Brian Mullins Wedding Photography – Wedding Photographers Raleigh – Raleigh senior, family, portraits and commercial photographer » Award winning Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill wedding, portrait and commercial photography.

It’s been an incredibly busy (yet rewarding)  past few months here at the studio! Despite photographing weddings nearly every weekend (sometimes 2 or 3) we’ve managed to finish the process of moving our office to the new Apex location. Along with our move, we’ve also been updating the little details here and there regarding our online presence. We’re excited to share that we’ve just completed the process of updating our website. Employee bios, new wedding work and important information can be seen at www.brianmullinsphotography.com. Be sure to stay connected and follow our photography blog to see more of what we’ve been up to this year. It will also give you a chance to view some of the other commercial photography projects we work on from time to time (besides weddings) including head shots, food photography and architecture. Thanks for staying connected and we hope you enjoy the new website!

Amanda and Mike’s March wedding began with hair and makeup at Salon Blu in Raleigh. After taking some beautiful photos of the bride and her bridesmaids getting made up for the day, we headed over to Duke Chapel for their evening wedding ceremony. We lucked out with absolutely gorgeous weather and took some fabulous outdoor shots of the bridal party as well as of the bride and groom on the chapel grounds. The bridesmaid’s yellow rose bouquets made by the Watered Garden perfectly complemented Amanda’s wedding dress from Tre Bella Bridal. The reception was held just down the road from Duke Chapel at Washington Duke Inn. Not only was their wedding venue beautifully decorated, but there was also plenty of room for the 150 guests.  One of they most unique features of the wedding was their table “names”.  Mike, being a game designer, had each table names after his favorite video games.   The theme carried over to Amanda’s wedding ring, which was designed after princess daisy’s ring from mario brothers. We hope you enjoy a few select photos from their big day!

You may notice we are finally starting to get caught up on a HUGE backlog of wedding and commercial photo shoot blog posts.  2013 was an absolutely incredible year in business and we found ourselves with, quite literally, no time for anything else then taking care of our amazing clients.  With the addition of Sarah, we’re finally getting caught up on our long overdue blog posts as well as an assortment of other things in our NEW studio space. We’ll be blogging about our new space soon as well (right Sarah?) so stay tuned for that as well!

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If you’re not familiar with the Indy awards, it is an annual magazine competition where the best local talents (doctors, restaurants, salons, bakeries etc.) are voted on by the general public in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham and Chapel Hill. A wide range of businesses are included in the Indy Awards voting categories by the staff of the Independent Weekly. To even be nominated, as we were in 2013, is truly amazing.

Last year, we were honored to be nominated as the best local photographer in 2013. We shared nominations along with other wedding, commercial and portrait photographers in the Raleigh-Durham area. Although we were a runner-up in 2013, it was still quite an honor as it was our first nomination for this award.

This year the Indy awards attracted over 7,500 Indy Week voters from the area.  We are overjoyed to be nominated again and wining the 2014 Indy Week Award for best local photographer! We are so humbled by our client and vendor support and cannot express our gratitude enough. Thank you for your votes and encouragement; you have made this possible for us and for that we are truly grateful.

Additionally we would like to thank the Indy week staff for for making this possible. We also could not have done this without the vendors and our wonderful clients in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas and we look forward to another amazing year of working together!

We’d like to thank some of the fantastic vendors we work with on a regular basis who also won awards:

- Best Desserts: Sugarland

- Best Hotel: The Umstead Hotel & Spa

- Best Catering: Durham Catering Company

- Best Bed & Breakfast: The King’s Daughters Inn 

- Best Florist: University Florist & Gift Shop

- Best Event or Wedding Planning: A Southern Soiree

Lauri & Aaron have been a couple I have worked closely with in the months leading up to their wedding so it was a bit bittersweet for the day to finally arrive.  While, of course, I am thrilled to be present at their wedding ceremony (honored in fact), it also means that it’s the end of a process we’ve been talking about for some time.

Lauri & Aaron’s wedding took place at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh.  St. Francis is a gorgeous facility with a spaceous sanctuary, a really nice getting ready room and a great pastor.   Lauri was absolutely beaming as she walked down the aisle as she as escorted down the aisle by her two groomsmen.  Their beautiful ceremony lasted about an hour and afterwards we went to the Angus Barn Pavilion for their wedding reception.

If you are not familiar with the Angus Barn Pavilions, it’s a great indoor/outdoor location on the Angus Barn Campus.  The room is filled with wooden beams, a big ass fan (don’t judge me, that’s the name), fireplace and, of course, great food.  It was the perfect place for Lauri & Aaron to celebrate their wedding with close friends and family.  The reception was, well, crazy!  Every single person was up and dancing for the entire time until it was time to leave.

I hope you enjoy a few choice photos from Lauri & Aaron’s wedding!