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Jacky & Ashton’s Raleigh Sunflower Maternity Portraits Jacky & Ashton are about to be a family of 3! We met at the Raleigh sunflower fields at Dorothea Dix Park for maternity portraits yesterday and they brought some great energy. I think their smiles were just as big as on their wedding day a couple years […]

Maternity, Portraits

Raleigh Sunflower Maternity Portraits

August 2, 2019

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Sierra’s NC State Graduation Portraits It’s almost time for NC State Graduation (and UNC & Duke & everywhere for that matter), which means the campus is crawling with seniors in red robes getting their grad photo sessions done. Sierra & I were no exception Monday afternoon. We started at the Bell Tower in perfect weather […]


NC State Graduation Portraits

April 24, 2019

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Raleigh Branding Session for Sane Jane Who needs some help getting organized? If you raised your hand, you need to connect with the star of this branding session, Lynda Rothman. Lynda owns Sane Jane, a professional organizing company based in Raleigh. I met this amazing lady through a networking group, and I’m so glad I […]


Raleigh Branding Session

March 3, 2019

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Annalise’s Haywood Hall Bridal Portraits I’m working on the layout for Annalise and Stephen’s wedding album and it reminded me how stunning Annalise is in her dress. We captured these bridal portraits in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina at Haywood Hall and Gardens. This is really one of my favorite places to photograph in Raleigh and […]

Portraits, Weddings

Downtown Raleigh Bridal Portraits

October 20, 2016

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Fall is the time for changing leaves, hot cocoa, snuggles, and family portraits! We’re offering Raleigh, NC mini sessions just in time for Christmas cards. Send an email to to book your mini session or full family portrait session today. You can check out some more details about the mini sessions on our facebook and […]


Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Family Portraits

October 13, 2016

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Lace and Frank’s wedding was yesterday and we can’t wait to share those photos. In the meantime, it’s safe to share the bridal portraits we made of Lace a few weeks ago. These portraits were taken at Haywood Hall which is a historic home in downtown Raleigh and where the couple’s amazing reception was last […]

Portraits, Weddings

Raleigh Bridal Portraits – Haywood Hall

April 24, 2016

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This couple was one of the winners of our holiday engagement session giveaway, and we couldn’t have wished for better clients. Annalise & Stephen are complete sweethearts who are also very sweet on one another. They are a pair of attorneys who met in law school at UNC-Chapel Hill (just like John and I), but […]

Engagements, Portraits

Chapel Hill Engagement – Annalise & Stephen

March 18, 2016

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Hilary came to me to get some updated professional photos. She warned me that she wasn’t photogenic. When I hear that, I can’t wait to prove people wrong. Look at this lady. She clearly deserves all of your professional trust. But this post is not really to share the professional pictures. Whenever I have headshot […]


Hilary’s Portraits

October 25, 2015

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I shot a beautiful bridal portrait session in Wilmington recently and had the most wonderful time hanging out with some other photographers and Kristen, our model for the shoot. Bridal sessions are a great way to get some beautiful and unique images in your dress that you may not have time for on the wedding […]

Portraits, Weddings

Wilmington Bridal Session

April 11, 2015

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Adam proposed to Desiree at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so these two are clearly awesome. For their engagement session earlier this year, we spent a drizzly day at Umstead Park and the Raleigh Arboretum. Here are some of my favorites: They are full of such great expression. I can’t wait for their wedding […]

Engagements, Portraits

Adam & Desiree’s Raleigh Engagement Session

March 16, 2015

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<3 Elyssa and John


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