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A Walk Around the Lake

Jennifer’s bridal session at Bass Lake in Blowing Rock was so lovely! I’ve never been to Bass Lake, even tho Blowing Rock is one of our favorite spots. It’s ideal for any kind of photoshoot! It’s easy to traverse, the views are gorgeous everywhere you look, and you can keep exploring every time you return!

At Jennifer’s bridal session, the leaves were barely starting to turn as we wandered the trail, stopping as we went to take in the scenery with Jennifer as my model. You couldn’t have asked for better weather and a more lovely bride.

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Artistic Bridal Portraits at Bass Lake | Jennifer

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The Coolest Bridal Portaits

Mary-Claire’s bridal session at Rocky Face in Hiddenite, NC  was pretty epic. I mean how cool are these rock cliffs as a backdrop for your wedding dress? I think Mary-Claire wins for the most unique location for a bridal session! A big thanks to her mom, Laura, who discovered the location and passed it on as well as helped Mary-Claire navigate in her wedding gown that day right before Thanksgiving.

Bonding Through Photos

This was actually the first time I got to meet Mary-Claire other than a little video chat when she and her fiancé, Terry, booked with us. It was such a fun way to get to know Mary-Claire better and watch her come alive in her gorgeous gown. I especially love when our clients throw caution to the wind and choose a really cool location that fits their personality. Mary-Claire & Terry love the outdoors and hiking. What could be more perfect than the coolest rock face in North Carolina?

We ended the session back home in Statesville on her family’s front porch. A sweet and sentimental touch.

Thanks for braving the wilderness with me Mary-Claire! It was such a blast!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Rocky Face Bridal Portraits Statesville, NC | Mary-Claire

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Picture this, a beautiful autumn day where the surrounding tree’s are shades of orange and gold. The wind blows gently as you make your way down a winding path, acorns fall making a soft rustle as you walk. Slowly, but surely the path widens into a stone walk way and right before you is a beautiful stone castle complete with drawbridge! Sounds like I just described the beginning of a movie or a scene out of a book right? Guess what, that was my introduction to the Castle McCulloch near High Point, NC when I went there for Brook’s bridal portrait session! From the moment I laid my eyes on this place, I knew I was in for a treat!

Brook met me there and we had an amazing morning of creating some gorgeous portraits, but also some of my favorite “artsy” pieces. There were so many beautiful pockets of light and unique spaces in and out of the Castle. It makes it even more enjoyable when your bride is pretty much up for anything that I asked, even if she did get a bit dizzy from all of the spins I made her do! But just look at the pictures, totally worth it!

If you’re on the fence about whether to do a bridal session or you’re afraid of getting your dress dirty, maybe this session will change your mind and you’ll get to create some amazing artwork to hang on your walls!

Next week I’ll share Brook & Drew’s EPIC wedding at the Castle McCulloch! Stay tuned!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Brook’s Bridal Session at the Castle McCulloch in High Point, NC

Westglow Spa Blowing Rock, NC Bridal Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Sneak Peeks

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The holidays are always busy for me. Between last minute Christmas shopping & getting my clients their products in time to show the whole family the time always seems to fly by. This year add in traveling 11 hours back up to NY and then shooting almost every day you’re visiting only to turn around drive back 11 hours on New Years day so you’re back in time to shoot an amazing 20’s themed wedding…PHEW! I need a vacation from my holiday season…Don’t mind me as I pass out on the carpet…The thing is though, I wouldn’t trade all this crazy for the world. It’s MY crazy and I LOVE it! Check out these sneak peeks from my crazy whirl wind of a holiday season!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Lesley’s Blue Ridge Mountain Bridal session at Westglow Spa in Blowing Rock, NC

Westglow Spa Blowing Rock, NC Bridal Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Lesley & Russell’s gorgeous 20’s wedding in Sanford, NC

The Temple Theater Sanford, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

The Smith Family Session

Kernersville, NC Family Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Baby Calvin’s Mini Model Session

Kernersville, NC Baby Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Gia’s Mini Model Session

Kernersville, NC Baby Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Russell Jr’s Mini Model Session

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Tis the Season – Sneak Peeks