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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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March 2018 in the Kivii Life (#MarchSadness)

April 2, 2018

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The Kivii Life includes runDisney! (because duh) February’s recap is a little late because John and I spent the last week of it in Florida for the runDisney Princess Half-Marathon weekend. But before I get into that, some other highlights of the shortest month in 2018: Greensboro Science Center I headed back to one of […]

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February 2018 in the Kivii Life (feat. runDisney)

March 12, 2018

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January 2018 Recap The month in the life of some nerdy photographers Happy February! I hope the first 1/12th of your year was fantastic and I hope you have some fun plans coming up this month. January was pretty slow for us, me especially, as all the fall weddings have been wrapped up and delivered, […]

21C Museum Hotel Wedding

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January 2018 in the Kivii Life

February 5, 2018

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2017 Year in Review The Kivii Life The Kivii Life was pretty spectacular in 2017. We went to Disney more times than I’m going to list (our happy place!), drank plenty of good beer, and photographed lots of wonderful people. Check out the 2017 Year in Review-Couples Edition for some of that goodness. Here are […]

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2017 Year in Review – The Kivii Life

January 29, 2018