Raleigh Wedding Photographer's 2016 Year In Review | Daniel K. Photography

Whew, 2016 has been fun filled!! Let’s just say that I ate lots of wedding cake again, met lots of awesome people, explored a lot of exciting places around the world and in North Carolina, and took a ton of photos! It’s been another amazing year doing what I absolutely love to do!

Thank you to all my clients! You all are seriously amazing, and I can’t thank you enough. Allowing me to capture your wedding, family photos, or even engagement photos - they are special to you, and I am so thankful I get to be the one to photograph those special moments for you. I’ve been so blessed with the most incredible clients; I hope 2016 is not the last time I get to photograph any of you! 

In 2016 I captured over 65,000 photos, I would love to share just a few of my many favorites from this incredible year! Thank you for helping me grow and making 2016 so exciting!!

- Daniel 

Daniel K. Photography 

Guests celebrate as they cheer on the newlyweds entering the reception site of their wedding at The State Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more about The State Club, head to their website - http://www.thestateclub.org/

Guests celebrate as they cheer on the newlyweds entering the reception site of their wedding at The State Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more about The State Club, head to their website - http://www.thestateclub.org/

Engagement photo by Daniel K Photography

Engagement photo by Daniel K Photography

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Groom gets tossed around at a ridiculously fun Palestinian wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo taken by Daniel K. Photography

Groom gets tossed around at a ridiculously fun Palestinian wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo taken by Daniel K. Photography

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Couple celebrates with family after just getting engaged inside the 21C Hotel vault in downtown Durham. 

Couple celebrates with family after just getting engaged inside the 21C Hotel vault in downtown Durham. 

Right before walking down the aisle, Tara takes a peak at her future husband. 

Right before walking down the aisle, Tara takes a peak at her future husband. 

One of my favorite photos I've ever taken at the beautiful Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. Going to the arboretum in the fall is the perfect time to capture some beautiful engagement photos! 

One of my favorite photos I've ever taken at the beautiful Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. Going to the arboretum in the fall is the perfect time to capture some beautiful engagement photos! 

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Two flower girls walking with their dad, right before the wedding at the beautiful Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue in Havelock, North Carolina. 

Two flower girls walking with their dad, right before the wedding at the beautiful Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue in Havelock, North Carolina. 

Bridal party having fun holding up the NC State Wolfpack sign for a photo.

Bridal party having fun holding up the NC State Wolfpack sign for a photo.

The groomsmen from Rachel & Eric's wedding stole the bouqet from the bridesmaids and proceeded to toss them up in the air.

The groomsmen from Rachel & Eric's wedding stole the bouqet from the bridesmaids and proceeded to toss them up in the air.

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Daniel K. Photography takes photo of wedding guests making funny faces with the ring bearer at a wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina making funny faces with the ring bearer.

Daniel K. Photography takes photo of wedding guests making funny faces with the ring bearer at a wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina making funny faces with the ring bearer.

Groom poses in front of the beautiful exposed brick at the Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina. 

Groom poses in front of the beautiful exposed brick at the Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina. 

Bride poses in front of the beautiful exposed brick at the Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina in a gorgeous wedding dress. 

Bride poses in front of the beautiful exposed brick at the Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina in a gorgeous wedding dress. 

Bride watches as her daughter gets makeup before the wedding.

Bride watches as her daughter gets makeup before the wedding.

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Celeste and Blake look down at their dog Yukon, who may just be the best dog model in the world. This photo was taken at William B. Umstead State Park, in Raleigh North Carolina for a camping themed engagement session. 

Celeste and Blake look down at their dog Yukon, who may just be the best dog model in the world. This photo was taken at William B. Umstead State Park, in Raleigh North Carolina for a camping themed engagement session. 

This is one of my favorite photos of 2016. The day was slightly cold, but I got to work with an amazing couple, the lighting was absolutely perfect, and the waterfront Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue in Havelock, North was just stunning to shoot at. I'd highly recommend you taking a look at their website if you are interested in having your wedding there - http://neusebreeze.com/index.html

This is one of my favorite photos of 2016. The day was slightly cold, but I got to work with an amazing couple, the lighting was absolutely perfect, and the waterfront Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue in Havelock, North was just stunning to shoot at. I'd highly recommend you taking a look at their website if you are interested in having your wedding there - http://neusebreeze.com/index.html

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A groom and his groomsmen looking dapper in their wedding attire. 

A groom and his groomsmen looking dapper in their wedding attire. 

I had Megan & Josiah walk across this bridge at Eno River State Park for their engagement photos. There are some amazing hiking trails at this park! If you ever wanna hike there, you can find it at 6101 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705 

I had Megan & Josiah walk across this bridge at Eno River State Park for their engagement photos. There are some amazing hiking trails at this park! If you ever wanna hike there, you can find it at

6101 Cole Mill Road

DurhamNC 27705 

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A fun filled photo shoot in front of the downtown Raleigh skyline for mens clothing company Pitch & Primer.

A fun filled photo shoot in front of the downtown Raleigh skyline for mens clothing company Pitch & Primer.

Daniel K. Photography

Daniel K. Photography

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Reception photo from a wedding at the NC State University Club.

