This was the first time I have been able to shoot inside Richmond Senior High School. Susannah and Kyle met each other and became a couple here. It was pretty awesome to photograph their engagement photos at the school. A sincere thanks to Principal Mckenzie for allowing us access to the school.
Ashley and Josh won a free engagement session from me when they attended the Piedmont Bridal Show held at the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet, NC. I was a bit nervous due to both being photographers themselves. We hung out at Hinson Lake for a bit and had a swell time.
Casey, David and myself had two engagement sessions in Hamlet. We shot some images for their “Save The Date” annoucement, some individual portraits, as well as their couples shots. These sessions are really awesome when both are as excited about shooting as I am.
For those of you who have had wedding consultations with me, the subject of the Preview Book has always come up. If my client opts to receive one, they will receive every image I shoot for them in this awesome 13×11 inch hardcover book.
Every aspect of a wedding service is broken down into sections. This book is from Hanna and Corey’s wedding in the Outer Banks. It sports a full-bleed image on the front along with an image of their ceremony location on the back. The spine contains their names and event dates while the images inside have been broken down into sections. The book begins with The Rehearsal, and continues with The Ceremony. Then we have The Reception and finally The Photo Booth.
The outer images of the preview book are printed on a dust cover. The inside flaps contain images (usually of the bride and groom) along with a listing of all events shot by Duane Cochran. The events are listed by date and the locations are listed as well.
Each page holds either six or nine images depending on the total amount of images shot. This is essentially a proof book. However I wanted it to surpass the look and feel of a proof book to make it more of a keepsake. Most books will look like the one above. However, in some circumstances there will be differences in regards to the above book. It depends on the amount of images and events. Clients will be given the chance to approve the design before going to print.
This was my first time working with Natalie. She has posed before and was very comfortable with things. I found out at the end that she is a former cheerleader and dancer. That being the case, I am sure she will be posted on this blog again in the future. I have a few dance images I want to try out.
There just isn’t enough light in a day when it comes to working with Brandi and Chris. Both are photographers themselves. If the sun had not set, I could have kept shooting. They are such a joy to work with, that it doesn’t seem like work. I was honored when I was asked to capture their day. Anytime another photographer hires me, I feel especially grateful.
Thanks Brandi and Chris. And congratulations!
This was my first shoot in Bennettsville, SC. I do not get this way often. I was amazed at the photogenic locations to be had. Marci, Ben, and I had much fun shooting in and around this historic home across the street from their wedding site.
Thanks so much to Marci and Ben for choosing me as their photographer. I will have their wedding images up soon!
I wanted to post these the night Jennifer and I took them. I loved them so much! It was during this session I started doing slightly different things with posing. Thanks Jennifer for indulging me!
We all met at the Leak Wall House in downtown Rockingham. This is a nice time of year now that the flowers are in bloom!
Thanks for choosing me as your photographer! -duane