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When this sweet family asked me to do their family photos with their newest addition, I was over the moon excited! Especially since I had previously done their maternity photos. We shot at Duke Gardens and it was just gorgeous out! We got so lucky that everything was in bloom! I’m so glad I’m able […]

Duke Garden Family Portraits | Durham, NC

When Megan told me she wanted last-minute bridal portraits, I was so so excited! Bridals are some of the most fun (and easy!) portraits to do! I always try and get a few on the wedding day, but having an entire session dedicated to them always makes it more fun! We were able to walk […]

Megan – Bridal Portraits at The Poe House – Fayetteville NC Wedding Photography

I love love love this wedding! It had everything, beautiful light, amazing views, and the most friendly couple! Shooting destination weddings has become something I continue to love every year (and if you’d like to inquire just click here to get started). Twickenham House is stunning and was the perfect backdrop to this beautiful day! […]

Madeline and Jonathan – Mountain Wedding at Twickenham House- NC Wedding Photographer

Kayla’s shoot was too cute! She brought her bf and friends along and we were even able to go inside the Belltower! I think the top tip to take away from Kayla’s session is to bring some props, some friends, and be ready to have fun!

Kayla – NCSU Graduation Photos

1) For the city aesthetic When it comes to city engagement photos you have to decide what kind of city aesthetic are you going for. Cute Hallmark movie? Pick any small town in NC. Sleek modern city girl moment? Charlotte or parts of Raleigh are your BFF. Coastal? Downtown Wilmington of course! Here’s a quick […]

3 Aesthetic Engagement Photo Location Ideas in NC

Flashy reception photos have become somewhat of a trend, but it’s a trend I love for these 3 reasons. They look like party pics While I definitely will get as many natural light reception decor photos as possible, as a reception goes on the vibes tend to get more hype and party-like! Flashy photos really […]

3 Reasons you want direct flash for your reception photos

Chose the right locations Narrow down the spots you want on or off campus! I always tell people to choose the biggest spots first and if we have time we’ll make little stops for anything else! Choose the right outfits I recommend a formal and a casual one! A formal outfit always looks good with […]

Top 5 tips for an awesome senior photo experience

Another super fun NC State senior session for the books! I don’t often get to do guys senior photos, so I was pretty excited! Joey was an absolute champ (and we moved so so fast which was crazy!) We roamed all over NC State’s campus going to his favorite spots to get senior photos. Joey’s […]

Joey | NC State Senior Session | Raleigh NC Photographer

About a month ago Lauren reached out to me and told me she wanted backyard wedding portraits after she eloped on the Appalachian Trail. I was 100% on board right away! After a bit of planning, she decided she wanted to take photos in the field behind their home in Charlotte NC. Lauren told me […]

Lauren and Gordon | Backyard Wedding Portraits |Charlotte NC Photographer

Aka: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about hiring a photo editor Here’s the thing, I know it can be hard to let go of control as photographers, but there’s a good reason to get an editor. You can have more free time, you can deliver galleries faster and you can feel less stressed! But […]

Outsourcing For Photographers: Editing Edition


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Alyssa is an international wedding and portrait photographer based in North Carolina