Sunset Session at the Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh Family Photographer

One of my favorite places in Raleigh to do photos is at the JC Raulston Arboretum, right in downtown. It has sooooo many beautiful gardens and places to sit... the White Garden, The Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden... it's absolutely gorgeous! Back in June I had a gorgeous sunset session there with Victoria, her husband Ion, and their little guy Daniel. This sweet little family...

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A Pregnancy Reveal and Family Session | Raleigh Family Photography

Guys... get ready for this story. It's a good one.

Back at the beginning of May, my friend and fellow photog Courtney asked me to do a family session for her. It was her, her husband Chris, and their adorable 2 kiddos. Of course I jumped at the chance, and of course we scheduled it at Blue Jay Park, one of my all-time favorite places EVER. We scheduled it for Mother's Day Evening, an absolutely perfect day for kiddos to squish up and love on Mom...

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A Fun Family Session at De Hart Botanical Gardens | Louisburg Family Photography

Back when I was a special education teacher for Wake County (like it was soooo long ago, teeheehee) I used to work with Caitlin when I would visit her classroom and her kiddos. When Caitlin and Charlie were pregnant with Emerson, I was super excited and honored that they wanted me to do their maternity photos. Then when Emerson made her appearance last 4th of July...

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Gavin and Madison | Wake Forest Family Photography

The Art of the Cake Smash

Before we start, let me just say... I love cake smash sessions. Each one is totally different, and I love LOVE LOVE them! Some parents are health conscious and make their cake out of all fruits and veggies with no sugar. Some parents get their cake professionally made with loads of colors and frosting! I've had cake smashes at home, cake smashes in the park, and some cake smashes by a waterfall...

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A Family Session at Grounds Cafe | Wendell Family Photography

I met Kathy a few months back when I did an amazing shoot at a place here in Raleigh called The Whiskey Kitchen. It was for a group of fabulously talented women called Chicks in Construction (you can find out all about them here!), and I pretty much got to hang out and take their picture while they had a monthly meeting. With drinks. And dinner. And lots and lots of laughter.

Flash forward to just recently...

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Jessica & Conor's Wedding at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, NC | Raleigh Wedding Photography

I love wedding days!!!

I had met Jessica back over the winter, where we met for warm beverages and talked about how amazing her wedding day was going to be. Flash forward to last weekend, June 17th, when it was hot, muggy, and full of summertime thunderstorms and rain for good luck!

You guys. This wedding was an absolute blast...

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