navy and light blue wedding invitation suite

February 19, 2021

Invitation Suites by Theresa Jatko Designs   At Bella Lumiere Photography, we have the pleasure of working with some really awesome vendors!  Recently, we photographed several stunning, custom wedding invitation suites made and designed by Theresa Jatko of Theresa Jatko Designs.   Theresa Jatko explains, “It all started when I got engaged to my best […]

Wedding ceremony set up on a wooden deck in front of the ocean with blue hydrangeas and white roses.

February 12, 2021

Best Wilmington, NC Photography Locations   Location, Location Location… It’s all about location.  We want to challenge the mind and ask you to think outside of the box.  Wilmington, NC is a beautiful area!  We have some of the most beautiful and clean beaches on the east coast.  We also have great sunrises and sunsets.  […]

bride and groom's wedding rings laid side by side in a row and photographed on the veil

March 10, 2020

The Bella Lumiere Vision   The Bella Lumiere vision is the foundation and compass for our business. It always will be! So what is vision? Andy Stanley says, “Vision, is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.”  For us, it serves as a guide for everything that we […]

interracial bride and groom smiling with foreheads together

March 8, 2020

Why am I a Wedding Photographer?   A business’s vision is one of those things that doesn’t happen overnight – usually it’s a long process of figuring out what’s at the heart of why you do what you do.  So, why am I a Wedding Photographer? For me, it stems from my own personal experience with […]

Bride and groom in the woods

March 7, 2020

Bella Lumiere Photography began as a mother-daughter team in 2012.  My daughter loved photography so much that I would take her out to shoot everyday after work. We spent hours out and about “snapping” photos and “chatting” about everything. I cherished those times. Soon “Snap & Chat” was born and the goal of becoming a […]

Matthew and Riley-Payton holding each other in front of green trees.

March 6, 2020

Wilmington, NC Wedding Photographers   Meet Matthew and Riley-Payton HELLO!! And welcome to our blog!  We are Matthew + Riley-Payton, Wilmington, NC wedding and portrait photographers.  We proudly serve the beautiful states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Most of our time is spent in the areas of Wilmington, Southport, Raleigh, Blowing Rock, […]