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Carolina Inn bridal photo competition in Chapel Hill, NC

A few weeks ago I had some fun with my photography friends at The Carolina Inn for the annual WPS Portrait Palooza competition. This yearly event gives each photographer 10 minutes to create a commercial quality image anywhere inside the venue. Time starts from the minute the photographer leaves the holding room and it is closely timed with a stop watch. Images are judged and a winner is crowned and bestowed bragging rights for the year. Though my image didn't win, (table reflection) it placed tied for second by the judges from the Carolina Inn. It was a great opportunity to work very quickly while being very creative. A few other images that I didn't submit are included below.

Thanks to Nicole Harris for being a beautiful model and for support from local Raleigh wedding vendors. The dress was provided by Gilded Bridal, flowers by Lou Ann Wollett at Southern Petals, makeup by Krista Massey Mua and hair by Hair by Cheri. Get the whole story here. Video coming soon.

These wonderful vendors helped make the shoot possible.

Venue - The Carolina Inn

Hair – Hair By Cheri

Make up – Krista Masey

Flowers – Southern Petals

Gown – Gilded Bridal

Model – Nicole Graziano