"Every time I pick up my cameras, I'm pushing myself to be better than I was yesterday. Take a look through the journey of my work
How to hire a professional Raleigh Wedding Photographer
How to hire a professional Raleigh Wedding Photographer A quick look at weddingwire.com will tell you that there’s roughly 56 pages of wedding photographers that service Raleigh, NC. Now granted that’s more than just the people with ‘Raleigh Wedding Photographer’ on their website, but it’s also quite a long list of names. To get started Read more
Copper Ridge on the Neuse Wedding | New Bern Wedding Photographer | John and Julie: Married!
Copper Ridge on the Neuse Wedding – John and Julie are Married! This is my first time doing aÂ Copper Ridge on the Neuse Wedding, and despite a little bit of rearranging, everything worked out perfectly. I met John through doing Kayla and Cody’s engagement and wedding last year, and can’t say enough about how fun Read more
Copper Ridge on the Neuse, New Bern
Ocean City beach Proposal | New Jersey Engagement Photographer | Anthony and Becca are engaged!
Ocean City beach Proposal – Anthony and Becca are engaged! When Anthony reached out to me to fly up to shoot his Ocean City beach proposal I couldn’t have been happier. I shot his cousin’s wedding, his brother’s wedding, and have gotten to know the family well, so I was thrilled to be able to Read more
Yates Mill Engagement Photos – Haley and Kristian are Engaged! This is my first time taking Yates Mill engagement photos, and despite North Carolina summer being in full effect, the light was amazing. I had a great time hanging out and getting to know these two and loved seeing them interact with each other! Who Read more
Riverside Weddings by Clore | Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer | Amber and David: Married!
Amber and David got Married atÂ Riverside Weddings by Clore! It’s very rare I don’t do an engagement shoot with a couple, so showing up at Riverside Weddings by Clore and going straight into a wedding day without actually meeting a couple in person is always a little unnerving. Within about two minutes of officially meeting Read more
The Grandview Wedding Photos | Poughkeepsie Wedding Photographer | Jacki and Brad: Married!
The Grandview Wedding Photos – Jacki and Brad: Married! While this is my first time doing Grandview Wedding Photos, Jacki, Brad and I have crossed paths quite a few times. After their engagement session in Hoboken, I’ve definitely been looking forward to the big day and everything went wonderfully, from perfect weather, to a gorgeous Read more
New York, NY, Poughkeepsie, The Grandview
Conservatory at Sussex County Fairgrounds Wedding Photos | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | Jessica and Frank: Married!
Conservatory at Sussex County Fairgrounds Wedding Photos – Jessica and Frank: Married! The last time I did a Conservatory at Sussex County Fairgrounds Wedding, was in 2013 for Josh and Jamie’s weddingÂ and although I don’t live in NJ anymore, I was happy to be back. The staff did remarkably, and I can’t say enough about Read more
New Jersey, The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Weddings
Biltmore Estate Engagement Photos | Asheville Wedding Photographer | Jana and Joe: Engaged!
Biltmore Estate Engagement Photos -Â Jana and Joe are Engaged! After doing some Biltmore Estate Engagement PhotosÂ last yearÂ with Lauren and Jonathan, I was super excited to head back to Asheville, NC. It’s a gorgeous location, has some great food ( looking at you Luella’s BBQ) and to say it’s an easy spot to do an engagement Read more
Asheville, Biltmore Estate, engagements
Pullen Park Engagement Photos | Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Katie and Nate: Engaged!
Pullen Park Engagement Photos – Katie and Nate: Engaged! The plan was to take someÂ Pullen Park Engagement Photos and then go toÂ the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh to take a few more pictures after that. The museum was closed and Raleigh was under a flood warning but we rolled with it Read more
Downtown Raleigh Engagement Photos -Â Shanna and Darrus: Engaged! For as long as I’ve lived here, I haven’t actually doneÂ Downtown Raleigh Engagement Photos until this shoot, and I’m really sad it took me so long to do. I had a great time walking around with Shanna and Darrus and had a great time grabbing pizza with Read more
Downtown Raleigh, NC, Raleigh
Leslie Alford Mims House Wedding Photos | Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Stephen and Mel
Leslie Alford Mims House Wedding Photos -Â Stephen and Mel’s Styled Shoot with Stand Out Events I’ve gotten to do bridals at Mims before, but I hadn’t gotten to doÂ Leslie Alford Mims House Wedding Photos until this shoot. When Dre from Stand Out Events gave me the vision for a night time styled shoot, which Read more
Leslie Alford Mims House
Styled Shoots, Weddings
Village Creek Landing Wedding Photos | St Simons Island Wedding Photographer | Hannah and Frank: Married!
Check out Hannah and Frank's Village Creek Landing Wedding Photos by Raleigh Wedding Photographer Dave Shay on the road in St Simons Island GA
Destination Weddings, The Preserve at Village Creek Landing
Unposed Maternity Photos – Justin and Rachel: Expecting!
Unposed MaternityÂ Photos – Justin and RachelÂ are Expecting! I was fortunate enough to do Justin and Rachel’s engagement session and wedding in New York, so when they asked me to take a trip back up to New York to take some Unposed Maternity Photos of the two of them, I was honored. Documenting the stories of Read more
Families, Maternities, Portraits
Backyard Proposal Photos | Apex Wedding Photographer | Matthew and Brett: Engaged!
Backyard Proposal Photos – Matthew and Brett are Engaged Any time you get a phone call where someone tells you they want you to be there when they ask their girlfriend to marry them, it’s always kind of exciting, and when Matt shared his plans for his backyard proposal photos, I couldn’t have been more Read more
Apex Backyard Proposal
Twickenham House Wedding Photos | Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Lauren and Jonathan: Married!
Twickenham House Wedding Photos – LaurenÂ and Jonathan are Married! Normally I share the Bridal session first, but I just couldn’t wait to share Lauren and Jonathan’sÂ Twickenham House Wedding Photos with y’all, so Lauren’s Bridals will be coming soon. This wedding was incredible. It snowed the night before their wedding and despite a bit of running Read more
Jefferson Wedding Photographer, Twickenham House Wedding Photos