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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!

If you enjoy our work, please send us a message!  We'd love to work with you!

Featured Weddings

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Kalyani & Ram’s Wedding

This couple’s wedding pictures have captured our hearts! We are especially in love with their portraits with the amazing sunset in the background. What a perfect day for one amazing Indian wedding!

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