Happy 2nd Birthday Raleigh Brewing! | Raleigh Photographer

Last Fall I had the privilege of photographing my favorite brewery & their awesome staff!

This was my second go ’round, as their business and their staff has grown exponentially and it was time an update.

It’s no wonder that their business is booming – the staff, location, and most importantly the beer is the BEST in the Triangle!

(in case you didn’t know, I am a beer snob & lover!)



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the almost spill… 🙂

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And on top of photographing the staff, I took some stock images for their marketing use.

From this …


To this …


Yeah, I think it’s pretty cool!

I’ll be at the birthday party tomorrow – hope to see you there!



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10 Days Flew By! | Raleigh Head Shot Photographer

I haven’t posted here in 10 days.  Not due to lack of anything to post!

Last week was a whirlwind three day in a row head shot shoot for a local vaccine company.

And add on top of that planning a few really great & unique upcoming shoots,  track meets, violin rehearsals & recitals, and trying to keep up with the laundry… well, 10 days have gone by!


Thought it would be fun to share a few behind the scenes from this week.

Two locations, same set up.

And for photogs & those intersted,  main light is the umbrella, fill light is the LiteDome soft box on the left.

(Gear used listed at the bottom of this post)

Feel free to check out my Pinterest Board “OCF Set Ups” dedicated to a variety of  lighting set ups – click HERE.


Five people scheduled every 15 minutes.  Yes, that’s three minutes per person!




ISO 400    f/8.0     1/160th


Gear Used :

Nikon SB600

Photoflex Lite Dome XS

3 Pocket Wizard III

Einstein E640


Manfrotto 12′ Light Stand

Nikon D3S

Nikkor 85mm 1.4


Have a great day!  Be back VERY soon with a peek into yesterday’s awesome sibling session!



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Beauty at Bloom Spa | Raleigh Head Shot Commercial Photography

I am lucky to say this was my third year photographing the staff at Bloom Skin Spa in Cary!

(Click to see images from FIRST year and SECOND year)

Every year we ‘step it up’ a notch, this year we brought in my favorite Elaine with Elaine Harrison Makeup Artistry for some glam-ing up!

It’s just a great day for everyone, me included 🙂

The staff is always kind, it is evident in their smiles.





My friend & salon owner Amber.  We met during my first ever facial.

(Gives the most amazing facial you’ll EVER receive!)

High fashion. all the way.


More shares from her fashion mini-shoot coming to the blog soon.


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Raleigh Brewing Co | Preview | Raleigh Commercial Photography

Starting out the busy season with a lot of fun work, if you can even call it work!

The owners are definitely doing something right, all of their staff are great people.

Everyone had their individual ‘head shot’ taken for their website as well, wait until you see some of them!

Have a great weekend~Cheers!


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Bloom Skin Spa Head Shots | Cary Raleigh Commercial Head Shot Photography


A few months ago a friend pleaded with me to book a facial with Amber at the Bloom Skin Spa.  She said you’d never have anything so good in your life, and she was right!  My facial was downright amazing.   Turns out this facial led to a friendship and a wonderful job opportunity for me!

I was hired to take images of this booming salon for web updates, as well as head shots of all of the employees.  Don’t yawn just yet!  I believe that every opportunity I have with a client is a unique and special one.  Head shots with me are FAR from boring, as I see it as my goal to capture your personality, even if my lens is only focused on you for a few minutes.

We had a ball at this head shot ‘party’ – an amazing and oh so beautiful group of women!

Enjoy the images …