JENN | A Stylish Raleigh, North Carolina Summer Portrait Session at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Sometimes you meet someone and you immediately click! That is exactly how I felt when I met Jenn. We clicked. Jenn has such a positive and vibrant personality and a smile that is so contagious. I also have a very bubbly and outgoing personality so we definitely hit it off right away.

We connected through a Raleigh Artists Facebook group and met for the first time at the Raleigh Arboretum the day of the shoot. She was looking for a local photographer to take photos of her for her delicious blog, Savory Collection, and I knew I could get the job done and that it would be a great collaboration. Matt and I do most of our shoots together but I did this one solo.

I had a vision going into the shoot of images that were fun, bright, and stylish. She brought along several summer outfits and complimentary accessories to the shoot and I helped her pick out the outfits that would go best with each location. I can't stress enough how much accessories (hats, scarves, necklaces, blankets, props, etc.) really really add to the overall look and feel of your photoshoot. Accessories bring out your personality that much more. It also gives your hands something to play with so they aren't just dangling in the wind. Also, having your makeup and hair on point is just as important. She came very prepared which was awesome and that allowed me to easily achieve my vision for the photos.

Portrait photography has become such a passion of mine. It is just SO much fun! I love capturing people as attractively and authentically as possible. I was able to really let my creative juices flow during this shoot. There were several poses I knew I wanted to do with Jenn and she absolutely nailed them. You don't have to be a model to get great pictures. Trust your photographer and let them direct you. Jenn was flawless and was a rockstar in front of my camera. A true natural beauty!

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I hope you enjoy my favorites from Jenn's portrait session!



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