Engagement Session | North Carolina Museum of Art.

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Gabby + Zach

North Carolina Museum of Art


Gabby + Zach's engagement session was pretty much just the perfect afternoon. They had the best ideas for where they wanted to take photographs + as a bonus, they were all places that were new to me. So I got to get the grand tour of Raleigh, while also hanging out with them & photographing their cutie pie faces.

To begin I met them (& their pup!) at Trophy Brewing on Maywood for a couple of pints. (*Sidenote: They oh so appropriately ordered Trophy Wife + Trophy Husband for their first round.) Then we made quick stops at the Raleigh Farmer's Market & their new home, before heading over to the North Carolina Museum of Art to catch the last few moments of sunset. 

It. was. great. 

(Now I just have to contain my excitement to photograph their wedding this coming fall at The Parlour at Manns Chapel, but I know that that'll be magic, too.) x

Holiday Mini Sessions at Duke Park.

Holiday Mini Sessions

Duke Park, Durham // Saturday, November 12th


I can't believe the holidays are just around the corner, but here I am drinking coffee in a giant sweater + sending out emails with my availability for the rest of the year. (Whaa? Where did the time go?) And so, it is indeed the season + I do have a few spaces left next Saturday if you are still hoping to capture the perfect photograph for this year's holiday card or gifts. 

Each Holiday Mini Session includes :: 

  • A 25 minute photoshoot at Duke Park in downtown Durham.
  • 15+ high-resolution, professionally edited digital images & their full printing rights.
  • One 8" x 10" archival quality print.
  • A personalized online gallery of your photographs for easy sharing with friends + family.

A lightly styled outdoor set + seasonal refreshments will also be provided by yours truly. As always, pets are very welcome! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at tammy@lamourfoto.com or if you'd like to purchase one of the remaining sessions, please do so here!

An Intimate Wedding at Piedmont Restaurant.

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Piedmont Restaurant

401 Foster St. // Downtown Durham


When Max + Rosalinda contacted me to photograph their intimate wedding celebration at the beloved Piedmont Restaurant in Downtown Durham - well, let's just say I was very excited.

With its giant front windows + open balcony, Piedmont is an ideal space to work in as a photographer. It's central location in Downtown Durham was also perfect for whisking away the newlyweds to a secret sunset portrait session in Durham Central Park while their guests settled in around long, candle-lit tables to enjoy a menu created for the occasion by chef Greg Gettles.

The entire evening felt like one warm, dreamy dinner party and I truly never wanted it to end. Max + Rosalinda's beautiful wedding reminded me that all you ever need to celebrate is good food, good wine, & good people - and all of those were oh so very present. 

The Everyday | Impromptu Session in Duck, North Carolina.

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The Green Door Family

Duck // North Carolina


I recently spent a long weekend in Duck, North Carolina to photograph a wedding on the beachthe Airbnb that I rented for my stay turned out to be awesome. But even better than the place itself was the family that it belongs to. They had such amazing energy together that I couldn't help but pull out my camera to take a few photographs of them in front yard before hopping in my car + driving back home to Durham. 

Hello Tenfold | Durham-based Wedding Invitation Studio.

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Hello Tenfold

a stationary design Studio // Durham, NC


I recently had the honor of photographing my incredibly talented & dear friend Ellie Snow when her work was featured on the Etsy Blog. Ellie is not only one of the kindest + smartest women that I have met since my move to Durham, but also an incredibly talented wedding invitation designer with a studio that is located right here in downtown Durham. If you are looking to keep your wedding local, I highly encourage you to check out her stunning wedding invitation suites (or at the very least to read a few of her recent articles like 10 Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid or 5 Reasons to Hire a Small Studio for Your Wedding Invitations.) I truly cannot sing her praises enough. She's the sweetiest. x

Ellie has of way of creating a moment with wedding invitations. She helped us see what it would feel like for our guests to open our invitations and experience the first glimpse of our wedding. Working with Ellie was a joy and a pleasure and she really made us feel like she was just as excited about creating these amazing pieces of art for us as we were to have her create them.
— English & Will

Beach Wedding in Duck, NC | Sanderling Resort.

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Mallory + Leland

Sanderling Resort // Duck, North Carolina


Mallory and Leland's late May elopement on the Outer Banks couldn't have been more beautiful. Their entire intimate celebration took place at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC, which provided the perfect backdrop for their destination wedding on the coast. 

While their wedding day started out a bit cloudy (which is admittedly a photographer's dream), the sun came out just in time for their beachside ceremony officiated by Reverend Jay Bowman. (By the by, I absolutely recommend him if you are looking for an officiant for your Outer Banks wedding - he really is just as amazing as his raving reviews claim.) 

Their reception followed in Keeper's Loft with a delicious meal shared around a long table and dance party that felt just right. Their flowers [Sugar Snap Events] and cake [Great Cakes!] were both absolutely stunning, as well.

I am so grateful and honored to have been there to document the entire celebration & wish these two all the best in their marriage. It certainly began on a special day filled to the brim with love & beauty. x