Monday Favorite | Raleigh Cary Durham Apex Family Photographer

The holiday orders are flowing and the Christmas shopping is going … the crickets are chirping here on the site, but I do have lots to share with you soon!

Here’s a recent favorite that makes my heart smile :

I am so glad this client went with the black & white – to me it enhances the spirit of the moment.

Have a great week … hopefully I’ll see you before the end of it!



What to Wear | November 2011


The colors in this installment are absolutely perfect for family portraits post-fall leaves.  The neutrals will enrich the winter atmosphere, while the pops of pink will keep things lively!



Jones Family Session Preview | Raleigh Cary Durham Family Child Photographer

So great to spend some time photographing one of my favorite families on a perfect (and warm) fall day.  You may remember them from last year – the giant chess board images.

They are so much fun, and the kids are so kind to each other & love to goof around … love that!

Something so sweet about big brother & little brother:

I have known this young lady for several years now, and she is just a bright & wonderful person:

I think they have an explorer in the family!

Enjoy your preview guys – SO many more fun shots coming your way!



Thomas Family Session ‘Preview’ | An Afternoon in the Park | Raleigh Cary Durham Family Child Photographer

I have to say I was really happy when this family decided to book a full session vs. a mini session.   Boys at this age are so much fun to photograph – so silly and so into the things they are into!  The Mom decided that she wanted to capture their personalities before she blinks and they become teenagers … which is how it happens for sure!

The weather couldn’t have been nicer, and I had a ball photographing this family.

Enjoy your preview guys!

A boy after my own heart … LOVE an ukulele!

Seriously talented kids!  Around the world he goes …

Momma’s love, nothing better …

You guys are awesome!

Can’t wait to share the rest!



Mary Beth & Matt | 11.5.11 | Greensboro Wedding

It baffles me that over a year ago Mary Beth contacted me and asked me to photograph her wedding. The time surely has flown by, and I’m a bit sad that this day has come & gone!

I am so blessed to have met this wonderful family, and am excited to share a few of the images from your special day.  Thank you for sharing it with me!

Congratulations you two!



Happy Halloween!

Our neighborhood celebrated Halloween yesterday, which I am thankful for.

The kids are sleeping in today (no school) and we don’t have to stay up late tonight – we won’t have to experience those post-Halloween school day I’ve-eaten-too-much-candy-and-I’m-cranky blues !!

Um, yeah, I tried to crimp my hair … with my crimper from the 80’s … ahhh memories!

Hope your day is full of scary & fun!



The Haist Family ‘Glimpse’ | Raleigh Durham Cary Family Portrait Photographer


This is one of my favorite families to photograph.  You may remember them from last year – gorgeous Momma and her three boys.  This year we decided to change it up and set up a picnic at a local park.  Let the boys play, and let the parents relax & be together.  Ahhh, it was wonderful!

Enjoy your first look – can’t wait to share the rest.



Hello beautiful blue eyes



And the boys played, and played hard!



Then it was Mom & Dad time … these two are simply perfect together …



What a sweet family.  Love.