Greenville, NC Bridal Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography at Simply Beautiful Couture

Sneak Peeks

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It’s bee season, busy bee that is and oooooohhh the honey it produces sweet sweet honey! šŸ˜‰ This past week was jam packed with family, friends, & photos! At the beginning of the week I was in Greenville NC visiting my Aunt, Uncle, & cousins!Ā I then came back to Greensboro and shot an absolutely INCREDIBLE Simply Beautiful Couture session, and then rounded out the week with Jessica & Ray at my first wedding of the 2014 season. My car definitely put some miles on it this week, it’s a good thing I love to drive! Here are a few sneaks from my busy bee week! XOXOXO, Mabyn

Gayle’s Rock the DressĀ Session to be featured at Simply Beautiful Couture

Greenville, NC Bridal Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography at Simply Beautiful Couture

My Cousin Frieda & her adorable sons

Greenville, NC Family Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Lori’s incredible story will be featuredĀ at Simply Beautiful Couture

Greebsboro, NC Glamour & Beauty Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography at Simply Beautiful Couture

Jessica & Ray’s Simply Sweet Love Story

SoCo Raleigh, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Sweet as Honey Sneak Peeks – Greensboro, NC


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It seems like every day I run into a photographer or an aspiring photographer. I love talking shop and seeing other peoples styles. Recently I’ve gotten a lot of request from some fellow female photographers to follow me around or get some tips on wedding photography. So I decided to start the Femme Fotog Workshop.

We met at my place got all the models sassifyed and then headed to the Lincklaen House. I want to thank all of the models: Christina, Liz, Lauren, and Ryan for being amazing sports! They did pretty much anything we asked! Also, all of the dresses were donated by Spy Baby Bridal. I absolutely adore that boutique!! Ā Thank you so much to everyone who helped out!

Our first meeting focused on Natural light, posing, and some flash. I really wanted to make sure the ladies got good work for their portfolios.

I gave them a couple of challenges. The first was to create a beautiful and then a dramatic picture Ā just using natural light. (the photos you see are mine for examples sake)

Then we played with some flash techniques. The first image is direct flash, the second is bounce flash behind me, and the third is directional flash bounced off to the side to get the final dramatic look:

I invited my friend Ryan along as a model because he’s HUGE! Ryan is 6′ 7″ and a challenge to photograph with short brides (mwahahaha!). So we played with posing techniques. First Ryan by himself and then Ryan with a model.

Next we went outside because the light was just too beautiful to resist!

Lastly, we played with available light inside. It can make stunning photographs! (The first image was just for fun!)

Thank you again to everyone involved! Models, Vendors, and Photogs! I couldn’t have done it without you!

Femme Fotog Workshop : Real Life


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I love how adventurous my brides are! They’re so determined to have the BEST photographs and to document the whole process. Alesha booked me to do her bridals as well as her engagement and wedding pictures. We hiked out to a rock quarry, her Vera Wang dress in tow, and spent a couple hours shooting as the sun went down and then we kept shooting in the dark! Hah! We had to hike back with our cell phones as flashlights! But it was well worth it, as you can tell Alesha is STUNNING and we had an amazing time!













Alesha: Bridals