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

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Settling into North Carolina again has been interesting. I absolutely LOVE being back here, especially since I got an extended autumn this year. Just as the leaves were finished up in NY I got to drive 11 hours down the east coast to NC where they were just about to peak! I really wish I could live in perpetual autumn all the time. Warm days, cool nights, gorgeous colors in the trees, pumpkin spice latte’s forever….and ever….AND EVER! Mmmmmmm pumpkin……

Oh sorry, I got distracted….pumpkin does that to me. Anywho, it’s been interesting because everything is so new. I feel like my business is starting from scratch again. In NY, everyone told me that I’d be an immediate success. They were all being very sweet and encouraging, but the reality of it is that making a name for myself down here in NC isn’t going to be as easy as just sticking my head out my car window and saying “HI, I’M HERE!” Finding the time between finishing up my weddings to network and meet new potential clients hasn’t been easy. So I’ve had a lot of discouraging moments but with some extremely awesome ones as well!

That’s kinda how most of my year has gone, it’s been quite the roller coaster! Sometimes I look back & I’m exhausted. I can’t believe so much happened with out my body completely melting down into a puddle. But I’m still here, and I’m excited for the next chapter in my life! I’m looking at this as a fresh start, not that I needed one. NY was incredible and will always hold a special place in my heart. Yet, with so much change, how can it not be? I get to make new friends, meet new clients, and now create a new look!

I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my logo over the past few years. My friend Elena designed it for me and I have loved loved loved it for a long time. My decision to change my logo/look isn’t because I have fallen out of love, it’s because I’ve outgrown it. Almost like your favorite pair of shoes that you’ve taken extra care of so they last forever only to find one day when you try them on that they’re just a little too small. I had a pair of purple metallic puma’s that did that….*sigh* I miss those shoes.
I want to give credit where credit is due. This logo has seen me through a huge chunk of my photographic development, but now I feel my work has developed to a point where the logo no longer “fits right.”

Over the past year I’ve been in development with my friend Zach who has helped me hone down my crazy to the perfect logo. The elements are very similar, connecting initials and a flower representing life, vibrance, & beauty. It has an elegance that is different than the last, something about it’s simplicity just feels right.

Along with this new logo there will be some web design changes. As much as I love the funky feel of my website, I think simple is the  way to go. So be prepared for a shift! I’m hoping that next week all will be revealed, but for now here’s the new logo! Ahhh! Thank you so much to Zachstudios for the amazing design!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

NC Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Mabyn Ludke Photography

New State = New Look