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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

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

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

Wedding

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I wont lie, moving to a new town and starting your business up from scratch is not an easy process. It’s full of self doubt, hard work, and tons of networking! Luckily I am a social butterfly so networking hasn’t been terribly hard. In fact, it’s been one of the highlights of my journey here thus far. I’ve met some incredible photographers and wedding vendors!  One of those said photographers is Melinda of Melinda Jean Photography. We met at a get together last December and instantly connected. She’s immensely sweet and it reflects in her photography. So when she booked a wedding that needed a 2nd photographer she asked if I was free. Of course I jumped at the chance to 2nd shoot. In the 6 (almost 7 eeeee!) years that I’ve done weddings I’ve only 2nd shot a handful of times. I went from learning to full out head shooter very quickly in my career, so not having to be the main person at a wedding was pretty cool. Melinda also asked if I could shoot some video while I was there and of course I can’t do anything half way *cough* perfectionist *cough* so I shot the entire day in video as well as photo. I probably won’t be doing that again. As fun as it was to shoot, I prefer photography on a wedding day. It’s just my thing. To all of you wedding videographers/cinematographers out there I REALLY appreciate what you do now! It’s a whole other skill set that doesn’t come very naturally. I do hope to learn more in the future just to enhance my other video endeavors, but I wont be adding wedding cinematography to my pricing list. Sorry guys.

 

The other interesting part of the whole 2nd shooting thing is that I didn’t know Chris & Rebecca going into their day. It’s very odd just popping in on a couples big day “Oooooh hey! You don’t know me but I’m in your face!”  I probably terrified Chris & Rebecca with my crazy personality, I can only hope they’re not scarred for life! 😉 Otherwise, their day was so incredibly sweet. Melinda was their perfect pick for a photographer! It  helped me see the meaning behind “there’s a photographer for everyone.” It’s true guys, there is a perfect photographer out there for you. Someone who not only will take gorgeous pictures of your day, but who just “gets you.” That way, when your day arrives you have a friend shooting your day and not a random stranger. I also can’t stress enough the importance of meeting your photographer a head of time. That personal connection is ÜBER important! Take the time to find the right vendors, meet them, get comfy, and your day will be so much better for it! Ok let me get off my little soap box now. I can’t thank Melinda, Rebecca, & Chris enough for allowing me to be part of that special day. It was  fun just being creative with out the added pressures of being the lead as well as discovering new venues & vendors like Finch Chapel & the O. Henry Hotel. Please enjoy their wedding video and a few shots I got from the day. Thank you again to Melinda, you’re amazing! 🙂

XOXOXO,
Mabyn
P.S. Check out Melinda’s work here!

Chris & Rebecca’s Love Story

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Melinda getting doin’ her thang!

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Chris & Rebecca’s Love Story – The O. Henry Hotel Greensboro, NC