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This sweet little girl’s mom is one of my oldest and dearest friends. This fall it’ll be 20 years of friendship! I can only think of a handful of people who’ve been in my life that long (outside of family of course). My friendship with Seldon is one of my most cherished relationships. It’s the kind […]

May 22, 2017

Scarlett Claire • Asheville Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

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Meet Taylor Grace, my son’s future wife! Well maybe not for sure, but I know both of their parents would love it!! Taylor Grace’s parents are some of our closest friends and watching our kids together has brought an even sweeter dynamic to the friendship! In this session she was an adorable 6 month old, now […]

May 18, 2017

Taylor Grace • Apex Family Photographer

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I don’t even know where to start with this one. Obviously these are my maternity portraits, but they’re so much more than that. This is my whole heart wrapped into a post. My loves, my life, right now. I know this stage is fleeting. Soon we’ll be a family of four. We’ll have two little girls […]

May 17, 2017

Baby Dunlap #2 • Maternity Portraits

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Don’t get me wrong here, I’m more than excited to be having a second baby. We’ve prayed and waited for this sweet girl and seriously couldn’t be more excited. It’s just that my due date is two days after this sweet couple’s wedding next month, which means I’m not going to be able to be […]

May 16, 2017

Leah & Adam • Raleigh Fine Art Engagement Portraits

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Needless to say I’m more than slightly behind sharing these mini sessions I took last year. I debated whether or not to even post them, because they’re from so long ago! But I’ve been the Chapel Hill Family Photographer for these families so long, that I just couldn’t help but share their pics. They’re dear […]

May 15, 2017

Chapel Hill Family Photographer • Mini Sessions

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Last week I got to share Elaina’s beautiful maternity pictures with you. (if you haven’t had a chance to read it, check it out here!) This week I get to share what all of that hard work brought her!!! Instead of a maternity photographer, I was able to play the role of Raleigh newborn photographer […]

May 11, 2017

Baby Wren • Raleigh Newborn Photographer

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This year has brought us three couples who are siblings of previous couples. It’s the most amazing compliment we receive! To be chosen after they’ve seen us in action and seen the final product we deliver…there’s seriously nothing better than that! Especially when it’s couples and families like this one! Besides the sincere honor of documenting […]

May 9, 2017

Tina & Jordan • Raleigh Wedding Photographer

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In all my years, I’ve never had a bride quite as excited about her wedding as Kristi! And I love it! She emails me almost weekly with ideas and questions or vendor recommendations. She’s constantly dreaming of all the fun things she can incorporate into her day…and her wedding isn’t until next June!!! So you […]

May 8, 2017

Asheville Engagement Photos on the Biltmore Estate

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This is one of my first blog posts that I’m writing myself so just wanted to say a quick HI!!!! I’m Carter Smith, A.J.’s younger sister, and family photographer for AJDP!! I joined the team last year. I have had so much fun meeting so many amazing families that grow to become friends!  One of the […]

May 4, 2017

Elaina & Becky • Wake Forest Maternity Photographer

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They got me. They got me good. Let me back up for a sec and give you the whole story. Last Friday on April 28th my sister turned 30. Growing up in our family, April was Carter’s birthday month. She could do no wrong, everything revolved around her for the ENTIRE MONTH. She grew out […]

May 3, 2017

My Surprise Baby Shower