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627 Photography

Cary, NC 27511
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627 Photography is located in Cary and specializes in portrait photography for customers in the metropolitan region. Founder Amy Hill focuses on lifestyle portraiture for high school seniors, modern families, and creative entrepreneurs. The 627 Photography team is available for photography throughout the Triangle area and also offers a range of family, bridal, engagement, headshot, and event services. Previous clients praise the team for their patience and expertise.

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Andie Lane Photography

Cary, NC 27518
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Andie Lane Photography is located in Cary and specializes in newborn, children and family photography for customers in the surrounding Raleigh and Research Triangle area. The studio offers a range of family, individual, bridal, engagement, headshot, and event portrait services. Previous clients rave about Andie Lane’s expertise, creativity, and dedication to capturing high-quality photographs.

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5.0 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Azul Photography

851 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27605
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Azul Photography is a team of photographers based in Raleigh who take a documentary approach to weddings and events. All of their documentarians have extensive experience as working photojournalists for major newspapers and their work has been published in publications including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, New York Times, and more. The team aims to bring a natural aesthetic to photographing children, families, commercial work, special events, and weddings.

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5.0 / 5 (41)
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4.0 / 5 (5)

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Brittany Rowe Photography

Raleigh, NC 27615
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Brittany Rowe Photography offers Raleigh families a wide range of portrait options. The photography session takes place at a location of the clients' choice, and pets are always welcome. Ms. Rowe utilizes the natural light in outdoor settings to accentuate the nuances of the familial bond. Families are framed by their favorite surroundings for formal poses, and they're also encouraged to interact naturally to capture intimate candid portraits. Ms. Rowe provides a pre-session consultation to answer any questions.

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5.0 / 5 (13)
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Catherine Davis Photography

Raleigh, NC 27615
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Catherine Davis Photography provides customized portrait sessions for families, high school seniors, and college graduates. She also provides image solutions for small businesses and individuals, that includes professional headshots and branding sessions. She specializes in combining natural and off camera lighting to create images with a fresh authentic look. A professional photographer for over 25 years, she opened her business in Raleigh in 2008. Clients say that she puts them at ease, works well with people who don’t want their picture taken and can work fast when the situation requires it.

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Diane McKinney Photography

1201 W. Lenoir St., Raleigh, NC 27603
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Diane McKinney Photography is a full-service family photography studio in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 2002, it offers a fun, energetic, and customer-focused style, with services including portraits of children, families, events, and weddings. The studio’s work has appeared in both local and national magazines, and it was named in The Knot’s Best of Raleigh Photographers and Wedding Wire’s Best of Raleigh Photography.

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Fran Dickenson Photography

Raleigh, NC 27612
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Fran Dickenson Photography provides family photography sessions to clients in Raleigh. Fran is a natural light photographer who specializes in family, portrait, and headshot photography. She provides low-stress photo sessions and aims to capture genuine and candid interactions between people, families, pets, or kids in their natural environment to tell an authentic story. Additionally, Fran creates videos and takes photos for local organizations and churches, including Positive Parenting Solutions, VetOvation, the Trinity Academy of Raleigh.

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5.0 / 5 (74)
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5.0 / 5 (17)

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Hilary Manzone Photography, LLC.

Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Hilary Manzone Photography LLC is a professional studio that specializes in family portraits and lifestyle photography. Photographer Hilary Manzone handles everything from maternity and newborn photography to children and seniors photo sessions to life milestones and extended family portraits. Her photo shoots last between 30 and 90 minutes and include a 20 to 50 proof gallery set that clients can view online. Families can choose any local outdoor destination such as Bass Lake and Crowder Park for their photo session.

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4.8 / 5 (19)
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Inspirational Photography

Cary, NC 27513
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Since 2016, Inspirational Photography has been serving the Raleigh metro area with its professional portrait photography. The business offers newborn, family, and maternity photo services. Inspirational Photography strives to capture family images in a light and airy style while using natural poses. Sessions can be held on location in a client's home. The studio aims to create a joyful and relaxed atmosphere to make the customer comfortable in front of the camera.

