HELLO & WELCOME

I’m Kelly Hudgins, your friendly neighborhood newborn and family photographer

I live here in Raleigh, NC with my husband Andrew, our 4-year-old son Isaac, and our pup Jack. I live for the simple moments in life like family bike rides on the greenway, reading in a hammock, walking our dog downtown, savoring each bite of chocolate peanut butter ice cream, and crocheting under a blanket on my couch. (Let’s be honest, though, most of life these days is just trying to keep up with my little one!)

These little moments make up the story of our lives, but they’re often overlooked. It’s always my goal to illuminate the magic & beauty of these simple little moments during our time together for your session.

I also firmly believe that you are perfect exactly as you are, you don’t need to change a single thing about yourself, your family, or your home in order to be “photo-ready,” and you are worthy of being documented. A visual record of your family’s life isn’t truly genuine until you’re in the photos, too. 

LET's GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

I GREW UP IN CHESAPEAKE, VA & ATTENDED JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

TWO ROOSTERS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE ICE CREAM IS MY KRYPTONITE

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I’M A FORMER SPANISH & ESL TEACHER & WORKED WITH KIDS ACROSS ALL GRADE LEVELS

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I’M AN ENNEAGRAM 9 WING 1, THROUGH & THROUGH

Documenting these real moments for you has special meaning for me.

I know first-hand how looking at a photo of your loved one and seeing their smile can bring a little of their presence back to your heart. Her smile, his warmth, their laughter, his mannerisms, the way she cared for you and others - it all comes flooding back. It’s almost like you can feel their warm embrace once again as you recall memories from the big life events and the simple, everyday moments alike. This photo that once represented a present-day reality now has the power to let you relive that moment over and over.

That’s why I treasure each and every photo I have of my own mom.

Her selfless love, comfy hugs, and how she truly cared for people. Reading her favorite Stephen King novel while sunbathing on the back porch, drinking a glass of iced tea. The way she’d chuckle and say, “Silly girls…” when she came upon my friends and I doing something silly.

We lost her only a year and a half after her cancer diagnosis when I was 21 years old, and these precious memories are preserved for a lifetime because of the photos I have of her and the photos I have of myself with her.

I’ve always enjoyed them, and now I treasure them.

That’s what I want for you and your family too.

MY MAMA-TO-MAMA PROMISE TO YOU

my goal is to document your family beautifully & naturally with joy, fun, and ease

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FUN & AUTHENTIC

Our time together photographing will be relaxed and fun, focusing on real moments and connections

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STRESS-FREE EXPERIENCE

You’ll have a seamless experience from the moment you reach out to delivery of your prints & artwork

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PERSONAL CONNECTION

I’m here as your photographer but also a friend, happy to chat about any personal struggles and funny kid things alike 

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

LET'S GET STARTED