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Weddings

July 8, 2018

Wedding Photographers In North Carolina | Spring Wedding on the Lake | Taylor & Patrick

      

Maternity

May 17, 2018

Raleigh Maternity Photographers | NC Museum of Art | Katy

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Just a little sneak peek for these two lovebirds from their lovely wedding this past weekend.  Hayleigh & Lukas had the perfect North Carolina spring wedding we all dream about!  They said their vows at their family lake clubhouse venue, nestled under the trees.  The sun was shining, the foliage was in full bloom, all […]

Weddings

May 15, 2018

Wedding Photographer in Raleigh | NC Spring Wedding | Hayleigh & Lukas

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Families

May 10, 2018

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Weddings

April 28, 2018

Wedding Photographers in Raleigh | The Blalock House Wedding Venue | Jan & Jeff

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Just like every momma, when you welcome a new baby into your family…you have a vision of those perfect, snuggly sibling shots at your baby’s newborn photo session….you know the ones I’m talking about…we’ve all seen those perfect newborn photos on Pinterest. However….when a toddler is involved….they have their own agenda and your plans have […]

Client Tips & Advice, Newborns

April 22, 2018

Newborn photographers in Raleigh | When your Toddler is Less than Thrilled at a Newborn Photo Session

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The 4th time is a charm….atleast that’s the way it went down for this snuggly outdoor engagement session.  The crazy weather here in Raleigh NC has a mind of its own & made Sam & I reschedule this engagement session not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 times!!!….gah!!!! Snow…rain…fog!!!  Luckily, the beautiful spring day […]

Engagement

April 16, 2018

Spring Outdoor Adventure Engagement Photo Session in Raleigh | Photographers in Raleigh | Sam & Will

Tori & Tim…my first wedding of 2018!!!!  And what an awesome spring wedding they had here in NC!  Of course, in typical Raleigh NC spring weather fashion… it rained!  AND even SNOWED!!!!   But that only made their wedding day all the more special & memorable! And not to mention…..made for some super cool wedding photography […]

Weddings

April 9, 2018

Durham Cookery Weddings | Raleigh Photographers | Tori & Tim

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So, I will admit….I have a problem….I cannot help but put newborn babies in baskets outside during photo sessions!!!  I am in love with it! Every minute of it!  The colors, the textures….the change in seasons…they add so much beauty to the images of these sleeping little ones.  I love getting them all snuggled up, […]

Newborns

February 27, 2018

Raleigh Outdoor Newborn Photographer

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So this is it…the big day…family photo session day! The outfits are picked out…the location is perfect…balance to the photographer has been paid….weather cooperated, everyone seems to be in good spirits…things are good! These days family photo sessions are a must…and with images in our face now more than ever….we all get a little Instagram […]

Client Tips & Advice, Families

February 1, 2018

Raleigh Family Photographer | When your family photo shoot goes all wrong!!!

    VENDORS THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: The Glass Box //  CATERER: Lily’s Pizza Raleigh // COORDINATOR:  DIY  //  PHOTOGRAPHER: Me 🙂 Sarah Joann Photography // FLORIST: DIY (Thanks Michael’s!) // CAKE: Whole Foods Cary  // MAKE-UP ARTIST: Tiffanie Whitt   // HAIR ARTIST: Lauren Brooks  //  GROOM’S SUIT: Men’s Wearhouse […]

Weddings

January 23, 2018

Raleigh Wedding Photographer | The Glass Box | Alana & Michael

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Newborn photography & Wedding photography will always be my true loves…my true calling…my fate.  The joy & love that comes at each of these life milestones runs deep…and that is where my heart is.   I love that I get invited into a total stranger’s life and we get to connect over their biggest moments.  I […]

Babies, Families, Maternity, Newborns

January 1, 2018

Raleigh Newborn Photography | Goodbye 2017……Family Edition

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2017 is quickly coming to an end…and looking back what a stunningly beautiful year of North Carolina weddings 🙂  Kyle and I captured some beautiful weddings in beautiful places with beautiful souls.  We were everywhere from the Parlor & the Barn at Valhalla in Chapel Hill to the Raulston Arboretum & the Glass Box in […]

Weddings

December 22, 2017

Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Goodbye 2017! You will be missed!

This engagement session will turn you into a believer of destiny.  Sarah & Aaron decided to do their engagement session on NC State’s Campus….not because they met there, but because they didn’t meet there. It wasn’t until a few years later when Sarah & Aaron met at work that they realized they went to the […]

Engagement

December 4, 2017

Downtown Raleigh Engagment Session | NC state campus | Sarah & Aaron

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    This couple…………having a really hard time finding words to describe how fun and absolutely wonderful this engagement session was!!!  From the moment Heather & I started talking about their engagement session I knew it was going to be stunning.  Heather is an avid horse lover and regularly volunteers at the stables to get […]

Engagement

December 2, 2017

Hillsborough Engagement Photographer | Ride the Sky Stables | Heather & Brandon

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