River Mini Sessions!

Capture the magic of summer with a breathtaking river photography session! Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic shoot, a family wanting to create cherished memories, or an individual seeking stunning portraits in nature, our summer river photo sessions are the perfect choice. Sessions will take place at the Eno River in Orange County. Here’s why you should book now:

  • Natural Beauty: The serene beauty of a river setting provides a stunning backdrop for your photos. Imagine the soft sunlight filtering through the trees, the gentle flow of water, and the lush greenery surrounding you. I capture the essence of the season, creating captivating images that will leave you in awe.
  • Unique Locations: I carefully select picturesque river locations that offer a variety of captivating scenery. From tranquil meandering rivers to small waterfalls and cascades, we have a range of options to suit your preferences. Each location provides a distinct ambiance, ensuring your photos are one-of-a-kind and tailored to your style.
  • Professional Photographers: I am skilled in capturing moments and emotions while understanding the importance of natural poses, lighting, and composition to create stunning, authentic images. This makes it so you can relax and enjoy the session, knowing that your photos will be of the highest quality.
  • Customized Experience: I work closely with you to understand your vision and preferences. Whether you have specific poses in mind or want guidance on styling and outfits, I will collaborate with you to ensure your vision is brought to life. I strive to make each session a personalized and enjoyable experience.
  • Cherished Memories: A summer river photography session is not just about capturing beautiful images; it’s about creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, documenting your growing family, or simply embracing the joy of summer, your photos will transport you back to those precious moments every time you look at them.
  • Easy Booking Process: We’ve made the booking process simple and convenient. Click the link below choose a date and time, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll help guide you through the entire process.


Don’t let this summer pass you by without capturing its beauty through a river photography session. Book now and let us create stunning images that will become cherished keepsakes for you and your loved ones. Contact us today to reserve your session and embark on a photography experience that will forever encapsulate the magic of summer by the river!

Calling all Brides

Calling all brides! I am seeking out a few lucky couples interested in an opportunity (deal) of a lifetime. Whether you are burnt out from planning a big wedding and want to throw in the towel, or a small intimate ceremony has always been your vision, I want to hear from you! I would love to accompany you on your journey of an elopement or destination wedding. I am looking for a couple that loves to have fun and plans to marry within the next three months in North Carolina and surrounding states. If this sounds like you and your fiancé, please contact me at hello@laraephoto.com. Tell me your love story and why you would like to be chosen for this opportunity. Also be sure to include your names, the date of your wedding and destination. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Wedding couple almost kissing at Marston Pavilion in Camp Lejuene, North Carolina.

Hot Cocoa Limited Edition Sessions

 Hot Cocoa Limited Edition Sessions are here and just in time for updated holiday portraits!!

Come enjoy some hot cocoa and fun with your family!

After your session you will be shown your images to be able to pick them and to pick the image(s) for your card if you choose Christmas cards.
Please expect roughly 60 minutes for your session and viewing to take place.

These sessions will take place at Mike’s Farm!!

ONLY 5 SLOTS LEFT!! Book your session with your family now before all the slots fill up!

Christmas Session



So excited that I finally got to do a session with the Baldi family! I think the stars finally aligned as we have been trying to do a session for a while, things just never aligned (pun intended, lol). It was a beautiful day for some family photography in downtown Jacksonville at Wilson Bay Park!!JACKSONVILLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY


I loved everything about the session with this gorgeous family! Little Madelynn was giving us some of the best looks, and her hair. I love it! Look how long it is! Most babies still only have fuzz at this age!


Thank you Melissa and Adam for letting me be your Jacksonville Family Photographer! It was an absolute blast and honor and I can’t wait for our next session!!


Winners| Jacksonville Elopement Photography


Congratulations to the following three couples on winning the elopement photography giveaway contest!! I will be calling and e-mailing you all tomorrow! I am looking forward to working with all of you on your big day!

Jamie Wyatt & Timothy Carter II


Britney Baker & Ryan Lambert

10320920_10204036370579818_8734098801625719385_oand Elizabeth Stacey & Darryl Bonheur