Category Archives: Our Life

Ada’s Big Girl Room

Finishing up Ada’s big girl room has been the most amazing project! I want to move in there myself!!! I went into it having no clue what I wanted. All I knew was we had this vintage bed frame that’s been in my

Arizona Photographer • Desert Wedding Inspiration

Maybe one day I’ll get to add Arizona Photographer to my resume for real, for now I’m happy with getting to shoot in the desert a little for United 2016! Shooting on the western side of the country, especially in

The Dunlaps Do Iceland

Last fall we took the most whirlwind of a trip to Iceland with my mom and her husband. Right smack dab in the middle of wedding season. I was newly pregnant and extremely exhausted. It was crazy and amazing at the same

Baby Dunlap #2 Is…

And just like that, my dreams have come true. Ada is going to have a little sister! We’re going to be raising TWO daughters! My heart couldn’t be any happier than it is right now! It’s funny, something I

Baby Dunlap

The Dunlap family is proud to announce that we have another member joining our family! Baby number two is due June 11th, and we could not be more excited. Especially big sister Ada. From the second I found out I was

Why I Cried When My Daughter Went to Preschool

I used to be one of those people. You know, the kind that judge all those moms out there on social media for posting 424,312 photos of their child’s first day of school. Why was it such a big deal, I wondered? No one

Adeline Pearl • 2 Year Portraits

Today is our sweet little girl’s 2nd birthday!!!! These last two years have been nothing but amazing with her. She made us a family. She completed our little world. Year two is my favorite age yet, and watching her

A Collection of Personal Photos Taken on the Fuji x100t

Last year, as a thirtieth birthday present to myself, I bought a new camera. I know, I know, shocking right. A photography buying a camera. This one was different though. It’s a pocket camera! I’ve had the

Cason Riley • 6 Month Family Portraits

How is my sweet little nephew 6, almost 7, months old? Where in the world has this year gone?!! Wasn’t I just waiting for him to arrive and photographing is newborn portraits last week? Time, it’s ok with me if

Ada Fun • Family Lifestyle Session

As most of you know, my sister recently joined the AJDP team as a family photographer (if you missed the big announcement, you can read about it here). She’s been rocking it during her training, grasping the concepts

Introducing Carter • Raleigh Family Photographer

I’m so excited the secret is finally out!!! I could not imagine a more special person joining my AJDP team. Over the years, when I’ve thought about my business and dreamed about how it could grow, I would

Our Time Hurdle • Personal Purpose

Last year brought so many revelations about how I want to live my life. We were so busy. I mean couldn’t see straight, didn’t know what day it was, why is life passing us by kind of busy. We had some goals (like

Boca Grand Florida • Family Vacation

Spending a week in Boca Grande Florida was exactly what we needed before wedding season kicks into full fledged craziness soon. I looked at the calendar a few weeks ago to line up babysitters for our weddings and realized

Spring Break

Ok, we may not be going back to Big Sur in California, or seeing rocky cliff covered shorelines, but we are going to the beach and taking our first ever family spring break!!! We’re leaving in a few hours and heading

Adeline’s 18 Month Photos • Raleigh Lifestyle Photographer

Oh how I love this little girl. We had no idea how much we needed her in our life until she arrived. Even while I was pregnant, we still didn’t get it. But, as every mom will tell you, the moment they laid her on my