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 discovered this pregnancy is that when you have one gender, people automatically assume you want the […]

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Baby Dunlap #2 Is…

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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 expecting, she’s been involved in the pregnancy. She’s come to most of the appointments, […]

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Baby Dunlap

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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 cares, I thought! I’ll never be one of those moms, I […]

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Why I Cried When My Daughter Went to Preschool

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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 grow is by far our favorite activity. She’s her own little person. She sings, dances and […]

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Adeline Pearl • 2 Year Portraits

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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 hardest time finding a small camera that I love since going professional. None of the ones I tried […]

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A Collection of Personal Photos Taken on the Fuji x100t

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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 you go ahead and stand still for a little while. In honor of Cason’s six […]

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Cason Riley • 6 Month Family Portraits

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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 of proper exposure and light so quickly! I’ve been seriously impressed with her practice photos! She’s already […]

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Ada Fun • Family Lifestyle Session

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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 imagine a team of photographers, a group of people who love being together, working together and creating […]

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Introducing Carter • Raleigh Family Photographer

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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 moving, rebranding and launching a workshop) that required that level of busyness to make […]

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Our Time Hurdle • Personal Purpose

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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 we only have FOUR local to Raleigh this spring season! I don’t even want to think about […]

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Boca Grand Florida • Family Vacation

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