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Raleigh NC Family Photographer | 2016 Fall Mini Sessions

Every year I try to prepare the best fall family sessions for my existing and new clients. This year there are so many more options with T&T Photography!!

This year, for the first time we are offering Christmas Jammy Sessions!! These are perfect for young children, and when all you want is cute Christmas card photos with the kids only. This is for 1-4 children ages ranging from infants to teens. You receive a consultation, 20 minutes of photography with at least different set ups/use of props, an online viewing gallery, your choice of 5 images and the print release for the 3 photos. These are usually booked back to back so the session is face paced, painless, fun for the kids and it keeps them genuinely interested for the duration of the session. The kids feel relaxed… I mean, they are in their pajamas!! Who isn’t relaxed in their pjs??

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So many of the clients I work with are from Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Apex and Cary, NC. . That means it is important to have locations closely that allow for both full family sessions and easily accessible mini sessions. The rest of my clients are from North Raleigh and Wake Forest.

On November 5th and 13th photography sessions will be held at the beautiful Sugg Farm in Holly Springs NC.  – This location is perfect for extended family sessions, family sessions that include the fur babies as well as clients that have minimized mobility due to age or a handicap. Sugg Farm conveniently located in Holly Springs. It features a wonderful combination of pastures, open fields, tree lines, woods and it is lined by gorgeous dark rustic fences. Here are some samples from sessions at Sugg Farm.

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Holly Springs NC Fall Mini Session

On November 6th we will be holding photography sessions (Signature Family Collections and Mini sessions) Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh NC. his location is another client favorite. This park is a favorite for so many reasons. Some love the rolling hills that are lined with white fence lines while others take joy in the historic colonial style white house and barn with a small cotton field that makes for stunning family photo ops.

November 12th, 2016 T&T Photography will be back at the stunning Historic Oak View Park in North Raleigh off of Poole Rd. for both Signature Family Collections and mini sessions. This date is almost full already.

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Christmas Jammies Mini Session $150

 This is for up to 3 children. You receive a consultation, 20 minutes of photography with at least 2 different set ups/use of props, an online viewing gallery, your choice of 3 images and the print release for the 3 photos. (Additional photos can be purchased for $20 each)

Fall Family Mini Session  $199

This session is for up to 6 people. It includes a pre shoot consultation, an online viewing gallery, 8 images of your choice, those images are then returned to you with the print release.

Signature Family Collection $329

This session is for families up to 8 people. (Pets are considered people too.) The Signature Family Collection  includes a pre shoot consultation, an online viewing gallery, 25 images of your choice, those images are then digitally edited and returned to you with the print release. It also includes one quality 5″x7″ print of your choice.

Extended Family Collection $429

 This session is ideal for extended family sessions. These photos are priceless and photos you will cherish for generations to come. The Extended Family Collection is for up to 15 people. It includes a pre shoot consultation, an online viewing gallery, 30 images of your choice, those images are then digitally edited and returned to you with the print release. It also includes one quality 16×20 print of your choice.

To book your session email T&T Photography today! tandtphotographync@gmail.com

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Raleigh NC Family Photographer | Holly Springs First Birthday Photography


It is so very hard to believe that Hollis has turned one! And how much she has grown since her family session in December  is mind blowing! One thing that hasn’t changed this past year is her signature smile that beams. He mommy dressed her in a beautiful yellow lace romper with accents of navy in the matching headband. She looked like and resembled that sweet sunshine.

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The yellow on her was just so perfect! Especially with all of the greenery! She has the most beautiful, pure and perfect skin!

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You could feel the love that mommy and daddy had for this first birthday girl!

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It was so fun to see her loving, gentile, sweet and charming big brother, Porter for the photography session as well. We had their session at Sugg Farm in Holly Springs NC, the same place we had Porter’s first birthday session. He was so sweet in calling me “Miss Tonya” and always smiling when I asked him to. He was such  trooper, especially  considering the heat and humidity we were all experiencing. The heat wave here in the Raleigh area has been rough. You can’t tell that by seeing Porter pose for a few photos during the family photography portion of the session!

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Hollis wasn’t too sure of the cake smash portion of her first birthday portraits. At first she seemed at least intrigued…well sort of.  She wasn’t sure if she was suppose to eat her smash cake. Then she wasn’t sure if she was supposed to eat with her cute face first or use her hands. Maybe she didn’t want to mess up the overall beauty of the cake. I can assure you that her big brother was in a hurry to help her eat that cake. After a while she ate some and started to really make a mess. At the end, we were able to save enough that her big brother Porter could enjoy some cake… And he enjoyed even more because she left a lot for him to eat!

