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For years, I’ve dreamt of having a photography team. Then early last year, my sister joined us, and that dream starting coming true. We’ve had the best time working together, facetiming incessantly with questions and business things and all the stories, and growing, lots and lots of growing. It’s been a work in progress, we’ve […]

October 16, 2017

Meet Jenna • AJDP Associate Wedding Photographer

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Having a baby is the most amazing, emotional, magical, beautiful thing in the world. I find the feeling hard to describe. Those of you who have kids know what I’m talking about. For me, it was two of the most special moments in my life. Ones I will never forget. But as beautiful and amazing […]

August 28, 2017

The Day My Girls Met

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I didn’t go to the hospital to have a baby. The short version is I went into false labor at dawn on my birthday, got sent home after turning down a sleeping pill, cried, rested, had an impromptu birthday party that evening, went back to the hospital for the sleeping pill at midnight, was 6cm […]

August 15, 2017

Isla June’s Birth Story

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This is way, way, way overdue. I’m slightly embarrassed that I’m just now formally introducing our sweet new girl and sharing her newborn portraits, insert face palm moment. She’s 7 weeks today which is 7 weeks too long to be introducing her here! The excuses are just what you’d expect: life with two is busy, […]

August 3, 2017

Isla June Dunlap

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Being a Wake Forest newborn photographer is such a fun part of my job! Newborn sessions bring such a sweet, slower-paced photo session.  And this session was extra sweet because I got to see close friends in their first few days of being first time parents!!! It never gets old watching friends transition into this […]

July 25, 2017

Nora Bette • Wake Forest Newborn Photographer

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Talk about an elegant wedding!! This Durham, NC Cotton Room wedding will take your breath away from start to finish! The bride’s completely lace gown is one of the prettiest gowns ever! I talked about it a ton in her bridal portrait post, so I won’t rehash everything I said there, but except to say […]

July 24, 2017

Rachel & Eric • Durham NC Cotton Room Wedding

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This is quite possibly my favorite shoot ever. I won’t lie. I had high expectations after Hannah & Andrew’s engagement session last fall. Hannah is gorgeous, inside and out, and has such beautiful style. When she stepped out of the car with this gown, I knew it was going to be an epic Charleston bridal […]

July 17, 2017

Hannah’s Bridals • Boone Hall Plantation Wedding

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My very last wedding before baby number two arrived! I was one day shy of 37 weeks pregnant, but so excited to be part of this Oaks at Salem wedding. Lauren & Will are just the most amazing couple. I’m so thankful to them for trusting me when I told them I was pregnant and […]

July 6, 2017

Lauren & Will • Oaks at Salem Wedding

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Recently I wrote about photographing several of A.J.’s neighbors, well this is another one!! Meet Ivy, a sweet and spunky 8 month old! This adorable girl lives a few houses down from A.J. with her older siblings. Being one of three, her mom thought she deserved her own 8 month baby session as something special […]

June 28, 2017

Ivy • 8 Month Baby Session

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  Lauren and TJ had the most beautiful Umstead wedding. For a May day, it was exceptionally cool and I was beyond thankful to not be suffering in the heat for a change! With the weather perfect, and the perfect team assembled to make their dream day come true, this was a wedding we won’t be […]

June 27, 2017

Lauren & TJ • Umstead Wedding