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Margaret + Oliver's November Wedding at Bridge Club in Raleigh, NC

Margaret + Oliver's November Wedding at Bridge Club in Raleigh, NC

Margaret and Oliver’s wedding was nestled right in the middle of downtown Raleigh. I was delighted we were able to take advantage of Bridge Club’s rooftop and thrilled that Margaret and Oliver were game to climb that latter…

Making Her Dress

Making Her Dress

Margaret is my first bride to make her own wedding dress from scratch! She bought the fabric, found a vintage design, and scheduled the time for her mother to come down from Canada for a week to work on the project together in her new studio space. Delighted to witness and capture some of the process.

Best of Durham 2017

Much thanks to those of you who endorsed Merritt Chesson Photography for Durham Magazine's Best of Durham Issue for 2017!!!

Much thanks, also, to all of you who have invited me into you lives to document your families and special occasions. 

A true gift, indeed. Looking forward to capturing many more of your beautiful faces, creations, and memories.

From the June/July 2017 issue of  Durham Magazine .

From the June/July 2017 issue of Durham Magazine.

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC

Great excuse to hang out with some exceptionally creative and talented women last November.