Wake Forest wedding – Cassie and Sam

December 14, 2011

  On a beautiful Fall day, Cassie and Sam were married. I first met the two back in April, and we had an awesome time shooting their engagement photos at Duke Gardens. They are so fun-loving and easy to be around; it just makes all the picture taking easy and natural. The wedding, at The […]

Wrightsville Beach sunset engagement photos — Emily and Matt

November 4, 2011

  Emily and Matt are both from Ohio. They met in high school, went to different colleges in Ohio and are now in the Triangle area while Matt is in grad school at UNC. A few weeks ago, Matt proposed, and they knew they wanted to get engagement photos some place special, some place beautiful, […]

Duke Gardens family photos — Mandy, Mike, Dylan and Ethan

October 7, 2011

  Mandy and Mike are having their wedding in Jamaica (lucky them!), but they chose to have their engagement photos at one of my favorite places to shoot pictures: Duke Gardens. There are so many pretty locations there that I always try to find some place new and different that I haven’t shot before. The […]

Durham wedding at historic Massey’s Chapel — Martha and Doug

September 14, 2011

  Martha’s and Doug’s wedding was a simple and elegant affair. They were married over Labor Day weekend at historic Massey’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Durham, a beautiful, white church in the Gothic Revival style that dates to the early twentieth century. After the wedding party got ready and met for pictures at the […]

Wilkesboro wedding photography album – Ashleigh and Josh

August 15, 2011

  I got the design all squared away for a new display album from Ashleigh’s and Josh’s wedding and I must say, it looks great! I’m really excited about it. To check it out, click here.   Let me know what you think. Also, if you haven’t seen them yet, check out the photos from […]

Blue Ridge Parkway bridal photos — Ashleigh

July 28, 2011

  I shot Ashleigh’s bridal portraits back in April and have been dying to put them up on the blog, but because of that whole “the groom can’t see the dress until the wedding day thing” ; ) I couldn’t post them until now (if you haven’t seen their wedding photos, check out my post […]

A North Wilkesboro wedding – Ashleigh and Josh are going to the chapel

July 18, 2011

  I’ve known Ashleigh and Josh for a long time, so I was very excited when they asked me to shoot their wedding. They chose to be married in their hometown of Wilkesboro, N.C., which is one of my favorite places for several reasons: my wife is from there; I was married there; there’s an […]

Beautiful Raleigh family portraits: Elise, Rusty and Clara

July 5, 2011

  Rusty and Elise wanted some family portraits with their daughter, Clara. They wanted simple, beautiful pictures; pictures that they can look at years from now and say “Remember when…?”   We chose to do the shoot at their Raleigh home, and we started late in the afternoon, as the sun was going down and […]

Thanks for the suggestion…

June 13, 2011

I get a lot of my clients from word of mouth from friends or other clients. I feel happy and honored when people enjoy my photography so much that they suggest me to others. I want to do something nice for my fans, to thank them for helping my business.   So, the next time […]

Published photos from North Carolina vs Stanford baseball game

June 13, 2011

Here are a few screen grabs from sites that published photos from the North Carolina vs Stanford baseball game I shot last weekend at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill            

UNC vs Stanford NCAA baseball super regional game

June 13, 2011

  I took pictures last weekend at the North Carolina vs Stanford super regional college baseball game for the Associated Press. I’ve never been particularly good at shooting baseball; add to that the fact that I haven’t shot baseball in over seven years. All in all, though, I was pretty happy with the pictures I […]

Duke Gardens engagement: Cassie and Sam

June 1, 2011

    I really enjoy engagement sessions, because it gives me a chance to get to know couples and for us to get comfortable with each other. However, from the very first time I met Cassie and Sam, I felt like we were old friends. We all just clicked, and I think you can see […]

Penny and John, Raleigh engagement session

May 9, 2011

Penny and John don’t live in the Raleigh area, so I offered a few different location options for their engagement session. After seeing photos of the spillway at Lassiter Mill Park in north Raleigh, Penny knew she had her location. The day of the shoot threw us a  few obstacles — from roving bands of […]

Southern Bridal Show & Expo, Raleigh, NC, 17 April 2011

April 18, 2011

  This past weekend, I had a display at the Southern Bridal Show & Expo at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. I’ve never participated in a trade show before, so I wanted to make sure that I put together a nice display without breaking the bank. The idea was to have a nice backdrop […]

Wedding show prep

March 31, 2011

So, I’ve spent the whole day making preparations for my booth in the Southern Bridal Show & Expo. It’s hard to believe it’s just two weeks away! My goal is to have a nice booth without breaking the bank, which has required me to get creative. It’s my first attempt at putting together a booth […]

April bridal show in Raleigh

March 12, 2011

We’re excited to announce we’ll be at The Southern Bridal Show & Expo at the State Fair Grounds in Raleigh, Sunday, April 17, 2011. Mark your calendars, and if you have any friends in the Triangle area who will be getting married, tell them to come see us!  

Wilkes Wedding Expo thank you

March 7, 2011

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth today at the Wilkes Wedding Expo! I hope everyone liked what they saw, and I look forward to talking with everyone more in depth. I’m excited at the possibility of being a part of so many weddings!

Wedding show this weekend

March 2, 2011

Don’t forget, Erik Perel Photography will be at the Wilkes Wedding Expo this weekend! Sunday, March 6, at the Holiday Inn Express in Wilkesboro, N.C. from 2-5 pm. If you’re in the area, stop by to check out what we have to offer and to enter to win a special prize!


February 14, 2011

Well, this is the newly redesigned site. It’s a work in progress, and some things will be tweaked here and there over the next few weeks. A big thank you to Ashley Bennet and Seth Wright for the amazing design and features they came up with. They do fabulous work.

Wedding show next month

February 4, 2011

Erik Perel Photography will be at the Wilkes Wedding Expo in Wilkesboro, N.C. on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2-5 pm. Come by the booth to check us out. We’ll have some wonderful displays and albums out, as well as a special prize you can enter to win.