THP offers on location photography in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Raleigh for your special occasions and milestones or to capture the details of everyday life. I love to travel so if you are outside of this area contact me for a custom quote.
For all THP Sessions I strive to keep it as relaxed and fun as possible. I place the focus on the connection of joy and love between those in the session. Traci Huffman Photography incorporates lifestyle photography in each session. We often see photographs posed perfectly and people smiling at the camera which is absolutely beautiful, however that is not always reality. THP captures your life as it is including the emotions, and most importantly the personalities & real life. Often the favorite images are the ones I catch in between with real life moments. I always get the posed “look at the camera and smile” shot, but I focus on capturing the love, joy, and emotion and less on the formal posing.
To see examples of my work please click on the following gallery links:
As a busy parent, you don’t have time to research the 25 onsite resorts at Walt Disney World and you don’t have time to figure out the best cruise line for your 3 year old. That’s where we come in! DWB Vacations offers full concierge level planning services to assist you in planning your dream vacations.
We specialize in family friendly destinations such as the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azul Resorts by Karisma, Iberostar Resorts and much more! We also are available to help plan an variety of adult preferred vacations like Sandals, river cruising, Europe adventures and more! Our concierge planning services are free when you book through us. Your agents at DWB Vacations are with you from the beginning of the planning process until you return home. Our team is never more than a text, phone call or email away. If you are standing in Universal Studios and have a question, just text your DWB agent! If you wake up in the middle of the night and suddenly wonder if you should pack your swimsuit for your Alaskan cruise you can just email your DWB agent. We are your personal planner and adviser.
Why should you use a travel agent?
- Travel agents work for YOU, not the travel supplier. We are looking out for YOUR best interest. We will call and call and call to get you the refund for the incorrect charge that showed up on your account. We do not try to sell you more than you want or need. In fact, we have been known to talk clients out of spending money because they didn’t need the options they thought were necessary.
- Travel agents save you time. You can share with us what you are looking for and we can immediately rule out options that are not a good fit. We can sit on hold dealing with new discounts that just came out. When you have a sudden thought while sitting in carpool, you can call or text to before you forget.
- Travel agents save you money. We follow discounts, specials and promotional offers. We know how to plan to help you maximize the money you are spending. We suggest options that will allow you to get the most “bang for your buck”.
- Travel agents can help you avoid scams or less than ideal locations. We book with trusted, reliable sources. We recommend hotels and cruise ships that have a good reputation. Travel agents talk to each other and we share information about the cleanliness of a place or the level of customer service provided.
DWB Vacations’s concierge planning services are complimentary when you book through us.
Raleigh Moms Blog is a community – online and off – of women raising kids in the Triangle area. We are a collaborative resource site written by and for local moms with daily posts on things to do around town, ways to get involved in the community, parenting solutions, ideas for family activities, personal essays from local moms, local business spotlights, giveaways, and more.
Raleigh Small Business Consulting
I founded Vend Raleigh out of a love and great passion for other women’s businesses. I’d love to share what I’ve learned with my three online business to get you as a business owner and your business to the next level!
No matter where you are in your business, haven’t started or been at it for years, I’d love to work one on one with your online business presence to increase engagement on your website, create a marketing plan for greater interaction on social media, get you power networking with other Raleigh small business women, begin to create a valuable email marketing list or whatever your needs are!
I have the experience and can give you clear direction for your business in these areas:
- Professional insight and feedback on your website and social media accounts
- Examine branding and marketing strategies
- Determine steps to become a legal business
- Find the real passion for your business
- Examine what business duties to outsource (and whom to hire)
- Create an email list and create an email marketing plan
- Pick 2 or 3 social media accounts that excite you and make a marketing plan for each
- Blogging for your business and gain visibility with guest blogging
- Connect you with specific business leaders (Mompreneurs) to grow successful with
Meeting with Cary was literally a God-send for me and for my business. I was truly struggling with the direction in which I would be moving our business for the future. Cary was able to understand those difficulties and ask the right questions to help me recognize the importance of knowing what I was really passionate about and how I could use that passion to grow the business. She took the time to look through my website and social media pages and offered great suggestions on how I could improve the look and feel of each one. I have already implemented many of her ideas and I am looking forward to implementing more on our newly updated website. Having started several businesses and Vend Raleigh, Cary has personal knowledge of how to connect to customers, subscribers and others in a truly relational way. If you are looking for someone to get a “fresh set of eyes” on your business, I would highly recommend Cary. Her perspective and advice have been invaluable to me. I am certain that she will bring that same enthusiasm to all her clients.
Michelle Miller, SonShine Wear
The consult was great and outside opinion was nice to hear. The write up of [Cary’s reviews were] very helpful in [allowing me to stay present in the consult and not having to take notes, giving me direction after our meeting.]
Former owner of Stay at Home Rock Star LLC and Social Butterflies NC.
Photos credits to Hanner Studios
Paw And Crossbones is a boutique line of personalized accessories for pets and their people. We specialize in travel gear that helps you and your pet get out the door quickly and in style.
My name is Monica Cavanaugh, and I created Paw And Crossbones because I got tired of hauling my sweet mutt’s stuff around in random grocery bags and old corporate totes.
I knew her “luggage” would need to be sturdy, roomy, and be personalized in case there were multiple dogs with her sitter. Thus, The Bundle was born.
The sturdy canvas tote is large enough to fit everything she could possibly need, even for extended stays. The organic muslin food sack holds 24 cups of food, keeping her well fed for several days. The treat bag holds her precious carrots (and occasional cookies, when she’s extra good.) And the stainless bowls are a handy extra so we don’t have to scramble to dismantle her little dining area.
