Archive: ‘Children’

The “M” Family

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Today the “M” family and I shot family portraits around Hinson Lake and their home.  I was a little bummed at first due to the construction equipment and signs all over Hinson Lake.  But that didn’t stop us!

I believe this was little "M"'s idea. Mom, Dad, and I were talking for a moment. Next thing you know he was down on the ground playing in the leaves. So we joined him!

This fella sure had a lot of energy this afternoon!

Although the Hinson Lake area is under construction, we still found neat little places to shoot.

Their land around their home is quite photogenic as well. Especially this time of year.

Thank you all for allowing me to work with you today. I hope we can do this again sometime!


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!


Portraits with lil’ T.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

This fella just oozes cool.  Especially when he access to a hat.  And when the black ants came out, he kept it together while dad brushed him off!

Halloween Is Almost Here!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Halloween is definitely almost here as little lady “M” models her pumpkin costume for us.  She has a lot of trick or treats ahead!

Happy Halloween!

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!!



Lil’ Miss “M”

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Miss “M” in her home and by her beautiful pool.  She is quite good at this.  Her mother has taken her own striking photographs of her daughter in the past.

I love how the greenery embraces her here.

You might call this an out take. Her sister (behind me) was cracking her up!

Really digging the pastels in her room.

Thank you for the kind words and for inviting me into your home!



Lil’ Maddie

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Welcome to the world Maddie!

Above and Below:  Her father is an Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers fan.  Luckily we were able to incorporate them into her session.

Above:  One of Maddie’s cousins paid her a visit during the shoot.

Thanks to her mom and dad for letting me work with her.  🙂

Joshua’s Birthday!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Why yes, I do shoot birthday parties!  Josh and family held is party at Castlewood Park next to Ledbetter Lake.  It was quite windy outside.  It took about three hours and the collective effort of everyone there to get the candle lit.  Thank goodness it was just one candle. 🙂

Above:  Joshua’s father.  He is an up and coming photographer.

Above:  You know what it usually means when you get a card……MONEY!

Above: Ok.  No more pictures please!

Above:  Congratulations Joshua!


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