Duane and his wife Michele

About Duane Cochran

Duane is a North Carolina based wedding, boudoir, and portrait photographer. He serves the Graham-Burlington, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas as well as other destinations. Thank you for visiting!

910-334-3048

Archive: ‘rockingham’



Tom in Richmond County

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Tom is a local bodybuilder in Richmond County, NC. And an all-around swell guy.

A and J Prom 2016

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

This is my 2nd time photographing “A” for prom. The first was her junior prom. I was honored to be a part of her senior prom!

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Destini and Matthew Couples Session

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

 

It's been a while since I've been to Blewett Falls Lake. So happy Destini wanted to shoot here.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Blewett Falls Lake. So happy Destini wanted to shoot here.

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Just love that back lighting.

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Some couples just fall into these dip shots. It makes my job so much easier.

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Just had to shoot Destini in Matthew’s truck before finishing up. Thanks to you both!

Susannah and Kyle’s Engagement Session

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

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.

I've been wanting to shoot portraits by the lockers for quite some time.

I’ve been wanting to shoot portraits by the lockers for quite some time.

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Seniors have the chance to paint the tiles on the ceiling of classrooms. The room we staged our gear and wardrobe just happened to have Susannah's painted tile.  It's the NC State one just above their heads.

Seniors have the chance to paint the tiles on the ceiling of classrooms. The room we staged our gear and wardrobe just happened to have Susannah’s painted tile. It’s the NC State one just above their heads.

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Thanks to you both.  Looking forward to the ceremony!

Thanks to you both. Looking forward to the ceremony!

Ashley and Josh’s Engagement Session

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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.

I really dig this area of the lake because of the back lighting.

I really dig this area of the lake because of the back lighting.

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I absolutely love walking shots.

I absolutely love walking shots.

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It was great working with you both.  Congratulations on your engagement!

It was great working with you both. Congratulations on your engagement!

Natalie’s Senior Portraits

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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.

Both of us braved LOTS of mosquitoes for this image. I’m glad we did!

I tried to back light Natalie as much as possible. Her hair is amazing when lit properly.

A little bit of Jessica Rabbit here!

Thanks Natalie! I hope we get to play together again. -duane

Jennifer’s Bridal Portraits

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

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!

This is one of my favorite images of Jennifer. I appreciate how her dress lays as well as the background of the Leak Wall garden.

I don't shoot too much inside the Leak Wall House. However I really like this yellow couch!

Thanks "Mom" for your help with Jennifer's images!

 

Mr. Heersma and his dog, Number Seven

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Today I was looking to go in and out of Family Dollar quickly as I had an appointment coming up.  A gentleman outside the store caught my eye and ears while there.  His name is Mr. Heersma.  He was playing a Yamaha keyboard for tips.  I did not have long to speak with him.  Luckily I had my camera and his permission to photograph him.  He said he plays gospel and many popular tunes on his keyboard.  He was accompanied by his dog, Number Seven.  Interesting name, huh?

Mr. Heersma is from New Jersey.  Unfortunately I was not able to spend more time with him.

I was with Mr. Heersma for less than 10 minutes. During that time he had more than a handful of donators.

This is Mr. Heersma's dog. He named the doggie Number Seven. I wasn't there long enough to find out the origin of the name.

Another image of Number Seven. He looked quite tired to me.

This is Mr. Heersma's dinner along with a playlist of songs he had written on a cigarette package.

His notebook of music. At first I did not recognize the image of The Carpenter's on it.

These hands must have been through a lot. He told me he has been playing for tip money in the Richmond County area for more than a year.

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How nice of Family Dollar to allow him a space to play for money.

Portraits with the “C” family!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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!

A beautiful family. Love the pastels!

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Thanks for choosing me as your photographer!  -duane

Miss M’s Church Dedication

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Miss M’s church dedication was held recently at Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Richmond County.  Many family members were on hand for the event.  It was quite a special event for those involved.

Mother and Father with little "M". She was an angel for the complete service.

The preacher offers a few more kind words before the service starts.

At the beginning of the service, the parents bring their daughter before the church.

Other family members join the parents before the church.

The remaining family members in attendance stand for her dedication.

Her dedication is finished. The new family prepares to hear the sermon.

A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl.

A reception for the family after the service.

A quiet moment next to a different style of dedication respecting family.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day.  I hope we can work together again sometime!

Regards,
Duane

 

 

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