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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

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!!!

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 getting ready: Keep it bright & clean The morning of your wedding is one of the happiest times of your life, but it can also be a little crazy!  When you have all your bridesmaids getting ready together in 1 room, celebrating and sharing lip gloss…there will be stuff….stuff everywhere!  It just goes with the […]

Client Tips & Advice, Weddings

October 5, 2017

My Top 5 Tips for Amazing Wedding Photos | Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Wedding Photographer

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Family photography sessions have evolved beyond just babies, kids, and mom & dad  to include our near and dear…family pets!  Pets are our most beloved family members, and many times our first babies!  So we want to include them in the love just as much as our real babies!   I absolutely love when my […]

Client Tips & Advice, Families

July 28, 2017

Raleigh Family Photography | Tips for Including Pets in Your Pics!

Meet Melinda.  Melinda and I met at Bond Park in Cary on a warm winter day here in the Triangle.  All Melinda wanted was some pretty maternity pictures with her hubs and little boy to capture the fleeting days of her last pregnancy.  What girl doesn’t want to feel pretty and have lovely pictures to look back on […]

Client Tips & Advice, Families, Maternity

April 12, 2017

Getting Dad on Board with Family Photos // Raleigh Family Photographer

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It’s all about the feels! One of my favorite things about weddings is getting to experience all of the personal touches couples incorporate into their special day.  The most unique decor is almost always created through DIY (do-it-yourself). DIY Seating Chart from Angus Barn Pavillion Wedding DIY Place Settings from Haw River Ballroom Wedding These personally […]

Client Tips & Advice, Weddings

April 7, 2017

Raleigh Wedding Photographer | Adding a Personal Touch to Your Wedding Through DIY Projects

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It’s no secret that intimacy and emotion often define the atmosphere surrounding  a couple’s wedding day – it’s why we love weddings!  One of the most emotional moments of the day, without a doubt, is when the groom first sees the bride. Traditionally, this takes place when the bride is walking down the aisle and the […]

Client Tips & Advice, Weddings

March 21, 2017

Raleigh Wedding Photographer | How a First Look can make your Wedding Day |

    Where do you feel happy?  You want your images to capture you being you.  Think of a location that helps you feel comfortable, relaxed and where you can be yourselves.  So choose somewhere that will express who you are.  Does nature and wild, natural environments capture your heart?  Maybe a forest or overgrown […]

Client Tips & Advice

August 15, 2016

5 Tips on How to Choose a Location for Your Portrait Session | Raleigh Family Photographer

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