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!

Raleigh Wedding photos.
Raleigh Wedding photos of the bride getting ready.
Raleigh Wedding photos by a destination wedding photographer
Raleigh wedding photo of bridesmaids steaming the bride's veil before the wedding.
Raleigh wedding photos of the groom and his groomsmen.
Raleigh wedding.
Raleigh wedding photo of bridesmaids reading their thank you wedding cards.
Raleigh wedding dress photo and veil with the bride and her bridesmaids.
Black and white Raleigh wedding photo of the bride getting ready.
Raleigh wedding photo of the bride and the mother of the bride and the father of the bride.
Raleigh wedding photo of the father of the bride giving away his daughter on her wedding day.
Raleigh wedding photo of the bride and groom as they leave the ceremony site.
Raleigh wedding bride and groom photos.
Raleigh wedding band.
Raleigh wedding toast photo.
Raleigh wedding reception photo of the bride dancing.
Photos from a Raleigh wedding.
Wedding reception photos from a Raleigh wedding.
Raleigh wedding photo of bride dancing.
Photos of bridesmaid dresses from a Raleigh wedding.
Raleigh wedding cover band.
Raleigh wedding dancing photo.
Raleigh wedding reception dancing photo.
Raleigh wedding cover band.
Photos of the groom playing air guitar with the Raleigh wedding band.
Photos of the groom at the Raleigh wedding reception.
Raleigh wedding portrait of bride and groom.

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  1. David Kilpatrick says:

    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!

  2. Brooke DeMarco says:

    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!

  3. Jan Klausner-Wise says:

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

  4. Kristen Osborne says:

    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!

  5. Alison Hallberg says:

    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!

  6. Rebbekah Hallberg says:

    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!

  7. Cori Neuhaus says:

    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!

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

  9. David Kilpatrick, Sr. says:

    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.

  10. Susan Manigan, proud mother of the bride! says:

    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!


    Susan Manigan

  11. Absolutely stunning images – love it! Great spontaneous, informal moments too!

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