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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

Choosing the best engagement photo location can be kinda hard. Not everyone dreams of doing their engagement photos in a field (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) If you’re more of a city girl like me, the idea of going out to a field now matter how pretty it is, may not be ideal […]

3 Beautiful City Engagement Photo Locations In Raleigh NC

You might remember Anne and Nick from their Beautiful downtown Cary engagement session. That day was burning hot, but they were such good sports. Well luckily for them, their wedding day was perfect in basically every way! From the weather to the decor to actually being on time (an amazing thing for weddings!) Everything ran […]

Anne + Nick | Catholic Wedding | Shady Wagon Farm, NC

Takira and Tajai’s intimate wedding was an absolute dream. And what made it so much sweeter was how much it took to get to this point. Most 2020 brides can relate to having to change most (if not all) of their wedding plans.  Backstory For Takira and Tajai they changed their plans several times! The […]

Joyful Intimate Wedding in Durham NC | Takira + Tajai

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 […]

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

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