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?