Best of 2020 - Radian Photography

Radian Photography

Best of 2020

What a year, right? This is our FIFTH annual recap post and we are so proud of the year we have had.

This post always takes forever to write, but I love doing it nonetheless. It’s so crazy going back through every single session from the year and find hidden magic images that I might have overlooked.

If you want to check out our past posts, click below:

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019


Radian Photography | wedding & family film photography | based in Durham, North Carolina and available worldwide.
Our favorite family photoTrina Cary took this of us during a virtual session over FaceTime which represents the ingenuity that so many showed this year, and one of our favorite places to be together during the pandemic: outside in our backyard.
Radian Photography | wedding & family film photography | based in Durham, North Carolina and available worldwide.
Radhika’s favorite photo of Ian — I can’t get over this sweet moment I captured of Ian and Everest sitting outside by the fire!
Radian Photography | wedding & family film photography | based in Durham, North Carolina and available worldwide.
Ian’s favorite photo of Radhika — Taken in one of our favorite spots during a family COVID walk, this whole photo represents the spring to us!


Fall Wedding at The Carolina Inn
Most Normal Wedding — We loved all of the intimate ceremonies we got to photograph, but we have got to say, we were SO GRATEFUL to have one beautiful, memorable, “normal” wedding to photograph! Jacqi and Hayden’s Carolina Inn wedding was so much fun!
Double exposure bridal portrait
Best Bridal Portrait — our favorite bridal portrait of the year was this one that we captured of Courtney. Is she floating in the Eno, or is she underwater?
Double exposures on film
Best Double Exposures — You know how much we love these and the ones you see here are the best of the best from our couple sessions and weddings this year!
Neutral wedding tablescape
Best Table Design — hands down this goes to Wiley Events Co. at our Hygge Editorial at Junction West!
NC Intimate Wedding Ceremonies
Best Intimate Weddings — we had the pleasure of getting to photograph so many intimate wedding celebrations and these were some of our favorites!
Carolina Grove Bridal Portrait
Can’t Stop Looking — This is the portrait we just can’t help but come back to over and over again! Seriously, breathtaking. We loved working with Viva L’Event for this shoot!
Bride and Groom at Pavilion at Nicks Road
Coolest Couple — Amanda and Ron, hands down, win this award after their stunning wedding ensembles!
Raleigh Engagement Photographer
Most Fun Engagements — we were so happy to still be able to do some fun engagement sessions this year, and these were some of our favorites!
Black Bella Belle Shoes
Most Glam Shoes — we’re not sure this even needs an explanation! Can you believe these Bella Belles from our Terra Cotta Editorial at The Carolina Grove?
Bride Wearing Black Wedding Dress
Most Unique Wedding Dress — we loved Rachel’s black lace tea length wedding dress!


Raleigh maternity photography on film
Favorite Maternity Sessions — there’s nothing like seeing a mama to be in those final weeks before baby arrives. We love these images of some of our favorite mamas on film!
Durham film family photographer
Best Big Brothers — We also got to photograph lots of adorable big brothers this year! These are some of our favorites.
Newborn booty on film
Cutest Baby Booty — my goodness, we love this simple black and white image of Claire with her baby girl!
Family Photos on Film
Sweetest Big Sisters — Loved seeing these big sisters in action with their little sisters and brothers!
American Tobacco Campus family photographer
Family Band Photo — We love this image of the Moore family on the stairs at the American Tobacco Campus.
Durham film family photographer
Sleepiest Littles — These babies slept through their sessions and look how sweet and peaceful they are!
Cannonball into the water
Best New Experience — not sure anything will top this for Ian for a while: he got to photograph a session underwater! We have housing for our camera now so we’ll hopefully get to offer this for others in the future!


Raleigh headshot photographer
Most Fun Headshots — we did lots of headshot work this year and tried our hardest to make sure the images we created were anything but basic!
Best Brand Stories — We loved getting to tell stories with editorial brand work, something we’re very excited to continue creating more of in the future!
Studio brand headshots
Most Magical — We created this for the Magick Makers knowing it would be perfect for her brand!
Tastiest Products — not going to lie, getting to taste the things we’re photographing is super fun! These treats from Bowerbird Flowers and Elodie Farms were amazing!
Raleigh headshot photographer
Best Hair Flips — Molly Sutherland booked our very first studio session with us and we got to collaborate with Rachel Rivers on a fun virtual brand session over Facetime!

Thank you for all of your support this year — we can’t wait to see you in 2021!




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