Five Days of Christmas | Raleigh Family Photography

What a good Monday!

I get to play Santa Claus and deliver beautiful prints to all of my good clients – ha ha ha!

While wrapping these beauties, my mind wandered and I realized that a familiar jingle applied perfectly ..


I am starting vacation as of tomorrow through the new year.  I have a few blog posts that will go up, and will probably post a few snaps from my own family adventures as well.

What an AMAZING year it has been, I am looking forward to recapping with you in 2014, as well as all the new and great things to come.

(And don’t forget my annual ‘Best Of’ contest in January!)


I hope your holiday & end of 2013 is safe, warm, bountiful and full of love & blessings!


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Rabbit Rabbit Welcome December | Raleigh Family Photography

Hello there!  Hard to believe it is December, isn’t it?

We have a little tradition where upon the first day of every month we say “rabbit rabbit” to each other.  This ensures good luck for the duration of the month!

It must work, because I feel so lucky and thankful for all of you & my clients.  2013 has been my best year yet!

I have LOTS to blog in the upcoming weeks from all of the fabulous sessions & mini-sessions this fall.

Today I cap off my 2013 shooting season with two more family sessions,

and then it’s time to focus on my family& this joyous time of year 🙂


Here’s a sneak peek from one of my mini sessions last week.  Can you believe the luck with the foliage?!

(Not able to share most of them yet because folks don’t want to spoil the holiday card surprise.)Haist2013-128-blog

Hope your holiday weekend was bountiful & restful!


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Jones Family | Raleigh Cary Family Photographer


This was my third year photographing this fabulous family.  You may remember them from this park session.

Such a treat to watch them grow & transition into young adults.

We have had a rainy past few months here in NC, so much that we rescheduled this session three times!  We decided third time was a charm, and of course it was raining the morning of their session.

So we decided we would play with umbrellas & get some really fun rainy day shots.

Would you believe the sun came out for their session?! lol!




This young lady has really transformed in the past year.  Such a sweet heart, love her like my own 🙂




Someone was loving his hood this day 🙂Jones2013-152




Now booking 2014 Winter & Spring family sessions!

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Hilldale Family Preview | Raleigh Family Photographer

It was the perfect fall day for this fun family session at a local park!

Lots of hugs, laughter, play & a few sweet treats for extra sweet smiles 🙂





Can’t wait to share more from this session soon!


Now booking 2014 family sessions, email

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Wednesday | Raleigh Family Photography

My apologies for not posting here in over a week!

I have SO much to share, just have to wait a little bit longer (can’t ruin holiday card surprises!)

Fall portrait season is in full swing, so little time & blogging goes to the bottom of the list.  C’est la vie!

A few more approved for public share from just the sweetest family.  I have photographed these little guys every year since I assisted with their newborn shoot (view here). 



Unfortunately Mr. O was running a fever and not feeling up to his normal self,  but kudos to Mom & Dad for arriving early and going with the flow – they are AWESOME parents!




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Mr. C | Mini-Session Preview | Raleigh NC Family Photographer

This weekend kicked off the first day of my holiday mini-sessions!

It has been cloudy and drizzly for a solid week here in Raleigh, however the weekend looked promising for some sunshine.  Sadly the sun did not appear, but my families were all troopers and came out to the park for their sessions, despite the drizzle & crummy weather!

While I cannot post many ( since we do not want to ruin holiday card surprises), here is one of a super cutie who has the sweetest little spirit !


You may remember him and his twin brother from last year’s mini sessions (click here), one of my favorite out takes of all time!

His brother wasn’t feeling too well, however I managed to get a few happy shots if him that I will share at a later date.

I am so lucky to watch these boys grow, year after year.  Makes my heart so happy!


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Holiday Mini Sessions 2013 | Raleigh Family Photographer


Two time slots left scroll down to view availability!

There is a strong possibility I will add a third date.  Please email me if you’d like to be added to the notification list :


I know, it’s hard to believe it’s time again …

and even harder to imagine that the start of school is right around the corner and Fall will be here soon.

We all know how quickly the holidays come after summer!



Raleigh Location, emailed to you once you confirm your session

Dates & times available :

Sunday, October 13th




What Mini Sessions are great for:


-holiday cards
-a few cute photos of you as a couple or your family all together
-gifts for family & grandparents
-checking “take photos of my kids” off your to do list!



This year I’m happy to announce that I have a new great product which is available in the second package- a custom mobile device app that will allow you to bring your images with you on your mobile device, wherever you go!

Package 1 – $185 + tax

Includes 20 minute shoot, 7-10 fully edited proofed images presented in private online gallery, 3 digital image files with printing rights up to 11×14 and permission to use the images on your holiday cards

Package 2– $350 + tax

Includes 20 minute shoot, 7-10 fully edited proofed images presented in private online gallery, ALL the digital image files in your Gallery with printing rights up to 11×14 and permission to use the images on your holiday cards, and a customized iPhone app with your Gallery so you can take your images with you.

You can sign up for Package 1 and then upgrade to Package 2 after you review your image gallery.

Spots are limited and it’s first come first served, so please contact me soon to schedule your session today! OR 919.538.8987

Warm regards,



Sweet Mr. P | Raleigh Newborn Photographer

Last weekend I had the honor to meet sweet baby P.  He is the first born of a previous client of mine.

I consider it the biggest perk of my work, to be a part of growing families and to witness & capture the changes through the years.   Incredibly rewarding,  satisfying & humbling.

When I arrived at their home, he was just finishing up his bottle.   He was very happy and content.

This little man didn’t make a peep the entire session, a true little sweetheart…


I can’t wait to see him grow … we will be back with more milestone images from his first year!


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Mr. P | Preview | Raleigh Family Photography

Today was so amazing. Although I am stepping away from work a bit this summer, I just had to say yes this opportunity to photograph the newborn of a recent client.

It is such a joy to have clients come back to me to photograph the milestones in their lives.  I feel like my friendship and family circle never stops growing and that makes my heart so  happy 🙂

The love & happiness I felt today was overwhelming, and little Mr. P was one of the sweetest and most mellow little men I’ve met lately.


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