Families get together for holidays or celebrating milestones, such as pregnancies, graduations, engagements, etc. Adding in photos during these times is a great way to document the family in-between these moments. The best part: Years from now, you’ll be so grateful that you made it a point to get everyone together. But, what are extended […]


October 24, 2023

What are extended family photos?

Extended family photos in Raleigh, NC

Since becoming a photographer and primarily shooting outdoor sessions, I learned the best times to start a session — a few minutes after sunrise or a few hours before sunset.  Sunrise or sunset sessions are the best times for getting gorgeous lighting that is comfortable for everyone. I recommend these two times for clients planning […]

Tips to be Comfortable on Camera

October 18, 2023

Why Choose a Sunrise Session for Outdoor Photos

If you were born in Raleigh or now calling the “City of Oaks” home, you’ve probably experienced the sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park at least once. It is our city’s most “Instagrammable” park during the summer, and did I mention it was FREE?! No wonder we were ranked the #3 best places to live […]


July 13, 2023

Sunflower Field: What to Wear

Couple, In sunflower field

Have you ever felt awkward on camera or used that word to describe yourself in pictures? Good news if you have — you’re not alone. Over the last few years, at least 85% of my clients have briefed me about their “awkwardness” before their session! It leads me to believe that, at some point in […]

Tips to be Comfortable on Camera

June 16, 2023

How to be Comfortable on Camera Tip #1

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