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Twins Spring Senior Photo Session | Downtown Raleigh

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These two couldn’t be anymore different.  One with an eye on fashion and journalism the other with an eye on engineering. But what these two do have in common is an infectious laugh, great smile and awesome sense of personal style.  I had so much fun shooting these twins for their senior session.  We ran around all over downtown to get a little taste of everything for this photo shoot. 

Enjoy!  We did!

-XOXO Diane

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Stephanie’s Bridal Portrait at the Stockroom & Glassbox

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Oh my goodness! I have been DYING to post these pictures.  It’s finally the day of the wedding and I know she will be gorgeous.  The Stockroom and the Glass box are both so beautiful!  The lighting is just amazing for totally different reasons in both so I was super excited we had access to  both. 

I wish I had more time to write but time to get ready for the wedding.  Don’t worry these will be post dated for AFTER the ceremony!  🙂  Wedding Pics and details on this beautiful bride to come!

-XOXO

Diane

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Long over Due | Commercial Photography

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Well, as I have been fixing some blunders from the web designer in updating pictures that were lost I ran across an old commercial shoot I never blogged!  I still love this office design.  So beautiful.  Can I have one of these?  Funny though because they are in the middle of a re-design right now so I may have some new stuff to post soon!

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Jackie & Brent Tie the Knot | Raleigh Wedding Photographer

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Wow! What an amazing wedding!  Jackie planned this wedding all the way from the NorthEast.  Planning an out of town wedding even when you are familiar with the area can be really tough.  After a few phone calls, various emails and text messages we had the day planned.  And when I got there my jaw just dropped.  First the Seapark Mansion which she described as gorgeous was all that and more and the pictures on the web just didn’t do it justice. The lighting in there was amazing.  I then traveled upstairs to meet my bride, or I should say Brent’s bride.  And my jaw dropped again.  Jackie was absolutely stunning!  She was absolutely radiant.  From there is was a blur of laughs, tears, sweet moments and goofy moments. Everyone was awesome from the bridal party to the awesome vendors with which we worked.

Jackie & Brent,  I am so excited for you guys.  It’s clear you were meant to be… Enjoy your little sneak peek here and the rest are soon to come! 

-XOXO

Diane

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Looking for Forever Homes for our Foster Kids | Raleigh Photographers

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As usual my shoot with the foster kids was so much fun.  These kids are always so great.  For those of you who do not know these kids are looking for their forever homes.  We showcase kids that may be having a harder time being placed so the more you can share their stories the closer they will come to finding that perfect match.  In this case we have a few that are siblings that want to stay together which does make placement a little tougher.  But I can say, unlike my own kids who sometimes can’t stand to be in the same room with each other, these kids being separated through the foster system due to homes with availability has definitely made them appreciate that together time.  You could see the joy on their faces when they first saw each other and they stuck side by side the whole day.  I know each of these kids will be an amazing addition to some family.  Check out their stories.  Videos will be following through Forever Family here is the link to subscribe.  As the videos are released on these amazing kids I will post through my Facebook page so please like our page and sent it up to follow us.  

Raleigh Photographers Facebook And thank you to all the amazing social worker who work hard everyday to not only find temporary placements but that forever home.  And to Eric Thomas with Charlotte’s WBTV  and Jasmine Spencer with Greensboro’s Fox 8 for spreading the word and showcasing these kids on their TV stations!  This exposure is immeasurable in it’s contribution to getting these stories out.  And also thank you to Forever Family and Seven Homes for striving every day to make these kids dreams of finding their forever home possible.  And of course thank you to Heather Still with UpDo Studio who makes everyone look amazing!Forever Family Foster Care

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Jamario 12 Years Old-brother to Talieek

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Jamario and Talieek Brothers 12 & 15

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Talieek 15 Years old – brother to Jamario

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Tianza 8 Years Old

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Tzaddi 10 Years Old – brother to Yedaiah & Sunniyah

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Siblings: Tzaddi 10 Years Old, Yedaiah 16 & Sunniyah almost 15

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Alexa & Zach’s Engagement Session in Charleston | Destination Wedding Photographer

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How I LOVE a destination wedding.  In this case the beautiful and historic Charleston.  Zach and Alexa couldn’t be any cuter.  Zach who is currently serving in the Air Force and Alexa a bright and engagement business professional live here in historic Charleston.  It’s such a beautiful place to get married.  We did this shoot in late January but with all the old historic buildings that we used for a backdrop you could not tell it was the dead of winter!  Here are a few samples from their engagement photos. 

<3 you guys! 

-XOXO

Diane

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Just for Giggles | Raleigh Wedding Photographer

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Found this while backing up and moving data to make room for all my shoots lately killing my hard drive! Eeeek! LOL! But this just made me chuckle! Thanks my oh so fabulous photography partner in crime Allison!

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A Girl and Her Horse | Raleigh Equestrian Photographer

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Best Family Photographer 2 Years in a Row! Award

2018 Best Family Photographer Award

We love our job and our biggest reward comes from happy clients and just enjoying seeing our art come to life but when we do get awards especially from unexpected places that we don’t do advertising it really means a lot.  So we are excited to announce that we have won the award for best family photographers in raleigh for the 2nd year in a row. They looked at 112 photographer in the area and picked the top 17 photographers.  Thank you very much Expertise for the award!  It is wonderful to be recognized.  And mostly thank you to all my amazing families. You above all know what goes into a family portrait and it’s not easy getting 4-5 to 10 people to all look amazing at one time and we even know an occasional head swap is in the works with those little ones under age five but between you and me we get it done.  It’s definitely a team effort so half of this award goes to you guys ESPECIALLY my Moms who we know carry most of the load!  Love you guys!  You know who you are! <3

XOXO Diane

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