Castle McCulloch High Point, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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The air was thick with anticipation as the crowd awaited Brook’s arrival. She moved with grace as she traversed the stair case that seemed to go on for miles. Finally she made it to the bottom and was greeted by her father, whom up until that point had been Brook’s prince. He gently helped her on with her crystal laden heels and walked her slowly down the isle to meet her new prince and husband to be, Drew. Tears of joy couldn’t be held back as this event, years in the making, finally came to be. A true happily ever after if there ever was one!

What a absolute joy to have been present at such a gorgeous event! Daniel and I soaked up every smile, hug, and tear. Tina of Love & Honey transformed the Castle McCulloch into a true fairy tale space complete with candelabras! They danced the night away to the Jason Adamo Band who shook the whole castle to it’s core with their addictive music! Daniel and obsessed over how good they were!

Then came the time for Brook & Drew to run away for a short time with the two of us! Woohoo! They braved the crisp autumn evening for all of their wedding portraits. It’s not often that we have couples who want just night photographs, but somehow it fit the whole romantic theme of their day. Thank you Brook & Drew for allowing us to capture your epic fairy tale! We loved every moment!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Castle McCulloch High Point, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

Castle McCulloch Wedding in High Point, NC – Brook & Drew

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Picture this, a beautiful autumn day where the surrounding tree’s are shades of orange and gold. The wind blows gently as you make your way down a winding path, acorns fall making a soft rustle as you walk. Slowly, but surely the path widens into a stone walk way and right before you is a beautiful stone castle complete with drawbridge! Sounds like I just described the beginning of a movie or a scene out of a book right? Guess what, that was my introduction to the Castle McCulloch near High Point, NC when I went there for Brook’s bridal portrait session! From the moment I laid my eyes on this place, I knew I was in for a treat!

Brook met me there and we had an amazing morning of creating some gorgeous portraits, but also some of my favorite “artsy” pieces. There were so many beautiful pockets of light and unique spaces in and out of the Castle. It makes it even more enjoyable when your bride is pretty much up for anything that I asked, even if she did get a bit dizzy from all of the spins I made her do! But just look at the pictures, totally worth it!

If you’re on the fence about whether to do a bridal session or you’re afraid of getting your dress dirty, maybe this session will change your mind and you’ll get to create some amazing artwork to hang on your walls!

Next week I’ll share Brook & Drew’s EPIC wedding at the Castle McCulloch! Stay tuned!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Brook’s Bridal Session at the Castle McCulloch in High Point, NC

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Every year it goes faster and faster, time doesn’t slow down. However, this profession of mine stops time forever and I just love being able to review my year through photography. I’m really looking forward to re-instating the Canvas Contest Giveaway for all of my 2016 couples! Hooray! One lucky couple will win a 16×24 gallery canvas print of their choice, ready to hang on their wall and be adored by all! The contest will run until Midnight New Years Eve (Let the confetti fall!) & I will announce the winner New Years Day – January 1st, 2017. WOOHOO!

First here are the details:

  • Review the couples in the following post
  • Post in the BLOG comments WHO your favorite couple is and WHY you’re choosing them (one vote per person)
  • Share your favorite couple and get others to vote! – Word of mouth, social media, and smoke signals are accepted
  • The couple with the most votes at midnight 12/31 will win!
  • I will be posting the winner the morning of 1/17

It’s as simple as that!

Now there are some additional ways to earn votes:

  • Like us on Facebook & comment on the Canvas Contest post with your favorite couple = +1 vote
  • Follow us on Instagram & find your favorite couple & comment on their most recent photo with the hashtag #MLPCanvas16 = +1 vote
  • You can vote once per platform giving the voter 3 votes total: blog comment + Facebook like & post + Instagram follow & #MLPCanvas16 = 3 votes
  • Make sure you follow & like as well as post for your vote to fully count!

The 2016 wedding season was INCREDIBLE! Each and every client was so unique and wonderful, we traveled to new places, Daniel officially joined the MLP team, and we can’t wait to see what next season will hold!

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2016! You are the reason we do what we do! WE LOVE YOU!

Let the festivities begin!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn & Daniel

Mary Ellen & Brandon

Summer & Bernard

Allie & Matt

Katie & Lee

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Meredith & Zach

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Nicki & Brad

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Hannah & David

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Jenna & David

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Kristin & Nate

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Amrita & Vishwan

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Cari & Amol

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Katie & Sam

Brook & Drew

 

Aine & Joe

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2016 Canvas Contest Giveaway!

High Point NC Family Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

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What a year it has been for the Shroyer family. It’s been full of heart ache and trials, joys and growth. At the end of 2015, we lost Mike. Ami’s husband, J Michael & Sadie’s father, and my dear friend. I’ve documented so many moments in this families life, mostly happy moments, sometimes painful ones. This latest photo shoot at their new home in High Point, NC was definitely the hardest family shoot I’ve ever done. Taking pictures of this amazing family with out their Dad just didn’t feel right. We all felt the hole that Mike left that day and in true Shroyer fashion, they chose to rise above the pain they felt to get photographed. Both Ami and I agree, there were far more “forced” smiles than normal and I doubt this will go down in their books as the best photo shoot ever, but it still had to happen for many reasons. Mostly because Ami & the kids were releasing a new album that they wrote over the past year called the Good Grief Project. It’s an amazing collection of original songs and covers that show their journey and their trust in God that he works all things for good. This family never ceases to inspire and amaze me. I’m so grateful to call them friends! Please check out the Good Grief Project at www.AmiShroyer.com.

You’ll notice that there were some genuinely beautiful moments in this photo shoot because these three can’t help but show their love for each other! Next time around I think a lot of the awkwardness will have faded and we can start a new way of photographing their love and life. I have never been more grateful for the gift of photography than I was when we realized Mike was gone, but we still had his photographs. Even tho he complained about how he looked at every photo shoot, even tho he’d joke with me that I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of his kids anymore because every time they looked way too old, and even tho it always took longer than he wanted, he always LOVED the end result! Watching the slideshow at his memorial service solidified the truth that we NEED to be photographed, even if it’s not comfortable. The legacy it leaves behind is vastly more important than our comfort. It doesn’t matter what you look like right now, grab your loved ones, and make a photograph, and let them know how much you love them!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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This past Sunday night, Ami & the kids has their music release party for the Good Grief Project. We celebrated Mike again and I know his heart is swelling with pride at the amazing job they did! #WeRise #Shroyer3

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Good Grief Project – The Shroyer Family