Alex | Class of 2013 | Raleigh High School Senior Photography

Meet Alex.  Alex who met me with a huge smile and a firm hand shake.  He has been accepted into the physics department at  North Carolina State University.  He was also recently he was voted page of the week with the NC Legislature!   I love meeting seniors with a strong head on their shoulders, gives me so much hope for the future.

We met on the campus of NC State, walked around and photographed what inspired us.  Such an enjoyable way to shoot, I think for the client as well as for me.

Alex was completely personable and just a ton of fun to photograph.  No nerves, or at least they didn’t show!

Seriously, this was one of the first images I took …

We didn’t spend too much time at the the bell tower, because I knew I wanted to come back when the light was a little lower in the sky.

We began our walk about, and came upon this beautiful brick path.

I think walking images can show so much personality, to me this image shows strength.

More strength, and a good dose of GQ!

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Alex wanted some pictures in & around the free expression tunnel.  We got a ton of great shots, but this is Mom’s favorite, as well as mine …

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Photographing men can be so different than women, in my opinion.

I really enjoyed incorporating more of the edginess of the environment in Alex’s pictures, and am especially fond of this shot.

I was thrilled that the clouds stuck around for the end of the day.

And really glad that Alex brought his red NCSU shirt!

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An iconic location in the background.  Mom’s idea for a pic.  I decided to slow down my shutter speed to blur out the car, and think it turned out pretty cool!

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I just may have lay on my back for this shot.  But I did not alter the colors or the clouds.

Lucky to live in NC!

 

A few more portraits to wrap up the session.

Just couldn’t get enough of those baby blues!!!

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Thank you Alex & Brenda for a truly enjoyable session & afternoon!

~Kathy

Portrait Photographer Raleigh NC

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Alex | Class of 2013 | Raleigh Senior Photography

Yesterday I had the privilege to meet Alex.  He is a rising star in Raleigh, I promise you that!

He will attend North Carolina State this fall, and we decided to have his session on campus.

I have some pretty amazing landscape images, but for the preview I want to share this image.

This is one of our first shots of the day.  I think it captures how truly personable he is!

Have a great Monday!

~Kathy

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{ Caroline } Class of 2013 | Raleigh Cary Senior Photographer

Last weekend Caroline and I met for her senior session.  When we first discussed her vision for her session, she mentioned that she composes music and would love to be photographed with a grand piano.   I’m always up for a challenge and began searching my resources to see if we could make this happen.   Luckily, I finally found one! Meredith College was kind of enough to let us use a gorgeous Steinway D in the Carswell Music Hall.

Let me tell you, the first time I walked into this music hall I got goose bumps!  I was thrilled to have found such a great venue with such an amazing instrument.

We began her session at the piano.  I asked if she had brought any of her compositions.  Caroline told me most of her pieces are played through memory.  Awesome!

She played  while I adjusted my lighting, and we got this gorgeous shot …

(  I was on cloud nine working to this ethereal music – one very talented young lady)

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We kept the mood quiet and statuesque.

I am blown away by her presence & beauty.  Top of the favorite list.

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Then it was time to head outside for some fun in the late day sun!

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A gorgeous and simply contagious smile!

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We changed locations for a little edginess.   She painted with her shadows.  LOVE!

Talented, witty, smart & kind.  Caroline, you are an amazing girl & I truly enjoyed our time together!

~Kathy

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Laila | Class of 2013 | Raleigh Cary High School Senior Photographer

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Beauty, brains & a sparkling personality … best describes this class of 2013 high school senior!

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I know I’ve said this a million times before, but I absolutely enjoy photographing seniors!  They have fresh ideas & like to ‘go with the flow’, which in my opinion is a ton of fun.

Not to mention I am just in awe at how GORGEOUS they can be…

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Laila was a natural – so comfortable with me & the camera (even though she said she was very nervous!)

Most of the time I was getting ready to help her into a pose, and then she’d read my mind and do it on her own, and add her own elegance to the image…

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Not only is she a straight A student, but an accomplished musician as well!

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We had a lot of fun coming up with different ways to ‘interact’ with her violin…

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I could photograph her for days … so darn pretty!

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Being a late afternoon HOT summer day, some weather was brewing very close to us.  I later discovered that we missed the downpour by about 1/2 mile – nice!

I love to incorporate the elements into my imagery, and L O V E the way she posed for this image …

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We had a lot of fun cruising this park, looking interesting spots to take her pic. I knew we had to have at least one hair-action shot!

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Sweet & lovely.

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Thank you Laila for braving the heat & weather – you were a blast to photograph & I can tell you have a very bright future ahead of you!

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If you like these images of the beautiful Laila, please click ‘like’ below – thanks!

~Kathy

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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!

~Kathy

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More of the Lovely Hannah Class of 2012 | Raleigh Cary Durham Senior Portrait Photographer

 

 

This young lady was amazing!  So sweet & kind, and quite a bright future ahead of her.  The shoot was so much fun that we were both a little sad when it ended, and she even said , “ I can’t believe it’s over”.

 

Here’s a few of my favorites from the shoot:

 

Old Downtown Garner, NC.  (The home of Scotty)

Hello sassy shoes!

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Our original reason for being in Garner was this caboose.  Great idea & she worked it!

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We found some amazing spots in old Garner town … (love a client that likes to explore with me!)

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And of course we had to shoot at the color wall & what I’ve dubbed ‘the concrete jungle’

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If you like what you see, there’s lots more on Facebook … come over and be my fan!  (click HERE)

 

~Kathy

 

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*Preview* Lovely Hannah | Seniors 2012 Raleigh Durham Cary Portrait Photographer

 

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Meet Hannah.  My first senior for the class of 2012.  Is she not the most beautiful girl ever?!!  She has one of the most captivating smiles I have photographed yet & her dazzling personality shined just as much!  It was H O T but Hannah was a real trooper, never complaining as she sported the jean jacket & blotted the sweat from her brow.

Enjoy your preview – can’t wait to share the rest!

 

~Kathy

 

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