I love it when good people win.
Crystal has been my barber on and off (if we count my three years in Florida) for about a decade. When you’ve had the same barber for that long, you’re prone to learn a few things about them, such as their resilience following a divorce and their openness to finding love again.
Which leads us to today. By the time you read this, Crystal has transitioned from fiancee to wife.
But before the wedding, there was the bridal shoot.
The State Capitol Building in Downtown Raleigh is used for many a bridal shoot, but there was a certain sameness to the shots I’ve seen. So I wanted to mix things up a bit.
As you’ve noticed above, one of the building’s distinctive features is its doors. But no one highlights the doors in their photos - until now.
I took a flash and placed it behind Crystal, which really made the door pop - and the photos more distinctive.
What I loved about this shoot is that a lot of our shots were not traditional bridal shots. My thought process was more model than bride, which led to more creative photos.
So to Crystal and Ray, congratulations! I’m honored to be part of your wedding journey.