Duke Park | First Birthday Portraits.


Charles Turns One

Duke Park // Durham, North Carolina

I met Charles + his parents at Duke Park playground on a quiet Sunday morning for his first birthday portraits. They brought along a few of his current favorite things (*one of them being a very awesome bubble machine) + we strolled around singing, playing, and making a whole lot of funny faces. The entire session felt beautifully relaxed + all about documenting this little snippet of time. In short, it was lovely.

Mother's Day Mini Sessions in Chapel Hill.

Mother's Day Mini Sessions

Coker Arboretum // Chapel Hill, NC

Our mama's day sessions last year were pure magic. So: yes. They are absolutely happening again. Afterall, motherhood is a journey + your children aren't the only ones growing - these sessions are a really special way to celebrate and capture this part of your story.

This year, each Mother's Day Mini Session includes :: 

  • A 20-minute photoshoot at Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill on Saturday, May 13th.
  • 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.
  • One make-your-own flower bouquet to bring home + enjoy.

A lightly styled outdoor set will be provided by yours truly. Flower crowns are also available for purchase in advance [$25], just let me know if you would like one for your session + I'll have it ready and waiting for you. 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!

West Point on the Eno | Engagement Session.


Katie + Doman

West Point on the Eno // Durham, NC

Katie + Doman's engagement session made me extra, extra excited about photographing their wedding next Fall at Chatham Mills. Not only did I get to meet their cats + talk to them for too long about ramen, but I also got watch them make each other laugh for about two hours straight. Seriously. These two really know how to crack each other up + it is the best.

A Charlotte Country Club Wedding.


Wedding Day

Stepping into the Dress

If you read my recent interview with Wedding Lovely, then you know that I absolutely love photographing brides + grooms as they get ready on their wedding day. The quiet, the excitement, and the anticipation that can be captured during the moments before the ceremony are so precious & I love being able to preserve every last drop of them. My hope is always to capture a visual story of the day, that will spark memories + feelings for all the years to come.

(Photographs taken by L'amour Foto for the wonderful Caroline Lima Photography.)

L'amour Foto | Interview on Wedding Lovely.

Blog Feature

Meet a wedding photographer in Durham, NC

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the Wedding Lovely blog + they really hit the nail on the head with their questions. If you're at all curious about how I started photographing weddings, my favorite part of the wedding day to capture, or my dream location to shoot a wedding, you can find out that + more here. x

Engagement Session | North Carolina Museum of Art.


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