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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in capturing love, connection and beauty wherever I go.

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I'm Amanda and I'm so happy you're here. Scroll through my favorite wedding images, sweet engagement sessions and find tips for your own wedding day!

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Sarah + Spencer – Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session

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Downtown Raleigh was the perfect spot for Sarah and Spencer’s engagement session that kicked off my 2021 photography season! After shooting this session I just knew that it was going to be a great year! Dogs, laughter, and love… Sarah is a wonderfully talented photographer herself in the Raleigh area and it is both exciting […]

Historic Oak View Portrait Session

Why Have an Engagement Session…

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…With Your Wedding Photographer Once you have picked a date, your venue and a photographer, you can celebrate! Some of the toughest decisions in wedding planning can now be crossed off your list! YAY! Now you can move onto the fun stuff! Engagement sessions! ” it’s the secret to creating a ton of gorgeous, genuine […]

Colorful couples session in meadow

The Best Engagement Session Locations | Raleigh NC

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With February quickly approaching, we are right in the heart of engagement season. One of the most common questions I get asked is “where should we take our engagement pictures?”. With so many gorgeous spots across North Carolina the thought of hunting for the perfect location can be intimidating. Not only do you want a […]

Father and daughter emotional first look moment

Should I have a Father-Daughter First Look?

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“A lifetime of anticipation” I won’t lie, I cry a lot at weddings. No matter how many weddings I shoot there are so  many sentimental moments that bring a tear to my eye. The way a mom looks at her baby girl when she slips that wedding gown on, the heartfelt toast your childhood best […]

Ashleigh + Mikey – Zebulon NC Wedding

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Zebulon NC Wedding at Zebulon Baptist Church It’s wedding days like this that make me realize how much I love my job! Ashleigh and Mikey got married at their church and had the dreamiest wedding in Zebulon, NC. When I think back to their wedding day I think mostly on how their day was filled […]

Bailey + Sam – Classic, Southern Raleigh, NC Wedding

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Let me start by saying, I had a HARD time picking just a few images to share here with you all and an even HARDER time not sobbing as I went through Bailey and Sam’s wedding day. Bailey and Sam are the type of people who just fit together. You look at them and you […]

Jay + Erika – Intimate Durham, NC Wedding

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I still can remember the first time I met Erika. Sitting across from one another a little corner table for coffee at Caribou Coffee in Brier Creek. We met and talked about her wedding plans and what she envisioned for her and Jay’s wedding day. Laughing we talking about venues, vendors, dresses and all the […]

Elizabeth & Dalton – Spring Chapel Hill, NC Engagement Session

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Can I just start by saying – WOW!!! Elizabeth and Dalton were such a joy to work with and I mean they helped bring all my dreams to life during this gorgeous Chapel Hill engagement session! Not only did they come wearing the PERFECT colors for a soft, light, and romantic engagement session but they […]

Meredith College Class of 2019 – Senior Session

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There is something so sweet when a friend asks for me to document an important milestone in their life. Emma and I became friends in high school when I transferred to a new school my sophomore year. Our friendship became one so near and dear to my heart. We watched each other grow during those […]

Beautiful Spring Wedding at the Bradford House in New Hill, NC

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This beautiful wedding at the Bradford in New Hill, NC was shot alongside Annie Timmons of Annie Timmons Photography This far in the year I was supposed to have shot 4 beautiful spring weddings. I should have spent the days laughing with my couples and their sweet families and celebrating each of them as they […]

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