Wedding

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Whenever I get a chance to reflect on the previous wedding season I’m always amazed. The stories that I get to capture are so beautiful & deep. They are full of dedicated families, hilarious friends, and of course a gorgeous couple that always has an epic love story. The wedding day is NOT about my pictures, it’s about love in all of its forms and how (at least for one day) it can conquer all! It’s so easy for us to get caught up in the little details of planning a wedding or even just life, but when I get to sit back and look at these stories as a whole, I can’t help but smile and feel proud of being a witness to it all. Thank you to all of my clients and a few who didn’t expect to hire me (yay for 2nd shooting!), your moments are what keep me fueled and passionate about my career. YOU are the reason why I pinch myself every day. Thank YOU!

Here are a just a handful of some of the amazing moments that happened at my 2014 weddings.

Thank you.

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Mother of the bride & bride share a moment while getting ready for the wedding. Mabyn Ludke PhotographyMabyn Ludke captures a bride reflects on her wedding day while putting on her jewelry

In Chapel Hilll a gorgeous Indian bride prepares to walk down the isle at the Carolina Inn. Photo by Mabyn Ludke

The bride prepares to get in her wedding gown at the Groome Inn Greensboro, NC. Mabyn Ludke Photography

Mabyn Ludke captures an elegant moment as a mom adjusts her daughters veil in Greensboro, NC

The maid of honor celebrates with her best friend and bride before the ceremony. Mabyn Ludke Photography

A gorgeous bride dances in the sunlight at her Oakridge, NC wedding ceremony. Mabyn Ludke Photography

Mabyn Ludke captures this bride's laughter & excitement moments before she see's her groom to be at North Carolina's Groome Inn.

A sweet and soft bridal at the Air force Base in Raleigh, NC. Mabyn Ludke Photography

This unique bridal portrait showcases the intricate henna of this Carolina Inn bride. Mabyn Ludke Photography

NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Mabyn Ludke creates gorgeous bridal portraits at the Croasdaile Country Club in Chapel Hill, NC

NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

The father of the bride gets emotional at seeing his little girl for the first time in a wedding dress. Mabyn Ludke Photographywedding days can be emotional for fathers of the bride in Raleigh, NC. Photo by Mabyn Ludke

Mabyn captures the look of love on a mother's face before her daughter walks down the isle at the Groome Inn

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

A sweet pause of reflection right before the first look. Mabyn Ludke Photography

Everyone was emotional at this first look at Dewberry Farms in Kernersville, NC. Mabyn Ludke Photography

A bride is overjoyed to see her groom for the fist time at Greensboro's Groome Inn. Photo by Mabyn Ludke

The Grandover Hotel in Greensboro, NC provides a gorgeous entrance for a bride walking dow the isle. Photo by Mabyn

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

A father and bride silently pray for each other before he gives her away. Mabyn Ludke Photography

This Indian groom celebrates on his white horse prior to his wedding ceremony at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. Photo by Mabyn Ludke

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

North Carolina Wedding Photographer – Favorite Moments of 2014

Dewbwerry Farm Kernersville, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Wedding

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I haven’t kept it secret, moving your business to a new location is hard. I’m pretty much starting from scratch with 6 years of wedding experience under my belt. I could pretend everything is sunshine and roses and that my wedding season is booked solid, but what does that do for anybody? Maybe, just maybe my struggles and climb will help someone else in a similar situation. So I wont sugar coat life, cuz we all live it and we might as well learn from it! I don’t like to dwell on the negative though, I strive to find the silver lining in all things. So, when my wedding queue isn’t as long as I would like it I find other ways to fill that time in. Sure, it leaves me a little extra wiggle room for summery things, but a girl has got to eat!

There’s something incredibly special about the wedding photography/cinematography industry. We’re mostly social creatures. We love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and documenting it all for the world to see. When we meet other people who do the same, we treat them as well as any client if not better….because THEY GET IT! So there is at least one thing I can rely on, my kindred spirits! They encourage me, commiserate with me, and sometimes even hook me up with a sweet gig or two. My saving grace this year has been me new friends here in NC. They’ve hooked me up with many second shooting jobs, editing jobs, and WONDERFUL companionship. THANK YOU to any of you fellow photog/cinema geeks out there. I really REALLY love you!

I’m also incredibly humbled that these other photographers that I’m shooting for are allowing me to showcase my work from THEIR bookings. They have every right to tell me no. Techically I’m working for them and therefor the images are theirs, but again, these kindred spirits believe in everyone benefitting. They want me to succeed just as much as I want them to. We’re in this giant ocean of wedding work together so we might as well help each other swim!

This particular wedding I shot with Katie Dickson Photography. We hadn’t even met until the day of the wedding, but I can tell you we were like two peas in a pod! We had a fantastic time getting to know the couple, the hilarious wedding party, guests, and the incredible vendors who brought everything together! I’m definitely smitten with Dewberry Farm! How beautiful and cozy is this venue?! Thank you again to Katie for allowing me to showcase my images from the day. It was a blast working together and I hope we get to do it again soon!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Dewbwerry Farm Kernersville, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Katie gettin’ the perfect shot!

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Erik isn’t fond of snakes…

Dewbwerry Farm Kernersville, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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Happy tears all around!

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I love the idea of planing a tree on your wedding day!

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Half way through the reception a neighbor called and complained about the FANTASTIC band being too loud. So instead of packing up for the night, they went unplugged and followed the bride and groom around the dance floor!

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Christina & Erik’s Love Story – Kernersville, NC

Dewberry Farm Kernersville, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Sneak Peeks

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Today is my last full day in Greensboro/Kernersville for a bit. Tomorrow I fly up to Long Island for the beginning of a shootastic week! These sneaks are just┬áthe lull before the storm… but wait until I get back from NY! I will be shooting my face off, you might as well surgically attach my camera to my eyeballs cuz it’s gonna be there most of the week anyway!

I had a wonderful time second shooting for Katie Dickson Photography and creating a beautiful promo for Mariela’s business. I can’t wait to share both of them with you! See you soon NY!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Christina & Erik’s Love Story

Dewberry Farm Kernersville, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Mariela’s Simply Beautiful Session

Simply Beautiful Couture Kernersville NC Beauty & Portrait Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Natrually Beautiful – Sneak Peeks