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Summer Photo Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I am sooo excited for summer. I love the water and being outside so I’m always pumped this time of year. This year one of my goals is to take more personal photos and really focus on being in the photos as well as capturing all those memories that I feel are passing me by. So to keep me on track I decided to make my own little summer photo challenge! Starting the week of June 21st (the official beginning of summer) I’ll be announcing a weekly photo

5 Tips for Taking Your Best Summer Photos

There’s just something about summer that inspires photos. The light, the heat, the assortment of fun outdoor activities. It just makes for great photo opps. It can be a bit overwhelming to think about dragging your camera along with you everywhere or to feel pressured to take photos vs. being in the moment. ( I know I struggle with that) So I came up with some suggestions for upping your photography game this summer.     1. Take a cinematic approach As we photograph our summer

Raleigh Family Photographer – Top 3 Photography Tips

I like to start off the New Year by providing some helpful photo tips for those of you who might have gotten a new camera over the holidays or for folks looking for a reason to get out and use the one they already have. I often hear from clients that they’ve purchased a camera in the hopes of taking great photos of their kids, but don’t really know where to start. I think it’s a common misconception that the camera is responsible for making great pics when it’s really a kind of melting pot of

Raleigh Portrait Photographer – Holiday Mini Sessions 2016

Below is the info for the 2016 holiday mini session season. In addition to the mini session times I’m offering a special weekday package for anyone who misses out on the weekend dates. As a reminder I have a few weekend slots left for full family sessions and if you’re a repeat client you get 15% off full session pricing. Please email me with any questions at   2016 Holiday Mini Sessions     2016 Holiday Sessions Include: 25 minute session 8

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Downtown Raleigh Portrait Photographer | Raleigh NC Photographer | 1 Year Session

I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable little one a year ago for her 1st birthday. Yes, 1 year ago! Jeez! I am still playing catch up when it comes to blogging and I wanted to share this cute little bean before she turns 3!  She now has a super cute baby sister and I was lucky enough to meet her recently as well. (Post coming soon, promise!) We met on a gorgeous morning at Fred Fletcher Park to take some photos.   Cat Wilborne is an on-location photographer specializing in

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In Home Newborn Photos | Raleigh, NC | The S. Family

I met Leah and her family at their maternity session for the first time in March. They are so cute and easy going. I always have a great time photographing them and couldn’t wait for the arrival of their new baby! We met on a beautiful April morning to photograph their newborn. Here are some of my favorites from the session:    

Essential Oils – A quick story about my experience

The Back Story The past 3 years I have been sick from Halloween-Christmas every year. It’s been so awful not being able to taste Thanksgiving meals and this year I decided no more! I began using essential oils back in Feb. and since then have really developed a love for them and have been integrating them into our lifestyle wherever I can. I know at this point many people have either heard of them, or been asked to come to a party and I can see why. For a lot of people they are hugely

Raleigh Portrait Photographer – Holiday Mini Sessions Raleigh 2015

It’s that time of year again!!  This is the official announcement for 2015’s Holiday Mini Sessions.  Here are the details: Fall Mini Sessions: Come dressed in your best fall outfits to enjoy family photos at the following locations. Wear something cozy and prepare to snuggle with the family at these great spots. Oct. 24th 8am-10am – Fred Fletcher Park Nov. 7th 3:30pm-5pm – Wilkerson Nature Preserve    Holiday Mini Sessions:   Dress up in your holiday best and

Raleigh Portrait Photographer – Mommy and Me Photo Session

If you’re like me or most moms, you’re often the one behind the camera taking pictures.  You have a ton of great photos of your kids and spouse and even pets, but none of you!  Let’s change that, shall we? Throw all of those reasons why you don’t want to be photographed out the window, get yourself an amazing new outfit and join me for a super fun Mommy and Me session.  Just in time for Mother’s Day. These smaller sessions are designed to capture the candid and

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