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Best Photographer in Durham | Winner of Durham Magazine's "The Best of Durham" Issue
Best Photographer in Durham | Durham Magazine, The Best of Durham 2018 | G. Lin Photography

Y'all, I recently found out that I've been voted as one of the Best Professional Photographers in Durham, which was part of Durham Magazine's "The Best of Durham 2018" issue (see page 66!). Awards like these are seriously SO humbling and honoring especially for small business owners. Anyone who owns a small business knows how much time, sweat, work, and effort you pour into your business. I remember Lori Greiner, from the popular show Shark Tank, once said that entrepreneurs are "the only people who work 80 hour weeks to avoid working 40 hour weeks." It's so true!

All of this to say THANK YOU to all who've supported me. This would not have been possible without all of YOU. I look forward to continue serving you and this vibrant community, and capturing your most precious memories! Congratulations to ALL the winners of Durham Magazine's "The Best of Durham 2018" issue!

Catwalk to Camp Fundraiser for Autism Society of NC | Raleigh Event Photographer

Did you know 1 in 57 eight-year-old schoolchildren in North Carolina may be diagnosed with autism? I had the honor to take photos for the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) for their annual "Catwalk to Camp" fundraiser benefitting the Camp Royall scholarship fund. Camp Royall is the nation’s largest and longest operating autism specific camp, and offer recreational, therapeutic, and educational programming to more than 3,000 children and adults each year!

Before we kicked off the evening, we took a group picture of all the participants who were modeling in the fashion show. The models were past campers with autism, their loved ones, and ASNC staff. I remember one of the campers eagerly came up to me and said "it's really good to meet you!" and kept vigorously shaking my hand because he was so happy and excited! I then took a photo of him and his mother (see second photo) as well as photos for each family, and you can truly see the joy in their faces!

After the group photos, it was time for the event to begin. Renee Chou from WRAL kicked off the night and did a fantastic job emceeing the fashion show and the event. Then it came time for the key note speaker, Temple Grandin, one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Besides having a Ph.D, being a professor, writing books, and more, she is one of the most prominent spokespersons for autism. She shared her story and attribute a lot of her successes to her mom, who was a huge advocate for Temple and was the one to seek help for her. It was inspiring to say the least, and you can read more about her here. The Live Auction then took place and the auctioneer, Ben Farrell, did an outstanding job!! By the end of the evening, the ASNC raised over $170,000 for Catwalk to Camp!!

Below are some of the highlights from the evening, and you can visit this link to see the full gallery. Enjoy!

Venue: Angus Barn at Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC


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2018 Mommy & Me Portrait Sessions

Benefiting Triangle Area Parenting Support

April 21st & 28th @ 5:30-7:30pm

NC Museum of Art


The days may feel long, but the years are so short. Capture your bond with your little one this Mother's Day!

Often times, moms are the ones behind the camera trying to document all the special moments, but not a part of them. This is your chance to get in front of the camera because you deserve to see the sweet smiles of your baby when they look and play with you! These sessions are designed to document candid moments of you and your children together, capturing the love and connection that you have. It's the way they kiss you, hug you, and laugh with you, that makes these photos worth everything. Treat yourself to this special opportunity because these moments won't last forever!


Giving Back

These sessions will be benefiting Triangle Area Parenting Support (TAPS), a local nonprofit that connects new parents to peer-based support groups, information, and resources as they transition to parenthood. Why? To me, being a small business owner is more than providing a service; it's about having a positive impact in the local community. I truly believe in giving back, and I'm passionate about building stronger, healthier families so they can help our communities thrive and grow. Learn more about what they do by visiting their website here!


To learn more about pricing and availability, please fill out the form below. I'm offering EIGHT spots and sessions are first come, first please book early! I can't wait to work with you!

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Mommy and Me Portrait Session | NC Museum of Art in Raleigh | By G. Lin Photography