March 31, 2011 [Thursday]

“Whoever loves much, does much.”
— Thomas a Kempis

I had the pleasure of photographing two fun friends to document their Engagement!

Meet Allison and Ryan!

We had the BEST time running around downtown Raleigh and laughed the entire time. This couple was up for everything and anything-a photographers dream couple!

Allison and Ryan thank you so much for all the love and fun you shared with ABP!

I hope your wedding day and every day after will be filled with love, laughter, and sweet memories.



March 25, 2011 [Friday]

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
―Albert Einstein

This quote reminds me of one of my favorite  families, the Bogans! Every year I look forward to our family session. I first photographed the Bogans back when they were just a family of  three.

This is one of my most favorite ABP images ever. Avery was about 14 months here at the time and I got the honor to capture her first taste of a pickle.

The next session I got to meet Avery’s newest love, baby brother Cole.

The next year the Bogans brought their normal engery and excitement as I nervously photographed the family of four climbing this tree!

I mean could they get any cuter!

Yes they do get cuter each time I see them! I just don’t know how! Here are some images from our 2011 session! Do you notice a new cutie in the bunch?

I loved getting to meet the sweetest new Bogan, Davis!!

Courtney looking amazing cuddling with her newest Bogan boy.

And here is our annual climb as high as you can photo now as a family of five!

Until next year my sweet and wonderfully lovable Bogan Family!

March 16, 2011 [Wednesday]

“Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. ”
― Peace Pilgrim

When I think of this family you can’t help but smile. They are just the sweetest! We are documenting Mr. Benjamin’s first year. You may remember seeing on the blog some images from his newborn session.

And then our three month session!


Before any of us could believe it we were smiling and laughing at our six month session!

At ABP we call Benjamin’s big sister sweet as sugar Sydney Rose…I mean so cute-always!

A few smiles captured from our nine month fun…

I just love the chance to photograph and document memories like these…

Until next time my Magid Family! Love and Smiles to you all!

March 1, 2011 [Tuesday]

Oh how I love thee Andrew B…

Images from our Six Month Session!

I think Andrew would agree mom and dad are pretty cool too!

And then in a blink I was photographing his One Year milestone!

Andrew I know that I can speak for Lila and I, thank you for making our first year so much fun! We can’t wait to see what amazing things you do next!

We love you guys!

February 23, 2011 [Wednesday]

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

This is so true. Looking back to a session I did this summer for an old friend I can barely remember how hot it was, what we talked about, or even what time of the day we were shooting– but the one thing I do remember is how much love I felt around this family.

This is my friend Krystal with her sweet dad, Neil. Krystal contacted me about doing a family session with her dad and boyfriend. She said she wanted to document life as it was to them right then and there. See her father is battling cancer. When I asked what was most important to her for us to capture in our session she had these words for me…

“Dad’s cancer has taken over our lives. We never know from month to month where it is going to leave a new cell. I have found that not only the person with this horrible disease, but also the whole family has to fight Cancer with everything they have. We know it will eventually take my dad, so documenting our time together became more and more important. I wanted wonderful treasures of my family, at its best, as we are ALL fighting this disease.”

And so we laughed and we shot and we documented this speical time between them all.

Now this is our sweet Billy. Billy and Krystal are a tireless team devoted to helping Mr. Neil with his battle with cancer. They are an amazing couple who is actually getting married today! Billy and Krystal will have a wedding in April but wanted to have a ceremony today with Mr. Neil involved. Today is a special day for many of us who love and admire Krystal and Billy but this day is a special wish granted just for our Mr. Neil.

Krystal I know you are a beautiful bride today. Know that I am with you guys today in heart, mind, and spirit. Soak up all the love that is around you and your sweet family.

Thank you Krystal, Billy, and Mr. Neil for all the love you share with us all.  Our session will be one that I will treasure for always!

Congratulations on this special day!!!