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Kate & Mike’s Durham Anniversary Portraits They’re celebrating 10 years y’all!!! Hey!! The world still exists out there. But it is a little weird. I had a socially distanced portrait session in downtown Durham this weekend with my friends Kate & Mike of MKM Photography to commemorate their 10 year wedding anniversary. They looked awesome […]

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Downtown Durham Anniversary Portraits

May 19, 2020

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We are nothing if not nerdy wedding photographers, right? We made some self-portraits for Star Wars Day! Check out our light sabers 🙂

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Nerdy Wedding Photographers say May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2020

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Kivus & Camera answers the frequently asked question: How should I back up my wedding photos? Instructions for cloud backups and hardware backups.

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FAQ: How should I back up my wedding photos?

April 27, 2020

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Downtown Raleigh Quarantine Photo Project I’m pretty devastated that I won’t get to photograph any weddings in April or May, because I was so looking forward to celebrating with our amazing couples. Alas, Covid19 and quarantine had other ideas. But I haven’t just been moping about. Quite the opposite. I’ve been using quarantine time to […]

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My Big Fake Quarantine Wedding

April 22, 2020

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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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