My name is Cory, and I have always been involved in visual arts from the time I could pick up a pencil, paintbrush or camera.
I grew up in the mountains of a small, sleepy suburb of Roanoke, Virginia.
After high school, I received a degree in Visual Arts and Animation from School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, NC and a Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. I studied animation, photography, cinematography and graphic design, and started my career in national television freelancing for National Geographic Channel. Afterwards, I worked full-time for a few years at a local production studio where I learned first-hand and had real exposure to the production process in commercial cinematography. After several years, I received an offer from the SPEED channel (now Fox Sports 1) in Charlotte, NC.
I worked in national television for several more years while also running Afterglow Creative. Things started to take off, so I decided to take the leap and went full-time directing my own business. I haven't looked back since!
After six years in Charlotte, I returned home to Richmond in 2016 after I re-connected with and married the love of my life, Erin. We have an amazing little family of furbabies-- Bear, Sully and Smokey. I am an avid coffee drinker, Panthers| Cubs| VCU Rams fan, and could spend all day snuggled on the couch with Netflix and hibachi or some good BBQ. I found my passion filming and photographing weddings around 2006, and things haven't slowed down since. I am so thrilled that you are considering Afterglow Creative for your big day!
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Greg Wright - Associate Director
My name is Greg and I was born-and-raised right here in Richmond, VA. Ever since I can remember, I've loved to create art. My love for drawing and painting led me to attend the School of The Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a freshman in college, I met Cory as we both attended classes and lived in the same dorm. Who would have ever thought that after all these years we'd not only still be great friends, but we'd both be working together to provide people with photography and cinematography for their special day?! In 2004, I graduated from VCU and began to assist local photographers with weddings. After falling in love with the experience of capturing people's special day, I decided to up my game and learn everything I possibly could about wedding photography and cinematography. Fast forward to now, I am absolutely thrilled to be working alongside Cory and helping Afterglow Creative provide industry leading-visuals for all of our clients. There is no greater feeling as a professional than to see how your work brings back all of the emotions of one of the best days of your client's life!