Alison & Justin: A Wedding in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Wedding

Alison and Justin welcomed me to their Raleigh wedding as if I were another one of their close friends. All in all, knowing that a couple trusts me wholeheartedly to photograph their wedding is huge. It has such a positive effect on what I do.

Although this year’s wedding season in Northern California was as busy as ever, I am really glad I could be a part of their Raleigh celebration. Their friends put on a party that bumped until the early hours of the morning, and The Dickens had me shaking my booty with the rest of them.

I Received the Most Awesome Email After This Raleigh Wedding

If all that weren’t enough, they sent me one of the best emails ever:

“Chris…You deserve the biggest THANK YOU and the biggest pat on the back. Not to mention the biggest hug and the biggest YOU’RE AWESOME award from the wedding. Seriously, words can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us. You were absolutely amazing and you worked your tail off! All of our guests think you are freakin’ awesome!’ You have no idea how much we appreciate you trying to capture every moment. The small, the big and the special.”

“So thank you – from the bottom of our hearts. You brought a sense of calmness to all the craziness. You made us relax. And more importantly you made us feel comfortable. Neither one of us are good at being the center of attention. But you eased us into it all – which is NOT easy. You definitely have a special gift. We’re so happy that we were able to share it with you that weekend. You will always be a part of our special day. So again, thank you.”

To say those kind words made my day would be an understatement. Congratulations Alison and Justin!

 

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  • Absolutely stunning images – love it! Great spontaneous, informal moments too!ReplyCancel

  • You captured the emotions so well. Great photos.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Manigan, proud mother of the bride!

    Hi Chris!

    Thank you so much for so expertly capturing this very important day for Alison and Justin. I can’t stop admiring these gorgeous photos! The colors are so vivid, and the clarity so distinctive. These pictures are truly a tease! My husband and I eagerly look forward to seeing the complete collection!

    Regards,

    Susan ManiganReplyCancel

  • David Kilpatrick, Sr.

    These are great photos Chris, wonderful memories for Alli and Justin. You’ve captured the love and excitement of the day. Looking forward to seeing and enjoying the entire collection.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith

    These photos are gorgeous.. they definitely capture the energy, love, beauty and excitement of the day!ReplyCancel

  • Cori Neuhaus

    Chris- such an artist! Ali and Justin now get to have all of their truly raw, real moments from their special weekend on camera forever. These are beautiful pictures and you did a fantastic job. Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • Rebbekah Hallberg

    Ohmygosh, Chris! These shots are just as much fun to look at as they were to be a part of!!! They’re super!

    Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Hallberg

    Chris – We absolutely LOVE these! They are everything we could have imagined. Thank you for capturing all of the love (and fun) of our special day!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Osborne

    AMAZING photos! You did such a wonderful job of capturing all the aspects of such an unbelievable wedding. So grateful that Ali & Justin will have these photos to look back at for the rest of their lives!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Klausner-Wise

    Wonderful photos! Everything was so special–setting, gorgeous day, family and friends and of course the couple. Chris captured the spirit of the day.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke DeMarco

    What an amazing weekend! Going through these photos makes me feel like I’m there again…can’t wait to see the rest of the lot. These came out beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • David Kilpatrick

    These are fantastic photos! As Alli’s brother – just wanted to echo her remarks: Chris, I’ve been to dozens of weddings in just the past few years and have never seen a photographer work so hard or seem so committed to documenting every…little…thing. These photos prove it. Thanks for being part of such a special event!ReplyCancel

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