melessa mini session preview!



I was thrilled to get to photograph this amazing family while they were visiting from Iowa! I got to photograph Miss Claire when she was a newborn, and couldn’t believe how much she had grown! Not every family with 5 kids could swing a mini session, but these guys are awesome. Photographing them was so fun and easy.

Thanks so much, Melessa family! Enjoy the rest of your NC visit : )

karras mini session!


I loved getting to meet up with the three cutest brothers around for a mini session! This was supposed to be with the whole family, but their amazing mommy is on bed rest for the rest of her pregnancy with # 4! (A girl!) It was a beautiful fall afternoon in Apex and the Karras boys were as adorable as ever. I had to include those last two pictures because they just make me smile—and adequately portray what photo sessions are like with children 2 and under. : )

Thank you so much, Karras family! So excited for your next addition! What a lucky little girl to have 3 such handsome, fun and protective big brothers!

bingham mini session preview!

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I loved photographing the amazing Bingham family last week! Last year when I did their pictures it was a dark and foggy morning. This year, we shot in the evening (my favorite time) and even though it was a little cloudy, we were able to get some great family shots! (If you, like Nellie, just need one good pic for Christmas cards, mini sessions are the way to go!) The Binghams are another of my most-admired families. You’d think that with a family of 6 kids, there would be no time for anything else, but these guys are amazing examples of service and faith.

They live in the most beautiful neighborhood with fields and horses and everything—so I was thrilled to get to do their mini session right in their neighborhood! Thanks so much you guys!

kailey (and fam!) preview!


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I had a blast recently photographing the amazing Carrell family! They were such good sports adventuring through the wild brush and thorny fields that I led them through. (Sorry guys!) This session was mostly Kailey’s senior pics, but we also spent a little of the time doing family pictures too! We shot for over an hour and the weather was just perfect…yay for the sun! Kailey was able to do her ballet pictures and regular pictures, and we had plenty of light. Kailey is not only gorgeous, but she’s sweet and has a great sense of humor—I absolutely loved photographing her!

Have a wonderful senior year, Kailey, and thank you Carrells!  Y’all are the best!

sadie senior preview!

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I had the best time photographing the beautiful Sadie last night! We squeezed a lot into our 30-minute mini session! Two outfits, three spots right around her house. The light was gorgeous, and Sadie was stunning! You’d never know she had raced home from Cross Country practice and got ready minutes before I got there.

I’m so thankful for the chance I had to photograph such a sweet, gracious, beautiful and inspiring young lady! Thanks so much Sadie! Happy Senior year!

burnette family preview! {cary family photographer}


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Oh, how I love this family! We had the best session, the most beautiful warm, evening light, and really I just loved every minute of photographing them! The Burnettes are an amazing family, and Shelley was one of my first friends I made since moving out this way. Their family was so kind to us when we moved here, invited us over for dinner, and truly, their thoughtfulness, kindness and friendship meant so much to me and to our family.

I was so honored when they wanted to do a fall session, and I’m glad they were up for trying out this new location—I loved it! Thanks so much you guys! Can’t wait to go through the rest of the pictures!