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indie Bird is a husband-and-wife photography duo based in Chapel Hill, NC capturing weddings and portraits all over Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the Triangle

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indie Bird

Durham Wedding Photographers

candid. playful. authentic.

Durham Wedding Photographers

Based in the Triangle. Photographing weddings throughout the Southeast

We’re Nate and Emma, a husband-and-wife wedding photography team serving Durham, North Carolina. We understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we strive to capture every moment of it in a beautiful and meaningful way. We take pride in our attention to detail and our ability to capture the unique personalities of each couple. Our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our work, from the initial consultation to the delivery of your images, sets us apart from other wedding photographers in Durham.

Now booking 2024 and 2025 weddings and elopements.

We operate under the belief that every couple is unique, so you won’t find anything generic or canned here. Whether you envision a classic ceremony or a whimsical outdoor affair, we’re here to bring your vision to life. Answer a few questions about your wedding or elopement and we’ll send an email to your inbox with a custom quote.

FAQs



  • Our editing style is rooted in analog, film photography. We love the aesthetic and timeless look of film, but we also appreciate modern, digital cameras. We’ll use a combination of both during your wedding. Film will be the anchor during our editing process, and you’ll end up with photos that look and feel vibrant and classic.

    We prefer candid and documentary-style photography. We believe that the best wedding photos are the ones that capture your day and emotions authentically. For most of the day, we’ll be unobtrusive—capturing moments big and small as they unfold. At key times (either before or after the ceremony, depending on your preference) we’ll lightly pose your family and wedding party, providing prompts to make sure everyone is looking their best.



  • We schedule complimentary video consultations with all of our wedding and elopement clients where we start getting to know you and hearing about your ideal wedding day. We also offer complimentary engagement sessions where we work with you and continue building the relationship so that when we show up on the big day, it just feels like you’re chatting with friends.



  • About one month before the big day, we’ll send you a personalized questionnaire to gather details about your schedule, any special family and friend groupings you’d like photographed, any relationships or situations we should be sensitive to, and any other details you’d like to share. If you’re working with a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, we’ll share this questionnaire with them as well. We also make ourselves available via text and email if you think of anything else we need to know!



  • We photograph weddings within two hours of Chapel Hill (including Charlotte) at no extra charge. If your wedding is outside of that range, we’ll work up a custom quote that includes travel expenses. Even with travel fees, our price is often better than or equal to local photographers.



  • Here’s the honest truth: there are a gazillion photographers out there. This is an oversaturated market, and we promise, you won’t have a problem finding a photographer to photograph your wedding. The biggest difference between other photographers and us is that we work with 10 couples each year. By limiting the number of weddings that we take on each year, we’re able to give our clients the time and attention they deserve.



  • We put together custom quotes for each of our clients. There are several factors that influence our price, including location, date, venue, and wedding size. By answering a few questions about your wedding, we can provide you an exact quote that meets your unique needs. Don’t worry! We promise not to spam you or waste your time. Click here to get a custom quote.

Ready to take the next step?

Fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch via email with a custom quote. Once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll schedule a consultation so we can get to know one another and see if we would be a good fit for your wedding or elopement. We love meeting new folks and look forward to chatting with you!

Ready to take the next step?

Fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch via email with a custom quote. Once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll schedule a consultation so we can get to know one another and see if we would be a good fit for your wedding or elopement. We love meeting new folks and look forward to chatting with you!