Honest documentary & lifestyle newborn and family photography

Raleigh, North Carolina

Illuminating the magic of real life & everyday rhythms

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From the moment you hold that little babe in your arms, life changes forever.

Babies & kids get bigger by the day, snacks are doled out in abundance, & it’s easy to get caught in the daily rhythms that feel so ordinary. 

But - do you see the beauty? Do you feel the magic? The little moments that make up your days as your kids grow & change are so precious, honest, and real. 

I want to help you encapsulate the true essence of these magical little moments so you never forget what life is really like - right now.

Newborns

Capture life with your sweet new family member

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lifestyle family

Document joyful
moments of togetherness

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documentary family

Embrace the magic
in your real life rhythms

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Hi, I’m Kelly!

I’m a Raleigh-based newborn and family photographer focused on documenting your real life
naturally with joy, ease, and fun. 

My goal is to create an honest snapshot of your family’s life at this moment in time, so you can see & savor the magic all around you & chronicle life as it actually is - the sweet, the wild, and all the feelings in between.

ABOUT KELLY

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Keepsakes to record your family's life beautifully

I can capture the full essence of a moment in a photograph, but the magic really comes back to life when you can hold it in your hands, pass it to a family member, and put it on your fridge. While digital photos are convenient and necessary, they don’t hold that same kind of life-giving power or tangible record. 

You’ll find that some form of printed artwork is included with every session you have with me as a built-in way to enjoy your photos in your home. You don’t have to find the time to get things printed yourself, and the quality ensures that your family will be enjoying these keepsakes for generations to come. 

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“Kelly is so intentional about making sure that everyone has an amazing experience. From start to finish, she makes sure that you get exactly what you want and you understand all the ins and outs. I would have sworn my daughter did not even smile once and we have the absolute best pictures of her and all of us!”

- Rebecca & Christian

the Light Creative experience

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Complimentary
Consultation

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session
planning

 three

true-to-life session

 four

photo reveal
& ordering

 five

artwork
delivery

I’ll be with you each step of the way so you and your family know what to expect, feel comfortable & relaxed while I'm photographing, and receive printed artwork to help you document these beautiful, simple, real life moments.

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“Kelly was very professional, yet light hearted in the process and was able to beautifully capture the love of our family. When the discussion for our album and stand-alone portrait began, Kelly made the process super simple and was able to guide me through decisions. The final album and large portrait artwork were perfect, just perfect!”

- Laura Jane & Archer

Let's capture the magic of your family's everyday rhythms

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