Raleigh Family Photographer | Raleigh, NC

"Nikki did a wonderful job on our fall session! We signed up to take some pictures for Christmas cards and Nikki found a beautiful park that we could bring our pup for true family photos. She has a great energy and captured beautiful images for us. We can't wait to get our prints." -- Katie

I had a lot of fun with the Rodwells at their family session! We went to the beautiful Historic Oak View park located in Raleigh, NC. The day was as perfect as a fall morning could be. The colors could not have been more beautiful, and it was just an all around great day to be outside. Katie and Tommy brought their adorable pup, Rivers, and I don't think Rivers could have been a better companion throughout the session. In case you were on the fence about having family portraits taken, please know that if you have a pet, I will always say YES to having them come along! They are such a big part of the family and you should find ways to cherish that.

We started the day at this cute and small vineyard that's located just to the side of the park. I love the texture of the vines, but more importantly, that soft orange color. It's perfect for those fall portraits. We then explored more of the park and noticed the plethora of goats, all of which were super nice and hilarious to watch (goats are my favorite!). The whole place has cute little nooks where you can hop in and out of, a beautiful view of all of the oak trees, and just a calm and present demeanor. I highly recommend anyone come out here just to take in the beautiful scenery.

All in all it was a beautiful day surrounded with good hearted people. I could not have asked for a better morning. The best part about my job? I have part in documenting memories. This is something that Katie and Tommy can look back on in years to come. How beautiful is that?

Holiday Family Photos | Chapel Hill Family Photographer

Let's start this off by stating that this session was one of my all time favorite family sessions this year! Everything from the outfit changes, to the best personalities trickling down from parents to the little one, it was a dream for me. I have known Jada for many years now, and it is so surreal to see her in her element, as one happy and amazing mama. I loved getting to know her family and was over the moon that I could do this session for her and her husband.

We started the session inside the beautiful archway located at Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill, NC. I adore how whimsical this little gem is, and it just went perfect for the style and look that I was hoping to portray. We then explored the actual Coker Arboretum which held super lush greenery, and the best pops of oranges, yellows, and reds that any fall lover would fall in love with. I don't think this family could have picked better outfits to match with the environment!

With all of my family sessions I make sure to not only take images of the entire family together, but also with each grouping, like all of the siblings along with a couple of mom and dad. This way my clients can have not only a different variety, but can also use each set for different occasions--like a birthday announcement, etc. The family used some of these images for their Christmas cards, and I have to admit, this is what makes me smile the most. I normally always have a favorite image from each session, but with this one it was hard to pick just one.  Which one is your favorite?!

Durham Family Photographer | Christmas Mini Session

If you have been keeping up with me via social media, you know this time of year I have been offering Christmas Mini Sessions to families all across the triangle. One of my favorite sessions this fall has to be of Jess, Maddox, and Landon. First, let's talk about their outfits! The youngest has on the cutest little reindeer sweater I think I may have ever seen! And the older brother?! Oh my goodness, the plaid. What cuties! This family was an absolute blast to hang out with and I am just over the moon about how their family session turned out! Yay for beautiful weather, awesome families, and gorgeous souls! 

Southern Pines Wedding | 305 Trackside

"Fancy This Photography helped capture my wedding during a last minute emergency. My original photographer broke her ankle less than 24 hours before my big day. This could have been a wedding disaster that was remembered through the years. However, Nikki with Fancy This stepped in and made a seamless transition. She and her husband were personable and professional. They were on top of everything despite having never met me. With one phone call the night before and a list created by my sister, Fancy This filled in beautifully and captured the most amazing photos of my wedding. Everyone in the family and all my friends are raving about the images she captured. My husband and I are thrilled and so thankful that Fancy This came to our rescue." -- Kimberly

So, funny story. I didn't actually meet Kimberly and Andrew until the actual day of their wedding. I normally try not to do this, especially if my couples are local. Their original photographer fell and broke her ankle the night before and could not possibly photograph their wedding. Thankfully, I was available and met the sweetest bride and groom ever on their wedding day. After talking with Kimberly after she received her wedding images, I am totally taken aback by how much she and her husband adored them. This is what makes my heart sing and makes for one grateful photographer.

Kimberly and Andrew tied the knot at the beautiful 305 Trackside venue located in downtown Southern Pines. I have to admit, this was one of our first times in the area and I am pretty positive Jason and I fell in love with all things the area had to offer! With the bustling downtown area with pockets of gorgeous art, the Sunrise Theater with it's old school flare, and such a pretty little train depot that sat right in the middle of the town square, the area was perfect and had all of the ingredients for a beautiful wedding night.

The couple wanted to tie the knot later in the night. With a 7pm ceremony, it gave us some out of this world portrait time right before the festivities began. Can you say golden hour sunsets?! I was one happy wedding photographer! 

The ceremony itself, which was had inside 305 Trackside with its gorgeous wood decor and delicate light fixtures, was the perfect match for Kimberly and Andrews wedding. The decor that was set up to really make this venue unique to the couple matched so well, especially with the photos that were strategically placed around the venue. These are the little details that matter, and it shown so well to every single guest that celebrated with them. 

My favorite part of the night? The first dances. The dance with the bride and groom was so emotional and I honestly felt honored to even be a part of their day. The father and daughter dance was especially sweet, and the mother and son dance pulled at my heart strings. What a fun and sweet wedding to be a part of! Love to all of you!

Congratulations Andrew and Kimberly! 

Venue 305 Trackside in Southern Pines, NC
DJ Elite Entertainment
Florist Hillside Florist
Suits Harleys Tuxedos and Gifts
Rentals Richmond Rentals