work with indie Bird

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


indie bird photo offerings

Does this sound like you? You want to book a photographer, but there are so many options out there. Maybe you want to book a wedding photographer, but the wedding industry is so contrived. You want wedding photos that are timeless, but modern, and that capture you as you really are. And you want to have a conversation with a wedding photographer that actually feels like a conversation, and not a sales pitch.
Or how about this? You want family photos that aren't stilted and awkward – everyone standing in a row. You want authentic smiles and candid moments. Or you want gorgeous engagement photos, but don't want to be directed into cheesy photos that just aren't you. Maybe you want graduation photos that are artful and authentic, and hey, throw in a new headshot too. Is this you? Let's talk.

it all begins


Celebrate life's milestones, big and small, and let us help you preserve memories authentically and artfully. With indie Bird, you can live in the moment without worrying about missing a single thing. Life moves fast, but we make sure your memories last forever.

Imagine how it will feel to have timeless photos you treasure

Every frame tells a story

"The people need to know! I can't recommend Nate and Emma highly enough."

real results from our past clients

Take a look at indie Bird's signature process. We've made it our number one goal over the years to create the most seamless process for our clients.


wondering how it all works?

We'll answer any questions you have. For wedding clients, we'll set up a FaceTime or phone call.  When you're ready, we'll send over an agreement and deposit link. No muss, no fuss. 

We'll chat

Fill out the form on our contact page. Or, if you prefer, email us at Either way, we'll be in touch ASAP.

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Our wedding collections are tailored to fit your needs. Most include: 
  • An engagement session prior to your wedding day
  • Two photographers 
  • Digital + film photography
  • An online gallery and printing rights

Your wedding is unique. We'll work with you to tell your love story authentically, capturing your wedding day as it unfolds with your friends and loved ones by your side. We promise an experience that's unfussy and uncontrived from start to finish.

indie Bird works with you to document the unfolding story of your day and artfully preserve cherished memories


wedding collections


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Each engagement collection includes: 
  • A 60-minute session
  • Digital + film photography
  • Location planning
  • An online gallery and printing rights

Most of our wedding packages include an engagement session. It's a wonderful way to get to know each other and establish a working relationship. We prefer to center our engagement sessions on an activity or date to make sessions feel natural and relaxed.

Our sessions center your comfort: No cheesy poses, just good conversation and genuine smiles


engagement collections

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Each family portrait collection includes: 
  • A 60-minute session
  • Location planning
  • Digital + film photography
  • An online gallery and printing rights

Our family portrait sessions are tailored to meet the unique needs of your family. Does your child prefer mornings or afternoons? Does your dog need a squeaky toy to stay focused? Not sure what to wear? We've got you covered.

Capture candid, meaningful memories that you'll cherish for years to come


Family portrait collections

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Each graduation collection includes: 
  • A 60-minute session that can be shared among up to four graduates
  • Location planning
  • An online gallery and printing rights

We'll meet you at your favorite spots on campus to document this exciting time in your life. Pop the champagne and throw your cap in the air! And we're happy to take a new LinkedIn profile photo for you while we're at it.

Congratulations! We're here to help you celebrate your amazing accomplishment


Graduate Portrait Sessions

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ready to make some memories?

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frequently asked questions

Do you travel?

We are always open to travel to new spots to photograph unique projects. We don't charge travel fees to couples getting married in NC, SC, or VA. Outside of those states, we'll work up a custom proposal that includes travel. 

How would you describe your style?

We like to use the word authentic when we describe our style. We photograph you, your wedding, and your family as you are. You are a person, not a mood board. We use both film and digital cameras to make our images. Film has a unique color profile that is inherently timeless and beautiful.  

How does your pricing work?

We send custom quotes to all of our couples. For weddings, most couples spend between $3,200 to $5,000. Sessions start at $500. For events and other unique projects, please inquire. 

✓ heirloom images that last a lifetime

✓ digital and film photography

✓ a custom proposal that meets your needs

✓ A no-fuss experience from start to finish

Here's what you can expect when you're working with indie Bird