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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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We love beach weddings!

This time of year, I’m reminded why I love photographing weddings on the coast. Here are a few from a favorite beach wedding!

A Holiday Wedding

Here is a winter wedding we had the honor of photographing the week before Christmas last year.  Wait until you see these details at The Highgrove Estate.  Seriously. A huge thank you goes out to the fabulous Jameka Autry for shooting this wedding with me!  Fresh Affairs created stunning bouquets for the wedding while Joe Bunn DJ Company kept everyone on the dance floor!

Chapel Hill, NC Wedding

Anna Katherine & Matt’s wedding was in the heart of lovely Chapel Hill, NC.  Here are a few favorites from the ceremony at University Presbyterian Church on Franklin Street.

Chapel Hill weddings

University Presbyterian Church weddings

chapel hill wedding

After the announcement of the new Mr. & Mrs. we headed across the UNC campus to a beautiful reception at The Carolina Inn.  As Anna Katherine & Matt crossed Franklin Street…

Franklin Street Chapel Hill

…Matt took the perfect opportunity to carry his bride so she didn’t have to walk through dirt in her fabulous wedding gown and heels!

groom carrying bride pics

Off to the reception (and many more photographs to follow)!

UNC Chapel Hill weddings

Tornadoes? Thunderstorms? No problem!

On this day full of thunderstorms and tornado warnings, our studio is hosting bridal portraits in a controlled environment away from the worries of the outdoors.  Of course, we can always do on-location shoots and we love those, too.  But, on days like this, we are thankful to have a studio for you!

Rand-Bryan House Wedding

Here are just a few from this weekend’s beautiful wedding at the Rand-Bryan House.  The fabulous Erin McLean Events planned all the details (more coming soon) and designed the perfect setting for the happy couple!

On the Today Show

You’ve probably read or heard about Rachelle Friedman and Chris Chapman’s touching wedding story in the news and online.  What an incredible honor it was to be their photographer and donate my services to such an inspiring couple so they can have photographs of a wedding they’ve waited so long to have.  More details to come, but for now please see their story on the Today Show, in which my photographs are featured…

The Today Show feature

On the Today Show!

You’ve probably read or heard about Rachelle Friedman and Chris Chapman’s touching wedding story in the news and online.  What an incredible honor it was to be their photographer and donate my services to such an inspiring couple so they can have photographs of a wedding they’ve waited so long to have.  More details to come, but for now please see their story on the Today Show, in which my photographs are featured…

Featured on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style online!

We are thrilled to have this feature in the amazing Grace Ormonde online galleries.

Johanna & Jared’s Carolina Inn Wedding

I loved this wedding!  I need to write a book and share some of the stories I’ve gathered over the years about how couples meet, where they’ve lived and how they ended up together no matter distance and time.  Johanna and Jared would be one of the many stories in my book.  There was so much love all bundled up in this day!

Here are Johanna and her Dad having a sweet moment as they get ready to walk down the aisle outside at The Carolina Inn‘s Bryan Courtyard.

And I love Jared’s face when he sees Johanna for the first time…

Beautiful flowers by Victorian Seasons!

Kaitlin & Justin’s Duke Chapel Wedding

With all this rain we’ve been having down here in NC, I was reminded of a beautiful wedding at Duke Chapel.  This was one of those days where it was a blessing that it rained, because it had been a scorcher the entire week leading up to the wedding.  Kaitlin and Justin knew that their wedding day was about much more than how the weather turned out -they would have been happy in any situation, they were so excited to make their wedding vows!

I am a total sucker for this moment…when the Dad sees his daughter before they walk down the aisle.