Archive: ‘hamlet’

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.


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.




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

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

Thanks Mother Nature for the wind!

Thanks Mother Nature for the wind!


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!

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

2011 Seaboard Festival – Hamlet NC

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The city of Hamlet, NC kicked off its annual Seaboard Festival today.  There were booths of all types.  Food, crafts, photography, face painters, singers and train rides were among them on this brisk Saturday.  I hope you enjoy some of the images I captured!

Main street was pretty packed for the whole day.

Two trains were running non-stop. Each were on opposite ends of Main Street.

Snow cones, chips, funnel cakes, hot dogs, sausages, asian, turkey legs, blooming onions, popcorn.......

This was one of my favorite booths at the festival. This fella makes rubber band shotguns. He fashions wood into the shape of a shotgun. He then applies a clothespin plus a hook for the rubber band. Afterwards, you have a fully functional rubber band shooter. This gentleman told me there was some concern about selling these at the festival. The officials told him he could come this year, and would base future participation as long as there were no mishaps with the rubber bands. I personally hope to see him again! Below is a six second video I shot of a demonstration.

Kids games and the ever popular Scuba Steve were on hand.

I didn't realize this, but most vendors do not have brick and mortar stores. Nor are they online. They sell only in festivals and fairs. The gentleman above takes his huge collection of toy cars from fair to fair for his business.

I should have gotten my face painted!

And finally, lots of music from local church singers.

If I photographed you and gave you a card, please email me at info@duanecochran.com or call me to get your image.  910-334-3048

See you 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!!



Brittany – Class of 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

I can’t wait to work with Scotland Senior High School Senior Brittany again! ¬†She is totally¬†comfortable¬†in front of a camera. ¬† ¬†Of course we shot your standard cap and gown photos, but we both wanted something a little¬†different¬†with her gown. ¬†Hence the below photo.

Thanks Brittany!

“Yesterday and Today” – A Beatles Tribute Featuring Billy McGuigan

Monday, April 18th, 2011

This past weekend Billy McGuigan and band mates¬†performed¬†their show “Yesterday and Today” at the Cole Auditorium in¬†Hamlet, NC. The idea of the show was to have guests write down their favorite Beatles song(s) and why it was their favorite. ¬†The band would read the requests and perform the songs. ¬†Billy and company¬†decided¬†to forgo costumes and accents so they may direct their full attention to the songs. ¬†Everyone had a swell time! ¬†A special thanks to Cole¬†Director¬†Joey Bennett, Gary Short, Jimmy McDonald, and Tour Manager Kate Whitecotton for their help on this!

Above:  The tech crew was having so much fun backstage, the musicians brought them out to perform with them!

Above right:  Cards are chosen to select which songs are performed next.

Thanks for such a great show! ¬†More information about “Yesterday and Today”can be found by clicking here!



The “W” Fellas

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

I had a blast with these two guys and their mom this afternoon.  We hung out in some of the alleys between the businesses on Main Street in Hamlet, NC.  We then the train tracks and depot.  See that fella on the left?  He is all about some trains.  Since we were not able to get on the train display at the depot, we hopped over to Hamlet Lake to play on the caboose.  Thanks for a great time!

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!

Mother and Son

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

A big thanks goes out to the staff of the train depot in Hamlet, NC.  They were very accommodating about letting us in after closing hours to take a few photos.  The bench in the image below is special to this mother and son as their family sponsored it.

Above:  Absolutely love when the eyes match the wardrobe!

Above:  This image of his mother was actually an out take.  I enjoyed it so much, it became one of my favorites.

The quilt below them was knitted by her grandmother and made for a perfect picnic spread.

There was never any arguing between them.  It was very refreshing to see such a comfortable relationship between a mother and child.


Monday, January 24th, 2011

I had the pleasure of working with Niesha in the past.  I just found out she is joining the Navy soon.  I hope to work with her again before she leaves!


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