The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve Wedding – Brian and Christina – Raleigh Wedding Photography


The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve Wedding – Brian and Christina are Married!

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About the Couple

Where did your wedding take place?

The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

What was your favorite moment on your wedding day?

Wow! That’s hard to answer as the whole day was wonderful. If we had to pick it would be a 3 way tie between the first look, the ceremony itself, and all of the speeches. All of those events were a perfect combination of sincerity, silliness, and authenticity that I think really captured who we are as a couple.


What was the most helpful piece of advice you received when it came to planning your wedding?

To be present, to slow down, and to take a quite moment to take it all in. The day went by so fast, that I’m so glad that we took this advice!


What was the biggest reason you chose Dave Shay Photography on your wedding day?

Dave’s work is absolutely stunning, and he came highly recommended! Overall we wanted someone who would capture the day and us as we were, not how we were staged or posed. Candid shots for the win!


How would you describe your Wedding day? Use as many or as few words as you’d like

Authentic, silly, nerdy, classy, genuine, accepting, emotional, magical, contemporary, secular, space, sci-fi. But the best of all: “anything that can light up, WILL light up!


About the Team


Folie a Deux Events


DJ Silverthorne


Folie a Deux Events


Cynthia Wooten

Cake Designer:

Christina Kurpiel (Bride)

Bridesmaid Dress Designer:


Groomsmen Attire:

Kilt Rental USA


Rocky Top Catering

About the images

These The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve images were taken with combinations of a  Nikon D4s,  Nikon D750,  Nikkor 85mm 1.4G,  Nikkor 45mm Tilt Shift,  Nikkor 24mm 1.4G, 5 off camera  Flashpoint R2 Speedlights, and 2  AD-200 strobes with an assortment of  MagMod modifiers. All of my images are color corrected with Adobe Lightroom only and not altered or photoshopped in any way.

I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to Paul and Ben for helping on this shoot, some of their images are mixed in with mine above.

In addition to these The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve Wedding Photos, Raleigh Wedding Photographer Dave Shay is available for wedding and couple’s portraiture along the entire East Coast and worldwide. To see more work from Raleigh Wedding Photographer Dave Shay, please head over to the portfolio page.

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