Archive: ‘ellerbe’

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.


Just love that back lighting.


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




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

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!

Kimberly and Justin’s Wedding

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Kimberly and Justin were wed recently.  It is pretty easy to see we all had a swell time!

Which ones? Right or left? 🙂

I enjoy shooting some portraits with the party members sitting down. Plus it's easy on their shoes!

The men's floral is one of the easiest things for a bridal party to forget until the last minute. Whoever placed them on top of the groom gifts had a terrific idea.

Thanks mom!

If the ring bearer is no taller than four feet, then photographing the fellas sitting down evens them out!

Let me help you with that brother.

This is a great piece of foreshadowing. The name of the church room where Justin is standing is called new life. Justin is getting a new life moments from now.

Unfortunately some family could not make it. 🙁 Rest in peace.

A beautiful bride.

Love, love, love, when there is a balcony to shoot from!

I was lucky enough to grab this reflection!

A beautiful bridal party.

It was cold! Very cold! But it worth it for some outdoor images.


Congratulations to you both.  And thank you for allowing me to photograph your day!

February Portrait Special!!

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

$80 Special
Portrait sessions from now until February 20th!

– Half hour session time. Designed for pairs of people.

– I come to your home or other designated location.

– Session to occur in Richmond County.

– Comes with CD and copyright!

Feel free to call me at 910-334-3048


Duane Cochran

Look Out! She’s Almost Here!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Some time ago I was able to snap this image of a cheerleader getting attacked by a vampire.  Luckily, she had this sword handy!

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!


Fall $40 Portrait Session Special!!!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

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


Email Duane

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!!



Surprise Marriage Proposal!

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

About two weeks before these images were shot, Mitch contacted me about wanting to take some portraits with his girlfriend Kelly.  However he wants to propose to her during the session so we can capture it.  We met at the Lions Club park in Ellerbe first.  We shot some fun images in the park and added Mitch’s dog Romeo in them too.  Just before leaving to go to Ellerbe Springs, Mitch passed a bag to me with some props along with the ring inside.

Above:  The first image from the porch of the Ellerbe Springs.  I was getting excited!  I’m sure Mitch was too.

Above:  The telescope was one of the props we used to set up the proposal shot.  Mitch had the idea of using props that would eventually lead to me handing him the ring box as one of them.

Above:  The he popped the question.  And she said yes!  It was very emotional to witness!

Congratulations to you both!  Thank you for letting me be a part of this.  Also, a big thanks to Donna at Ellerbe Springs and Reba Williams for their help!

Valentine’s Day Special 2011!!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

$50 Portraits from now until February 20th!   This is quite similar to the January special I ran last month.  Here are the details.

-One hour session time.

-I come to your home or other designated location.

-Images will be online for three months to make purchases.  Order within the first two weeks of posting to receive 15% off your order.

-Good for anyone!

-Sitting fee is normally $200.

-Print prices for this special are as follows (4×6 – $5) (5×7 – $10) (8×10 – $15) (11×14 – $25) (16×20 – $75)

-Session must occur in Richmond County.

Feel free to call me at 910-334-3048 or Click here to email me.

Duane Cochran

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.


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