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This sweet couple is also an AJDP wedding couple!  I love when there is cross over between weddings and family.  I had the privilege of working with this couple just 19 days before their wedding!!  Caitlin does updated pictures of her son every year for his birthday.  She didn’t want to skip this year even […]

December 3, 2019


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Raleigh is kind of, sort of, barely starting to think about finally having some cooler fall weather!!! (even though it’s already the beginning of November haha) That has me very excited until about February when I refuse to crawl out from under blankets because I’m sick of being cold.  Now I’m blogging, thinking back to […]

November 7, 2019

Dylan & Carter • Family Mini Session in Wake Forest

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This sweet family. We’ve had the privilege of being there for so many of their important moments. Engagement, wedding, Carter’s photographed them as a family. But this session, as their Raleigh Newborn Photographer, by far tops them all. It’s such an honor to be part of our someone’s life like this. Going into their home […]

November 6, 2019

Levi Newborn

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I photograph a lot in the evening, so when I get a morning session I just swoon over how pretty the light is!!!!  I always wonder, “why don’t I do these more often?!” And then I remember that getting out of the house by 6:45am on a Saturday morning isn’t all that fun haha! This […]

October 24, 2019

Brittany & Andrew • Wake Forest Anniversary Photographer

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Last week I wrote about a family who is one of the top three longest clients for AJDP.  This week you have another top 3 family!!!  Not only did A.J. shoot this couple’s wedding, but also her sister’s wedding!! Mixed in there we have done pregnancy announcements, maternity pictures, newborns for both their kids and […]

October 17, 2019

Extended Family Session • Wake Forest Family Photography

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Seven years!!!! That’s how long this family has been with AJDP!! If we sat and thought there might be another family or two that rivals that, but these two are in the top three for sure!  Long before they had two adorable kids, Harry & Christine hired A.J. as their wedding photographer.  Little did they […]

October 10, 2019

Jason & Claire • Family Photographer in Wake Forest NC

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Being a family photographer near Wake Forest gives me a lot of opportunities for mini sessions at different parks.  This fall I decided to travel some for an evening of mini sessions down to the NC State Capitol grounds!  It was so fun to photograph at this location.  There was a nice mix of buildings […]

October 8, 2019

Thomas & William

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EEK! I’ve been sitting on these for MONTHS!! Waiting for them to be featured, and am so excited that I can finally share these!! First off, definitely go check out the beautiful feature on A Coastal Bride! They did such a beautiful job of laying out the editorial feature and really sharing the feel for […]

October 2, 2019

2019 Photography Workshop’s Styled Shoot

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I was so excited to kick off my fall season as a family photographer near Raleigh at the beginning of September!!!! Unfortunately the weather was not on the same page. It was one of the hottest days I have ever shot on! Normally there is some breeze so being in the shade is bearable.  But […]

September 26, 2019

Graham & Hudson

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There’s just something about engagement pictures that makes me and my camera so happy. Emma & Nick’s Raleigh engagement pictures are exactly why I love doing engagement sessions for my couples! These two are so in love and so adorable together. I was smiling the whole time behind my camera, and I hope these pictures […]

September 25, 2019

Emma & Nick • Engagement