North Carolina Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in North Carolina

Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, Charlotte, Raleigh, High Point, Greenville, Asheville, Chapel Hill

Seeking out a top North Carolina lifestyle photographer to capture your family in creative portraits? Looking for quality pictures that beautifully represent your family? When you hire one of our experienced lifestyle photographers to do a portrait session for your family or with your significant other, or a solo session for a teen or expecting mother, you will receive pictures that capture you and your loved ones in the environments you are most comfortable in, so your photographs are truly you.

With a diversity of landscapes ranging from mountainous regions to strikingly sandy beaches, North Carolina is a fabulous family vacation photo location in addition to being a charming destination. The state is divided into three main regions: the coastal plain, the Piedmont region and the Appalachian Mountains and foothills. Because of its varied range of elevation, from sea shore to the mountains, this state has one of the biggest varieties of climate of the southeastern states, making for ideal vacation area for family photography options. The Piedmont region, located in the central portion of North Carolina contains the state's most urbanized and densely-populated cities; Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville, which are all fantastic family portrait locations. With a rolling countryside, small rivers, streams and waterfalls, families will find tremendous locations for beautiful lifestyle photography. The western portion of North Carolina is lined with mountains that make up the Appalachian region, including the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Balsams and the Black Mountains, which can stand tall as a majestic backdrop for your family photography. The coastal plains, which make up the eastern 45% of the state, start off with sandy islands called the Outer Banks, which form the Albemarle and the Pamlico Sound. These areas are relatively flat and reveal the massive Atlantic Ocean and make for ideal locations for your family photographer to shoot brilliant photos.

The Lifestyle Photographers Association of North Carolina:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving North Carolina

6 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

lifestyle photography in Outer Banks NC by Neil Thurston

I'm Neil, a photographer with a love for natural moments, open spaces and beautiful sunlight. A product of the 80s and 90s raised on New England snowstorms, bike rides, camping trips, and pool parties. My photographs are light and airy, rich with emotion and unexpected details. Inspired by vintage cameras, the minimalism of Hiroshi Sugimoto, the color blue, the 1960s, indie bands from Brooklyn, warm oceans, palm trees and the fashion photography of Rodney Smith, I create images that are calm, clean, joyful and real. Forever an explorer, while wandering the world I crossed paths with Lisa, a fellow adventurer and creative. The love of my life, we've been together ever since. Our photography styles are different but complementary. While I'm dreaming up images inspired by the sky and sea, Lisa is often focused on smaller details, how tightly you're holding hands, the embroidery of your wedding dress, or your shadows as you cross the dunes. Together we live in Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It's a small town, with lots of visitors. We live and work in a small, but tall, house. Just close enough to the beach to run out for an afternoon surf or a walk in the dunes when needed. Natural moments and beautiful locations are the heart of our photography. Our wedding days are fun and relaxed. Filled with the casual laughter of friends, joyful moments while surrounded by the coastal beauty of the Outer Banks, and maybe even some time alone with just the bride and groom as the sun sets and the daylight disappears. We would love to be your photographers and we hope you'll connect with us if you have plans to visit the Outer Banks we would love to meet you for coffee at our place.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Rachel Fann is a Raleigh lifestyle photograher.

My name is Rachel and I want to tell your family's story. I am a lifestyle and documentary family photographer and I am dedicated to capturing your life as it is today - the fun, the love, the messes, and all of the little moments that make your family unique. Your life is beautiful. Seasons of Life Photography is Central NC's premier family photojournalist. I capture the beautiful moments that get lost in everyday life and preserve them for years to come. Located in Chapel Hill, NC and serving Orange, Chatham, Adamance, Durham, Wake, Randolph and the surrounding counties in Central NC.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Outer Banks, NC Family Portrait Photography by Brooke Mayo

In addition to a fine arts degree in photography, I have trained with world-renowned portrait and dance photographers from Australia to New York City. I have recently been featured in international publications such as Grace Ormonde, Bride Magazine and the Knot and have received numerous awards from The Wedding Photojournalist Association. In 2010 I wrote a book, "Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater" and in 2014 "Shake, Rattle and Shoot: The Business of Baby Photography." In 2018 we released a book, "Pigwrecked," photographed by Brooke Mayo and Illustrated by Candace Owens.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Virginia Lifestyle Photography by Charlotte Geary

I love vibrant color, happy energy, genuine expressions, and a great story. Over the last 17 years, I have photographed some truly fun and fascinating families. I'd love to be able to tell your story, too. I am based in Northern Virginia, but I've photographed families all over the country. Years of experience have taught me how to help people feel comfortable and confident in front of a camera. I particularly love working with children and documenting the quiet comfort and loud drama of family life. I have been interviewed and published by Popular Photography as an expert in family candids. My many other publications include Newsweek, Photo District News, and Brides. I have a masters degree in Instructional Technology, with an emphasis in Photography Education, and I teach novice photographers this wonderful craft. My own family includes my husband, two kids, a dog, and lots of silliness. When I'm not working, I'm usually hiking, paddleboarding, or singing karaoke with insufficient talent. If you'd like to learn more about me and my services, I'd love to learn about you and your family.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
New York City family photojournalist Kelly Williams loves to shoot in Queens with her documentary style.

I love what I do. I love telling the story of someone’s love, life, and happiness in one frame. While I started out wanting to be a screenwriter and spent many years toiling away in the financial world, the instantaneous thrill of capturing a memory by simply pressing the shutter button hooked me in 2004 and I have been a visual storyteller ever since with work featured in such publications as Martha Stewart Living and New York Magazine. I’ve lived all over the world and I am from Florida originally, but I’m proud to call New York City home. The vitality of NYC is something I pack into each and every photograph. I’m constantly roaming the streets and subway for new inspiration. So if you see me on the street with camera in hand, stop and say hi. I’d love to show you the city through my lens.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Georgia Family Photographer Benjamin Lipford - Family Portrait Sessions in Atlanta

Ben sent one OKCupid message in early 2016 about cupcakes, and that was all it took to sweep Rebecca off her feet. Oh, and a beard. A few dates, a proposal, and a wedding later, you're all caught up. We're music lovers, gamers, movie buffs and all around nerds—proud nerds. And while we enjoy these fun activities, our real passion is to love others. Just like you, we love our life despite its struggles and imperfections. We resist the social media image of the perfect life. That's why we celebrate real moments of real lives. Everyone has clutter, wrinkles, embarrassments—but no one is quite as good at being you as you. That's what we hope you see in our photos.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA