June 29, 2017
I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since I have posted a “Let’s hear it for the Locals”! Before I knew it Lane was here and suddenly blogging was the least of my worries. In case you are new here “Let’s hear it for the Locals” is a monthly blog post featuring other small, local businesses in the Raleigh/Durham area. This month we have two fellow photographers from Durham. Their work is beautiful and so are they! I am honored to feature them on this month’s blog post. Check out their website here
What’s your business name and where did you get the inspiration from?
We’re Radian Photography and our business name comes from our names! When we started dating in college, our friends combined our names and called us “Radian”! This was when couple names were popular (think Brangelina!) and the name stuck when we started photographing together!
When did you start your business?
Our very first engagement session was in 2011, but we consider 2014 the official start of RP. Get this: we spent FOUR HOURS walking around UNC’s campus with Radhika’s roommate and her now-husband. Since then, we’ve gotten a little more efficient!
Where is your business located?
We’re located in Durham, NC (but let’s be clear: we’re Tar Heels).
It’s Friday night and you can do anything. What do you do?
Hop on a plane to head on a new adventure! We’ve been able to travel internationally during every year of our marriage. More likely, though, you could find us hanging out with our sweet pup (#puppygirliris) during some “wine down” time on our couch.
What’s your favorite thing you love about your job?
It’s that moment when the nerves melt away, like when a bride finally starts her walk down the aisle to her spouse-to-be and all of the jitters are frozen for a second. The same thing happens when a couple or family gets through the first few anxious moments of being photographed and really gets comfortable with us, finally sinking into the realization that the world they have created for themselves is beautiful and bigger than their insecurities, the realization that it deserves to be documented. That’s why we absolutely love doing this work!
If you had to sneak candy into the movie theater what would it be?
Ian: I’d skip candy and go for the popcorn. Radhika: Pop Rocks. (I apologize in advance to the people sitting near me.)
What sets your business apart?
We think the experience of working with us sets apart. Not only do we compliment each other well (we have exact opposite Myers Briggs types!), but we work together well. We have had several clients say to us, “We feel that you captured who we are as a couple.” There is no greater praise that we can receive! We love being able to help build up our couples and their relationships and simultaneously bring out what makes them unique in their photos.
What are your dreams for you business in the future?
We want to continually grow in our ability to serve our couples, hone in on our style and skills, and grow more in awe of the world as a result.
What’s your favorite Netflix show to binge watch?
Ian: The Office. Radhika: Friends. Or Scrubs.