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Stephanie & Chris’s Engagement Photos at Ft. Fisher | Raleigh Photographer

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Well this girl is quite special to me.  She babysat for my girls when she graduated from college when my youngest wasn’t even 1 years old.  She has been with us ever since.   She’s like a surrogate Mom to my girls. So when she found this great guy we couldn’t have been more excited when they got engaged.  They love the beach so we decided a beach shoot was just the right backdrop for their first portraits together before tying the knot.  Ft. Fisher is such a beautiful beach scene with the classic Carolina gnarly trees and the rocky seascapes.  They were so cute together.  It was hard to get that serious romantic shot because they have so much fun together all they do is laugh.  A good problem to have for any photographer!

The whole family is looking forward to their wedding next April.  It’s going to be gorgeous.  Can’t wait Stephanie & Chris! 

Love, Diane

 

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Weimaraner Puppies | Pet Photography

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Oh so how cute are these little guys?  They were jumping and scamping all about so much so that it was some what hard to get a stationary shot!  And they love people too. They were all over me. They are going to make some families very happy. If you are invested in purchasing you can contact Michelle at NCHorseandPony@aol.com 

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AWC Turns 150 Years old! | Commercial Photography

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Alfred Williams and Company turns 150 years old this year. What an accomplishment.  During the toast the president reminded the group that the company was even old than the phone company.  I think that statement really sets the mindset of truly what a feat it is for a company to have such sustainability over the years.  With their focus being the highest levels of customer satisfaction as well as a company culture that values it’s employees it’s no wonder they have made it this long.  Happy Birthday Alfred Williams & Co!  Well deserved!commercial photography raleigh nc

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Clean turns 21 | Event Photography

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What a swanky event! Did I just say swanky?  Swanky, posh, elegant whatever the adjective this celebration of Clean’s 21st anniversary was nothing short of spectacular. The food and venue were stunning.  And I love how they invited not only clients but employees both past and present.  Everyone who had been a part of making them who they are today.  What a testament to the relationships they build. Happy Birthday Clean! event photography raleigh nc

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Barbara & Tim’s Wedding | Raleigh photographer

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Here’s a little sneak peek of Barbara and Tim’s wedding photos.  It was so beautiful.  The ceremony was at Transformation Church followed by a sweet reception at Nantucket Grill.  The setting there was so amazing. Congrats Barb & Tim! 

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Converting Old Slides to digital Images | Raleigh photographer

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I have been working on archiving all the old family photos for at least 10 years now, ever since my mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.  It’s a lot of work but the benefit is now all the family members can have copies of all the old family photos.  But my most recent archive presented quite a challenge.  First they were in the form of slides.  There are a few great companies that do a great job of archiving these but I had so many it would have been very expensive.  So I employed my local camera shop Southeastern Camera to help me figure a way to do it myself. Tony has always been my go to guy. They are awesome at solving crazy camera ideas which I seem to have no shortage of.  So what you will need is the following: Nikon ES-1 Slide copying adapter, 105 macro lens, a Nikon Auto Extension Ring PK-13 and then Tony did his magic and extended it with another ring to  make it a little longer to get it just right.  See below for my set up and some images. 

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Smash Cake Session | Raleigh 1 Year Photos

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This little cutie’s Mom wanted a smash cake session so we pulled out the paper back drop and had a little fun in the icing! How adorable is she with her hat. Happy Birthday baby girl!one year old baby photographer

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ABC Book Baby Photos | Raleigh Photography

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Little Baby B finished his ABC book which is a compilation of 5 photo shoots where we did several letters per shoot over the course of his first year after being born. 

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Baby O Newborn Photos | Raleigh StudioPhotographer

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It’s Tiny Baby Day again!  Oh how I love my little newborns.  And this little girl is #3 in the family.  And what a gorgeous family they are too! But seriously could she be any sweeter.  And I got extra cuddles in this one.  Thanks Mom for bringing her into the studio!  <3 Diane

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Newborn Baby V Photos | Raleigh photographer

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I love it when my Mom’s bring in some personal items to their newborn shoot. It always makes it more special. And this big elephant guy is so fun. Love this little baby boy in his newborn photos.  Such sweetness in my studio. <3 raleigh photography newborns

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