CHAPEL HILL, NC NEWBORN SESSION| MOLLY-CLAIRE

   One of the best things about being a Raleigh-Durham newborn photographer is seeing the joy of the parents who just brought home their little one. Whether it's their first or third, the new parents are always so excited! It literally is heartwarming for me to witness that. Tyler and Janae and their pup, Scruggs, were no exception! Enjoy some of my favorites from this sweet lifestyle, newborn session!

 

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RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC SUMMER DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Awhile back, we shared some of our favorite date night ideas for the springtime here in the Raleigh-Durham area. This post was super well received, so we thought, let's share some ideas for the summer too! While we haven't done all of these, yet, they are definitely on our list to work on through the rest of July and August! They would be a lot of fun for an entire family too :)

1. GO KAYAKING

 While I have never actually been kayaking before, it is on our summer bucket list. We've been thinking about going kayaking for awhile so we decided to make it happen this summer! We're looking at either The Robertson Millpond Preserve in Wendell, NC or Falls Lake.

2. WATCH A SUNRISE OR SUNSET

Who likes free? Yeah, so do we! We're always so busy and never take time to slow down and just enjoy pretty things like nature. So we decided we were gonna watch a sunrise and sunset together this summer. We will add a cup of iced coffee and be set! I think we will try to make this one happen when we go to the beach in a few weeks :)

3. GO TO A BASEBALL GAME

  Growing up in Durham, it's basically tradition to go to a Durham Bulls Game in the summer time! There's nothing like munching on a hot dog and sipping on an ice cold Coco Cola with your love while watching a game :) Plus, some nights there are fireworks- which was another one of our summer bucket list items!

4. CATCH FIREFLIES

....or lighting bugs as we affectionately call them in the South. This is one of my favorite summer traditions dating all the way back to childhood. Me and my Grannybird would catch them all summer long whenever I'd spend a weekend at her house. Pretty sure these are the only bugs I am not afraid of ;)

5. GET A SNO-BALL FROM PELICAN'S

We have done this some already this summer, and I'm sure we will indulge a bit more as the summer continues. I love Pelican's Sno-balls! We have one about five-ten minutes from our house which is perfect. Also, they have locations all over the Triangle :)

 

So I hope you enjoy some of these fun ideas! Let us know if you try any of them! Also, leave us a comment if there's anything you would add to the list! We love trying new ideas!

 

 

AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS DURHAM, NC WEDDING

I am in love with these photographs from this navy, vintage inspired Durham wedding. From the embellished dress to the bird cage veil, it was perfection! Shelby's bridesmaids were just the sweetest things! Not to mention, her and Jesse's first look at the American Tobacco Campus totally made me melt. They were so sweet!

Enjoy some of my favorites from this wedding!

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A bride with classic red lipstick getting her makeup done on her wedding day.
A satin wedding dress with embellishments and pearls
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APEX, NC LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION| FELICITY

     Carrie and Nate met while they were both living in Washington DC through an online dating site. They went to trivia night for their first date ,and later got engaged while they were hiking in Virginia. Nate proposed with his nanny's wedding ring ( Yay for family heirlooms!). They were married in April 2015, and now they're embarking on the sweet journey of parenthood. Felicity's name is so special too as she is named for Carrie and Nate's grandparents. I love the sentiment of that!

      I met Carrie and Nate through a past client of mine, so when they reached out about a lifestyle newborn session I was so stoked! Baby Felicity did an AMAZING job on her newborn session! She slept almost the entire time and was just way too cute!

   

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