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Coronavirus (Covid19) and wedding photography Weddings for the near future – at this point up through May for us here in Raleigh, North Carolina – have been postponed and cancelled across the world because of Covid19. I know that it’s devastating to couples making that decision but it’s definitely the right thing to do. And […]

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Coronavirus (Covid19) and wedding photography

April 4, 2020

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Kim & Andy’s Pi Day Wedding at The Meadows Raleigh Three point one four one five nine times a billion plus infinity is approximately how much Kim & Andy love one another, so Pi Day was the perfect day for their nuptials at The Meadows Raleigh. The weather was positively perfect for a mid-March wedding, […]

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The Meadows Raleigh Wedding

March 17, 2020

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Helpful Tips about Wedding Details from Raleigh Wedding Photographers I’ve been to A LOT of weddings and I promise I’m not exaggerating when I say every wedding is totally different. That’s because every couple has different priorities for their wedding day. This edition of Elyssa Explains may be totally irrelevant to some couples, but for […]

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Helpful Tips about Wedding Details

February 24, 2020

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Kreativ Summit, Orlando, FL Heya, your favorite Raleigh Wedding Photographers went to the Kreativ Summit last month and it was awesome! I’m a firm believer in continuing education and finding new sources of inspiration and guidance, and this conference did not let me down. Kreativ featured some of the best photographers in the game, many […]

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Kreativ Summit | Raleigh Wedding Photographers

February 13, 2020

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Rebecca & Ashley’s Disney World Engagement Photos You guys from now on, I’m only shooting Disney World engagement photos. It’s combining my favorite things. Okay, I’m not actually limiting myself to that, especially because we live in North Carolina, but I *am* at Disney World a lot, so hit me up!  My sister Rebecca, & […]

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Disney World Engagement Photos

February 9, 2020

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Natalie’s NC State Grad Portraits I’m behind on blogging this NC State Grad session, considering this lovely lady graduated just before Christmas, but I wanted to share regardless. I really love grad sessions, since it’s such a fun period of life – you’re celebrating a huge accomplishment, and you don’t really have to think about […]

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NC State Grad Portraits – Natalie

January 13, 2020

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Jessica & Eric’s New Year’s Eve Wedding at the Stockroom We rang in the new decade with Eric & Jessica and their amazing friends and family, celebrating their wedding in downtown Raleigh at the Stockroom. Everyone had a great time, and *almost* everyone made it to midnight! I particularly like New Year’s Eve weddings because […]

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New Year’s Eve Wedding at the Stockroom

January 3, 2020

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Josh & Lisa’s Raleigh Engagement Session The smiling lady you see up there was a bridesmaid in Claire & Greg’s wedding last fall. In 2020 we get to hang out with her and Josh again for their own wedding! I love when members of previous wedding parties reach out to us about their own nuptials. […]

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Raleigh Engagement Photos – Lisa & Josh

December 11, 2019

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Andrew & Nic’s University Presbyterian Church Intimate Wedding The last wedding of my epic 12-in-a-row fall was a short and sweet, intimate same-sex wedding ceremony for Andrew & Nic at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. Even though Saturday was a little cold, and grey clouds hovered over Chapel Hill all day, the rain held […]

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Same-Sex Wedding in Chapel Hill

November 18, 2019

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Allegra & Joe’s Raleigh Engagement Session Continuing our tradition of photographing UNC Law grads, I hung out with Joe & Allegra for Raleigh engagement photos on Sunday. We started at their house, which is GORGEOUS, so we could get puppy photos! (Yes, their dog is a full grown adult dog, but still PUPPY!) While in […]

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Raleigh Engagement Photos

November 12, 2019

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