Photography by Stephanie Kay Blog

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the web! Photography by Stephanie Kay specializes in child and family portraits, high school seniors, engagement and maternity portraits in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knolls Shores and Emerald Isle, North Carolina. I shoot on location all over the Triangle and the Crystal Coast. I focus on natural outdoor photography sessions.

This photoshoot for this adorable Panther Creek High School Senior was shot late in the Fall season. This volleyball player loves the cooler weather… and even though the weather was cool, it was beautiful in the forest. We shot in 2 locations that were pretty close together but provided her with different backgrounds. The late-autumn light was magical. A great shoot!

Photography By Stephanie Kay

Good Hope Farm

Senior pictures are made even more special when shot in a location that is new and different.

Cary Forest

Secret location that only I know about

Cary Forest

Pretty foliage was still clinging to the trees for this December photoshoot.

Cary Forest

Secret location where the trees just don’t give up their leaves… even for this December shoot.

Cary Forest

This Panther Creek High School Senior had a smile that lights up the room.

Cary Forest

A little photoshop magic and the sun is bursting through the forest.

Cary Forest

The architectural structure in the forest in Cary grounds the photograph and leads you eye into the portrait.

Cary Forest covered bridge

This photo really captures this High School Senior’s personality perfectly.

This beautiful couple are high school sweethearts and they are getting married in the Fall of 2018. They booked this engagement session with me after seeing a family portrait session that I did at this same location. It was a warm Fall afternoon and we got lots of beautiful shots. The stand-out one for me is where it says “HOME” above their heads. I did a little photoshop magic on that one, but it was mainly to remove the other words that appear on the vintage wall they were standing in front of.

Photography By Stephanie Kay

This couple lives in the Cary area but they are getting married in her hometown a few hours away. They wanted nice engagement photos for their Save The Date card. They were great to work with and they chose the gorgeous Indian Creek Greenway for their location. Love is in the air!

 

Cary Engagement Photographer

Engagement Photoshoot Cary NC

Engagement Photographer Cary NC

Engagement Photoshoot Cary NC

Cary NC Engagement Photographer

Cary NC Engagement Photoshoot

Cary NC Engagement Photoshoot

This was a fun and different photoshoot at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, NC.

Can I bring my dog? Yes.

Can I bring both of my dogs? Yes.

Can I bring my au pair from England? Yes.

I’m up for anything. The more the merrier.

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Photography By Stephanie Kay

 

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Raleigh NC Family Photographer

An apple for the teacher.

Some glasses and some really advanced text books.

A little blue, a little red, a brand new school. An awesome playground.

Book a back-to-school shoot for your child and preserve these precious memories.

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Photography By Stephanie Kay

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

Child Photographer Cary NC

This crew! They are like family to me!

They have a condo across the hall from us and we all just HANG OUT till the wee hours of the morning. So I was more than happy to do this photoshoot with them.

 

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Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

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August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

This adorable couple had their first baby just 9 months before this photoshoot. They had both sets of parents to the beach for a week to spend time with the first grandchild on both sides.

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Family Photoshoot in Atlantic Beach NC

Atlantic Beach NC Family Photoshoot

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Child Photography Atlantic Beach NC

Baby photography Atlantic Beach NC

Baby photography Atlantic Beach NC

Mermaids exist in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina!

These three mermaids had a blast during their mermaid photoshoot. These photos are treasures for the girls and their families and an experience they will never forget! If you want to add a mermaid tail to your shoot, make sure you talk about it to me before so I can bring the right tails and that we allow plenty of time to get your daughter changed. It takes a while to get into the tails and it is really hard to move around in them. But it is worth the effort as these works of art will be gorgeous on your living room wall.

Photography By Stephanie Kay

Mermaids telling “tails” in Atlantic Beach NC

Mermaids telling secrets in Atlantic Beach, NC

A giant wave knocked down these three mermaids in Atlantic Beach, NC but they loved it.

If you’re looking for mermaids, look in Atlantic Beach, NC

If you are looking for mermaids, they live in Atlantic Beach, NC

If you are looking for mermaids, look in Atlantic Beach, NC

 

Content mermaid in the ocean at Atlantic Beach NC

Red-head mermaid by the sea Atlantic Beach NC

Red-head mermaid content to be in her element in Atlantic Beach NC

Beautiful red-head mermaid in Atlantic Beach NC

Mermaid in her element in Atlantic Beach NC

The dad of this family is a North Carolina native who grew up going to Atlantic Beach. He moved out to the midwest and met his wife and her 2 boys but made sure to bring them back to the Crystal Coast. We did this photoshoot on the day the bought a 2 week timeshare at A Place At The Beach.

Lori looks gorgeous, doesn’t she??? She had her hair and makeup professionally done. It makes a big difference, especially for beach photos where makeup can melt off easily. A professional application goes a long way in heat and humidity. Contact me for referrals.

Photography By Stephanie Kay

 

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot in Atlantic Beach NC

Family photoshoot Atlantic Beach NC

Every other year, Grandma and Grandpa rent the same beach house in Emerald Isle to get their kids and grandkids under one roof for a week. For the past two years, they have hired me as their photographer.

The photos are priceless.

I even broke out the mermaid tails for the girls for this one.

 

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Beach house in Emerald Isle NC

Beach house in Emerald Isle NC

Emerald Isle Family Photoshoot

Emerald Isle Photoshoot

Emerald Isle family photoshoot

Emerald Isle photoshoot

Emerald Isle Photoshoot

Emerald Isle photoshoot

Emerald Isle Photoshoot

Emerald Isle Photoshoot

Mermaid Photoshoot Emerald Isle NC

Emerald Isle photoshoot

Emerald Isle photoshoot

Emerald Isle Photoshoot