Your wedding day can be one of the greatest days of your life, but then seem to be over in an instant. That’s where an expert wedding photographer comes in, ready to capture the once-in-a lifetime event allows you to relax and focus on the present, while the magical memories are preserved and live on.

Based in Raleigh, VMA Studios strives to tell the stories of your most important life events through stunning photography and videography.

A Family Affair

Started in 2012 in South Florida, VMA Studios was born out of owners Aaron and Vanessa Lurie’s passion for photography. The name derives from combining the initials of Vanessa’s name and the Lurie children’s names, Merissa and Alexander. 

A groom dips his bride at their wedding ceremony

Aaron and Vanessa have been in the wedding photography business for nearly a decade.

Now settled in Raleigh, the husband-and-wife duo are actively growing their local team of wedding photographers, videographers and graphic designers. VMA Studios serves the North Carolina and South Florida markets primarily, and the Luries have also had the opportunity to travel to beautiful places around the world, capturing some of their clients’ happiest moments along the way.

Aaron is the face of VMA Studios and the master of the camera, specializing in wedding photography, portraits, studio photography and much more. Vanessa runs everything behind the scenes, including putting together photo albums that will serve to tell your story for generations to come.

Expert Wedding Photographer Storytelling

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From event photography, to creative photography, VMA Studios has you covered.

VMA Studios sets itself apart from the crowded landscape of wedding photographers by incorporating artistic storytelling into all of their photography. The team believes there is nothing more important than having the ability to share your special moments with loved ones and tell your story through the most important moments of your life.

As long as you bring a positive attitude, Aaron and his team will handle the rest. With over 70,000 moments captured, you can be sure you are in good hands as they develop a creative vision for your story. 

Aaron is driven by the philosophy that photography is more about the client relationships than the camera work itself. While he certainly has the skills behind the camera, what truly makes VMA Studios an outstanding company to work with is his dedication to you.

The Process

VMA Studios’ work speaks for itself. If you find yourself interested in working with Aaron, he offers free consultations to further explain his process and everything that goes into capturing your wedding day and related events.

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Aaron and his team take great care to tailor each shoot to their clients.

The day of your event, Aaron and his team work with you, your guests and other vendors to seamlessly capture the moments of your big day in all of their beauty. 

Following your event, VMA Studios works carefully to touch up each photo by hand and ensure that every individual moment is preserved in its ideal form. This process takes about 8-10 weeks, but Aaron and his team’s care and dedication is unparalleled.

The process is not yet complete even once the images are finalized and revealed to you in spectacular fashion. Aaron and Vanessa work tirelessly to bring to life a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted photo album that serves to commemorate the start of the rest of your life together.

Contact VMA Studios

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A consultation allows you and your photographer to get a feel for each other.

Interested in working with VMA Studios? Set up a free consultation here to learn more about how they can help bring your vision to life.

To prepare for your consultation, check out or list of questions to ask before hiring a wedding photographer.