Currin Family | Girls Morning Out Family Portrait Session | Raleigh NC

Happy New Year!  Despite a tough year for so many of us, was one of the lucky ones to continue working (after a few months of shut down), and to meet some truly WONDERFUL clients that I now call my friends 🙂

Valerie reached out because she needed a new dynamic head shot to celebrate her recent job promotion.  During our consultation she realized it had been many years since she had professional portraits with her daughters, and decided to include them for a fun morning out of portraits & making memories!

We began Valerie’s session with beautiful head shots for her.  We continued with a light & airy look, photographing all together and some individuals.  We also celebrated her daughter’s 16th birthday with portraits!

The session ended with a stunning and classic black and white portrait series, surely to be treasured for generations to come – be sure to keep scrolling to view!



When was the last time you had professional portraits with your loved ones?  Maybe 2021 is your year 🙂

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Mayu | Raleigh Portrait Photography

Beautiful Mayu reached out to me because she wanted professional portrait studio portraits in her wedding dress, before she traveled to Japan for her wedding.

Of course was excited, I adore photographing women in beautiful gowns, especially a celebration photo shoot like this one!

We met in the studio to plan the session, and Mayu decided since her hair & make up would be on point, to wear two of my studio gowns for more portraits … it was such a fun day of dress up & beauty.  Her husband joined us later in the session for stunning couples portraits.

And you know what’s so fun?  After their session, they went out to lunch on Glenwood, Mayu in a cute white dress  – so many people honking and congratulating them on getting married!  Just love it.



xo Kathy

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Louise | Class of 2020 | Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer

I first met and photographed Louise 2 years ago, when she came to the studio for the Project Beauty campaign.  Just one of the nicest, kindest people I’ve ever met!

Louise was back in the studio with her family (pre-pandemic) for updated family portraits celebration to include parent’s anniversary and graduations of Louise and her sister.  It was such a fun morning, adore this family that I’ve known for over 10 years.

We began with professional hair & make up for all the ladies, lots of laughter & girl talk!  We then photographed studio portraits of Louise and the family.  The first image here actually won me Bronze award with the Portrait Masters – I love it so much, and how Louise completely opened up to me & the camera.

We stepped out front of the studio for some urban setting portraits for Louise,  thankful to have so many great locations to photograph my seniors so close to the studio!

One more outfit change, and we headed back outside to finish up the session.

Congratulations on graduation Louise, I know this season of pandemic hasn’t been the easiest.  Class of 2020 will shine extra brightly!












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Volpe Family Portraits Photographer | Girls Morning Out Photo Shoot

It’s so nice to have time to blog these days, so fun to look back on these sessions that make my heart s0 happy 🙂

Lori’s awesome husband surprised her for Mother’s Day with a gift voucher for a girls morning out photo shoot!  The girls came to the studio for a morning of pampering with hair & make up, and lots of hugs and laughter.  Not only did we photograph beautiful legacy portraits of the girls, but then Dad joined in at the end for a family portrait for their holiday card.

Oh, and both of Lori’s sweet girls are ballerinas … we even managed to capture a few stunning dance portraits before ending the day.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to view the images, soooo pretty!!!

This family unit was one of the most caring, loving and sweetest group of women I have had the pleasure of photographing.





Thank you Volpe family for an amazing day.

xo Kathy




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Amaya | Raleigh Senior Portraits

Sharing sunshine with you today this Tuesday, I think we all could use a little these days 🙂

Beautiful Amaya & her senior portraits.

This young artist has so much style, and the kindest personality – her photo shoot was one for the books!

We began in the studio with her fabulous 60’s look (LOVE) , she is stunning in this yellow dress.  We photographed two gorgeous outfits in the studio,

and then head out on location downtown Raleigh for ‘city’ vibe portraits.

OF course we had to end the day with the glowing golden hour, truly perfect.













Thank you to this beautiful family for spending the afternoon with me.




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Taylor Class of 2020 | Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer

Amazing Taylor!  As bright as the sun shines in the summertime, so much fun to be with and photograph!

Fun fact – have known this beautiful girl since preschool days, and she may or may not given my daughter a hack-haircut while playing barber shop at age 3 haha!

I was thrilled when her Mom reached out for senior pics, I adore this sweet girl so much.  We began in the studio with hair & make up, and then captured some magazine style portraits in her stunning prom dress.  An 18×24 framed print hangs in their foyer!

Next we head out on location downtown Raleigh.  Taylor is so vibrant and fun, we truly had the best time laughing all around downtown.  Such a joy to photograph!

We ended Taylor’s shoot in the most perfect field during the last light of day, the golden hour.  Taylor blew me away, just wait until you scroll down to see the pics.


Thank you Taylor & Missy for the BEST day!

xo  Kathy

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George Family Portraits | Raleigh Portrait Photography

As the saying goes, time flies!  I first photographed these beauties Spring of 2013, pre-studio days.  Jenn and I connected again, as she needed an updated head shot AND family portraits!  She decided this would also be the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of her daughter’s senior year of high school, with a love & laughter filled girls morning out 🙂

Simply adore this family, kind and true, through and through.

We began in the studio with hair & make up for all three.  We captured some fresh & beautiful head shots for Mom, and individual portraits for everyone.  Have the three of the girls together for portraits was absolutely stunning, and their beautiful souls shined right through to my lens.

Enjoy the portraits, and be sure to scroll to the end to see some fun behind the scenes.


A few fun behind the scenes pics …


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Stroud Portraits | Raleigh Portrait Photographer

How fortunate am I to have such beautiful and kind clients!  These gorgeous ladies came to the studio for new head shots and family portraits together.  There was no shortage of fun during this girls morning out!

We photographed individual portraits as well as beautiful legacy portraits together.  It was the best celebration!

Sweet Miss Jane.  Jaw dropping southern beauty.  So witty & clever, now I know why her daughters are so spectacular.



xo Kathy




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Frances Class of 2019 | Raleigh Senior Portraits Photographer

Meet Frances!  Class of 2019 Cardinal Gibbons graduate.  Lucky me, have known Frances since elementary days, and have enjoyed her and her parents company for many years now.

Frances’s senior portrait session was one for the books!  We had to change dates a few times due to the crazy wet spring weather we had, but this day was perfection.  We had so much fun cruising around downtown Raleigh and capturing these beautiful portraits of her.  Her family joined us, and if you scroll to the bottom, you will see one of the family photos I captured of them!  (Separate post coming for the family photos)

And the golden hour sunset was perfection!  We ended her session in a field that I found by accident (behind a car parts store lol) and she danced and laughed, and shared all of her joy with me.   Frances is one incredible young lady, and one of the kindest people that I have the pleasure of knowing 🙂

A huge congrats to Frances, who will be heading to NC State this Fall!!  GO PACK!



One family photo for now… so much love in this photo!







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Girls Morning Out Photo Shoot |

Today I share with you images with you from one of my favorite shoots to date, keep scrolling & you’ll see why.

This family won my Mother’s Day Portrait Session giveaway back in May, and I’m so glad that they did.

One INCREDIBLE Momma, raising three equally incredible daughters.  I am so honored to have captured these portraits for them, for all time xo

As you can tell from the behind the scenes phone snaps, this photo session was nothing short of fun & happy memory making !

Beautiful Sara came to the studio first, by herself, for a little pampering with professional hair & makeup.  Dare I say it’s been a while since she’s had some time to herself like that …

Then her gorgeous girls arrived, received age appropriate hair & make up, and we captured some gorgeous portraits

Wardrobe & backdrop change, and we photographed more timeless family portraits.


Thank you Sara & your sweet family, for spending an amazing day with me!



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