Kimberly + Mark Are Married | Raleigh/Durham Wedding Photographer

Kimberly and Mark's wedding day was extremely intimate and such an honor to get to be a part of.  They decided to do a small ceremony with just a couple people and then we got to spend the rest of the afternoon taking pictures in gorgeous settings.  It.was.perfect!  

The day started with a sky that looked like it may rain, but we lucked it!  The ceremony was intimate and perfect outside of the Duke Chapel.  We did some pictures by the chapel of Kimberly and Mark and then also with their guests.  From the chapel we got to spend a good amount of time at Duke Gardens.  Timing couldn't have been much more perfect as the flowers were in perfect spring bloom.  No matter how many times you visit the Gardens, it's beauty never gets old.  

After making our rounds at Duke Gardens, we headed over to the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh and continued taking pictures of the newlyweds.  We finished up with a sweet inside picnic after a truly fantastic day and wedding.  I am so happy and fortunate to have been part of this special day for Kimberly and Mark and I wish them the very best!  Thank you both and again many Congrats <3 

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Brandy + Nathan's Mims House Engagement Session | Holly Springs Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Brandy and Nathan back in February when they were in town from up north for a friend's wedding.  We took advantage of their visit to get their engagement pictures done.  We did their session at the gorgeous Mims House in Holly Springs.  Considering what the weather ended up being it worked out perfectly on the very cold and windy day and honestly you can't go wrong with that venue!  

We worked our way through every room in the Mims House and had a blast.  Brandy and Nathan are such a fun couple and our session was full of laughs and smiles.  I am so excited to photograph their upcoming November wedding in Rocky Mount!  Congrats Brandy and Nathan on your engagement.  

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Erica + Dillon's Umstead Park Engagement Session | Raleigh Photographer

I had such a great time with this absolutely lovely (and quite photogenic) couple!  When we did their session back in January, Erica had recently moved to Raleigh and Dillon was working on interviewing and moving here as well.  We caught a weekend with Dillon in town for an interview.  So we headed out on a bright and early very cold (did I mention very cold) morning, but honestly it was just perfect!  The sun came in beautifully through the trees and the sky was lit amazingly!   Umstead Park is so beautiful and offers so much for any type of session that you want to do.  From trees, to paths/trails, bridges, and even water it offers so many possibilities.  I am pretty sure we hit just about all of them during our session. These two hung in there like absolute champs and never complained or pushed back on anything I asked, no matter how many times I amy have told them just one more or just one more spot.

Thank you both for letting me capture this special time for you both and I wish you nothing but a lifetime of happiness!  Congrats to you both and welcome to Raleigh and North Carolina <3   

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Claire & Kursad | Downtown Apex Engagement Session

I LOVE these two!  I have had the absolute pleasure of getting to photograph them two times before (last summer and fall).  I was so over the moon when they asked me to do their upcoming July wedding at All Saints Chapel.  It is going to be amazing!  Not only does each photo session I do with them cause me to laugh during the majority of the time, but they are really open to trying just about anything...even if I do at times sound a little crazy.  

For their engagement session we decided to try out Downtown Apex.  I just love this location- while it was new to me, the colors are just great and the area is just so quaint.  We found some amazing space down the alleys that was perfect.   I am definitely looking forward to doing another session there!

I appreciate the support and trust of these two.  Claire, did an amazing job looking awesome  in much colder weather than we had hoped.  You can't even tell in these pictures that it was as cold as it was!   

Thank you Claire and Kursad for letting me be a part of this time in your lives. I am looking forward to an amazing wedding in July!  Congrats!! XOXO

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Love In the Rain Engagement Photos

I was so very excited when Renee asked me to do her engagement pictures.  While I usually don't do this type of photography, there was no way I could say no.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Renee for the past year (ok 11 months but still) and I couldn't be happier for her with her engagement.  I had such a great time taking these pictures with a truly in love and fun couple.  They didn't let anything stop them from taking some beautiful pictures, even a little rain.  There was actually only supposed to be 1-2% chance of rain that day....and well lets just say the forecast was wrong.  At any rate, Renee and Timothy, I am so happy for you both and I wish you guys nothing but the very best!  

A little bit of rain never hurt anybody.

A little bit of rain never hurt anybody.

Love on the lake, just being together

Love on the lake, just being together