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When Amy reached out to me over Instagram asking if I was available to shoot their engagement session I did a little snooping on her Insta and got very excited. Why? Because this girl had so much in common with me 😂  Mainly in the loving Disney department! The biggest thing I noticed and loved […]

Amy + Amanda | Concord Engagement Session

This Downtown Cary Senior Session was literally a dream! The light was beautiful, it wasn’t a million degrees out, and Brooke was so sweet and willing to try all sorts of fun poses (including a high school musical jump which I was 100% here for!) A little about Brooke! She graduated from Wayne Community College […]

Brooke | Wayne Community College | Senior Portraits | Cary, NC

Ok so before I start talking about these NC State senior photos, I want to go into the backstory for how this all happened. This year I decided to do a giveaway for a free senior portrait session. Because of the pandemic and class of 2020 really having a rough year, I knew I wanted […]

Elaina | NC State Senior Photos | Raleigh, NC

You know all those gorgeous pictures of a bride getting ready? What you don’t always know is they are a little more staged then you might think (and not in a bad way!) You might be like whaaaa? But don’t worry, I’m going to share all of the tips I give my own brides with […]

How to Have Beautiful Getting Ready Photos

The Merrimon-Wynne House is one of my favorite historic wedding venue homes in NC. It’s located near downtown Raleigh and is absolutely gorgeous! I’m sharing some highlights of Nancy and James’s 2019 Winter wedding so that you can get a clearer picture of what it would be like to get married here! This venue is […]

The Merrimon-Wynne House Wedding Photos in Raleigh, NC

I’m so excited to share this Downtown Cary NC Engagement Session today! A little about this sweet couple. Nick proposed to Anne at Jordan Lake where his cousin was taking photos of them. (So smart to hide the proposal during a photoshoot!) Nick then got down on one knee and of course, Anne said yes! […]

Anne + Nick | Downtown Cary Engagement Session | NC Wedding Photographer

So you just got engaged!!! First off, WOOO!!! Congratulations! Second OMG wow you’ve got to plan a wedding!!! 😬 Wedding planning can be an absolute pain in the butt. There are so many details and things you have to decide! Do you want a first look (here’s why you should) do you want cake or […]

5 Things You Should Do After Getting Engaged. Free timeline included!

Wedding receptions can be so insanely fun! From the dancing to tossing bouquets to sparkler exits! But what a lot of people don’t realize is that in order to keep the party moving along (and get all the shots you want) you need to create a timeline of events and stick to it! I’m going […]

How to Plan Your Wedding Reception

This session is my all-time favorite senior session! It has been a hot minute since I’ve done a senior session because I’ve been concentrating on weddings for a while now. But when Lauren said she wanted me to shoot hers I got so excited! This was also the first session I got to shoot after […]

Lauren |Kolbe Academy| Downtown Fayetteville NC Senior Portrait Session

For many grads this year didn’t really go as planned. Even though you weren’t able to do so many things that most seniors look forward to, you can still have your senior photos taken! (And no they don’t have to be boring ones of you standing with your cap and gown) I’m going to tell […]

5 Tips for Having an Awesome Senior Portrait Session!

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Alyssa is an international weedding and senior portrait photographer based in North Carolina

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