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Dakota Hersey Photography Year in Review 2021

Another year, another late annual recap. I opened up last year’s blog post, feeling a little stressed about how I haven’t written this year’s…turns out I didn’t post my 2020 recap until mid-FEBRUARY so *technically* I’m improving. Ha! That’s how that works, right? Coming off of a year like 2020 you wouldn’t think life could […]

2021 Year In Review: Highlights, Wins, Challenges, and Lessons Learned


January 22, 2022

Wow, my FINAL wedding of 2021!!!! It was the most beautiful way to wrap up this year. Grace and Brandon are so incredibly sweet and totally in love with each other, so it makes serving them so fun. Grace and Brandon chose to get married overlooking the Washington waterfront, the same view they will have […]

Classic Fall Wedding at The Washington Civic Center | Grace and Brandon


December 4, 2021

I am so lucky that I get to capture the day for couples who I just know are absolutely meant to be with each other. Marriages are so special and the start to a family, so when I meet two people like Kenzie and John I am so thankful I get to serve people who […]

Fall Wedding At Malachi Meadows in Wilmington, NC | Kenzie and John


November 22, 2021

Wow, wow, wow! It’s not very often that I get to photograph weddings overlooking the mountain tops AND this was the peak weekend for the fall colors on the trees. It was AMAZING. The only thing more beautiful than the trees was watching Lexi and Stuart getting totally lost in each other. My favorite part […]

Fall Mauve Wedding at Crest Pavilion in Asheville, NC | Lexi and Stuart


November 4, 2021

I am so excited to share the first of a few BIG projects I’ve been working on this year. Introducing…Dakota Hersey BRANDS! If you didn’t know, my background is in marketing. Helping businesses succeed through connecting with their audiences has always been my passion. I pursued a marketing degree at UNCW, then went on to […]

Introducing…Dakota Hersey BRANDS!


October 29, 2021

Okay, prepare yourselves. This is a BIG one. You’ve seen Payton and Chandler’s faces on the blog a few times – from Payton’s high school senior photos, to her graduating Dental Assisting school, their engagements on Bald Head Island, then their intimate elopement last year, and now their gorgeous big wedding day with their family […]

Fall Wedding at Neuse Breeze Wedding Venue | Payton and Chandler


October 27, 2021

I’m officially 28!!! Coming in hot and a little late…the theme for this year, haha! That’s okay though, because it means I’m busy living and enjoying life so if that means I’m a little late to posting then so be it. I cannot believe my birthday has already come and passed. This year has absolutely […]

28th Birthday Annual Recap


October 19, 2021

I am so excited to share these images with you! I grew up in Rosewood in Goldsboro, NC and while Wilmington is now my home, Rosewood will always hold a special place in my heart. Weddings are such a special part of our culture. It has so many beautiful things – committing to each other […]

Introducing: The Cornealius Properties Wedding Venue in Goldsboro, NC


October 13, 2021