Les Atkins Photography » les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Southern Virginia's most sought after wedding photographers. North Carolina Wedding Photography/Virginia Wedding Photography serving Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Richmond, Raleigh, and weddings throughout the southeast.

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Jamie and Luke’s wanted their wedding at Ashton Creek Vineyard in Chester, Virginia to be unique and personal and that it was. They decided to see each other before the ceremony which can sometimes calm nerves.

Jamie also decided to break from tradition and have both of her parents walk her down the aisle.

Then Luke’s mother officiated their ceremony which included a “Ring Warming”.

A ring warming is when guests and loved ones have the the opportunity to hold the wedding bands and offer a wish, blessing or prayer for the marriage. The rings were passed throughout the crowd. By the time they made it to the their fingers, they were saturated with love from their family and friends.

It was a pleasure being part of their wedding day. So much love and celebration. We wish them a lifetime of happiness.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. les atkins Photography is available for weddings in Richmond, Raleigh, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Greenville, and weddings throughout the southeast.

The Pavilion at Carriage Farm in Raleigh is the area’s premier farm venue. The red barn was a perfect backdrop for Lauren & Dylan’s Raleigh, NC wedding.

Lauren experienced the one thing on her wedding day every bride fears – RAIN.

After a brief delay, the staff and family members wiped down chairs and the wedding went off WITH a hitch…(see what we did there?) 🙂

We wish them many years of happiness. It was an honor to be part of their day.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. les atkins Photography is available for weddings in Richmond, Raleigh, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Greenville, and weddings throughout the southeast.

It’s always a pleasure being at Ashton Creek Vineyard in Chester, VA. We did our first wedding there a few years ago. Cierra and Demar’s wedding was one for the record books. They danced and danced…and danced. From sorority and fraternity dances to special family dances…there was not a point where the dance floor was not full.

From the time we arrived you could feel the love being shared by their family and friends. Friends arrived early to help them prepare for their big day and stayed to the very end.

Ashton Creek Vineyard also has some of the most beautiful sunsets over the vineyard. Always a favorite!

Check out their love story as the day unfolds…..

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. les atkins Photography is available for weddings in Richmond, Raleigh, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Greenville, and weddings throughout the southeast.

If you’re not from the south a bridal portrait may be a foreign idea. We typically like to do bridal portraits six to eight weeks prior to the wedding. It’s also a perfect “dry run” for the dress and hair & makeup.

Our bridal portraits are included in some of our wedding collections and are unique from many that you’ve probably seen.

Our bridal portraits are hand-painted and are beautifully framed pieces of art to display at your wedding and in your home following the wedding day.

This is a collection of some of our recent bridals in Raleigh, NC and in Richmond, Virginia.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. les atkins Photography is available for weddings in Richmond, Raleigh, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Greenville, and weddings throughout the southeast.

Jamaria and Rashad’s wedding at the Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner, NC was elegant, majestic and everything the two had hoped for with help from Elana Walker Events. Their ceremony and reception was over the top glamorous with fresh flowers, stunning lighting, and candles. The Grand Marquise Ballroom staircase also provided a perfect backdrop for some of my favorite images of the bride and groom. And the reception – we’ll the images speak for themselves. One word: FUN!

It was a pleasure being part of their big day. We wish the new Mr. & Mrs. a lifetime of happiness.

les atkins Photography is one of North Carolina and Virginia’s most sought after wedding photographers. les atkins Photography is available for weddings in Richmond, Raleigh, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, South Hill, Greenville, and weddings throughout the southeast.