Tag: ‘ellerbe’

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!

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.

$20 Portrait Sitting Fee For January – updated with special print prices!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

During the month of January, I will be offering $20 portrait sitting fees.  Appointments will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Details are below:

-Approximately 30 minute session time.

-I come to your home or other designated location.

-Images will be online for one month to make purchases.

-Photos taken of as many groups as possible in the time we have.

-Good for families, seniors, head shots, babies, and just about everything else!

-Sitting fee is normally $200.

-Session must occur in Richmond County.

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

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

Duane Cochran

Ellerbe Hometown Christmas

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The town of Ellerbe held their “Hometown Christmas Event” tonight.  Businesses stayed open past normal business hours to serve snacks and goods to the locals.  The town lit their tree, sponsored hayrides and featured band performances.

Above:  The girl on the right is my Facebook buddy Meredith.  It was nice to finally meet her in person tonight.

Above:  This little stove kept a lot of us warm!

Above:  Many of the downtown businesses were decked out for Christmas.

Above:  These candles lit up the Ellerbe intersection.  It was quite beautiful.

Above  One of the many stations serving warm drinks and popcorn.

Above:  Sentry Hardware was one of the business serving refreshments.

Senior Portraits – Natalie: Class of 2011

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I’m way behind on my blogging!  These images of Natalie are a few months old.  We hit Camp Millstone in Ellerbe, the playground outside the lawnmower race track area, her home, and some other place in Ellerbe we stumbled upon after hanging out in a corn field!

Above: This image is an out take.  I thought it was cure so I shot it.

Above:  This image inspired the idea of a trash the dress session.  I hope we can do it later.

Thanks Natalie!


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