Family Portraits at Duke Gardens {Raleigh Durham Family Photographer}

I recently met the “P” Family at Duke Gardens for a family portrait session. Duke Gardens is such a fantastic location for portraits – there are so many beautiful locations throughout the garden that make perfect backdrops with a wide variety of different looks.

“R” and “S” were perfect subjects – they did everything I asked without complaining – even when I lied several times about “just one more shot.” The problem with the variety of “looks” at Duke Gardens is that every time you round a curve in the path, you come across a yet another location that’s perfect for one more pose. So even after we’d finished the session and were walking back to the parking lot, we’d round a corner or walk up a hill, and the light would be idyllic and, yeah… I lied several times when telling them, “This is the last pose – I promise!”

But just look at the way their beautiful eyes reflect the light. It would take a lot more self control than I possess on a good day to stop photographing these two gorgeous kids while the light was still good.

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I love the airy feel of these. Beautiful, clean portraits. Nice work and great subjects!

ANDREA - OLYMPA WA PHOTOGRAPHER - July 13, 2010 - 5:42 pm

Beautiful captures, Shallyse. Love your lighting!

Love the light!! Beautiful portraits of beautiful kiddos!

Revenda Bierley - July 5, 2010 - 10:57 am

What adorable children! I love the one in black and white of the two of them.

Petra King - July 4, 2010 - 7:22 pm

I am sure mom and dad are thrilled with these. Those smiles and eyes light up any room!

Oh, wow! Their eyes are so reflective and GORGEOUS!!!!!

Alison Stumpf Photography - June 27, 2010 - 3:59 pm

I love those catchlights. Beautiful children | Beautiful Children!

Shelley Edwards - June 27, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Very nice work Shallyse! I really liked some of the unique conversions on the portraits – WOW – I bet your clients loved them all. Always impressed at how well you see colors.

The Curvy Life - June 26, 2010 - 10:50 am

Simply beautiful Shallyse! Love the light in their eyes for sure!


Michelle Kroll - June 25, 2010 - 11:43 pm

Look at those eyes!! Amazing work Shallyse!I also really love the technique on the one of them walking from behind.

Jana Hill - June 25, 2010 - 7:04 pm

Gorgeous kids, beautiful light and amazing photography!

Jana Hill - June 25, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Gorgeous light, beautiful kids and amazing photography!

Justine - North Dakota Photographer - June 24, 2010 - 12:31 pm

The light in their eyes is just amazing. You really captured their beauty!

Tammy Krummel - June 24, 2010 - 12:30 pm

These are wonderful! Their eyes are incredible!!!

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