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5.0 / 5 (10)
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J and S Photography

Durham, NC 27722
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J and S Photography is located in Durham and provides portrait photography of children, families and seniors in the Research Triangle area. The team can photograph in homes, special locations, and in their own studio and can also provide on-site sports photography for all ages. J and S Photography has been working with newborns and infants for years and focuses on bringing out personalities and expressions in all of their work.

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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Jaclyn Efird Photography

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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Jaclyn Efird Photography is operated by Jaclyn, a family photographer capturing authentic photos of families in Raleigh. Jaclyn aims to capture their giggles, kisses, hugs and create a balance between candid and posed moments. She also provides wardrobe inspiration to her clients depending on what style they want to achieve during the shoot. Jaclyn's love for photography grew after working for an online children's boutique, performing website design and product photography. She also specializes in children and seniors photography.

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5.0 / 5 (4)
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Linsley Schneider Photography

Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Linsley Schneider Photography creates family and newborn portraits in the greater Raleigh area. The studio's namesake photographer works with clients to create images of the family that convey a genuine emotional connection between its members. In an effort to help her clients feel at ease, Ms. Schneider accommodates their environmental preference. Photo sessions may take place in the studio, the client's home, or outdoors. The photographer allows the setting to enhance the portrait's authenticity.

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Lovely Little Diego Photography

309 Marble Glow Ct, Cary, NC 27519
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Lovely Little Diego Photography is a photography business established by Maria Navarro serving Raleigh clients. It offers different photography session packages, including family lifestyle, maternity, and newborn lifestyle. The packages include 25 high-resolution digital images that will be placed in an online gallery for convenient viewing. Clients will also have the option to pick more images to be added to the package. Navarro has been professionally recognized as a ClickPro photographer, an association of artistic and business-minded photographers promoting the voice of women worldwide.

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Luciana Galucci Photography

Cary, NC 27519
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Luciana Galucci Photography provides family photography services in the Raleigh area. The Cary-based business offers photoshoots and album products to help families preserve their best moments. Beyond family portraits, the studio also conducts newborn photography, maternity shoots, and lifestyle sessions. Galucci, who has been in the photography business for eight years, has had her work recognized by entities like the nonprofit organization Preemie Prints. She is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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5.0 / 5 (19)
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Mae Williams Photography LLC

Willow Spring, NC 27592
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Abby, the photographer behind Mae Williams Photography, specializes in family, maternity, newborn, and engagement portrait sessions in Raleigh. She utilizes candid photography techniques in her family sessions, capturing spontaneous moments between the members. She offers on-location shoots, a private online viewing gallery, and hand-edited high-resolution photos. She also provides sessions for large groups and extended families. She arranges studio sessions for newborn photography shoots. Her studio is equipped with various props, accessories, and wraps that can be used during the session.

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5.0 / 5 (7)
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Matt D Photography

Holly Springs, NC
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Matt Dettelbach, a portrait photographer based in Holly Springs, offers family photography services in Raleigh through his business Matt D Photography. He helps clients prepare for their family photoshoots by working with them using a style guide that befits the season and location of their session. Clients can purchase digital files as well as high-quality albums and archival prints that will last for generations. Matt D Photography's other services include high school senior portraits, boudoir sessions, and sports photography.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Mika James Amaya Photography

Rolesville, NC 27571
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Mika James Amaya Photography is a North Carolina photography studio catering to families and individuals in the Raleigh area. Mika is a family photographer specializing in capturing images of young families and photographing milestones, maternity shoots, and newborns. She offers the Signature Portrait Sessions inclusive of a one-hour shoot, wardrobe guidance and access, 40+ hand-edited digital images with personal print release, and assistance on product selection and custom-designed home displays. Mika's photography style revolves around elegant textures, neutral colors, clean lines, and golden sun lighting.

