Couple frolics through a wild flower field in Greensboro, NC at the Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

Engagement

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Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

Daniel and I visited Timberlake Earth Sanctuary for Grace & Reed’s engagement session. It’s so beautiful there, I could spend hours taking pictures and still discover more. It’s easy to see why Grace and Reed love it so much! With lush green forests, wide open fields, and the sounds of nature surrounding us. It’s a treasure! I’m surprised that this spot is only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Greensboro, NC. It feels like we’re ages away from civilization!

Engagement Session Fears

We met Grace and Reed at Katie & Sam’s wedding last year. So when they contacted us about their wedding it was an absolute delight to reconnect with them! At first they weren’t sure they wanted to have an engagement session. A lot of people don’t love the idea of being in front of the camera more than they have to. These two had nothing to worry about because they’re naturals! You see the key to being comfortable in your photographs is to be yourself. We’ll guide you where we can, give you tips on how to pose. However, your personality & love for one another is what truly makes your session shine! It always takes some time, but by the end of the session you’ll be completely comfortable. It also doesn’t hurt to bring an adorable distraction like Grace & Reed’s Greyhound Ruby! She was so sweet and a great companion to bring along and interact with!
 
We loved getting to know Grace and Reed and I can’t wait to for their wedding in just a few months!

 

XOXOXO,
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Timberlake Earth Sanctuary Engagement Greensboro, NC

Wedding

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Walnut Lane

Walnut Lane is a sweet little venue located outside of Greensboro, NC. When Alexa’s Photography asked me to 2nd shoot, I didn’t hesitate to say yes! I adore Alexa & she always has the sweetest clients! Brittany & Sean are no exception. Their Walnut Lane wedding was completely dreamy!
When you walk into a 2nd shooting position, it’s sometimes very odd. Normally you don’t have a relationship with the couple. There’s always a little bit of awkward “hi stranger shooting my wedding” going on. Thankfully that never lasts long & Brittany & Sean were so very welcoming.
 
That day Alexa and I witnessed the union of two souls into one. It’s always a joy to remember why our marriages matter. Seeing that love & commitment refreshes my heart every time. After the ceremony we stole Brittany & Sean away for some sweet photo taking time. It was sweet to see their excitement and joy of finally becoming husband and wife! They rejoined their friends and danced the night away with giants smiles on their lips!
 
All in all, this was an awesome wedding day that I just loved being part of! Thank you Alexa for bringing me along!

 

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

 

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Brittany & Sean’s Romantic Walnut Lane Wedding in Greensboro, NC

First Friends Meeting Greensboro, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Potography

Wedding

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Most of the couples that hire us to capture their amazing weddings we connect with on some level. We’ve got that “thing” that makes us forever friends. Time and time again, Daniel and I have to pinch ourselves because our clients are just so dang awesome!

Take Katie & Sam for instance. We met them for the first time at Krankies in Winston Salem and spend an entire evening chatting and eating dinner together. We even shared pie! You know the consult is going well when you’re all comfortable enough to say “Oh! Try my pie!” We quickly realized that Katie & Sam were kindred spirits as we talked music, food, friends, and oh yeah…about their wedding! 😉

That amazing connection made it so easy to show up on their wedding day and feel like part of the family! Everyone was comfortable being vulnerable in front of our cameras and I’m pretty sure we captured some of my absolute favorite images of the year because of it. I’m especially obsessed with Katie & Sam’s first look. These two had been together for practically 10 years and to see the nerves on Sam’s face just before and then to watch them openly shed tears of joy for this long awaited moment just melted my heart to a big puddle! Then the relief & joy that followed the rest of the day made my trigger finger very happy!

Their wedding took place at First Friends Meeting in Greensboro. It’s an incredibly simple and beautiful venue all in one! We then journeyed over to Scrambled Southern Diner for their intimate reception full of amazing speeches and incredible food…not to mention there were some pretty snazzy dance moves too! 😉

Daniel and I cannot stop talking about how fantastic Katie & Sam’s sweet day was. It was so amazing to bear witness and to capture it all for them. Thank you Katie & Sam for an amazing wedding experience!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Katie & Sam’s Sweet First Friends Meeting Wedding in Greensboro, NC

Kress Terrace Greensboro, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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I am constantly amazed by my clients and the incredible people they surround themselves with. Each story is one of love, care, and joy in such unique ways. Haleigh & Brent’s special day was just spectacular, but what was more spectacular is how Haleigh, Brent & their families managed to coordinate such a beautiful event while Haleigh was in DC training to be an Air force journalist! Talk about discipline and dedication! She returned from training just two days before her big day and managed to do everything with glamorous style!

