIGH + ASHEVILLE2016 fall mini sessions raleigh nc

RALEIGH, NC FALL MINI SESSION DATES:

Sunday, November 5th: 2:00 – 4:30pm – FULLY BOOKED! (Waiting list only.)
Friday, November 10th: 8:00 -11:00 + 2:00 – 4:00 FULLY BOOKED!
Saturday, November 11th: 12:00 – 4:00pm – FULLY BOOKED! (Waiting list only.)
Sunday, November 12th: 12:00 – 4:00pm: 3:30pm
Just added: Sunday, December 3rd: 12:00 – 4:00 (These will be our last mini sessions of the year.)

ASHEVILLE, NC MINI SESSION DATES:

Saturday, November 25th: 2:00 – 4:00pm

(Includes: 20 minute session + 10 images w/print release: $195 (plus tax.)
Additional images, prints, and products may be purchased separately, though not required. 

Want to book a mini session with us? Just send us an email at info@ashleydavidphotography with your preferred date.

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

We are almost completely booked from now until the end of the year, so these are a great chance to get a session in with us before it’s too late!

Our annual holiday mini sessions are a great alternative for clients looking for that signature image to use for their holiday cards without the commitment of a full session. Digital files (w/print release) are included with all booked mini session. Clients may also order additional prints + products to add to their home decor or use as great holiday gifts for family and friends, if they’d like.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Q) WHO are good candidates for mini-sessions?
A) Mini sessions are perfect for families and couples who would like updated portraits, but don’t have time for a full session or maybe can’t necessarily afford a full custom photography session. These mini sessions are usually booked with the holidays in mind, since prints and canvases are great gifts for family members.

Mini sessions are open to:  families, children, maternity, seniors, and couples/engagements.
**SESSION FEE INCLUDES UP TO 5 INDIVIDUALS/PETS.  ADD $15 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON.

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Q) WHAT is a mini session?
A) Our mini-sessions are 20 minute portrait sessions held only once each year (usually in the fall)  in a specific location.

Q) WHERE are the mini sessions being held?

  • Raleigh, NC: These mini sessions will be held in a rustic-chic farm setting in Raleigh.  Location TBA upon booking.
  • Asheville, NC: Early afternoon sessions will be held at The North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Q) WHEN should I book?
A) As soon as possible! We have limited availability, and these will go fast! Payment is due in full at time of booking to secure session slot.

Q) WHY should I use Ashley + David Photography for mini sessions this fall?
A) If you’re anything like us, you have a very busy fall calendar and crossing “family photos” AND “holiday cards” off your list would bring a huge sigh of relief!
Plus, this might even take the stress out of those extended family gifts too. Not bad for a 20 minute session!

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Think 25 minutes might not be enough time for you? Trust us, we’re really awesome at getting beautiful images quickly! We’ve been doing this for a long time and have found that 25 minutes is really all we need to nail it.
(And even though we’re super fun…most kids are over the whole modeling thing after 20 minutes anyway.)


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*The Fine Print:
Fee must be collected at time of booking to secure time slot. Fee is non-refundable, but may be applied to future bookings upon cancellation. Sales tax not included in pricing.
In the event of rain, sessions will be rescheduled at photographer’s convenience, but every effort will be made to have session on planned dates. Sessions are short – please be on time! Military discounts do not apply to mini sessions. Also, in order to keep the mini session fees low, all  images will be delivered via online download only.  (Though you may opt to purchase a USB for an additional fee.) Image turnaround time is 2-3 weeks from the date of session.
**Re-shoots are always available if you’re not in love with your images. However, all images from the previous session will be deleted upon scheduling a new session. Re-scheduling determined upon photographer’s availability.

No additional purchase is necessary, but you’ll receive 10% off additional purchases.

 REFERRAL BONUS: Refer 4 friends and your mini-session is free! (Sessions must be fully booked + they must mention your name prior to booking…so make sure they know to tell us who sent them!)

 Email us at info@ashleydavidphotography.com to book your session!!

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