I'm not just a photographer.

I'm a mom myself, and I know how stressful planning for family portraits can be!! Which is why I offer a full-service experience so that you can truly enjoy the process with your family and then enjoy your photos in your home not just on a screen!




The Experience

I'm not just a photographer.

I'm a mom myself, and I know how stressful planning for family portraits can be!! Which is why I offer a full-service experience so that you can truly enjoy the process with your family and then enjoy your photos in your home not just on a screen!




The Experience

My husband said to me: I don’t know where our photos are. After a moment’s pause and a confused look from me to him, he repeated himself. 

It took me a second, but then it clicked.

All of our photos were digital. Everything lived on a hard drive. Years and years of memories. That he nor our three children had ever seen. 

It stopped me in my tracks. 

Here I am a film family & newborn photographer in Raleigh NC with over 15 years of experience, and my own family isn't enjoying our photos. 

Why? Because we are all busy. We say "we'll get to that soon", but years later the images are still sitting on a hard drive or in a cloud, waiting to be printed & framed. Me included.

Out of that was born my Raleigh family & newborn photography experience. A luxury experience for the busy yet nostalgic mom where I handle handle everything for you to ensure a stress-free portrait experience.

So that you and your family will enjoy your photos...like mine now does.

And yes, I still offer digital files in case you're already wondering.

The moment everything changed...

Meet A.J.

See how I use My photos now!

I'm a mom too...
I know how busy you are!

That's why as I offer a full service portrait experience.

I will handle everything for you!

Including:

• 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

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Investment

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

I will photograph your session. Raleigh newborn photographer sessions are generally done in-home or in-studio. Raleigh family photographer sessions are usually done on-location in the general Raleigh area.

All sessions are individually tailored to your needs and are always a fun & relaxed time! I'll pull out all my special tricks to keep your kids happy and engaged.

2. The Session

Next  Step >>>

I will work our magic and edit your images in the AJDP signature style that you see throughout our Raleigh family photographer portfolio.

Don't worry I'll share a sneak peek here and there. I know you're excited to see them!

3. The Editing

Next  Step >>>

The best part: your reveal & design appointment! 

This is where the vision comes to life! After I show you a slideshow of your images (bring a tissue), we'll create the pieces you've been dreaming about (so you don't have to do it later!). We do this virtually or in-person.

4. The Reveal & Design

Next  Step >>>

I deliver your pieces and they are yours to enjoy for the rest of your life!

I oftentimes stay in touch with my clients and always cherish when someone chooses to return to me as their Raleigh NC family photographer.

5. The Heirlooms

Next  Step >>>

We will set up a virtual consultation to begin designing your dream session.

I will assist you in full session planning, including: location, style, providing wardrobe for you (with select child options too), hair & makeup facilitation and will begin the process of planning for your heirloom art pieces!

1. The Consultation

We'll spend an hour or so photographing your precious family. Newborn photography sessions are generally done in-home or in-studio. Family & maternity photography sessions are usually done on-location in the general Raleigh area.

All sessions are individually tailored to your needs and are always a fun & relaxed time! I'll pull out all my special tricks to keep your kids happy and engaged.

2. The Session

Since I photograph on film, I first have to send it off to be developed. The lab will send me digital scans of your images, which I then edit in the AJDP signature style that you see throughout my portfolio.

Don't worry I'll share a sneak peek here and there. I know you're excited to see them!

3. The Editing

The best part: your reveal & design appointment! 

This is where the vision comes to life! After I show you a slideshow of your images (bring a tissue), we'll create the pieces you've been dreaming about (so you don't have to do it later!). We do this virtually or in-person.

4. The Reveal & Design

I deliver your pieces and they are yours to enjoy for the rest of your life!

Oftentimes, I stay in touch with my clients and always cherish when someone chooses to return to me as their Raleigh NC family photographer.

5. The Heirlooms

This is what I want

Kind Words

A.J. has been there through all of our biggest milestones, starting with our engagement photos and wedding photos in 2013. Since then, we have had countless Raleigh family photographer & Raleigh newborn photographer sessions with her, along with newborn photo shoots for 4 of our babies.

What I love most about all of the photos A.J. is her photos aren’t forced or over staged. Her photography approach is natural and authentic. Whenever I look back at the thousands of pictures she has taken for us, I am immediately taken back to those specific moments in time. After each photo session, I always tell A..J that I need to build a bigger house because all of the photos always turn out so beautifully that I end up framing so many of them and I am now running out of wall space! We are so grateful for all of the priceless photos A.J. has taken of our family over the years and look forward to many more in the future!

~Andrea Z.

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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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A.J. was a true gift for our Raleigh newborn photography. A.J. not only delivers beautiful images but she brings a calming presence to the session. My husband and I are not natural in front of the camera but he always comments on how relaxed she made us feel and captured the sweetest moments. He recommends her to all of our friends. We can't say enough great things about A.J. (and her family photographer, Carter, to capture as the little one grows). She will always be our newborn photographer and friend!

~Whitney D.

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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.

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TELL ME ABOUT Family Heirlooms!

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

How do you want to use your photos?

Heirloom Art

The Investment

Let's make it happen!

Creative Fees

All sessions have a minimum $350 creation fee which covers the creation of your images. Membership options are available for multi-session discounts.

Digital files, artwork and albums are available for selection & purchase during the design & reveal appointment after your images are complete.

Quality heirloom photography is an investment, and I strive to make it accessible to anyone who desires it. I want you to have beautiful images too! Which is why I offer payment plans and custom packages. You choose what fits your budget. Please contact me to book your consultation so we can create a package that works for you.


Family wardrobe curation and access to my wardrobe collection

Hair & Makeup service facilitation if desired (in home services included in a membership)

On-location portrait session

Exclusive planning guide for AJDP families only

Reveal & Design Appointment
 
Digital files, artwork and albums are available for purchase during your design appointment

All sessions include:

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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