Ralegih Family & Newborn Photographers

Our experience designed for you as a busy family!

We aren't just photographers in Raleigh. We're moms ourselves and we know how stressful planning for family portraits can be!! Which is why we 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!

“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

A.J. will set up a time to meet with you on the phone and begin to design your dream session.

She will assist you in full session planning as your Raleigh family photographer, including: location, style, wardrobe planning, hair & makeup scheduling and will begin the process of planning for your heirloom art pieces!

1. The Consultation

The Experience

Carter or A.J. 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 north Raleigh or Wake Forest areas. 

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

2. The Session

We 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 we'll share a sneak peek here and there. We 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 we 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

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

We oftentimes stay in touch with our clients and always cherish when someone chooses to return to us as their Raleigh NC family photographer.

5. The Heirlooms

Yes! This is what I want!

Kind Words

from our Raleigh NC Family photography clients

A.J. and her team have 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 and Carter, along with newborn photo shoots for 3 of our babies.

What I love most about all of the photos A.J. and her team take is that they aren’t forced or over staged. Their photography approach is natural and authentic. Whenever I look back at the thousands of pictures they have 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. and her team have taken of our family over the years and look forward to many more in the future!

~Andrea Z.

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I cannot recommend Carter enough! She has been our Raleigh family photographer for the last 5 years and she always seems to capture such beautiful images; but what stands out the most is her ability to make my kids personalities shine in the photos she takes. Carter is wonderful with kids and makes the whole process easy and stress free. The photographs she has taken are one of my greatest treasures.
~Spenser B.

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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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Carter 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, Carter 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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Carter is such a delight, 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 Raleigh NC family photographer work is truly beautiful.

~Fe V.

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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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Raleigh family photographer sessions and Raleigh newborn photographer sessions have a $450 creation fee (hair & makeup included). We also offer a membership package which includes 3-4 sessions and discounts on digital files and artwork. 

Families can expect to invest a minimum of $1600 for digital files or heirloom pieces.

Please contact us for more details.

Let's make it happen!

with AJDP as your Raleigh Photographers

As a team, A.J. & Carter specialize as family photographers in Raleigh and Raleigh newborn photographers.

A.J.'s focus is fine art film photography both outdoors and in-studio as well as newborn photography.

Carter's specialty is outdoor portraiture.



Ready to plan your dream Raleigh photography session? Fill out our contact form, and we'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!

We'd love to be yoru photographers!

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The Experience


We are Raleigh Family Photographers and Raleigh Newborn Photographers who specialize in a luxurious experience and heirloom art.