Hi, I'm A.J.

I met my husband in high school, we were married a few years later when I was only 19, and now have three beautiful daughters, and probably one too many pets. 

Growing up I dreamed of being astronomer and archaeologist (until I realized you have to stay up all night and touch dead bones). I left school not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.

Until my siblings began having kids.

Being the proud aunt I am, I began photographing their every move with my dinky little pocket camera. When that very quickly began frustrating me (because you know, that was 15+ years ago when iPhones weren't nearly as good as they are now), I began diving in into the world of photography with the simple goal of taking better photos of my nieces and nephews. I started sharing those photos on social media, and people began asking me to photograph their families too...and I haven't looked back since! 

I don't think it's the act of taking the pictures that grabs me though. It's the feelings the photos bring, and the connections I feel to those in the photos.

That's what I strive to give to all my photography families! I want each and every client to feel the way I feel when I look at a photo of my loved ones. Proud, joyful and thankful. 

I want you walking by your portraits on the wall and smiling, or sitting on the couch and flipping through your albums with your children and swooning over their tiny preciousness. There is nothing that makes me happier than hearing a photo I took photographer brings joy into your home & life. 

Learn about my client experience

About Me

How being an aunt turned me into a photographer

See how I use my own photos!

A few of my favorite things:

Outside of the obvious husband and kids:

Traveling, hiking, being outdoors
(Maine is our happy place)

Disney World
(yep, we're those people)

Starbucks Strawberry Refreshers
(no water, light ice please)

(Anything historical fiction)

Working Out
(I used to be a runner, sometimes still am, but mainly I do Barre & Yoga now)

Throwing ball for our dog, Banks
(if you've ever played with a GSP you understand how fun this is)


Ready to plan your dream photography session? Fill out my contact form, and I'll 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!

I'd love to be your photographer!

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Meet A.J.


The Experience


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

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