Urban Family Portraits | Family Photographer in Durham, NC

When Keisha called me to schedule her family session and began to explain her family’s style, I knew we were going to click. One of the reasons they chose to live in Durham is because they love the urban vibe the city has to offer. They wanted their family portrait session to reflect that same vibe. I was thrilled, because I love love LOVE urban portrait sessions!

We almost had to reschedule the session because the clouds were super thick and threatening rain, but since Keisha had spent a couple of hours straightening her daughter’s hair, we decided to give it a try. I brought along my reflectors and my off camera flash, and we gave it a go. I’m so glad we did! These are some of my favorite family portraits of all time! I love everything about this session – the location, the clothing, the GORGEOUS family, and the obvious love they all feel for one another worked together to create genuine portrait magic.

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emily a kelton photography - September 24, 2010 - 1:58 am

WOW! Stunning images!! I LOVE THESE!! The ones of mom and dad by themselves really stand out, and the two siblings together, but the one of mom and daughter hugging…WOW!

Ellen {Kalamazoo MI photographer} - September 12, 2010 - 4:23 pm

Shallyse, these are wonderful family portraits- fresh, fun and full of love!

Debra Engelken, Northeast Kansas Photographer - September 10, 2010 - 8:15 pm

These are beautiful. What a fun family! Love the colors too.

Darlene Cates - Friendswood Texas Photographer - September 10, 2010 - 6:31 pm

So many wonderful shots – it is difficult to pick a favorite. I do love the family shot of the children in the foreground and that BW conversion of the mom and daughter is so gorgeous!

Alana - September 10, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Love the variety, love the colors! Great session.

Boston Child Photography - September 10, 2010 - 7:54 am

Wonderful job – especially love the family feet shot!

Debbie Z Dunne - September 9, 2010 - 10:19 pm

You have captured some wonderful images of the loving connections and playfulness of this family! I am certain that the images will be treasured in the years to come. Nice job!!!!

Sonja - September 9, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Wow, these are gorgeous. What a beautiful family.

Claire Hunter - September 9, 2010 - 4:54 pm

What a beautiful family. You captured them so well.

Amy Siniscalchi-Dallas Family Photographer - September 9, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Adorable, adorable, adorable. What fabulous family portraits! I love this session. Did I mention..adorable? What a great job!

Justine - North Dakota Photographer - September 9, 2010 - 7:24 am

I have always loved your style, Shallyse! So contemporary, fun and colorful. And a gorgeous family!

La @ The Curvy Life - September 8, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Really great urban family portrait session!! love the images!!


Gina Geigley | Hawaii Photographer - September 8, 2010 - 11:52 am

Beautiful family moments you captured! I especially love how you captured the daughter with her “lovey”…precious! Beautiful work! Glad the rain held off!

Paula Swift - Boston Photographer - September 8, 2010 - 11:48 am

What a fun session! I love the photojournalistic look to your photography.

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