North Carolina Photography Blog by Radian Photography

Hello! We're so glad you're here! We are wedding and lifestyle photographers who have big hearts for exploring the world together, finding beauty in the intentional couples and families we get to photograph, and refueling with giant cups of coffee. Thank you for visiting our blog, where we document all of that and more. We hope you stay here for a while!

We're Radhika and ian


adventure with us

raleigh rose garden anniversary session

August 4, 2020

Sam and Savannah decided to plan their anniversary photo session at the Raleigh Rose Garden, near downtown Raleigh, NC. Their session had to be postponed because of COVID, but despite that, they enjoyed a beautiful evening together with their dogs present!

pregnant mom on bed

August 4, 2020

We love an intimate maternity session at home. So often, we get asked, “Do I REALLY need maternity photos?”

wedding maps on stationery

August 3, 2020

If you are planning a wedding, you may have noticed pictures of illustrated wedding maps floating around Pinterest. There is no doubt that these maps are an intricate and beautiful paper detail, but how exactly can you use them for your wedding? Read below for four ways you can use a custom wedding map for […]

the meadows wedding raleigh nc

July 30, 2020

We’ve seen an influx of requests in our inbox for intimate ceremony celebrations. Whether at a courthouse or at the original venue, we wanted to share some ideas for spaces to tie the knot. We asked our friend, Kelley Farris, at The Meadows, to share a few locations that may be perfect for your smaller […]

NCMA reflecting pool engagement

July 27, 2020

This NC Museum of Art engagement session is giving us all of the heart eeyes! Lili and Markus won an engagement session with us…in January. COVID claimed their original date and session location (spring, Duke Gardens), but I’m not going to lie — I’m kind of happy about that!

first kiss courthouse elopement

July 27, 2020

We’re sharing the sweetest Orange County courthouse wedding today. Trayce contacted us the week before she and Addison decided to tie the knot in Hillsborough, NC.

chapel hill wedding venue

July 24, 2020

One of our beautiful weddings this year was to take place at The Parlour at Manns Chapel, an intimate wedding venue in Chapel Hill, NC. Unfortunately, it has been postponed to next year, so we decided to visit it virtually through an editorial we shot there a few years ago. We invited Yvette and Aimee, […]

raleigh nc family photographer

July 24, 2020

We love our alma mater, and think Chapel Hill is a great location for family photos. There is always beautiful greenery and we loved spending time there with the Stella family.

family session on carolina beach

July 20, 2020

Heading to the beach for the summer is one of our favorite activities, especially now that we have a little one! Beach family photography sessions are a great way to capture the spirit of the summer and we love them!

woman walking outside in garden

July 20, 2020

When Tracey first contacted us in February, she was having trouble feeling confident with her work because she didn’t have photos that matched what she wanted from her brand. We planned a brand photography session for her based in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC that would attract the types of people that she most wanted […]