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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Tag: ‘Portraits’



Allison

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Thank you Allison for tolerating the cold and wind for these images!  I’m really enjoying Cedarock Park in Burlington for shooting portraits.  The area has very nice lighting.

Cayla and Her Daughter

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Cayle and her daughter met me at Cedarock Park in Burlington.  This area is very quaint and has terrific lighting.

Amber and Dan’s Engagement Session

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

I had heard Dorothea Dix had been converted into a park.  Amber suggested we shoot here.  I’m glad she did.  There are great opportunities to get the Raleigh skyline in the background.  Very much looking forward to your wedding!

The “B” Family – Chapel Hill, NC

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

This day in Chapel Hill was VERY COLD.  These girls were the very definition of the word “trooper”.  They braved the wind and temperature for us to get these and more shots.  I cannot wait to work with them in fairer temperatures.

Tom in Richmond County

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Tom is a local bodybuilder in Richmond County, NC. And an all-around swell guy.

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.

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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.

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

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

Thanks Mother Nature for the wind!

Thanks Mother Nature for the wind!

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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!

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!

Marcie and Ben’s Engagement Session

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

This was my first shoot in Bennettsville, SC.  I do not get this way often.  I was amazed at the photogenic locations to be had.  Marci, Ben, and I had much fun shooting in and around this historic home across the street from their wedding site.

This was a favorite of ours. It was printed on canvas and gifted to Marci and Ben.

Marci is quite adorable with those boots!

The colorful landscaping at the house made for striking background colors.

We were allowed to go into the attic of the house. It made for great window lighting!

There is an old barn type building in the back. Structures like this make for great black and white images.

We ended the session by going to the church across the street and playing on the swings!

Thanks so much to Marci and Ben for choosing me as their photographer.  I will have their wedding images up soon!

Jennifer’s Bridal Portraits

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I wanted to post these the night Jennifer and I took them.  I loved them so much!  It was during this session I started doing slightly different things with posing.  Thanks Jennifer for indulging me!

This is one of my favorite images of Jennifer. I appreciate how her dress lays as well as the background of the Leak Wall garden.

I don't shoot too much inside the Leak Wall House. However I really like this yellow couch!

Thanks "Mom" for your help with Jennifer's images!

 

Miss M’s Church Dedication

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Miss M’s church dedication was held recently at Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Richmond County.  Many family members were on hand for the event.  It was quite a special event for those involved.

Mother and Father with little "M". She was an angel for the complete service.

The preacher offers a few more kind words before the service starts.

At the beginning of the service, the parents bring their daughter before the church.

Other family members join the parents before the church.

The remaining family members in attendance stand for her dedication.

Her dedication is finished. The new family prepares to hear the sermon.

A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl.

A reception for the family after the service.

A quiet moment next to a different style of dedication respecting family.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day.  I hope we can work together again sometime!

Regards,
Duane

 

 

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