Welcome to my photography blog! Here's where I post up-to-date news about what's happening at martha manning photography as well as new images from the most current weddings and photo shoots. Please contact me anytime by sending an inquiry to martha@marthamanning.com or call the studio at 919-928-3511. I'd love to hear from you!

So that you know a bit about me...I began my photography career back in the mid-90's while earning my undergraduate degree in Technical Photography from ASU. I went on to receive a graduate degree in Photography in Vancouver, BC while continuing to capture weddings in a photojournalistic style. With the unique experience of photographing weddings across North America, from Vancouver to Florida, I am available worldwide to cover weddings, events, and portraits.

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Durham Weddings

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” ~ Saint Augustine

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Bridal Portrait Sessions

Bridal portrait sessions are one of the most fun things you can do leading up to the big day.  We do them outdoors, indoors, or anywhere that is meaningful to you.  Call to schedule a session!  919.928.3511

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NC Outdoor Weddings

“Where there is love there is life.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi








into the woods

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” -William Wordsworth


Actors’ Headshots

headshots of this talented NYC actor

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Carolina Inn -Chapel Hill, NC

Loved this beautiful winter wedding at The Carolina Inn!

Sarah & Carter’s Carolina Inn Wedding

For those of you planning a spring wedding, here is a beautiful Chapel Hill wedding to enjoy!  Thanks to these wonderful vendors who helped make this a perfect wedding:

Coordinator-A Southern Soiree

Venue- Carolina Inn

Cake- Cinda Creative Cakes

Florist- English Garden

DJ- Randy with Joe Bunn DJ Company

Officiant – Barbara Lodge

Hair/Makeup – Makeupforyourday –Jennifer House

Ceremony Music – Arioso Strings

Videographer – Inkspot Crow

Lighting – Showtime Events

Calligrpahy – Calligraphy by Carrie

Kristin & Kyle -Chapel Hill, NC Wedding

I’m excited to share this fun slideshow we created for this sweet couple!


Washington Duke Inn Wedding

Enjoy a few favorites from last night’s gorgeous wedding at The Washington Duke Inn.  Over the years, I have seen their staff continually delight wedding couples and their guests.  These colorful flowers are from Ninth Street Flowers.  Steve Stowe of the always fabulous Joe Bunn DJ Company kept the dance floor packed with everyone of every age until midnight!

Sneak Peek from Figure Eight Island Wedding

Here are a few from Katherine & Jonathan’s wedding yesterday on the beautiful Figure Eight Island!  Katherine’s first of 3 dresses was her Mom’s own wedding dress (more, including the other dresses, later!)

This was the perfect location…

We even had fabulous weather, so the happy couple enjoyed some moments on the beach at sunset…