Part I of a multi-part blog for Mr. & Mrs. Lang consists of pre-ceremony bridal portraits, groom portraits, portraits with the bridesmaids and groomsmen, detail shots, some family portraits. Note:  The bride and groom did not see each other before the ceremony. We were very discrete!

I had the honor of attending the marriage of my sister-in-law to the dashing Mr. Bradley Lang. Not only did I attend, but I also had the privilege of shooting the wedding for the happy couple! What an experience! I had a blast and everything turned out beautiful. The wedding took place at the North Wake Church in Wake Forest North Carolina, which is about a half hour out of Raleigh, NC. Being a California girl myself, I was in awe and wonder from all the green foliage! NC is beautiful!!

The forecast called for a 60% chance of rain, and since it is so green in North Carolina I took them serious when they said it would rain. Since I am mostly a natural light photographer, I was a bit worried because I had hoped to take some outdoor pictures. We fit in as many group photos as we could before the ceremony started. I think we did a great job under a tight deadline against the elements!  I love them all and it was hard to narrow down which ones to show, which is why I will be releasing several blogs to showcase this gorgeous wedding.

cake, invitation, wedding, L moniker, cake cutting utensils

wedding shoes, ballerina flats

Wedding ring artistic shot on a leaf

Mickey Mouse rings, wedding rings

North Wake Church

Wedding Reception Details

wedding reception details

mother of the bride, getting ready photos

Mother of the bride, getting ready photos

Bridal Portraits

bridal portraits

Bridal portraits

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Mother of the Groom, Best Man, Father of the Groom




Fun portraits


Bride & Mother

Bride & mother, step mother & Father

Brides maids & bride

Brides maids & bride

Maid of Honor


Brides maids & bride


Brides maids & bride

Brides maids & bride

Brides maids & bride

Sister of the bride

Mother & Father of the Bride & Groom

Grooms Family

Grooms Family


Groom's Family

Bride & Groom

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16 Replies to “San Diego Photographer Destination Wedding {Wake Forest, NC}”

  1. What a gorgeous wedding at the North Wake Church in North Carolina. I love the bridal portraits of the bride and her girls. North Carolina is just such a beautiful state to have a destination wedding, especially with the winter weather coming. Gorgeous wedding portraits!

  2. Deanna this wedding is beautiful! Photographing in rainy conditions is very tricky and you handled all of the portraits beautifully. In fact, the clouds diffused the light and made for some beautiful portraits of the bride, she looked stunning in her ivory dress. And the groom in the blue bowtie is simply handsome!

  3. I absolutely love this session. A great number of images with emotion, fun pictures of the bride and her girls, the love in the family members – everything was great in the way that Deanna captured this wedding!

  4. This is a beautiful location for a destination wedding! San Diego Photography captured this special day perfectly. You made the weather and lighting look perfect, and what a great session with the bridal party that gave a touch of their own personality in each photo.

  5. Beautiful wedding photography! Wake Forest, NC is an awesome place for a destination wedding! You would never be able to tell it was a cloudy day or that it was going to rain. Congratulations to the newly married couple!

  6. Your sister-in-law is so lucky to have a talented San Diego wedding photographer in the family, willing to travel to South Carolina to photograph her wedding! Rain on a wedding day is good luck, and it helped make beautiful lighting for these wedding portraits too! I can’t wait to see the next blog post with more wedding portraits!

  7. San Diego Wedding Photographer Deanna did such a beautiful job capturing this very special wedding day for this bride an groom! I love all of the wedding photo’s of the bride and her bridesmaid and the photo’s of the groom and his party were all fantastic!! Thank you for sharing all of the detail shots, this wakeforest NC location is beautiful for destination weddings!

  8. SO many of my weddings here call for a 60%+ chance of rain – and it ends up being completely sunny and perfect. I think the weathermen just like to mess with brides every weekend!
    You did a BEAUTIFUL job with this wedding though! I love all of the details and candid moments you captured. I can’t wait to see your next installment. I’m sure your SIL is beyond thrilled with your work. So lovely!!

  9. No wonder they had you travel from San Diego to NC to document this wedding. It look beautiful. You are such a talented wedding photographer. Love all these photos you have captured, so much variety, beauty and emotion!

  10. How special it is for you to have been able to photograph your sister in law’s wedding! Not to mention that it was a fun destination wedding to the west coast in San Diego to boot! You did such a wonderful job making sure every little detail was accounted for in this beautiful wedding gallery and didn’t let the rain get to you. They do say rain on a wedding day is good luck <3

  11. Such a pretty wedding at the North Wake Church! What an honour to get to photograph a family wedding. So nice that the rain held off and you were able to get some great outdoor portraits before the ceremony, lovely work!

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