Reception photo from a wedding at the NC State University Club.

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Engagement photo by Raleigh wedding photographer Daniel Keren of Daniel K. Photography

Engagement photo by Raleigh wedding photographer Daniel Keren of Daniel K. Photography

Jared Childs & Kyle Sheats, the hosts of the web series "The Interbrew" on setup. To view episodes of The Interbrew head to their website - http://www.theinterbrew.com/

Jared Childs & Kyle Sheats, the hosts of the web series "The Interbrew" on setup. To view episodes of The Interbrew head to their website - http://www.theinterbrew.com/

Behind the scenes photo of the web series "The Interbew" with special guest Arrow Hair Cuts, hosted by Jared Childs & Kyle Sheats. 

Behind the scenes photo of the web series "The Interbew" with special guest Arrow Hair Cuts, hosted by Jared Childs & Kyle Sheats. 

Daniel K. Photography engagement photo

Daniel K. Photography engagement photo

A creative idea to photograph your wedding bands.

A creative idea to photograph your wedding bands.

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Daniel K. Photography engagement photographer

Daniel K. Photography engagement photographer

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The State Club in Raleigh, North Carolina is an amazing place for a wedding. As soon as you walk into the venue you are greeted with a beautiful twin stair case that is absolutely amazing for your wedding photos.  

The State Club in Raleigh, North Carolina is an amazing place for a wedding. As soon as you walk into the venue you are greeted with a beautiful twin stair case that is absolutely amazing for your wedding photos.  

Raleigh engagement photos.

Raleigh engagement photos.

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Rachel & Eric stroll across the greens of the NC State University Club Golf Course after their wedding. 

Rachel & Eric stroll across the greens of the NC State University Club Golf Course after their wedding. 

Bride and groom kiss during their first dance. Their wedding reception was inside the beautiful ball room at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. 

Bride and groom kiss during their first dance. Their wedding reception was inside the beautiful ball room at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. 

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I can't pinpoint exactly why, but this is one of my favorite wedding photos I captured in 2016 for Daniel K. Photography. I think it might be the way those bright red roses standout. 

I can't pinpoint exactly why, but this is one of my favorite wedding photos I captured in 2016 for Daniel K. Photography. I think it might be the way those bright red roses standout. 

Engagement photo with Will Ferrell at the 21C Hotel in Durham, North Carolina.

Engagement photo with Will Ferrell at the 21C Hotel in Durham, North Carolina.

April surprises her girl friend by propsoing to her inside the 21C Hotel bank vault.

April surprises her girl friend by propsoing to her inside the 21C Hotel bank vault.

Wedding ceremony setup at The Cotton Room

Wedding ceremony setup at The Cotton Room

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Photo captured by Raleigh Wedding Photographer Daniel Keren from Daniel K. Photography

Photo captured by Raleigh Wedding Photographer Daniel Keren from Daniel K. Photography

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Fun fall engagement session at Durham's Eno State Park.

Fun fall engagement session at Durham's Eno State Park.

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Lifestyle portrait photographer Daniel K. Photography takes photos for Runologie Raleigh, a running store located in downtown Raleigh.

Lifestyle portrait photographer Daniel K. Photography takes photos for Runologie Raleigh, a running store located in downtown Raleigh.

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Brittany looks over at her future husband before their wedding ceremony. Photo taken at the Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina. The Cotton Room is an event venue located in Durham's Historic Mill. The event space is set on hardwood rustic floors, set against an elegant exposed brick backdrop. 

Brittany looks over at her future husband before their wedding ceremony. Photo taken at the Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina. The Cotton Room is an event venue located in Durham's Historic Mill. The event space is set on hardwood rustic floors, set against an elegant exposed brick backdrop. 

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Couple kisses on bench in Uptown Charlotte with the city skyline in the background, during their engagement session.

Couple kisses on bench in Uptown Charlotte with the city skyline in the background, during their engagement session.

Engaged couple poses in front of the beautiful fall colors displayed at Raleigh's Raulston Arboretum.

Engaged couple poses in front of the beautiful fall colors displayed at Raleigh's Raulston Arboretum.

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If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in North Carolina, check out Circle M City in Sanford North Carolina! Circle M City adds a perfect mix of rustic & country to your wedding.

If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in North Carolina, check out Circle M City in Sanford North Carolina! Circle M City adds a perfect mix of rustic & country to your wedding.

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Rapper/hiphop artist Silent T poses for a photo for his new album "Life You've Been There Before"

Rapper/hiphop artist Silent T poses for a photo for his new album "Life You've Been There Before"

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This crazy painted exposed brick at Belt Line Station Wedding Venue made for a perfect backdrop for bride & groom portraits.

This crazy painted exposed brick at Belt Line Station Wedding Venue made for a perfect backdrop for bride & groom portraits.

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Tara & Matt get lavender tossed at them as they exit their wedding ceremony after they said "I do" at Circle M City in Sanford, North Carolina.

Tara & Matt get lavender tossed at them as they exit their wedding ceremony after they said "I do" at Circle M City in Sanford, North Carolina.

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Fun wedding reception at The Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina.

Fun wedding reception at The Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina.

If you want to see my favorite photos from the year before click here -> 2015 Year In Review