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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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In 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage in America! This was a time of celebration because couples who value marriage and commitment to one another were free to marry. Many LGBTQ weddings have taken place since then. Here are some of my favorites from wedding photographers I follow. Ian and Travis’ Wedding by Two […]

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Christmas In July Red Truck Mini Sessions We know the holidays are on their way when we catch sight of that classic, vintage red truck. So at our Red Truck Mini Sessions, we invite you to climb up and cozy for fun, intimate shoot.  Our red truck mini is a little 15-minute shoot in which […]

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Planning a wedding can be such a joyous time, but on the other hand, it is daunting! There’s so much to get done, even if you have a full year to plan. If you are a wedding vendor, have you ever thought about LGBT couples and the challenges they face when planning their wedding? In […]

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On June 8, 2022, I was invited to do event photography to capture volunteers and friends of Paws For Life as they celebrated their 20th birthday!! Those who participated in the birthday celebration met at the Sutherland in Wake Forest for dinner, a comedy show, dancing with music provided by a DJ, and a silent […]

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