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: ‘wedding’



Sha’Vegas and Christopher’s Courthouse Wedding

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Sha’Vegas and Christopher had a very quaint courthouse wedding in Anson County, NC.

Samantha and Sarah’s Wedding

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Samantha and Sarah held their wedding and reception at the Rigmor House in Chapel Hill, NC.  Their day was a blast from start to finish.  Both have awesome families that are very welcoming and fun to be around.

Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your day!

Teresa and Tom’s Wedding

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Teresa and Tom held their wedding ceremony and reception at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst.  This was my first time there.  The club was able to handle everything in regards to their wedding.  It was a pleasure to be a part of it!

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!

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!

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!

-Duane

Kelly and Mitch – Laurinburg, NC

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Kelly and Mitch wed at the First United Methodist Church in Laurinburg NC.  It’s  a beautiful church with a rich history for Mitch.  He and his father have attended and worked there for years.

Kelly had a great set of bridesmaids to help her!

Mitch was able to play ping pong before the ceremony. I wish I could have played ping pong before my wedding!

You have to pull pretty hard to ring the bells there.

Mitch personally sanded and stained the doors to the church.

This was part of a game the DJ played with them. They had to raise the shoe of the person the DJ was describing. I guess Kelly disagreed!

One of many, many dancing images.

Congratulations to you both and thank you!

Lauren and Jonathan

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Lauren and Jonathan held their wedding at the Design Center of the Carolinas.  The center was a pretty swell place to have their ceremony.  They were then able to have the reception in the place as well.  A big thanks to Elisa Henry from InContrast Images.  This was the first wedding I shot after my car accident.  Elisa was there to assist me and I can’t thank her enough!

Above:  One of my favorite shots from this wedding.  The bride ducking away from the groomsmen!

Above: Elisa Henry/InContrast Images

Above: Elisa Henry/InContrast Images

Above:  This was my first wedding after watching the movie Bridesmaids.  I couldn’t wait to get this image completed!  Look here if this doesn’t make sense!

Above:  A perfect place for relatives who could not be present.

Above:  A light rail stop was across the street.  It made for an awesome location!

Above:  This was practiced before the wedding.  Whew!

Above: Elisa Henry/InContrast Images

Above:  I just LOVE a good dip shot!

Above: Elisa Henry/InContrast Images

Above: Elisa Henry/InContrast Images

Congratulations Lauren and Jonathan!

 

 

Michelle and Gary’s Wedding

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Earlier this month Michelle and Gary were married in Pinehurst, NC.  They had awesome accommodations and venue in the village of Pinehurst.

Above:  Thanks to everyone in the spa for allowing my photography!

Above:  The ring bearer and flower girl get their gifts!

Above: The courtyard of the Holly Inn.

Above: Pinehurst Course number 2.

Congratulations to you both!

 

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