Laurels

Best Family
Photographers
in Raleigh
2020

Why These Family Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Raleigh Family Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

627 Photography

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.

Alexandra Chappell Photography

Alexandra Chappell Photography serves the Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties with photography sessions and events. Founder Alexandra Chappell started her business after photographing her own family and now specializes in individual portraits, newborn photography, baby photography, family photo shoots, senior portraits, engagement photos, and maternity sessions. She also offers a la carte printing packages and gift certificates.

Andie Lane Photography

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.

Azul Photography

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.

851 Washington St
Raleigh, NC 27605

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Brittany Rowe Photography

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.

Catherine Davis Photography

Catherine Davis Photography was founded in 2008 and provides flexible Raleigh photography solutions, location shoots, and studio sittings for every client’s convenience. The studio provides a variety of shoot structures, pricing plans, and packages for individuals and businesses across the greater Raleigh area at affordable prices. The team also specializes in commercial and professional photography for those in need of headshots, company team photos, marketing collateral, and more.

Diane McKinney Photography

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.

1201 W. Lenoir St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Fran Dickenson Photography

Fran Dickenson is a photographer and videographer based in Raleigh. She is a natural light photographer specializing in family, portrait and headshot photography. She has also created videos and taken photos for a range of local organizations and churches including Positive Parenting Solutions, VetOvation, the Trinity Academy of Raleigh, and more. She aims to capture genuine and candid interactions between people, families, pets or kids in their natural environment to tell an authentic story.

Raleigh, NC 27612

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Hilary Manzone Photography, LLC.

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.

Holly Springs, NC 27540

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Inspirational Photography

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.

J and S Photography

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.

Durham, NC 27722

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Jessica Crawford Photography

Jessica Crawford Photography is a Durham-based photography studio that aims to capture unique images of events and people through photography. Founder Jessica Crawford offers portrait sessions to service all major life events, families, and other special memories worth documenting. Jessica works to make every session a fun, relaxed, and memorable experience so that she can uncover authentic and emotional moments. Some of the types of photography she offers includes engagement, bridal and wedding, maternity, newborn, family and children, and senior photos.

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Kimberlee Edwards Photography

Kimberlee Edwards Photography is based in Cary and serves the surrounding Raleigh metropolitan region with a range of photography services. The team specializes in family and children portraiture as well as weddings, engagements, and special events. Founder Kimberlee Edwards is an award-winning commercial photographer and a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of North Carolina.

Laura Ann Photography

Laura Ann Photography offers in-home documentary family photography sessions in Cary and Raleigh and specializes in lifestyle portraits and films of families and children. Their documentary, storytelling, and photography sessions usually last a few hours and take place in a client’s home in order to capture children and families in their most natural state. Laura also offers a unique “Fresh 48” package that photographs newborns at the hospital.

Linsley Schneider Photography

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.

Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Shelia’s Family Photography

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.

Raleigh, NC 27616

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Steve Rubin Photography

Steve Rubin has been involved in the photography business for over 30 years and started his own photography studio in 2010. He specializes in weddings and bridal portraits as well as family and pregnancy portraits. Steve aims to combine unique artistic lighting and posing with personal customer service to create high-quality experiences and photos. Steve has photographed clients in venues throughout the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas.

Swank Photo Studio

Swank Photo Studio is a photography studio located in Smithfield and serves the Research Triangle area with wedding photography, high school senior photography, and a popular line of boudoir photography for women called Vintage Vixens. Vintage Vixens offers upscale boudoir photography by blending Old Hollywood style with classic imagery. Swank also specializes in services for weddings, children, births, families, maternity, couples, pin-up, commercial, and corporate work.

Smithfield, NC 27577

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The Rusted Lens Studio

The Rusted Lens Studio is a Holly Springs-based family photographer specializing in documentary-style storytelling photography and video sessions. Founder Tammy Johnson Smith offers casual full and half day shooting sessions, family and newborn photography, and special event services. The studio also provides digital downloads, a la carte prints, and albums with selected images. Past customers praise Tammy for her personal service and attention to detail.

Holly Springs, NC 27540

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