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October 13, 2016

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Family Portraits

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 info@kivusandcamera.com 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 instagram pages. Make sure you share with friends who need updated family photos!

While you’re here on the blog, check out some of my favorites from the Thorpe family portrait session in Chapel Hill on UNC’s campus.

raleigh family portraits

John and I have been doing family photos for Heather & Ryan since Charlotte was just a baby and it has been such a joy to see her grow up. At this October session she was talking up a storm and had plenty of opinions to share. Perhaps my favorite moment was when she *correctly* pointed out that our light (a Wescott rapid box) was an octagon. Later on, she let me know that her favorite shape is a trapezoid. ADORABLE! I’m partial to rhombi myself.
Chapel Hill Family Photos Family photos Kisses from mom

How sweet are these smiles? I love family photo sessions and our weather in the Triangle (with the exception of the hurricane last weekend) has been pretty great for family portraits.Family PortraitsPlay with mom and dadLifestyle family photos wave to dadDaddy daughter photo

I love just letting families and kids play around and interact with each other during family portrait sessions. That’s when everyone’s personalities shine through and when you see the photos, you’ll think “this is exactly how I see my family.” Now, kids aren’t always prepared to stay smiling for a two hour photo session, so sometimes the personality that shines through is a little bit of attitude. John can usually turn a frown upside down with his silly faces, but I still managed to capture this hilarious side-eye Charlotte was giving when she was “over it”. This collage is all the same photo, I just cropped each one a little bit closer, so you can see how great that face is.

Kids make the funniest faces

But after a quick moment, back to cuteness:Looking at mom and dadSticking out her tongueEnvironmental Family PhotoAfter photos with mom and dad, Charlotte got to be a model all by herself. She should be in a catalog, right?

Artistic child portraitBeing a kid children Environmental portraits Natural child photography I definitely encourage incorporating your kids’ activities into our family portrait session. Photos of your kids in their sports uniforms and performance costumes are priceless. Charlotte has started ballet, so she practiced some twirls for me, but mostly ran around in her tutu on the Graham Memorial porch.

Ballerina in the light Cutest ballerina ever Charlotte the ballerina Ballerina twirl Ballerina running awayPouty ballerina

And, let’s end with the cutest smile there is:Flying ballerina
John and I would love to make some beautiful family portraits for you to have photos to treasure. The mini sessions are a great option for Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill families, especially for Christmas cards. We also offer longer family sessions too. Contact us today!


We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we’re photography sorcerers.

Also, while we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed. 

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