Bryan & Julia | 9-5-14 | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

A year or so ago I removed weddings from my list of photography offerings.  I do enjoy photographing weddings, but have decided to narrow down & focus on portraiture.  (Including bridal portraits!)

Of course there are always exceptions, and this wedding is was of them.

I have been friends with the bride for 8+ years, and have watched her evolve with this true love.

It has been a beautiful journey, one just beginning for the two of them.


A quiet moment, waiting their turn with the Justice of the Peace.





Sweet moments after the ceremony …


Family gathered outside of the courthouse for their grand bubble exit!


Family portraits in the park across the street.

Perfectly colorful & beautiful!





Can you spy the little photo-bomber?!!!





A few moments with the newlyweds.





A quick stop by the studio.

A bubbly toast & first portrait in my new studio.



Thank you for sharing your most amazing day with me!  Love you guys xoxo


Now booking : Studio GLAMOUR, BRIDAL & BOUDOIR PORTRAIT sessions

FALL & HOLIDAY 2014 Family Sessions

 Class of 2015 SENIORS

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2011: A (Spectacular!) Year in Review | Raleigh Cary Apex Photographer

Wow.  I am somewhat speechless at this moment.  I just spent the last few hours viewing my image galleries from 2011, and reflecting upon every session that I was lucky enough to be a part of.  My heart is so full of thankfulness, and my eyes are full of disbelief that I met and photographed so many fun & fabulous people!  Seriously, someone pinch me already!

These images are only a very small representation of what I adore & what I am proud of this year.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to capture your precious smiles & memories.

Looking forward to seeing many of you again in 2012!



Holmes Bridal Portraits | Historic Yates Mill Park | Raleigh Cary Portrait Photographer



As you are reading this, I will either be shooting the Holmes/Gruenewald wedding, or almost finished!

It has been difficult this past month not to share some of these beautiful images from this amazing session … but here we go!

Some women are just meant to be brides:

This session took place in early October, and we were both happy that we found a little changing foliage to add the air of fall to her images.

Hello lovely:

This is my first bride, and she was up for anything …  a real sport climbing the rocks and even letting me try to pin string to her veil (more about that in a minute)!

When I booked this session I had a vision of creating a flying veil.  I brought a safety pin and fishing line with me, but it didn’t look natural.  In the end, my AWE-SOME assistant threw the veil and ran out of the frame, and we go these shots that I am VERY happy with :

Then I started playing with the reflections and snapped another all time favorite (that’s the Mill in the reflection):

Pretty little red shoes:

A more traditional image with some vibrant fall color:

 I worked her hard those two hours, and it’s pretty safe to say she was elated when I said “that’s a wrap”!!

Wedding images coming this week!