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I am so incredibly thrilled to announce that my darling cousin Gayle & her husband Jon are no longer expecting, baby Owen is HERE! I haven’t gotten out to Greenville since this mini session we did in May, but I can’t wait to meet the cute little peanut! Hopefully you’ll all get to oooooh and aaaaah over his cuteness soon. But for now, lets enjoy the cuteness of Gayle & Jon as they excitedly waited for Owen to make his entrance! I just love how extra cozy they are, there’s something so relaxed and beautiful about doing a maternity session at your own home and it means so much more. Thanks for putting up with my trigger happy self you guys! I can’t wait to visit and snuggle up little Owen! Congrats on this new exciting chapter in your lives!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Greenville, NC Maternity Session – The Smink Family

Sneak Peeks

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This weekend I got to adventure out to the North Carolina coast! First on the agenda was visiting my cousin Gayle and her husband Jon in Greenville, NC. Their home was conveniently located just north of my New Bern wedding. Which I might add was INCREDIBLE! Muryel & Sean are just ridiculously amazing and I’m so glad I finally got to witness their love in person! Here are a few sneaks from this weekend to tide you over.

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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New Bern, NC – Sneak Peeks

Greenville, NC Wedding Portrait and Rock the Dress Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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It’s easy as a photographer to fill your time with photo shoot after photo shoot. A) it’s what we love to do and B) you never know when the next shoot is going to come along so you’d better make the money while you can. Part of the joy of being a business owner. Especially wedding photographers. We spend most weekends during the nice weather months shooting our faces off. Family outings, vacations, quality hammock time, all of that gets put to the sidelines. Summers are no longer about sunshine, water, and quality time. So, when I get an opportunity to spend that quality time with my family I jump on it! Of course that doesn’t mean I leave my camera at home…;)

My cousin Gayle and her two sisters are my extended sisters! We  spent a lot of the summer months as kids playing in our Oma’s back yard or at their camp in the woods. Now that we’re grown, all of us have spread out through the country. So when Gayle and I ended up in the same state I was absolutely THRILLED. Part of her family recently decided to visit and invited me to come along. Talk about a breath of fresh air! It was amazing spending 3 days with them!

Originally I was suppose to have shot Gayle & Jon’s wedding, but due to unforeseen circumstances I wasn’t able to be there on their special day. When Gayle invited me to come visit she also requested my camera (which I already planned on bringing!) and *POOF* the idea of rocking Gayle’s dress was born! I posted some of my favorites of just Gayle on Simply Beautiful Couture if you want to see more of her gorgeous face! Cuz, I mean, who wouldn’t?! This post however, is focusing on her and Jon! I’m so happy that Gayle has found her perfect match! Their home is gorgeous, peaceful, and it was so fun snapping a few quick shots of them together. Thank you Gayle and Jon for inviting me into your home and putting up with my camera! 😉 I love you guys!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

 

See more of Gayle’s Rock the Dress at Simply Beautiful Couture!

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Gayle & Jon – Rock the Dress – Greenville, NC

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! 😉 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! 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 Dress 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 featured 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