A TR Bride

A bride in her wedding dress at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC

1. She treats others with kindness.

A TR Bride is gracious and treats those around her with true Souther hospitality. She will go out of her way to make those around her feel welcome. She's grateful for every good thing and loves  to express her gratitude through cheerful words and thank you letters. She makes sure the people she loves feel appreciated.

2. She's inspired by the charm and culture of the South.

She is inspired by the charm, architecture, and food of the South. She is probably getting married at a stately plantation, charming bed and breakfast, or on a quaint farm. She loves cities like Charleston and Savannah not only for their famous Southern cuisine, but for their gorgeous architecture.

3. She is timeless and classic.

Her closest friends would say she posses the elegance of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O. She wears pearls with her Lilly Pulitzer and J. Crew. She prefers items that are timeless and classic over trendy because she knows they'll always be fashionable.

4. She's a hopeless romantic.

 While she is oh-so excited about planning a beautiful wedding, she is even more excited to be building a beautiful marriage. She believes in passionate romances like that of Noah and Allie.

5. She values family heirlooms.

On her wedding day, she will likely be wearing her grandmother's sapphire necklace or using a piece of lace from her mother's wedding dress as a bouquet wrap. She knows treasures like this represent a valuable piece of her heritage, and she holds these heirlooms dear to her heart.

The Experience

Wedding photograph of bride's shoes

1. Let's Meet!

Once you submit your inquiry, I will send over my Tierney Riggs Photography Pricing Guide as well as a questionnaire for you and your fiance' to fill out. We will also schedule a time to meet in person for a coffee date on me! I like to meet my couples in person to make sure that we will be the best fit for each other.  A TR Bride is a unique kind of bride, and I work very hard to find her! It's of utmost importance to me that I connect with my couples, which is why only if I feel like we will be a good fit, will I agree to be the photographer with you on your wedding day. Because honestly, you don't deserve anything less

2. Save the Date!

Woohoo! You were made to be a TR Couple! How exciting! Now let's make sure your date is safe and secure. I'll send you a customized online proposal for you to sign, and you will be able to pay your retainer fee so that we can make everything "officially official".
An engagement photography session in Raleigh, NC


3. Engagement Session

So now that we're all booked, we will go ahead and schedule your engagement session!  This session will last an hour and can be held at a location of your choice. Don't be nervous because I will help you with everything! From what to wear to how to pose, I will have you and your fiancé' covered! The engagement sessions gives us all a chance to get to know one another so that by the time your wedding day rolls around, we are super comfortable with each other! After your engagement session, you will be featured on the TR Blog, and you will receive your images back in an online gallery.

4. Timeline 

Once your wedding is about 8 weeks away, we will start preparing for your big day! We will work on customizing a timeline for your day so that you can get all those dreamy couples pictures, fun bridal party shots, and beautiful details all captured for you. We will set up a time to chat on the phone so I can help plan your timeline ,then I will email you a customized copy as well!


A wedding dress in Fuquay-Varina, NC


5. It's Your Wedding Day

Yayyyy! It is finally here---your wedding day!! It's now officially time for your to celebrate and relax. I'll take it from here! This day will be a blur to ya'll so I will get to work immediately capturing the details. As you are getting ready, I will let the moments unfold and happen candidly for sure, but there will be times where I will lead and you so that we can get the best possible lighting. This will be my approach the entire day!

6. Your Pictures Are Ready!

You can expect to receive your finished gallery approximately six weeks following your wedding day. Before that 6 weeks is up, I will share sneak peeks on social media platforms, and will also have a blog post of your wedding with the highlights from your day that you can share with friends and family! Your beautifully displayed online gallery is where you are able to download, share and print all of the high-resolution digital files. I always suggest downloading these on to your own devices as the gallery will expire after 60 days, but no worries, these photos are yours to keep. You will also receive the printing rights as well! 


I believe that your story is worth investing in. Some things in life are meant to be preserved for all of time. Your story is one of them. That is why I capture your story in a way that is sweet, joyful, and classic. I believe your story deserves to be passed on to your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Your story was made to not only be preserved, but to be preserved beautifully.

I strive to provide the BEST  experience for my couples so I only accept 12-15 weddings per year, so I'd love to meet to hear more about your love story and wedding! Please click the button below to find out more!

Wedding collections begin at $2,000.
All Collections Include Digital Files and a Complimentary Engagement Session