Engaged! // Janelle & Andrew // Downtown Raleigh, NC

This engagement session was a delight! I am embarrassed to say that I had never been to Warehouse district of Raleigh until I met up with Janelle and Andrew. I could tell immediately that they were up for anything. They were happy to just walk around and discover the area with me. We meandered to a tucked away little chocolate shop (called Videri Chocolate Factory, you must go) and grabbed some delicious goodies, and made it back to the Boylan Bridge just in time for sunset. You know those kind of people that just glow when they are with the person they love? Well that is both Janelle and Andrew. They absolutely glow when they are together. There was such a tenderness in the way Andrew would put his arm around her shoulder. As if to Andrew, Janelle was the most precious thing. And the smile that crept across Janelle’s face every time she looked at Andrew – it was beautiful. They made my job so easy. 



Lydia and Sami live in Boston, so I didn’t get the chance to meet them until their wedding day. And they were so welcoming and warm to me! They spent the entire day selflessly concerned with everyone else’s contentment, instead of their own. One of Lydia’s bridesmaids said about her, “Lydia has the best sense of humor, and it is never at the expense of another person. And that is how she is in life.” I don’t know them well, but I know that both their sacrificial attitudes are going to enrich their marriage. So happy for you both!

Lydia’s grandmother gave her a dime and she taped it inside of her shoes, for good luck.

I love a couple that can run in the rain with a joyous attitude!

October 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Arleen and Rusty Laporte - Thanks, Alicia, for sharing this lovely link first thing this morning. Now I’m a mess and my makeup is a mess and for the rest of the day! But our hearts are also filled with joy for Lydia and Sami! What a beautiful couple — inside and out! Congrats and best wishes to Lydia and Sami! A&R

Family // The Qadris // Durham, NC

Yawar and Laura and Alan make for one happy little family. Alan just turned 1 year old and Laura and Yawar wanted to have some pictures taken of him. I tend to shoot more “a day in the life” rather than posed, and so I got to be a part of their morning routine. They practiced walking with Alan and then they had breakfast followed by play time and snuggles. Alan has such a sweet disposition. He was all smiles all morning long! 


October 15, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Laura Q - Thank you so much for capturing these wonderful photos of our family! We are so happy with them. Your work is beautiful!



Over the past year or so I’ve had the privilege of calling the very talented Ally King of Ally King Photography my dear friend. She is warm and bubbly and full of joy and laughter. Do yourself a favor and go look at her work, you will be a better person for it. She hired to me second shoot this great wedding in Tennessee where I met Erica and Jeffrey. They are so in love and it was easy to capture their joy.