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: ‘Bridal Portraits’



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!

 

Fall $40 Portrait Session Special!!!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Portrait sessions booked between now and October 31st are only $40!  Please see below.

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Starting as of right now, all portrait sessions booked with Duane Cochran are only $40.  This will last until October 31st.  This includes sessions that take place in November, as long as they were booked before October 31st.  The session includes:

(1) hour photography session with up to two locations in the Richmond County area.

Images online for three months.

%15 discount towards your first purchase of prints or disc with copyright.

Portraits taken by a photographer with a degree in photojournalism and classically trained in the art of portraits.

I hope to see you soon!!

-Duane

 

Ellerbe Springs!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Ellerbe Springs in Ellerbe, NC is a great place to take bridal portraits.  I have been working with owner Donna for over a year shooting images of brides and couples on their grounds.  I created this blog post so future brides can see the area from my perspective.  Click here to view a gallery of images from the Inn. These will give you a closer look at the overall feel of this quaint area.

Kimberly’s Bridal Portraits at Ellerbe Springs

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Months before Kimberly’s wedding with Patrick, we shot her bridal portraits at Ellerbe Springs Bed and Breakfast in Ellerbe, NC. The location rests on 50 acres with gorgeous landscapes and cozy rooms for bridal preparation.  Kimberly allowed me to shoot some images of her getting ready for her portrait.

Above: After all was said and done we shot a few more relaxed images.  Thanks Kimberly!

Erin and Trey’s Fall Rehearsal/ Wedding

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Whenever I can, I love to go to the wedding rehearsal and shoot some images.  This way, the bride and groom can compare and contrast the wedding with the rehearsal.  Erin and Trey were married in Freedom Baptist Church on US-1.





Above: I thought six bridesmaids was a lot until this past weekend when we had eight!



Above: The wedding day begins as the programs are just about finished.



Above: One to throw and one to uh….you know. 🙂


Above: One of the best parts of being a kid is you get to kick back and let the adults take care of everything!





Above: The Desperate Housewives of Richmond County!



Above: “I’m calling up the homies and I’m askin’ y’all, which park, are ya’ll playin’ basketball?” – Ice Cube


Above: Nom, nom, nom!




Above: Cover me, I’m going in!


Congratulations to you both!  What a great party!

Kathy and Jeff – Kill Devil Hills 10/03/09

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I’m so thankful my web designer fixed my blog.  I can finally get more content on here.  Kathy and Jeff held a super fantastic wedding outside of a GORGEOUS home in Kill Devil Hills in October of last year.  I’ve had quite my share of “event home” weddings but this one took the cake.  We were close enough to the sound for a beautiful sunset, the grounds were large enough for a tent and there was a nice pool area designated for cocktail hour.  Beautiful.

Above: The event home having just been decorated before the guests arrived.  The blue sash was a GREAT touch to hide the parking areas.

Above: Luckily I got my shots before getting shot!

Above: Why are women (especially moms) better at ties than men?

Above: Suites?  Check.  Sunglasses? Check.  Beer?  Check.

Above: Next to green, purple is my favorite color.  My future home will have a purple door.  I need a volunteer to distract my fiance whilst I paint it.

Above: Yes, I have done this image before but I love it so much!  And it doesn’t hurt the fact that Kathy has perfect legs for it!

Above: Spontaneous image of Kathy less than 10 minutes before the ceremony.

Above: The best part about being a kid at a wedding is you can kick back and chill until a grown up hurries you off to some ceremony!

Above: Kathy gets a kiss from both fathers before being given to Jeff.

Above: The sand ceremony.

Above: I’m all about shooting images from a child’s perspective.

Above: Jeff, I respect you for this.  You did what had to be done to get that garter!  🙂

Above: Congratulations Kathy and Jeff!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day.

Erin’s Bridal Portraits

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Below are some images from Erin’s Bridal portraits taken at Ellerbe Springs.  This little inn in Ellerbe was perfect for our session!
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