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Spring is officially here!!!! And the flowers are flowering!!!! Emma and Dom will be getting married in January 2024 at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, an absolutely gorgeous church in Raleigh, NC. They are both alumni of NC State (where they met as freshman!) so of course we started their engagement session on campus. They […]

Early Spring Engagement Photos in Raleigh, NC | Emma and Dom


March 16, 2023

Sometimes in life you meet people that you instantly connect with. It feels effortless to be around them and the conversations can go on for hours. That’s how it feels when Drew, Jenna, Weston, and I are all together. I am so thankful to have found vendor friends that have turned into real life friends, […]

Colorful Spring Wedding At The Machaven | Drew and Jenna


March 14, 2023

One of things I teach is that it’s time to schedule brand photos when you’re finishing up a website overhaul and when you’re constantly looking for images to share on social media… While those two reasons alone would prove the return on your investment in brand photos, I’m all about getting the MAXIMUM benefit out […]

3 Places To Use Your Brand Photos (Besides Website Updates And Social)


March 2, 2023

I want to start out this post by saying there is a time and a place (and a budget) for everything. Starting a business is hard. Running a business is hard. Marketing and finding your people is hard. Knowing what will be the best investment for your business is HARD. It’s starting to become an […]

What’s The Difference Between Headshots And Brand Photos?


February 21, 2023

After having a 6 week-wedding streak, it’s hard not to end the year exhausted. For my yearly recap I counted everything up and in 2022 I photographed 19 weddings and 89 sessions!!!! Most of those between the months of March-November. Now that I’ve had some time to slow down, rest, and reflect, man, what a […]

Behind The Scenes Of Dakota Hersey Weddings 2022


February 13, 2023

Ah, brand photos. We love the idea of having a fresh new gallery of images, ripe and ready to share with the world. Figuring what those images should actually be…that’s a whole different story.  It’s hard to sit down and think about where your photo gaps are (the areas where you need photos but don’t […]

5 Photos You Need If You Run A Personality-Driven Business


February 6, 2023

I’ve worked with the Brittanie Raquel Events team a lot over the past year…mostly in part to them being some of my best friends, in life and in the industry. We’ve had a bunch of different shoots and my working relationship with them is what I dream of with all of my clients – to […]

Brand Photo Feature: Brittanie Raquel Events | Sharing More Of The Process


February 3, 2023

Brand photos are all the rage right now in small businesses. WAY more than they were even a year ago. It’s been so interesting to watch the shift happen to where now getting brand photos is on the checklist of “what to do when you first start a business.” This is going to be a […]

How Do You Know When It’s Time For Brand Photos?


January 30, 2023