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Rule #1: Coordinate—but don’t be matchy/matchy If you’re shooting with another person, make sure your outfits complement one another’s. Choose a consistent color palette (which does not mean the same color). If someone is wearing a bold pattern, dress the rest of the group in more solids, but be sure each carries one or more […]

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Are you planning your wedding or a big event? Have you found your vendor, dress, and photographer? If so, it’s time to start searching for the best videographer in Raleigh, NC. You have come to the right place. I’ve compiled a list of my recommendations for the most sought-after filmmakers in RDU. Twenty-One Films Videography […]

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I want to say a huge thank you to those that showed up at the Sunflower Minis in July at Dix Park in Raleigh. It was hot but a lot of fun. The results were stunning!! If you couldn’t make it out there, here is a quick recap of what happened. Sunflower Bloom Watch On […]

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Choosing a Raleigh wedding venue can be a stressful decision. Twenty years ago, wedding venues weren’t that big of a deal. People decided to marry at their home, a park, or their church. Today, the possibilities are endless! But, first, you must determine what fits you and your fiancé. In this blog post, I’d like […]

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Before we dive into why you should consider doing a first look on your wedding day, let’s break down what a first look is. The first look between a couple on their wedding day is the first time they see each other all dressed up and ready for their big day. Usually, it’s just the […]

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Living in the south and planning an LGBTQ wedding can be challenging. Ten years ago, their local bakery denied a same-sex Colorado couple a wedding cake. That wasn’t even in the south!! Americans have progressed a bit since 2012; however, most gay couple proceeds with caution when planning their wedding. They are challenged when finding […]

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Several people will look at my images and say, “Wow, you must have a nice camera!!” Yes, I have a very nice camera, but it is not all about an expensive camera. You can spend thousands of dollars on the best camera but still get awful images. That’s because you haven’t learned how to use […]

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Sunflower Fields Minis Sunflower fields can make for a beautiful setting for your family portraits. The colors are vibrant, and the landscape looks like something from a movie. We all decorate our homes, so why not decorate with the ones we love the most? I can’t think of anything more beautiful than a canvas of […]

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Hey Moms! I’m one of you. That’s right; I have three daughters filling my home with singing, dancing, and messy crafts, mainly slime. Ugh, the slime!!! When my girls were younger, I decided to try photography so I started a photography studio in Raleigh. After researching a wide range of photography gear for my studio, […]

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I first met Ashley and Laurel in 2018 at the JWP Christmas Tree Farm mini sessions. Since then, they have joined me at five sessions…I think. It may be more! I love it when clients keep coming back. My favorite part is to see the kids grow. As parents, we don’t always notice it, but […]

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