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Award Winning Photographer Leah Marie

I feel beyond blessed to be doing this job of telling your story since 2007.  I strive to create those ‘wow’ magazine worthy images that you treasure for generations to come. What is just as important, are those candid and authentic priceless moments, that happen in the blink of an eye. I also understand how important the little details, that you have spent so much time (and money) deciding and dreaming about are. In the end, it’s these laughs, tears, touches, questionable dance moves and loving looks that really matter.  It’s those priceless moments that you really want to document from your wedding day and I’m here to make that happen. 

 I strive to capture every moment possible and tell your beautiful story well. It is truly my privilege to both witness and capture the love and joy between couples and families. 

 I look forward to being part of your story whether local or afar!

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 Leah Marie Photography + Stationery is a Raleigh based award winning Photographer and Designer. It’s been an honor to have work featured in Huff Post Weddings, Borrowed & Blue and the client favorite award given by Wedding Wire.

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Welcome to Mary’s Floral: a unique place to get your home decor and gift needs.  My name is Mary Munnings and I have been designing for over 35 years.  I enjoy working with natural materials, cotton stems (bolls) and finding creative uses for found objects.  My latest obsession is with cotton stems, nests and burlap.  I just love the ‘farmhouse’ look.  My designs incorporate many re-purposed items like glassware, frames and natural products.  I create out of my home studio and my work can be found at SnickerDoodles,  marysfloral.net,  Etsy.com/shop/Marysfloral,  Facebook.com/Marysfloral1,  and at many area craft shows throughout the year.

Look for my space at the up in coming new home décor store Our Moments in Time in Holly Springs; a great place that showcases local artists.


PY Designed offers personalized gifts and custom items designed YOUR way!Welcome to PY Designed, Clayton, NC, founded by two stay-at-home moms with a creative flair for special gifts, mementos, designs, logos, and event favors. We decided to turn our creative minds into a business that embodies personal touch. Our tagline, “We Design Your Way,” totally describes their offerings.  Using high-grade vinyl designs and creativity, we transform items into special memories. Whether it be personalized wine glasses for your wedding or party or a memorial tile to remember a loved one, these products will be proudly displayed as a reminder. PY Designed sources your items and personalizes them using your ideas and needs, our experience and creativity, and a quick timeline to meet your date.

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Hello and Welcome!

To begin with, thank you for visiting my site!

There are a lot of photographers in the Raleigh-Durham area, so it means a lot that you’ve taken an interest in my work. I strive to give my clients the best, and I’m so excited to get the opportunity to do the same for you.

A little background on me:

I’m originally from Arizona, but I’ve been on the east coast since 1997. I love North Carolina and am proud to call it home! From the mountains in the Western areas to our beautiful beaches on the coast, North Carolina has everything my heart desires!

I have a wonderful husband of 19 years and two fantastic children. I’m a strong believer in family, and making marriages work. That’s one of the many reasons I love shooting weddings. To be there the moment a family is started, it’s just priceless!

Not only am I a professional photographer, I am also a seasoned ICU RN. This extensive education, knowledge and background make me very comfortable during birth sessions and newborn sessions. I am also completely up to date on all vaccinations, including a yearly flu shot. Your family’s health, especially your newest members of your family, is my top priority!

I am an avid mud runner. Yes, I climb, crawl, roll, and jump into mud on purpose. It’s so much fun! Ever want a good laugh I’ll invite you to come watch!

A little information on my sessions/photography style:

My love for photography spans back to my high school years as a sports and yearbook photographer. I spent many an hour sitting in darkrooms developing images, rolling my own film, learning the craft. Since those days (many, many moons ago) I have always carried a camera wherever I go, capturing moments in life as I see them happening. There is no comparison to seeing the joy in my clients faces when I deliver their images. Those moments of happiness and joy are the reason I do this. My goal is to make your moment special. To capture the memories for you and your loved ones. To show you your true beauty.

Although I have all the tools for indoor portrait work (lighting, etc), I prefer natural backgrounds and natural light for most sessions. I offer an extensive list of fun and beautiful places to hold your session. You have somewhere else in mind? Awesome! We love new sites! Want to get a little crazy and shoot from a lake or river? I’m there, right in it with you! The sky’s the limit! (Literally…no sky diving sessions, I’ve got a thing about heights!).

I love spontaneous, real sessions. Yes, I will pose you, lead you, and guide you, but I will strive to show the real you during your session. I will get you giggling and playing with your family. Those are the shots you will love! You will see your true beauty, your gorgeous smile, and your eyes twinkling.

So, are you ready to talk? Let’s have a conversation (phone, email, text, in person, etc) and start planning your perfect session!

I love what I do, I love making my clients happy, and I can’t wait to meet you! Head on over to our website and send me a message!



We are a full-service wedding planning company that will help you plan, coordinate and execute your event. We are happy to assist with any part of the planning process, whether it be providing finishing touches, or Day Of coordination, or being involved every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure that you feel like a guest at your own party!

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We are a family owned local travel agency specializing in luxury vacation planning all over the world! Our services are FREE, and our VIP treatment is always included. This means free upgrades, bonus amenities and more! Whether it is a family reunion, honeymoon, destination wedding or a kid free romantic getaway, leave it to us to save you time and money!

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