Fine Art Family, Maternity and Newborn photographer in Raleigh, NC

Wasn't her toddler just a baby swaddled in her arms? She desperately clings to every preschool play, every soccer game, every last first of motherhood. Will today be the day her oldest child stops kissing her goodbye? 

She stares at the portraits on her walls of her babies as newborns. Trying to remember the way their hair smelled, the weight of them falling asleep on her chest. She flips through her albums and counts the baby toes all over again and remembers the way her toddler’s small hand felt while holding hers. 

She grasps at the memories.

She wants to press pause. 

What if You could Press pause?

• Timeless dresses for mom

• Hair & makeup facilitation to pamper you

• A guided yet relaxed session where you get to play and snuggle your children

• Heirlooms created with your family vision in mind so you can always reminisce over this stage of life

What if your memories could be preserved in a way that freezes time...and you got to be fully present in those memories? 

Imagine an experience that includes:

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Her children are growing right before her eyes. 

Meet A.J.

If you're anything like me, you want:

Your kids to feel special.

Your session will be a time to connect with your kids on a special level. You're creating memories while I'm documenting them for you.

To feel more rested.

To be in the photos.

My husband doesn't take photos of me with the kids either (unless I remind him to). As a Raleigh Family, Maternity and Newborn Photographer, I will focus on you being part of the family unit you put so much love and care into raising. Then we'll create art with your images because your kids deserve to have you in the photos.

More about The Experience

Trust me, I wish I could give you a full night's sleep. It's all I want too! But I can make you look more rested by providing your wardrobe  facilitating hair & makeup services for your session so you look and feel your best!

I get it. This day and age, everyone asks about digitals. When I ask people why they want digitals, most people respond with something about wanting them as a have down the road "just in case". And they are absolutely perfect for that purpose!

But they are not the most important thing when it comes to your photos!

Your photos deserve so much more. They deserve a life! They deserve to be enjoyed. YOU deserve to enjoy them. Your kids deserve to see their memories on the walls of your home. 

I know it can be daunting to print your photos, but I will help you with that! As your family, maternity or newborn photographer in Raleigh, I will design and create custom wall art and albums with you of your images. So you can enjoy your photos now, and every day for the rest of your life! 

Corresponding digital backups are included complimentary with every print order, and are also available in sets of 10, 20 or full gallery options without a print order. I will always encourage every family to print their photos!

With my family & newborn photography experience, no more are your beautiful images locked in the cloud. They will forever be proudly displayed in you home, on you walls, and in heirloom albums passed down to future generations.

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"In the home, photos are more than decor: they're visual love letters that communicate a child's importance & their family's history."

In 20 years,
how do you want to enjoy your photos?

What about digital files?

When light allows, I photograph on film. Like old school, send off to a lab and Why?

Simple answer: film allows me to be the best artist I can be.

Film gives a sense of nostalgia like nothing else.  It allows me to create the type of art for my clients that makes my heart happy, which in turn makes me more creative for you! Film images have feeling and movement, like life just jumps off the photo. Almost as if you can feel the moment happening. 

It's the best medium I've found to deliver true to life, frozen in time moments, while retaining true colors and light as family and newborn photographers in Raleigh.  It's a slower, more intentional process. This allows me as an artist to slow down and connect with my families. Let the moment unfold organically, and wait for that perfect moment to click the shutter. 

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Film Photography

I want to book a session!

Words cannot describe how incredible our newborn photos turned out with A.J as our Raleigh newborn photographer! Every single photo turned out beyond perfect! She was so patient throughout the entire process to ensure the memories of our little one were captured. Cannot wait to work with her again in the future for all of our family photos.
~Whitney H.

She is a dream to work with. She has been taking photos for my family at every stage of our lives, and I can’t imagine using anyone else. Even when my toddler isn’t cooperating, she will get the shot! She is not only an incredible Raleigh family photographer, but she is an outstanding person and friend.
~Casey S.

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 "Absolutely love A.J.'s Raleigh newborn photography sessions! My husband consistently comments on how relaxed it was and how she captured our family perfectly!"
~Whitney D.

"As our family photographers in Raleigh, she has a special ability to capture the most natural and perfect moments. She makes a challenging task of taking toddler photos so effortless. Her work is truly beautiful."
~Fe V.




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Ready to plan your dream Raleigh family or newborn photography session?

Fill out the contact form, and I'l reach out to schedule an introductory call. During that time, we'll go over all the details, pricing, and artwork. We'll begin the process of designing a session fit for your family!

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Family and newborn photographer in Raleigh, NC creating art of your family.

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