RALEIGH & DURHAM FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG

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It's time to find all of those fun fall, pumpkin loving, places to visit around Raleigh, Durham and all of the Triangle area. Since moving to North Carolina a little over two years ago, I have found there are so many fun fall activities to entertain a family, and especially children.



TAKE A PEEK HERE AT MY FAVORITE FAMILY FRIENDLY PUMPKIN PATCHES IN THE RALEIGH and DURHAM, NC NEIGHBORHOODS....AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, CHECK OUT MY FAVORITE MINI SESSION SET UP OF THE SEASON RIGHT HERE!



As a Durham, North Carolina family photographer I have an obsession with capturing all things cute and photo worthy over the years. And as you have probably guessed by now, pumpkins definitely fall into that category. I have dozens of fun photos of family activities of my kids at various pumpkin patches over the years, and these are just some things that cannot be avoided in my house. So, after a good deal of searching, and some visits to a few local places over the years, I have two past favorites, and two new ones that I plan to test out this year.....


A favorite spot that my family has been to, and happens to be right nearby to our house, is Holder Hill Farm in Durham, NC. At our last visit this amazing pumpkin farm had a great hay ride, pumpkins that you can pick right from the vines in the fields (lots of varieties too), a little animal petting area, slides and stacks of hay bales for the kids to climb, and a corn crib. I highly recommend this stop for fall fun!


The next stop on our repeat circuit each year is the The Pumpkin Patch at Leesville Rd. This one is even a favorite for my kids. It's a simple one...right to the point. You go, you pick your pumpkins, you buy them and leave. And of course, mom gets some photos. Let's be honest here, I'm really just in this for the perfect photo op at the pumpkin patch. I know some of you other moms are feeling me on this too.... The great thing about the Leesville Rd Pumpkin Patch is, there are so many beautiful pumpkins to chose from, and they are all laid our for you to see, right together. They have wagons easily accessible, and everyone is friendly and willing to lend a hand if you need help with your selection. You definitely will leave with a happy kiddo and a trunk full of pretty pumpkins to decorate your doorstep.


As for new spots that I have come across, I stumbled across Phillips Farms of Cary. This looks to be everything I love about Pumpkins in the fall. I can hardly wait to tell you all about what I find here! The other spot that looks great for fall fun and pumpkins too is Perkins Orchard. These will both be new to me, and I'm excited to check them out this fall!


With fall being the best time of the year (ok yes I know that is an opinion....but I'm totally right), it's only natural to want to do all things fall for my specialty sessions right now. This time, I had to incorporate pumpkins when I came across this absolutely most perfect PUMPKIN colored vintage sofa! I hope that you all love it, and I can hardly wait to see. you and your family making memories with me at my very own little "pumpkin patch" gone vintage this fall.



Photo blocks available exclusively during your ordering session with Kelly Ann 3 Photography, custom designed by Kelly, products ordered from the finest family owned handcrafted designers out of the Netherlands, The Original Photoblocks


I hope that in your search for fun activities to do in the fall in Durham, NC you might take a chance on capturing some of those memories. Remember to slow down, and press that pause button. For me anyhow, there is nothing better than looking back each year at those photos of my kids growing up right in from of my eyes. I treasure each and every little pumpkin adventure that they have let me drag them on. (I kid....they really have loved the adventures, even if they know its for the photo op).





This fall I have set up my very favorite pumpkin patch mini session, with this stunning vintage sofa, just for you! This specialty session hollers fall, changed leaves (I've got it scheduled for peek color change weekend), crisp autumn air, and beautiful glowing light. I can hardly wait to see you all there!


Here is how you can book a Pumpkin Sofa Session in Durham, NC with Kelly Ann 3 Photography


Are you ready to grab a spot now? All you have to do is follow this link and grab the time slot that you want. These sessions are scheduled for early morning lighting to get that perfect fall morning light. The times are short and the sessions are quick and simple. You'll have the most stunning photos, and no hassle! I can't wait to see you!

Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle Area for you Family Memories to Come....

Don't miss out on this chance to book your very own session with Kelly Ann 3 Photography. I can hardly wait to make memories with your family. To capture the little details, to remember the small things, and to freeze them in time, for you to keep. There are few things you'll have forever.....photos are just that.

You can book your session here.... I'll be in touch

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Updated: Sep 15

Fine Art Portraits in The Natural Beauty of The North Carolina Wildflower Fields


Fine Art Portrait Family Photography ~ Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle Area


As a North Carolina fine art family photographer I have absolutely fallen in love with all of the stunning locations this state has to offer for family photos in and around the Raleigh, Durham, and ALL of the Triangle area. This wildflower field was absolutely no exception. I truly find it difficult to choose a favorite location since moving here to Durham, but this one definitely competes for a top spot.


This is a field that another local photographer and friend brought my own family to for our photos, and gracefully agreed for me to bring my clients out here as well. Thank goodness for this community of professional photographers who extend this welcome to a newcomer to the area like me. Working with others who welcome you into the community is such a joy in your transition in a big move like we had just a short time ago, I can't quite tell you how much it means to me.


Now back to the family and our session. This beautiful family traveled to me from 4 hours away in western North Carolina for their photo session. They played, they laughed, they loved on each other and they were amazing! The way that families make their memories with me capturing them is not lost on me for a second. I get the honor over and over again to be a part of something that they get to keep and treasure for years, and generations to come



Wall collage available exclusively during your ordering session with Kelly Ann 3 Photography, custom designed by Kelly, products ordered from the finest family owned handcrafted designers out of the Netherlands, The Original Photoblocks


My hope is that this lovely family might come back to visit me year after year, and I can see these beautiful girls grow up in front of my lens. And if I'm lucky, maybe I can get out to photograph them out closer to the North Carolina Mountains near their home. Now enjoy a few photos from their session....that's why you're here right?





Don't you all agree, we are so blessed here in North Carolina to have such stunning places to visit? I swear I could travel three hours one direction and touch the coast, head the other way and visit the mountains. In between take photos in flower fields, apple orchards, miles upon miles of green pines. Its amazing! Not only do I have amazing clients all over the state who come to see me, and I go to see them, but its such a pretty place for all of my out of state clients to visit as well!


Future Fine Art Photography Sessions Coming Up with Kelly Ann 3 Photography


This fall I have amazing sessions planned for stunning family photos. I have the most lovely little farm that I partner with several times a year Shady Wagon Farms, for two mini sessions. I also plan to host a mini session right nearby to my own neighborhood in Durham. Then don't forget about the Christmas Tree Farm down at Doby Christas Tree Farm. Working together with local farms and families is one of the best parts of this job!

Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle Area for you Family Memories to Come....

Don't miss out on this chance to book your very own session with Kelly Ann 3 Photography. I can hardly wait to make memories with your family. To capture the little details, to remember the small things, and to freeze them in time, for you to keep. There are few things you'll have forever.....photos are just that.

You can book your session here.... I'll be in touch

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