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January 2018 Recap The month in the life of some nerdy photographers Happy February! I hope the first 1/12th of your year was fantastic and I hope you have some fun plans coming up this month. January was pretty slow for us, me especially, as all the fall weddings have been wrapped up and delivered, […]

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January 2018 in the Kivii Life

February 5, 2018

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2017 Year in Review The Kivii Life The Kivii Life was pretty spectacular in 2017. We went to Disney more times than I’m going to list (our happy place!), drank plenty of good beer, and photographed lots of wonderful people. Check out the 2017 Year in Review-Couples Edition for some of that goodness. Here are […]

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2017 Year in Review – The Kivii Life

January 29, 2018

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2017 Year in Review Weddings & Engagements We photographed A LOT this year! And I haven’t blogged even half of what I should have. BUT! It’s a new year. I know we’re more than halfway through January, but it’s still January, so I’m still in season for posting our 2017 Year in Review, couples edition. […]

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2017 Year in Review – Weddings & Engagements

January 22, 2018

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North Carolina State Fair Engagement I owe you guys so many backed up blog posts now. October has me drowning in sessions and editing (it’s a good thing I promise!) but I absolutely had to share this sneak peek at the North Carolina State Fair engagement session we did yesterday with Sarah & Josh. They […]


Sarah & Josh North Carolina State Fair Engagement Session

October 18, 2017

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Sarah & Daisuke’s Riverwood Manor Wedding in Harrisburg, NC Sarah & Daisuke’s first wedding was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, with a reception at Riverwood Manor, which is a relatively new venue outside of Charlotte in Harrisburg, North Carolina. I say *first* wedding, because they actually live in Japan, and two weeks after the […]


Riverwood Manor Wedding Photography

September 25, 2017

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Bridal Portraits – Um, why? We did some bridal portraits last weekend and I can’t wait to share them after Courtney & Ben’s wedding. Since I can’t share them yet, I thought I’d explain a little bit about the purpose of bridal portraits.    When people notice bridal portraits in our offerings, the responses we […]

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Elyssa Explains Bridal Portraits

September 18, 2017

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Jamie & Hal – Summer Raleigh Engagement Session These two are getting married on Sunday at Merry Hill (one of our favorite venues!), here are my favorites from their (somewhat sweaty) Raleigh engagement session earlier this summer at Shelley Lake Park. Hal & Jamie knew the way to my heart when they asked if they […]


Raleigh Engagement Session

September 11, 2017

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August 2017 Recap (cue voiceover) Last Month in The Kivii Life, from your favorite nerdy photographers: Speaking of nerdy photographers, Game of Thrones Season 7 ended and I cried. If you want to talk about it (especially if you’re also an ASOIAF reader) let’s grab a beer! John is probably tired of listening to my […]

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August 2017 in the Kivii Life

September 4, 2017

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All Saints Chapel Raleigh Wedding – Hannah & Galen I will always remember this All Saints Chapel Raleigh Wedding, because I think Hannah & Galen tying the knot was a good luck charm for their team (which also happens to be my team – Go Heels!). Remember when UNC won the National Championship a couple […]


All Saints Chapel Raleigh Wedding

August 28, 2017

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On turning 30 Turning 30 is one of those life events that seems like a BIG. DEAL. I wonder if the people perpetuating that message about turning 30 also believe that high school truly includes the best day’s of one’s life. I don’t know about y’all, but while I didn’t HATE high school, I certainly don’t […]

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The Kivii Life – Turning 30

August 21, 2017

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<3 Elyssa and John


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