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Durham Newborn Session Ahhh these kiddos are just too much. Daniel, who was just 8 days old when these photos were taken, made some of the best faces I’ve ever seen in a newborn session. And sweet Emily. I got to do her newborn photos almost 2 years ago now, and it’s so fun to […]

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Wake Forest Winter Engagement Photography Abigail is my sister-in-law’s sister, and both she and Noah have done summer drama camps with Stephen in the past. This isn’t the first wedding I’ve photographed involving people who have been in drama camps (I just did one in December!), but it still doesn’t seem possible to me that […]

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2018 UNC Senior Mini Sessions HOW is it time to announce UNC senior sessions again already! This is the 6th year I’ve photographed seniors at UNC, and I absolutely love it. Though I’m getting farther and farther away from my own time there as a student, it always does my heart good to be back […]

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2018 Goals Last year I really focused on the client experience side of my business. I want to make sure my clients feel taken care of from the first phone call to the final image delivery. That meant overhauling the information I sent to them to better prepare them for what it will be like […]

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Best of Weddings 2017 Some of this is going to sound similar to what I wrote in my “Best of Family & Senior 2017” post last week. But I’m going to say it again because it’s just true: these posts are so hard for me. It’s like pulling teeth trying to muster up the motivation […]

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Best of Family + Senior 2017 These posts are always so hard for me. Maybe it just seems like a huge task? I don’t know. Honestly its probably more the fact that, by January, I need a break. The fall and the holidays are always so busy and in January, when it’s too cold to go […]

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Raleigh Christmas Wedding Faith and Benjamin met at a concert back in October of 2014. Later they were both at a Lord of the Rings marathon with friends, where, according to Benjamin, he spent the entire 12 hours thinking about asking Faith on a date. They’ve been together ever since and have a lot of […]

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Pink and Gray Elephant Baby Shower A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of co-hosting a baby shower for my sweet friend and sister-in-law, Lauren. Friends, I am so thankful for her. She is kind, hard-working, and sacrificially loves her family all the time. She’s great at asking good questions and really listening to […]

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