Kirsten & Avery - The Cookery Wedding Day Preview - Durham NC Photographer

You guys, how is it already October? The life of a wedding photographer is particularly strange from September through Christmas. At the beginning of September it still very much feels like summertime and October feels ages away. But, like the rest of the fall season September is busy, busy and next thing we know October arrives. Just because it sneaks up on us doesn’t mean that we aren’t excited for October, because we truly love our October wedding days. Kirsten and Avery’s October wedding day may not have felt like fall (come on, Mother Nature… 90 degrees on October 4th!?!?! ), but it was perfect in every way. We loved that they chose to get married at the Cookery, right outside of downtown Durham. Kirsten and Avery’s story began in high school in Durham and the two absolutely love the city and it shows. We’ve enjoyed getting to know Kirsten and Avery over the last year or so, but after yesterday we REALLY feel like we got a peek into who they are individually and as a couple. They have surrounded themselves with the best group of friends that truly love them and it shows. Sometimes we dread speeches that are more than a few minutes long, but last night’s 30 minutes of speeches kept me laughing, had me shed a happy tear or two, and left me with the “feel goods.”

Ya’ll, from Kirsten and Avery’s First Look to the glow stick exit at the very end of the evening, they shared countless smiles and laughs. We could not have asked for a more laid-back, beautiful, fun couple to work with. Bonus: we got to celebrate with one of our favorite past couples, Aveni and Nil, and one of our May 2020 couples too! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - we truly believe we have the best job in the entire world! Thank you Kirsten and Avery for trusting us with your wedding day photos and video!