Theo & Hannah 2013

I believe LOVE is beautiful and that your photos should be as well.

I believe you should be able to enjoy precious time with dear friends and family from near and far.

I believe you deserve to be 100% present, mentally and physically, for your wedding.

I believe that nuance, and subtly are what separate something good, from something truly wonderful.

Telling your story is how I approach capturing the wedding day. Every couple and wedding has their own ingredients, their own formula, their own unique nuances.

There is a time to direct and a time to stay out of the way. I have much experience with camera shy couples (90% of my clients are normal people, not models!). Fitting seamlessly into your wedding day is of utmost importance to me, non intrusive, yet creatively, and calmly able to give direction when needed. My style of photography has been described as photojournalism meets fine-art, but more than that, I believe my style is genuine to the couple, to the moment, to the story. I have the unique ability of reading people and situations so I can keep the moment authentic, the experience real and day enjoyable for not only you, but your family and friends. As your wedding photographer I provide much more then just pretty images, that is just the beginning. flawless images that show you, your family and friends in the best possible way. From there it is the experience of working together that makes what I do so special. Creatively, professionally, seamlessly fitting into the bigger picture and taking great care to exceed your expectations. Having photographed well over 100 weddings and close to 10 years of experience, you can know for sure that your memories are well cared for.

At the end of the day, when your guests have all gone home, when you are now officially husband and wife, the photographs are all you are left with. I will have helped you share and preserve the precious, the spontaneous and the intimate moments that will live on, that you can return to when things get tough. This investment is one of the most valuable and important ones you will make in relation to your wedding.


Theo & Hannah - Venice Italy - 2018

Theo & Hannah - Venice Italy - 2018

Theo specializes in both digital and film photography. Able to capture your day in the best possible natural light, but confident in low light and reception coverage as well, a rare breed of artist. Theo is based in North Carolina and DC and travels for about 50% of his weddings. Attention to detail, respect and professionalism are the foundation of his business approach.

He loves living life with his wife, Hannah. They love traveling, art and culture. Theo is also a musician, and Hannah a freelance hair artist. Art is just in their blood! Theo grew up in Northern California and attended music school in Los Angeles before moving to North Carolina and beginning his career in the wedding industry. Hannah grew up in Senegal West Africa (sticking out like a sore thumb!) before returning to the states and finishing her education. They hold close to their hearts the teachings of Jesus and strive to love, care for and accept people from all walks of life without reservation... as He did.


Nina & Brett - Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, VA

Nina & Brett - Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, VA

Brian & Leilani - Oheka Castle, New York

Brian & Leilani - Oheka Castle, New York

Meghan & Cole - Asheville, NC Elopement

Meghan & Cole - Asheville, NC Elopement

Hilary & Gabe - Airlie Gardens, NC

Hilary & Gabe - Airlie Gardens, NC

Suzie & Brandan - Bay 7 Wedding

Suzie & Brandan - Bay 7 Wedding

San Francisco Editorial

San Francisco Editorial

Christina & Stuart - Baltimore, MD

Christina & Stuart - Baltimore, MD

Grand Cayman Editorial

Grand Cayman Editorial

Ryan & Julian - Tuscany

Ryan & Julian - Tuscany

Shannon & David - Charleston, SC

Shannon & David - Charleston, SC

Cindy & Charles - Goodstone Inn, VA

Cindy & Charles - Goodstone Inn, VA

Sadhana & Prad - Indian Wedding

Sadhana & Prad - Indian Wedding

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Q. When Should I Book? 

A. We turn away over many weddings each year simply because we are already booked for a particular date!  You should not wait!  I have booked weddings as far as 18 months out and some even before the proposal!  Its never too soon! If you have not already, fill out the contact form now!  or give me a call, 910-665-9801.  If there is no answer please leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually that same day!

Q. What is required to book my wedding?

A. Depending on your location, a $1,000 or $2,000 deposit and a signed contract.  This will officially hold your date!



Q. What will it be like working with you?

A. I am there for you! Anytime and anyway I can be to help you feel comfortable leading up to the wedding day. I am available via email or phone or in person as much as you need me!  Customer service is another one of my top priorities! Want proof? Read my reviews on Wedding Wire. I believe one of the most important things about a stress free lovely wedding process is how you feel when you work with me! Before, during and after your wedding. You are my priority, your comfort and happiness in my presence and with my business is one of the things Theo Milo Photography is grounded on.  I am a human being first, business man second.  Honesty, professionalism and going the extra mile for you, whatever that looks like, is what I am committed to. Again, read the reviews for proof!



