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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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Wedding photography raleigh nc

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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. 

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

Slide reproduction to digital

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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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ABC book by raleigh photographer

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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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Kathy & Frank’s Mayton Inn Wedding | Raleigh Photographer

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How to make an Eclipse Lens

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Eclipse Pictures

You can buy some expensive filters to protect your lens and be able to take pictures of the sun without destroying your lens or sensor in your camera. By the time I thought about it they were all sold out.  So instead I made a make shift lens cover from a pair of solar glasses but cutting them and putting it over the lens to protect my camera. 

Here’s a little video to show you how and the images I took the day of the eclipse. 

https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_referrer=watch&video_id=sgm0cIWUMN0 

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

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Olivia’s Fashion Photo Shoot | Raleigh Photographer

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Oh my goodness! Isn’t she fabulous. Olivia is a fashion blogger out of New Orleans.  She was here for a short visit so we made great use of Raleigh most notable and newest mural backgrounds to show off her latest creations. Check her out at http://www.maisondemartzell.com

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Baby L 1 Year Old & Family Photos | raleigh photographer

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