Author archives: Elizabeth Tate

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session
I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I was doing Beth and Shawn's maternity photos... how is it that their little one, Charlotte, is already one year old!? Beth was an old coworker from when I worked at Biogen, and we've kept up with each other through social media over the recent years. She and Shawn are truly just the sweetest couple, and watching them on thi[...]

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Jean, Kevin, Lucy (and baby Charlotte, in Jean's belly!) at Fletcher Park one hot afternoon in August... Real quick about this family: we love them a lot. We've done literally every session you can think of for them: Jean and Kevin’s engagement session Their wedding Lucy’s 6 month, 9 month, 1 year milestone, and 2 year milestone They are NRP family, at this[...]

Piper Thorp Film Newborn Session

Piper Thorp Film Newborn Session
This family! From the moment I walked in the door at the Thorp home, I felt welcomed, at ease, relaxed. Lindsay and Brian were quick to make me feel that way with their warm conversation and their laid back natures. I took one little look at their sweet girl Piper, and I thought... this is going to be a great session! I enjoyed every minute of it... from holding and[...]

Why Portico Pictures Studio is a good option for Christmas Cards

Why Portico Pictures Studio is a good option for Christmas Cards
If you hadn't noticed, here's a fun fact about my preferred photographic style: I'm drawn more towards simplicity in environment, towards sweet details and moments, towards my subject as a whole. I can truly appreciate bare, simple spaces - why? because there are zero distractions when it comes to highlighting what's really important: people. Family. Moments. That's [...]

Lyndon Ray Film Newborn Session

Lyndon Ray Film Newborn Session
If you told me 10 years ago that I'd still be doing photography alongside Nancy in our post-college years, and that I'd be regularly documenting these fleeting days in the life of her growing family, I don't think you could have made me a happier camper. I cannot adequately put into words what a gift it has been to do sessions for this family. Let's talk about Lyndon[...]

Chandler Hughes Film Newborn Session

Chandler Hughes Film Newborn Session
I've got some familiar faces for you today! Nancy and I have known Stephanie since middle school (whoa); and we've now had the privilege of photographing her family as it's grown over the years - and what a treasure they are! First, Nancy did Stephanie and Jarrod's wedding. After that, I did their little dude Waylon's newborn session. Then, I did a mini-session [...]

Fall 2017 Mini Sessions!Sign up for October 14th & 28th

Fall 2017 Mini Sessions!
Wow, weren't we just announcing Spring Mini-sessions?! Time is flying! It's time for Fall Mini-sessions, y'all, and we are beyond excited about it! Unlike previous years, we have both mini-session dates in October this year! Definitely take advantage of getting that perfect Christmas card picture now, because opportunity is going to drop off once I get too big to wad[...]

Tash Sall Film Newborn Session

Tash Sall Film Newborn Session
NRP loves the Sall family! It all started when Nancy and Will photographed English and Will's wedding several years ago (Robert and I were there manning the photo box, too!) Since then, we've had the privilege of walking alongside the Sall's in life and in photography, seeing their family grow, doing family and newborn sessions, and keeping in touch along the way in [...]

Howe Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Howe Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Ali and Austin for the first time at the very beginning of this year, at the Young Life Banquet. I knew they were friends of Callie's through Young Life, and I also knew that Ali was expecting a baby a couple months later in 2017. She had already scheduled me for a session for Summer 2017 at that point, and after meeting her I was so excited to work with her! F[...]

Jamie and Wes Apex, NC Film Session

Jamie and Wes Apex, NC Film Session
Jamie and Wes's little day-in-the-life-type session was probably one of my favorites of all time! They've lived in their tiny cottage in downtown Apex since they were married, and wanted to commemorate their time in that home before moving on to a new home this summer. It didn't take me long to realize that that sweet little house is just jam-packed with so many swee[...]