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Charlotte + John-Michael | Wedding at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

I had the wonderful honor of capturing Charlotte and John-Michael’s wedding last month! They are a cheerful and laid-back couple, and met at NC State University. They will be moving to Seattle (my hometown!) soon after the wedding because Charlotte will begin her Bioengineering graduate program at the University of Washington (my alma mater!).

There were so many sweet and tender moments throughout the day, and one of my favorites was documenting Charlotte and John-Michael praying together before the ceremony instead of doing a first look. The chapel they prayed in was absolutely beautiful, quiet, and peaceful, and was truly the perfect place to have a moment together! Another favorite moment of mine was taking group photos after the ceremony. We did an impromptu photo with all of their friends from NC State and doing the Wolfpack sign! It was such a fun photo to do!

We then headed to The Royal Banquet and Conference Center for the reception, and it was a lovely venue! The toasts from the wedding party were hilarious, and the dancing was incredible! For the sendoff, they decided to use bubbles. One of my favorite photos is one showing a bubble hovering right above Charlotte’s hand, and her expression is priceless!

Enjoy some of my favorite photos below, and BIG congrats to Charlotte and John-Michael!!!

Ceremony: Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh

Reception: The Royal Banquet & Conference Center, Raleigh

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Wedding Photographer or Engagement Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Welcoming Baby Hudson | Durham Newborn Photographer

I had the most delightful time taking newborn photos for this sweet family! Baby Hudson made his entrance to the world early June, and was seriously the most RELAXED baby I’ve ever photographed! :)

When I arrived, Kirah was finishing up feeding Hudson, and it was a moment that I just had to capture. Seeing how lovingly and gently she was holding him, feeding him, and wiping his mouth (and seeing Mitch help) was SO precious! It’s the little gestures and expressions that make ordinary moments like this so beautiful. We then continued our session and took a lot of gorgeous photos in their bedroom. The light coming through the windows was simply spectacular! The solo portraits of Hudson were also amazing. The simplicity of the white bedsheets made the perfect backdrop to highlight his newborn freshness and newness! Not only that, he was so happy and content, which made it easy for me to photograph him :)

I also had so much fun getting shots of them as a family together, as well as photos of Mitch swaddling Hudson! When we took portraits in the nursery, I felt like it added so much character to their story. From the cute Calvin and Hobbs stuffed animal, to the Virginia Tech blanket, to their cats making an appearance to the shoot—it’s these types of details that brings out the uniqueness of each family! By the end of the session, I honestly felt like every shot was AWESOME and below are some highlights!

Big congrats again to Mitch and Kirah, and welcome to the world, baby Hudson! You are so loved!

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Newborn Photographer or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Best Wishes to the Pelissero Family | Durham Family Photographer

I will miss the Pelissero family SO much as they move back to Seattle! I’ve worked with them for the past three years and it has been so sweet to see their family grow, and they truly are one of the warmest and kindest families I know. Jennifer contacted me back in May and shared that she and her husband both got a wonderful job opportunity in Seattle…and will be moving at the end of JUNE! They wanted to take some family photos at the American Tobacco Campus to help them remember their time living in Durham and reflect the unique character of the city. Most importantly, they wanted to capture their family in this moment in time, and I was more than honored to do so!

I remember the day of our photo shoot, the forecast was predicting 90% chance rain/thunderstorms, but that didn’t stop us! We were blessed with about 55 minutes of cloudy weather and it only rained lightly for the last five minutes. We started the shoot by taking photos by the famous American Tobacco sign, then proceeded to take individual portraits of each child. Jennifer’s favorite qualities of her children are their eyes and smiles, and I definitely agree! The kids were so fun and natural in front of the camera and truly have the sweetest smiles! :) There were SO many other fun, organic, and playful moments, you’ll just have to scroll down to see!

I am so excited to see what life has in store for the Pelissero family in Seattle. I will dearly miss them, but hope our paths cross again in the future! God bless and best wishes to you, Craig and Jennifer!!

Location: American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Family Photographer or Newborn Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.