Q. Do you shoot on film?

A. Yes, I do offer film coverage. Film coverage consists of a combination of 35mm and medium format. If you have ever held a print that was photographed on medium format film then you know the difference! There is a life to film shots that digital just can't quite capture.



Q. Where can I see more of your work?

A. Simply visit the “Recent Work” tab at the top. The blog is designed for you to stay up to date with my current work and see more form each wedding and the locations I have worked. The portfolio section here is a collection of my favorite shots and good gauge on my style.  There are many more moments and candid images you can expect form a full wedding day though, there just isn't enough room in the portfolio section to show them all!



Q. What kind of coverage to you offer?

A. All collections include at least 7hrs of wedding day coverage, online contract completion (this means no snail mail for contracts!), a website for viewing and sharing your images, and the rights to your hi-res images on USB (that means you get all your wedding day images to keep, print ready!). You will have the opportunity to customize your collection to include the the perfect add-ons for your day, like an engagement session, album credits, prints, additional hours of coverage, ect. Custom pricing or collections are welcome also.



Q. How long will it take to see my images after the wedding? 

A. On average your images will be ready 4 weeks after the wedding! Sometimes even sooner! It simply depends on the time of year. May and June weddings along with September and October weddings take a little longer to turn around because of the amount of weddings that take place in these months. Getting your images to you in a timely and professional manner is one of my top priorities!  We take great care to edit your images in the most flattering way as well. This means we take a little extra time to complete them.



Q.  How do I know my images are safe?

A. I take protecting your images VERY seriously! My camera has two memory cards that backs up every single image automatically. Once your images get back to the studio, they go into a fire proof safe. From there they are imported and backed up again then that hard drive is stored in a fireproof safe. Your memories couldn't be safer.

 Q. Do you have back up equipment?

A. Yes. We carry back up cameras, lenses, lighting, batteries, and memory cards to every wedding.



Q. When are payments due? 

A. Your final payment is due 5 days prior to your wedding for the remaining balance. You may send in other payments whenever you want and however you want but the invoice must be paid in full 5 days prior to the wedding date. 





Film Photographer Wilmington NC

This is more than we could have imagined. We have seriously been looking at them over and over again in awe! I remember secretly hoping you caught certain moments and now seeing those moments and more here, captured so perfectly, it brings tears to my eyes! Dillon has a saying when he buys a sandwich at a deli "make my sandwich as if it were your sandwich" (lol)...Well, you captured our wedding day as if it were your own! We cannot thank you enough for devoting so much time to our special day. It was truly magical and I am so happy you were a part of it!                                              —  Kara and Dillon

Biltmore Estate Wedding

If I could give 10 stars, I would! Theo was an absolutely pleasure to work with. In the months leading up to our wedding day, he was very responsive and accommodating. He answered all my questions thoroughly with the utmost patience, despite how type-A they were! The wedding day, on the other hand - he was SPECTACULAR! As the bride, it's hard not to get caught up in the frenzy, but Theo's easy-going and calm demeanor completely put us at ease. He was centered & focused on capturing the most perfect picture moments. I even shared a wish list of pictures, some were a stretch, but he captured every moment. I am most thrilled about how he was able to capture the emotion of the day. I have had many guests tell me that they feel like they're back in the moment when looking at the album. The laughter, the tears. He captured it all! I cannot recommend Theo enough, 10 out of 10!                                                                                        — Julie and Darren


Theo was a dream to work with throughout the wedding planning process. From initial conversations, over a year out, to providing feedback and input on every photography questions I had, I knew I could count on him. The moment we knew it was beyond a perfect match was during our engagement photo session when my fiance was equally as comfortable with Theo and the process as I. Theo encourages his couples to interact normally and has great, simply ques that do not make photos feel forced or awkward. Theo’s photography style is so flattering for all types of weather as well. Our wedding day was a bit dreary and drizzling all day and you can’t even tell. Instead he used the fog and light to create beautiful images. His use of light brings life to every photo. I knew every photo would turn out wonderfully, but the best part was the acknowledgement of Theo’s work from friends and family that equally loved our memories he preserved.
— Suzannah and Andrew


Theo and his assistant... were a joy to work with! They took the most amazing photos and we received so many compliments on their work. Theo was very professional, always quick to respond, friendly and easy to work with throughout the whole process. I appreciate all of the online resources Theo has available - it made for a very professional, seamless & efficient process. We couldn't be happier that we used Theo Milo Photography and highly recommend them to all future brides and grooms.
— Danielle and Mike