Their wedding took place at Kress Terrace, a cool warehouse styled venue in the heart of downtown Greensboro. Their wedding was a huge contrast to their rustic engagement session with tons of brick and industrial elements. I loved that they were both up for shooting in the nearby parking garage! There were so many beautiful details and beautiful moments to fill out their day. My favorite was when Haleigh came up to me towards the end of the night and said “Can we just say goodbye to everyone and go take more pictures?” Twist my arm! Up we went to the top of the parking garage to get some seriously epic and romantic shots!

Now these two love birds are down in Charleston, SC and Daniel & I can’t wait to visit and see them both again! Thank you so much Haleigh and Brent, you’re both so amazing!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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– Tell me a bit about the planning process for your wedding :
Well planning was mostly pinterest inspired as soon as Brent popped the big ole Will Ya, Would Ya Wanna, Kick it with me question. I was secretly planning even before, but aren’t we all? We both LOVE The Great Gatsby and all things related to that. (we both say how we would love to be in that time). So of course we wanted the white and black look with elegance but of course so sparkle and razzle dazzle. I quickly realized how hard it would be planning from a distance while I was at technical training in Maryland, and learned I wouldn’t be coming home until 2 DAYS before the wedding! AHHH!……But with the help of our families (HUGE help) and having my handy dandy planning binder we made it work. I will say this, we unfortunately had to do a lot of coordinating the night before because of the lack of communication our caterers provided, but in a way it was a blessing because we saw how amazing our friends and family were when we really needed the help.
 
Sidenote: We actually went to Olive Garden when Brent came up to Maryland, got a bunch of used wine bottles, soaked the lables off in our hotel tub with warm water and glitzed them out for our centerpieces and Brent took the 30-something wine bottles back to NC.
 
– What was the most memorable moment(s) of your day? 
Mine: Seeing Brent’s face when I came down the isle, and my dad’s face before he gave me away. Brent’s: Our dance and Kissing the Bride (of course :P)
 
– Funniest memory from your wedding day? Brent searching for the Garter!
 
– If you had to do it all over again would you change anything?  Nope, even if it was hectic, we loved how it turned out!

– Any advice for future bride & grooms?  Always start a little earlier than expected when getting ready, things go wrong and time flies because you are super excited! Also, take a moment with your better half to stop and soak it in!
 
– What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Oh none we knew you had the niche we wanted to have our special moments captured!
 
Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead? You shocked us even more than we could have expected
What, specifically, was your favorite part of working with Mabyn Ludke Photography and why? How comfortable we were with her! How awesome she was with coming up with ideas and how she even helped direct a little bit!
 
– If you were to recommend Mabyn Ludke Photography to your best friend, what would you say? 
A different style of photography than whats out there, she really captures the true moments, the ones you want to take a mental note of and try to remember, she captures those to a T.
 

Hair: Platinum Salon on Third, Tiffany Shaw and Stacie Goode // Makeup Artist: I did my own makeup 🙂 // Dress Designer & Store Location: Oleg Cassini – Davids Bridal // Jewelry: Davids Bridal Earrings // Veil or Hair accessories: Swaroski Crystal Veil // Shoes: Vera Wang WHITE shoes *Brent’s mom totally glitzed out the bottoms 🙂 // Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal Biscotti   // Grooms Attire: Vera Wang BLACK Men’s Wearhouse // Ceremony Venue: Suite 300 of Kress Terrace // Reception Venue: ” ” // Florist: We ordered bulk hydrangeas and white roses from Sam’s club! // Transportation: Friends // DJ: Brandon Green of Greensboro/ DJ RUMPSHAKER (lol!!) // Caterer: Vision’s Catering // Cake: Maxie B’s  // Wedding Coordinator: Welllll pretty much everyone, Big thanks to our officiant Ray Warren // Lighting: Uplighting and Chandeliers // Invitations & Stationary: Vistaprint/ Wedding Paper Divas, designed by Haleigh 🙂

Kress Terrace Wedding Greensboro, NC – Haleigh & Brent