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The very first newborn shoot I shadowed A.J. on was for this sweet family!! They were wedding clients of A.J.’s (one of her sisters was also one of A.J.’s brides, you can see her here!) who turned into friends! They were so nice to let me even bring my son along to the session (he was […]

June 21, 2017

Sophie • Wake Forest One Year Old Photo Session

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  I’ve said before how much fun it is to meet so many new people through photography. Well it’s also been fun meeting all of these old friends of A.J.’s that I’ve heard so much about but have never gotten to meet! This couple is two of those people. A.J. photographed their wedding a few […]

June 14, 2017

Alison & Jonathan • Wake Forest Maternity Photographer

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With my sister moving up to Wake Forest I have gotten the opportunity to meet so many new people!  She moved onto the absolute friendliest street I’ve ever seen!! They do street parties, gatherings at the pool, and end up just hanging out in the yards night after night! See I told A.J. moving to […]

June 8, 2017

Joyner Park Family Photo Session

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One of the very first photo sessions I shadowed A.J. on when I decided to join the team was one for this sweet family! They were capturing their adorable 1 year old in all of his glory! A.J. has captured all of their family moments from the wedding through the birthday of their second child!! […]

June 5, 2017

Meredith & Alex • Wake Forest Extended Family Photos

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Last week I told you about a family that organized the photo shoots down in Apex.  Well this is that family!! (you have also seen them here!) I have been lucky enough to work with Kristin and AJ three times now!!! They have an adorable 2 year old daughter, Emery. The past two sessions we did […]

May 23, 2017

Emery • Apex Family Photos

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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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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 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