Catherine's Starlight Meadow Bridal Photo Session - Burlington, NC

Back in August, I spent a hot summer morning with Catherine at Starlight Meadow in Burlington, NC. That was the location she chose to create her bridal portraits in advance of her September wedding. Starlight Meadows is a newer wedding venue located between Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina. The facility features two barns large enough to host 150 people and a dance floor preserved from the Hotel Hershey. A large field with breathtaking views and several ceremony locations offers a wide variety of options to create the look and feel you dreamed about for your wedding. Starlight Meadow also has its own comfortable bridal changing area and a complete offering of tables and linens to complete your day. It's a wonderful venue in so many ways.

We spent the morning exploring the property and began photographing at a vintage truck on the far end of the property. Then, we moved to the large, open field and then down to the wooded ceremony location that helped us get out of the hot North Carolina sun. That shaded grove was the ideal location to shoot and some of my favorite images from the day were made there. Once we finished up at the ceremony location, we headed back to the main barn and found a vintage, blue truck that made for a soft portrait backdrop. We finished up with some edgy, contrasty shots using the harsh directional light flowing into the barn and onto the silo. Here are some of my favorite image from the session photographed mainly with the new Sony a9 camera system - plus a few at the end from my old Nikon F100 film camera and Fuji 400H film. The flowers for this session included white Lisiantus cascade ivy, seeded euc and Roses Mother of Pearl and were created by Lou Ann over at Southern Petals. Make sure to check out a wonderful article about the venue in the latest digital edition of Weddings Magazine beginning on page 51.

Stay tuned for a full wedding recap from Starlight Meadow. Enjoy.

And a few photographed on Fuji 400H film using a Nikon F100 film camera body.

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