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Holly Springs NC Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Cookout | Holly Springs NC Photographer | Mims House

When my husband and I were looking to buy a new house, Holly Springs was at the top of our list for so many reasons. It’s a perfect little town in the suburbs of Raleigh North Carolina, with lots of family fun, manageable traffic (at the time) a great school system, and according to Forbes magazine as one of the safest cities! The Town of Holly Springs actually has a link directing you to all of the different awards this town has won. HERE

One of the things that we really didn’t know anything about was how connected the town is with the residents. One of the many great ways the town stays connected is through the Holly Springs North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

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I have been a photographer in this area for almost 5 years now. And For the past three years, being a photographer is my full time and only job, besides being a mother of course. I have always had a passion for small and local businesses. I believe it is the heart of what makes a community amazing. This year I made a change and decided to join the Holly Springs North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. It has been one of the most rewarding choices I have made in building T&T Photography and making it a Holly Springs brand.

It was my pleasure to document this year’s Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Day. It was filled with local “celebrities”, fun activities for the children, food, and a preview of the beautiful venue, the Leslie Alford Mims House. One of the famous celebrities from here in Holly Spring, is none other than “Cinder”. Cinder is the Holly Springs Fire Department’s  mascot and I am sure is loved by every child and family in this community!! You have to be honest, Cinder is adorable and so photogenic!! It also looks like Cinder is very excited in a justly awaiting the opening of Mama Bird’s Ice Cream, another local favorite here in Holly Springs.

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The food (Burgers and hotdogs) were cooked by Scott Manning, the president and CEO of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. Not only did Scott cook, but he was the DJ too!! Scott is a man of many talents and another proud figure that we have here in this town.

There were plenty of activities for the entire family. With the plethora of food and music, there was also plenty of corn hole, jump house from Tucano Rentals, and dressing up.. Fun for the whole family. It was so much fun!!

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Raleigh NC Newborn Photography | Lil Mr. Ward’s Sneak Peek

This adorable newborn baby boy came into the world to join us a little bit early. I met his mommy just days before he decided to make his entry when I was photographing wedding in Chapel Hill North Carolina. Mommy looked absolutely amazing at the wedding… I mean glowing with a flawless completion and a smile ear to ear!  Needless to say was no surprise to me when she looked just as beautiful a few short days after having a baby.

Family photography of mommy and her two boys from a newborn session

During the first part of the newborn session, big brother participated in the photo shoot. He was still grasping the idea of what it is to be a big brother. He was a bit unsure of his ability to hold his little brother, but you could tell he’s going to warm up to the idea quickly, and he will soon be showing his little brother the ropes.

After big brother was done with his portion of the newborn photography session, he and Daddy packed in the car to go find something fun to do while we continued with the newborn session. They did what men do.. They went to Home Depot!

The newborn session had a bit of a rough start. Baby Brooks was wide awake and very very hungry. He was also a light sleeper. This made it very interesting for us all. But we did not give up! We continue to let them eat as he wished, moved him when we needed to, in took as many pictures as we could when he finally fell asleep.

When he fell asleep, and we started getting those shots we wanted, mommy checked her phone to find out that big brother had fallen and Daddy had taken him to Urgent Care. Daddy gets tons of kudos for the “Don’t freak out” text message while he handled it and big brother ended up with 4 stitches. I think big brothers first lesson for his little brother is how to be tough!!

We were able to finish the session, and everybody went home for a well-deserved evening of rest.

It was very hard to find just a few photos for the sneak peek.. But I made it happen!

Check out more photos in this little video.

Raleigh NC First Birthday Photography | Hill Cake Smash Sneak Peek

I was so thankful that this family came all of the way from the Fayetteville, North Carolina area to have me capture this special Ryker’s 1st birthday milestone.  Although this family was missing Ryker’s big sister, I insisted they had a couple of family pictures before his cake smash. This birthday boy’s daddy is getting ready to deploy with the United States Army.

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After a few family shots it was time to dive into the football birthday cake that mommy made in the wee hours of the morning. It was such a cute chocolate frosted cake made in the shape of a football. For her first time making a cake like this, she did an awesome job! If only Ryker liked cake… or frosting!! Ha ha ha!

Even though Ryker wasn’t a fan of the cake, he still had fun with it! And made a beautiful mess! He was just a laid back little man. I cannot wait to work with him and his family in the future!

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I always make sure parents come into a cake smash photography session knowing that there are many possibilities when it comes to this adventure… Yes, the cake smash is always an adventure. Sometimes the birthday smashers love everything about the cake while others take their sweet sweet time. 😉 Then there are the smashers that aren’t fans of sweets, yet. We still make sure the session produces great photos that can allow the parents to share this special milestone with loved ones.

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As always, it was hard to select just a few photos for the sneak peek. I have to say this guy made the picks hard! He was SO cute with his Texas Tech outfit bowtie, black suspenders and a red diaper cover.

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