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5.0 / 5 (39)
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5.0 / 5 (26)

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Nuria Bosque Photography

Holly Springs, NC
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Founded more than four years ago, Nuria Bosque Photography is based in the Raleigh area. This locally owned and operated portrait studio specializes in family, newborn, and maternity photography. With a preference for natural lighting, Nuria Bosque captures bright, eye-catching photographs that families can feel proud to display in their homes. Nuria Bosque is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and has received an Elena S. Blair Photography Education Certificate.

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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Shelia’s Family Photography

Raleigh, NC 27616
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Shelia’s Family Photography is a studio located in Raleigh. Founders Sheila and Kelley each have over 30 years experience in professional photography and offer portraiture for children, families, brides, and weddings. They aim to provide a variety of different styles to fit each client’s needs, including color, black and white, sepia and colorized portraits. Their on-site studio offers rustic landscaping, gardens, and gazebos for outdoor staging. Sheila Family Photography is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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4.5
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T&T Photography

405 Anchor Creek Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540
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T&T Photography is a picture-taking business serving people in Raleigh and the neighboring areas. The lensman creates various family photos by capturing all the special moments ranging from miracle birth story, 1st birthday cake smash, maternity, newborns, and engagements. The creative photographer provides customized images for baptisms, vow renewals, birthdays, anniversary parties, and corporate meetings. T&T Photography also takes cancer warriors' pictures, senior portrait images, and professional headshots and allows customers to select the best photos in a digital or print release form.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.

What is family photography?

Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

Why do you need family photos?

Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

What do family photographers do?

Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

Why do people get family portraits?

People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

How long should a family photo shoot last?

A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

How many pictures are in a session?

The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.

What do people wear for family photography sessions?

People typically wear clothes that represent the family’s lifestyle. For outdoor-themed photos, casual outfits in colors that stand out from the chosen background are common. For indoor or family photos to be taken at weddings, people typically choose dressier outfits.

Where to take family photos?

For indoor family photos, you can have the photographer visit your home or head to the studio. One advantage of the studio is the photographer can prepare the lighting and backdrop ahead of time. You could also head outdoors to a park or a location that’s significant to your family.

What should I look for in a family photographer?

First, look at a photographer’s portfolio to see examples of past work. If the photographer doesn’t have a portfolio, search the internet for information, such as ratings and past experiences, of other clients. Finally, check to see if they have any professional certifications from an educational institution or Professional Photographers of America.

How much does family photography cost?

Family photo sessions typically cost between $175 and $350. However, it can be much lower or higher depending on the photography package details. A photo shoot that involves several clothing changes or numerous locations can cost more.

Are you supposed to tip photographers for family photos, and how much?

If you’re having family photos taken at a studio in a retail setting, tipping isn’t typically expected. If an independent photographer takes your family photos at a location outside the studio, a 5% to 10% tip is considered a friendly way to thank your photographer.

Where can I print family photos?

Some stores that provide photo services can print your family photos. However, it’s important to discuss copyright with your photographer before you do this. If your photographer sells printed images, your photos are likely copyrighted. That means stores can’t print them without violating your photographer’s copyright.

How do I share photos with my family?

You can share digital photos with family or have them printed to share. Printed images can then be framed for display or placed in photo albums. Framed images can become part of the decor in a loved one’s home, and when placed in an album, the photos can be carried when traveling.

What can I do with old family photographs?

You can create a memory wall to display old family photos. You can choose favorite old photos to make into keepsakes, such as coffee mugs or pillows. If storage space is limited, you can have old family photos digitized, share them on a website, or upload them onto sharable flash drives.

How does someone become a family photographer?

While there are institutions that offer photography courses, many photo professionals learn the skill through practice or apprenticeships. To get started, photographers can pick up good-quality photography equipment and begin practicing. Photo editing is also an important skill to learn when becoming a family photographer.

How much can a family photographer make?

The median annual pay for a photographer, which includes family photographers, is $41,280. This breaks down to around $19.85 per hour for full-time family photographers. The pay range is from just under $11 per hour to slightly over $40 per hour.

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