Theo and his team are truly remarkable! Not only are they extremely kind, understanding and patient (we had wedding party comprised of 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen) they are extremely talented, too! Theo's pictures speak for themselves. He brings out the best of you without taking "you" out of the pictures. His photos are timeless and worth every penny!
— Chelsea and Thomas

Theo is professional, dependable, and amazingly talented. He is also genuinely a really nice guy! We felt very comfortable with him as soon as we met and he made sure to keep the picture process the day of our wedding relaxed and fun. We are so thankful that we chose him to photograph our day and we were so pleased with how quickly we got a sneak peek to the photos and then got to view all of our proofs. We have received endless compliments since sharing the photos with our friends and family and we couldn't be happier to have them to enjoy for years to come!
— Amanda and Nick

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Theo did a PHENOMENAL job for our wedding. He was always responsive to questions, was flexible on our entire shoot as we were in different cities and most importantly he is an overall wonderful person. We did not feel like another shoot or another client, we felt like a friend to Theo and it created an amazing and relaxed atmosphere for wonderful engagement and wedding photos. It was an incredible experience having Theo as our photographer and I would HIGHLY recommend him to all of our friends and family. If you have not decided on a photographer for your event, do yourself a favor and call Theo today. You will be truly thankful that you did.
– Laura and Davis

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Theo was recommend to us through a friend and I called right away to check his availability. Luckily he was available on our wedding day and after a phone call and seeing his work we were sold. We decided not to hire a videographer so having beautiful photos to remember our big day was super important to us. And we definitely made the right choice! Theo is extremely thorough in his process. He got to know both of us via phone calls, questionnaires and then an in-person when we were in town. We discussed exactly what we wanted to capture and felt completely at ease leading up to the big day. On the day of we worked with Theo and his assistant Summer who was also amazing. They are both so talented and easy to work with. To be honest, half the time I didn't even know they were there but if I wanted to capture something they were right there to snap it! The photos are absolutely incredible. There were a ton of laughs, smiles, happy tears and excitement when my husband and I looked through all of them (about 10 times!!). We honestly could not be happier with the end result and we are so glad we had such an amazing team to work with on the day of. Thank you so much to Theo and Summer for capturing our day. We highly recommend them!!                                                                                 - Sarah and Jadran


WOW...I do not even know where to begin when it comes to Theo and his outstanding talent! He is the reason I got married on May 25, 2013! The minute my, now husband...then fiancé, proposed Theo was the first person I called! (literally the next day!) I had always envisioned a May wedding and he was quite booked in May 2013 when I called him in 2012. He gave me two Saturday's that he was still free for and I decided on the 25th while I was on the phone with him then! I have always adored his work, it's truly unlike any other photographers I've ever seen. I knew I wanted him to capture images of the most important day of my life! I just got my "preview photos" yesterday from him and I could not be more ecstatic with my decision! He captures all of the important images during the ceremony without you or any of the guests even being able to notice him being there! I've been to weddings in the past where the photographer almost "gets in the way" during the ceremony and so many of my guests came up to me and told me how good of a job he did of not doing that! Also, throughout my year of wedding planning several people around town had asked me about the vendors I was using and every time I mentioned I was using Theo Milo Photography their mouths would drop in excitement and would gush at how lucky I was to have the option to use him for my wedding! Overall the man and his team are pure talent! His photos are outstanding and I could not be more proud of the work he did to capture our wedding photos!
– Jamie and Nick

Working with Theo was such a positive experience! I always feel kind of awkward having my picture taken, and I was especially nervous when it came to shooting my engagement session and wedding photos, but Theo was fantastic! He made the experience fun and natural, and I think that was apparent in our photographs. The images were just beautiful, for both our engagement session and our wedding. He captured all the details and caught funny little moments that we wouldn't otherwise be able to remember. He has incredible talent as a photographer... But my recommendation doesn't stop there. Riley and I could have found other photographers who took solid photos, but we would have been hard-pressed to find someone else so friendly and willing to get all the details right. Theo really went out of his way to meet with us and get to know us as people. He cared about our vision, he listened to our hopes for both our wedding day and our future, and that was really nice. We didn't just feel like we were hiring a photographer--we felt like we were making a friend.
– Jenica and Riley






We offer some of the best albums in the business ranging from affordable flush mount to very high end matted options. What's even better is how easy it is to choose your images and order! It can all be done online and is extremely convenient! Check out some images of the albums you will have access to through Theo Milo Photography.




Thank you for your interest in Theo Milo Photography. Feel free to send me a message or call me dirextly at 910-665-9801.

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