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Love is fun & colorful.
Your wedding photos should be too.

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A & B’s Wakefield Barn May Wedding The first Saturday in May is always a great day: it’s Derby Day & it’s a popular wedding date (that’s when John & I got married). May 1 of 2021 was no exception: we had a wonderful spring wedding at Wakefield Barn and that’s featured here. As always, […]

Wakefield Barn Wedding Silhouette

Weddings

Wakefield Barn Wedding

May 6, 2021

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Lauryn & Elliott’s engagement session at the North Carolina Museum of Art The park at the North Carolina Museum of Art, or NCMA, is the perfect backdrop for a couple who wants a little nature and a little architecture in their engagement photos. The grounds are essentially sprawling meadows with trails passing through and sculptures […]

North Carolina Museum of Art park is perfect for engagement photos

Engagements

North Carolina Museum of Art Engagement Photos

April 21, 2021

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 Top 3 Reasons you should do a First Look on Your Wedding Day We’re big fans of the first look on your wedding day. And I could probably list a dozen reasons why, but today I wanted to focus on the top 3 reasons you should at least consider doing a first look. Here […]

Couple shares a first look on their wedding day

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Top 3 Reasons you should do a First Look on Your Wedding Day

March 23, 2021

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Why wedding photography is so important to me: A brain surgery story & the WHY behind Kivus & Camera Watch my awkward video up there! Talking about my experience with the diagnosis and surgery that changed my life (spoiler alert: for the better). Today is the 7 year anniversary of my surgery and I wanted […]

why wedding photography is so important to me

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Why wedding photography is so important to me

March 3, 2021

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Everything you need to know about North Carolina elopements and small weddings Hi! I’ve been loving all the small weddings and North Carolina elopements we’ve had in the last year or so. I know a lot of it was spurred by COVID, but I do think smaller weddings (and elopements) are going to be a […]

North Carolina elopement tips and FAQs

Elyssa Explains

North Carolina Elopements

February 4, 2021

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Elyse & Brian’s Durham Elopement The tiny wedding trend of 2020 (brought about by COVID of course) has continued into 2021. Our latest wedding was a small and sweet Durham elopement for Elyse & Brian. They were married by Magical Weddings by Carly in the backyard of a big Durham farmhouse, with just half a […]

Durham Elopement and mini wedding

Weddings

Durham Elopement

February 2, 2021

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The Kivii in their natural environment: Behind the Scenes 2020 I always say I’m going to do this post every year, but I think I’ve only done it once before. I just share some of the behind the scenes shots on social media and never write a blog post. But. Here we are at the […]

Raleigh wedding photographer behind the scenes

The Kivii Life

Behind the Scenes – Kivus & Camera in 2020

January 27, 2021

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Victoria’s Raleigh bridal portraits I promised these when I shared Victoria & Bryant’s wedding last month, and here they finally are! The stunning Victoria’s Raleigh bridal portraits. This was my first time shooting anything at the Hall & Gardens at Landmark and I was devastated to see that they’ve closed in the few months since […]

Raleigh bridal portraits at the Hall and Gardens at Landmark

Portraits, Weddings

Raleigh Bridal Portraits – Victoria

January 19, 2021

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J & K’s rainy elopement in Durham Everyone knows rain on your wedding day is good luck, but do you know why? I got to share the reason at this rainy elopement in Durham this past weekend. The reason is that you’re tying the knot, and, as any good sailor knows, a wet knot is […]

Rainy elopement in Durham, NC

Weddings

Rainy Elopement in Durham

January 11, 2021

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M & H’s NCMA Elopement in December I can’t share that much about this private NCMA elopement from just before Christmas, but I did get approval from M & H to share a few of my favorites from their ceremony and wedding portraits. I can also share the fact that the ever wonderful Magical Weddings […]

NCMA Elopement at Askew

Weddings

NCMA Elopement in Raleigh, NC

January 5, 2021