NC Museum Natural Sciences, Raleigh Wedding Photographer
Traci Arney Photography

NC Museum Natural Sciences, Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Shooting details is one of those things that I adore on a wedding day. I love the challenge of creating something new, different, but that still tells a component of the couple's story. Amanda and Dave married in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Amanda and Dave chose this location specifically for their love of all things science-y (that's a technical term!).Their details were wonderful! We had dinosaurs on the cake as well as on the dance floor, their Dinosaur flavorings on the tables, they got married in a forrest glen display, Their were live animals on display. Seriously, it was amazing and one of the most unique places I've ever shot. I adored it. The gauntlet had been thrown down and I had to rise to the challenge. So when I came to the rings, which are a personal favorite detail, it took me a while to figure out what I wanted. But I knew Amanda LOVES the magnified displays. I had found what I wanted. Only problem was how to shoot it. Those displays are at a 45 degree slant! So I pulled out my handy dandy florist wax, my off camera flash positioned to give dimensional shadows, and shot it until it was perfect. I was and still am thrilled with this shot of dead flies and beautiful rings. I like the contradiction. And this image won a Fearless Award as well as the hearts of my bride and groom and their family!

Location: NC Museum Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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