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

Elyssa explains


The Kivii Life


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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

Elyssa Explains, The Kivii Life

Why wedding photography is so important to me

March 3, 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

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Behind the Scenes – Kivus & Camera in 2020

January 27, 2021

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2020 TV & Movies, a retrospective Happy 2021! Let’s talk about all the 2020 tv and movies I watched. It was a lot! (photo of me by my friend Mina of Mina von Feilitzsch Photography) I’ll start with movies, since that’s a shorter list this year. These are listed alphabetically, so don’t read anything into […]

Photo by Mina von Feilitzsch photography

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Year in Review: 2020 TV & Movies

January 1, 2021

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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 🙂

Nerdy wedding photographers pose with their light sabers

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Nerdy Wedding Photographers say May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, 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 […]

groom shaves before big fake quarantine wedding

The Kivii Life, Weddings

My Big Fake Quarantine Wedding

April 22, 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 […]

Creative and dramatic portrait of wedding couple with a green background and reflection |

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Kreativ Summit | Raleigh Wedding Photographers

February 13, 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 […]

Champagne Spray Wedding, ROAR Workshop, dramatic wedding photography |

Elyssa Explains, The Kivii Life

ROAR Workshop

August 26, 2019

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2018 in the Kivii Life – Year in Review I shared images from all the amazing couples we worked with in 2018 earlier this week, and now it’ s time for the #KiviiLife blog post.  This time last year, I had grand visions of doing a monthly Kivii Life blog post – partly to share […]

Kivii Life - Avengers Infinity War

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2018 Year in Review – Kivii Life

January 31, 2019

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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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Happy April! This weekend brings our first 2018 wedding and I can’t wait to see Dale & Jake tie the knot on Saturday 😀 I’m also looking forward to April because March was not my favorite month; My Uncle Donny passed away after some long health struggles, and there was some #MarchSadness. But there were good […]

Kivii Life Go Heels

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March 2018 in the Kivii Life (#MarchSadness)

April 2, 2018