I believe photos should be printed as tangible memories to be cherished over the years.

I have always had a camera, and keeping photographs and mementos has always been an important practice for me - from high school to college to being a mom to three wonderful children.  Our walls are lovingly filled with large portraits, and I have boxes upon boxes of prints and scrapbooks galore stashed away.

I have been a photographer and documenter for most of my life. I LOVE pictures and I treasure them.

I have a boutique studio in Chapel Hill and I also photograph at outdoor locations all over Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Apex. I have been married to my college sweetheart for 27 years and we have three great kids. I feel blessed beyond measure.

Today, I specialize in capturing motherhood, high school seniors, and anniversary sessions and vow renewals.

When I started my business more than 16 years ago I began by photographing only maternity sessions on black and white film. Most of my early work was black and white, and I still love it today - though I now embrace color portraits just as much.

About Cari

You deserve to have a stress-free portrait session.  I pride myself in creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere so we can create the most beautiful images you have ever seen of yourself!  No need to worry about knowing how to pose or being photogenic - that's my job, and I promise you're in good hands.  If I've done my job right, you'll be telling me how easy the session was when we're done!

I believe in printed photographs, and I hope that when our session is complete, you'll want yours printed too.  You deserve to have beautiful, tangible photographs to cherish for many years to come - whether through heirloom albums, desk prints, or large wall portraits adorning your home.  I'm happy to guide you through the selection process.

Whether you are looking to document your first pregnancy, your sweet newborn baby, your final year of high school or your amazing love story, I will work with you to create a session that best evokes your vision for your session.

What I want for you

My puppy love! My little Jack Russell is glued to my side!



There is just something magical about this city.



A glass of red and a charcuterie board is the perfect meal.



The elixir of life.



Keaton, Reece and Sasha, all wonderful in their own ways.

Our Three Kids


Our love story began at 18 in the dining hall at college. 27 years of marriage and three kids later and we are still going strong!

My Hubby


A Few of My Favorite Things

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Italy (coming in 2021)



Giraffe Manor in Kenya

Kentucky Derby

Hot air balloon over Napa Valley




The Four Seasons Bora Bora

Learn (Re-learn) French

See the Northern Lights

Crush grapes during harvest in Bordeaux

Bucket List

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