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!

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Archive: ‘Engagement Photos’



Melissa and Reid at the Fair!

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Reid proposed to Melissa at the Cabarrus County Fair in Concord, NC.  We were pretty excited when the officials allowed us to shoot on the rides.

It was a little risky trying to turn around in the seat in front of them. But it was totally worth it!

This is the ride Reid proposed on. I’m so happy we were allowed to shoot on it.

Fun fun fun!

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Does anyone ever win at these things?

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Congratulations 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!

Casey and David’s Engagement Session

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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.

I really love this bridge across the street from the train depot.

I really love this bridge across the street from the train depot.

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We had only moments to get these neat shadows while in the train depot.

We had only moments to get these neat shadows while in the train depot.

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No fiances were harmed in the making of this image.  :-)

No fiances were harmed in the making of this image. 🙂

Thanks Mother Nature for the wind!

Thanks Mother Nature for the wind!

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This car belongs to David's grandfather.  A big thanks to him for letting us play with it.

This car belongs to David’s grandfather. A big thanks to him for letting us play with it.

Thanks to you both.  Looking forward to the ceremony!

Thanks to you both. Looking forward to the ceremony!

Brandi and Chris’ Engagement Session

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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!

Marcie and Ben’s Engagement Session

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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.

This was a favorite of ours. It was printed on canvas and gifted to Marci and Ben.

Marci is quite adorable with those boots!

The colorful landscaping at the house made for striking background colors.

We were allowed to go into the attic of the house. It made for great window lighting!

There is an old barn type building in the back. Structures like this make for great black and white images.

We ended the session by going to the church across the street and playing on the swings!

Thanks so much to Marci and Ben for choosing me as their photographer.  I will have their wedding images up soon!

Jennifer and Mac’s Engagement Session!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Jennifer, Mac, and I had a lot of fun on Sunday!  It isn’t often I find a couple who are both super-excited about their engagement images.  Both brought props and wardrobe that complimented our shooting areas.  If would have kept shooting if the sun hadn’t set!

Congratulations to you both!  Looking forward to your wedding next year!

-Duane

A Very Nice Card From My Last Bride And Groom!

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

I received this nice photo in the mail yesterday.  It is from Katie and Wes.  Their wedding was in Seven Lakes, NC.  The image of them writing “Thank You” is from their engagement session.  In most cases, I include a free engagement session for my clients.  It’s an excellent way to create “Thank You” cards for friends and family after the wedding.  Thank you Katie and Wes!

Angineek and Kevin’s Engagement Session

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

I had the pleasure of working with Angineek and Kevin today.  We met at the Hamlet lake for some photos. We then hopped around Hamlet to shoot here and there.  Congrats on your engagement!

Katie and Wes’ Engagement Sessions

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

For Katie and Wes’ engagement photos, we started at Camp Millstone in Ellerbe, NC and ended up in downtown Southern Pines.  I was lucky enough to have my wife Michele with me in Ellerbe.  She helped me with the images from the canoe.

Above: These were lots of fun to shoot.  Thanks Michele!

Above and Below: Serious NCSU fans!

Above: This was our move to Southern Pines.  The train tracks in their downtown area are very fun to play with!

Above: I’m always trying to inject superhero imagery into things I shoot!

 

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