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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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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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Roaring with Megan Allen of Studio 22 Photography Y’all. Last week was one of the most awesome of my life. Four planes (eeek), a new state, a hotel with a corgi theme (!), a dozen strangers that are now friends, and dipping my toes into my now inevitable switch from Nikon to Sony. All of […]

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ROAR Workshop

August 26, 2019

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Getting married in the Raleigh area? You need the best Triangle Wedding Vendors! Obviously, we think you should hire Kivus & Camera for wedding photography (that’s us!), but we have had the awesome privilege of working with some of the best wedding vendors in the triangle over the years. Assuming you need more than just […]

Best North Carolina Wedding Photographer

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The Best Triangle Wedding Vendors

August 6, 2018

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EXCITING NEWS: We’re Bridechilla Wedding Photographers Hi y’all. I am so excited to share that John & I are officially Bridechilla wedding photographers! If you haven’t heard of Bridechilla, you are in for a treat. Because, honestly, if you like our vibe, the Bridechilla podcast (and community) is totally for you. Bridechilla is first and […]

Bridechilla wedding photographers

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Bridechilla Wedding Photographers

June 20, 2018

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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 […]

Elyssa Explains

Elyssa Explains Bridal Portraits

September 18, 2017

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Elyssa Explains This New Tag What on earth is Elyssa Explains? (tl;dr: It’s a way to trick myself into blogging)   Guess what I haven’t done much of this year! Blogging. It’s the easiest thing to put off because my priority is always focusing on our clients by: contributing to planning, getting ready for sessions […]

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August 14, 2017

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