Wedding Photography | Washington Civic Center | Wedding Video

Raleigh NC wedding photography Sue Rakes Photography photographed Amanda and Rodney’s entirely DIY (do it yourself) wedding at the Washington Civic Center in Washington, NC. What a gorgeous, elegant, and more than anything, fun wedding! Click here to see a full post on Amanda and Rodney’s wedding….simply gorgeous!


As an NC wedding photographer, I love to create stunning images from our gorgeous beach weddings, in our crazy-pretty and luxurious Raleigh wedding venues, or outside in one of the many fabulous garden venues like Duke Gardens or Raleigh Parks and Recreation, as well as any of our other amazing North Carolina destinations.

College graduates who have attended UNC (any one of the 12 State funded Universities), Duke or NC State know full well the potential of our local and destination areas to host a wedding both in the mountains and on the lovely beaches at the Outer Banks. I have met many brides and couples who have chosen to have North Carolina become a destination to invite their friends and family to enjoy for a full week of fun and celebration. Some of these brides or families have come to our Coastal beaches each year of their childhood with their family for their family reunions and family vacations, sometimes renting multiple homes on the beach right next to each other on Emerald Isle. What better way to remember our fair state than to plan and host your wedding here! Goodness knows we have some of the finest planners, florists, DJs, and accomodating venues to serve you and fufill your needs! It would be hard to do my job without such great people to work with! But most of all, I love my couples and families I feel most blessed to share such important memories with!