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a lover of sunshine, sweet tea, golden retriever puppies, and all things southern.

I am a senior portrait and wedding photographer and marketing expert serving the Wilmington, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and eastern North Carolina areas. 

 I am extremely passionate about giving my seniors and couples the best experience possible and providing them with tangible memories of each season of their lives.

I'm Dakota,

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For Seniors

Whether you're graduating high school or graduating college, this is a HUGE moment in your life! I love working with seniors because there's a unique mix of excitement and anticipation for new adventures while celebrating accomplishments and life-long friendships.

Learn more about my personalized senior experience that captures your radiance and excitement for years to come.

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For Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement!! I know you are feeling so excited...and maybe even a little overwhelmed. That's okay! I love working with my brides and grooms to make sure their day is captured exactly how they envision it. 

Learn more about my wedding experience that celebrates the joy and love between you and your best friend in timeless photos that you can cherish forever.

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