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Spilling My Secrets: How To Get The Most Perfect Market Hall Raleigh Wedding Photos

A dark haired woman in a white wedding gown stands beside a tall red headed gentleman in a blue suit outside of Market hall Raleigh while holding up the peace sign with their fingers

How to get the most perfect Market Hall Raleigh wedding photos:

Hello, you wedding angels! I’m back to bring you my secrets to getting the most perfect Market Hall wedding photos. I would know! I’m an experienced wedding photographer and know exactly how to get the most out of your wedding venue when it comes to capturing the most important memories of your big day. Let’s get right to it.

Twinkling lights and downtown sights.

Market Hall Raleigh is a Spanish Mission-style landmark along the cobblestone roads of Downtown Raleigh. The cobblestone is a wedding venue feature unlike other venues, and I make sure to capture that aspect for my couples!

We love a historical wedding photo moment, and it’s important to take note of this uniqueness. Imagine you and your honey walking down the street of Moore Square. It’s just after sundown, and twinkling lights drape the skyline against a backdrop of the city street. Shiny cars paint the street sides, and the air is warm with a touch of a cool breeze.

This is a special moment that is meant to be remembered.

A dash of history on your big day.

You know I love me some wedding venue history. Market Hall Raleigh has no shortage of that! It was initially a farmers’ market way back in 1914. From there, it turned into a furniture store in 1959, transformed into a brewery in 1989, and became a marketplace in the 1990s–a marketplace that includes the venue we hold dear today.

For 100 years, Market Hall Raleigh has been a mainstay in North Carolina culture. This means a Market Hall wedding is sure to give you the perfect historical vibe you’re looking for.

Another cobblestone moment.

Back to the cobblestone. Haha, I know! But it’s truly such a lovely feature. But what makes it even more beautiful is that when you take one step outside the hall, you’re stepping onto original cobblestone that leads to large, landscaped lawns and billowing oak trees.

I love snapping photos of the wedding party in this area, because it gives such a rustic, downtown feel that is hard to replicate at other wedding venues.

An editorial shot to die for.

Whether you want your ceremony against a gorgeously bright, white wall or in front of the rustic wood wall within Market Hall, I’m committed to telling the story of your inimitable love. Let me help you tell that story on your special day with an editorial shot that stands out against the rest. We’re giving chic sophistication at Market Hall Raleigh!

Ready for your Market Hall wedding?

So am I! I can’t wait for you to experience your big day at Market Hall Raleigh. You’re not going to regret it. But, you are going to want an experienced photographer who knows everything about the venue, and who can capture both editorial and candid photos of the memories you’ll hold dear. I’d love to be that for you. If you’d like to learn more about how I can help support you on your biggest day yet, let’s chat.



Other things I absolutely love about Market Hall Raleigh? Celebrating your nuptials at this gorgeous Raleigh wedding venue pretty much guarantees that you’re going to get those trendy portraits you’ve been dying for! It’s the perfect combination of modern and stylish. You’ll be able to have those classic getting ready photos in the suite upstairs as well as the urban downtown portraits just outside the venue. 

Market Hall Raleigh is seriously the BEST for weddings with an after party! Wanting to head out for drinks after the reception wraps up? No problem! You’re just a good walk or uber drive away from some of the best bars in the city. You won’t feel obligated to head straight back to the hotel suite with all the nightlife at your disposal! 

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In the past 10+ years as a Wedding & Portrait Photographer, I’ve found that, aside from arming myself with my cameras to catch swoon-worthy moments of my couples on their day, I’m also bringing a few other unexpected things. 

Like my tough love mom-voice that will keep your bridal party in check, my air of calm if you’re feeling overwhelmed, and the corniest jokes so no one has the jitters in front of the camera!

Because so much more goes into getting those gorgeous wedding photos than just hitting “click!”

and I'm not just bringing my camera to your big day.

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