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: ‘Destination Wedding’



Kimberly and Patrick’s Wedding – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Kimberly and Patrick held their wedding at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC this past May.  The area is quite beautiful and the staff is very accommodating to the wedding party and family.

Above: Kim and her mom.  I love it when the reflections line up perfectly!


Above: A beautiful setting for a beautiful bride.


Above:  This is one of my favorite guy shots.  It was my homepage image for a while!

Congratulations Kim and Patrick!

Amy and Matt’s Kitty Hawk Wedding

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

It’s hard to believe Amy and Matt had their wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn beach access in April of this year.  It just doesn’t feel that long ago we were in Kitty Hawk!  There were plenty overcast skies but the rain held off until the reception began.


Above: Important ring bearer activities.


Above: Important groomsmen activities.


Above: There was a slight drizzle during the pre-wedding photos.  Amy’s bridesmaids were very helpful!


Above: I was too far away to know what was so funny during the ring exchange.

Above: Don’t worry.  There was no mess!

Congratulations to you both!

Sunny and Ben’s Costa Rica Wedding

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Sunny and Ben had a handful of friends on hand for their wedding in Costa Rica.  The ceremony was held at the Hotel Villa Celetas which lies atop a rain forest in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica.

Above: Pre-ceremony activities include fun in the infinity pool!



Above: The grounds of the hotel make for wonderful portrait areas.












Congratulations to Sunny and Ben!

Sunny and Ben in Costa Rica

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Okay it took me way too long to blog my trip to Costa Rica with Sunny and Ben to photograph their wedding.  I had an awesome time with them.  We went horseback riding and ventured into town while prepping for the wedding at the resort.  We stayed at the Villa Celetas hotel which is nestled in the rain forest about one hour from the San Jose airport.  Here are a slew of images from the day before their wedding.

Below:  Horseback riding in the morning.  We had an escort with us who took us through a wooded area on a dirt road.



Below: Once reach the top of the hill, we rested under this shelter and were given fruit from our guide.


Below: After horseback riding, we went into town for water and Sunny shopped for wedding favors.

Below: The amphitheater on the edge of the resort was the location of the wedding ceremony.  Only guests have access to it.

Below: The infinity pool and other areas of the resort.



Below: This was my favorite spot at the resort.  Guests have access to a private beach below the hotel.

Wedding images to be posted soon!

 

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