We’re expanding the brand to carry different styles of bags, as well as accessories like custom leash hook signs, custom treat jars, and more! Please check out the Etsy site and follow us on Etsy and Facebook!
I’m Lynette, a senior, family and event photographer in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also available for school, headshots, and real estate photography. My style and sessions are natural, fun, and relaxed. Let’s talk!
Hi! I’m an Independent Raleigh LipSense Distributor for SeneGence International, the manufacturer of LipSense. A lot of people have heard the hype over LipSense and let me tell you, it’s all true. It’s color the lasts up to 18 hours and won’t dry out your lips. The great news is that Senegence offers loads of other great products too. A few of my favorites are the ShadowSense, Lip Volumizer and Collagen Night Pak. Please contact me to find out more or join my Facebook Group Lipzee.
As your assistant, I can offer the following tasks to help you stay focused on what you love to do and confident that your business is well organized:
-regular Quickbooks, bank, and credit card reconciliation
-maintenance of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable (invoicing and collecting from customers and paying vendors)
-management of monthly and quarterly payroll tax filings
-preparation of annual reports for CPA filings
-paperwork or digital filing management
-responding to business emails
-writing “thank you” cards, emails or making phone calls to customers/hosts/clients
-mailing packages or products
-maintenance of office and product supply levels
blog and social media post editing
Also, if you’re thinking of starting a nonprofit, I can help you file the right paperwork!
I have 12 years of experience in small business management to bring to your business, to help you stay focused and confident in the success of your business. Call or email me today to request a resume and rates!
Sell. Shop. Have fun! “In a world where reuse, repurpose and recycle extend beyond environmental concerns, Founder Kerry Shea Penland created All’asta to provide a unique opportunity for people to gather, connect, pass along once-loved items and collect new ones.” I love this company because we give our customers the opportunity to truly shop guilt free by selling once-loved items in our silent auctions which can be conducted anywhere! Now you can join absolutely free with our Host to Join program! Help me spread the word of All’Asta as there are few consultants in this area!
Welcome to The Paisley Poppy Store, your source for handcrafted goods including (but never limited to!) reusable snack bags, burp cloths, wet bags, purses, totes, pillow cases, unpaper towels, aprons, and pouches.
This handmade paper bead roller holds your paper strip secure so you can wind a tight and consistent paper bead. The winding pin is a diameter of 1/8″. The solid wood 4″ handle is stained and varnished so that it’s easy to keep clean. The larger half inch diameter handle with a spiral groove keeps your grip secure as you wind. Color coded soft-red to indicate the size. The winding pin is approximately 1″ long and may very slightly as the tool is handmade.
Providing support to women throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience is a passion of mine. I follow the DONA Code of Ethics and have completed all of the requirements for DONA certification. Having attended births at most of the hospitals in the Triangle area, I am comfortable working with your birth team of a midwife or doctor, nurses, and support partner to help you feel calm and empowered throughout your labor and birth. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me for a free phone and/or in-person interview. I am excited to meet you!
The Sweetest Things is the heart’s desire of owner Melanie Brown. After many years of telling others to pursue what they loved, she realized she wasn’t taking her own advice, and The Sweetest Things was born. With a mission to provide simple, yet delicious treats, we use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. You won’t find ingredients you can’t identify in our products. Although our specialties are blondies and brownies, we also make delicious cakes, pies, and cookies. The Sweetest Things is able to help you with treats for any occasion from a simple treat to an elaborate dessert buffet for business events, parties, or weddings. We can help you with gifts for any occasion, and you don’t have to lift a finger- we even deliver! Our product offerings also include party or event favors personalized to fit your needs. Give us a call today. We look forward to serving you!
Salon LeChene: The Triangle’s Go To Salon for Classically Beautiful Hair with a Modern Edge!
At Salon LeChene we have created a warm and inviting atmosphere and filled it with a team of hair and beauty enthusiasts. Our mission is to be a place where women and men can feel confident that they will leave looking and feeling their absolute best.
Our hair stylists are the best at helping you choose a style and color that compliments your particular skin tone, face shape, styling abilities, budget and lifestyle. And, just as important, our stylists are trained to teach you how to recreate your new look at home, explaining which tools and products will help you achieve this. Salon LeChene specializes in makeovers, custom hair color and design haircuts for both men and women. In addition, we offer superior styling, including blow-outs, flat ironing, curling, and formal updos. And we have eyebrow and eyelash specialists to finish your look!
Salon LeChene brings industry gurus in the salon to train our stylists on a regular basis. All of our hair stylists are required and excited to attend monthly educational events. Whether you are new to the area or are just looking for a new hair stylist, we have the expertise and knowledge to give you the hair style you want.
We are proud to be a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, exclusively using Paul Mitchell Color and hair products.
Ph: (919) 302-1674
Style Dots Raleigh | Alice Shaffer
Snap Design Boutique
Where you can “snap” into a foundation jewelry piece, career, fundraiser & more. Let’s talk on how to make life as easy as a snap for you!
Have a social boutique
Have a social boutique
Fundraising for adoptions, bands, school activities, mission trips, medical expenses, PTO/PTA among other things.
Become one of the first Boutique Partners in your community
Choose a foundation design and start from there! Our custom designed base pieces are white gold plated premium alloy!
Pick out your favorite from over the 130 introductory dots. Then literally snap them so that you can tell a story, match an outfit, show your team spirit or your fashion savvy. You can do it all with Style Dots! Changing your jewelry is a snap!
Why pay full price when you can earn FREE product by having girlfriends over for a Social Boutique!
I am someone who is passionate about health and wellness. The most important piece to the puzzle is eliminating toxic chemical exposure from the foods we eat, and beauty products that go on our skin.
Your skin is your largest organ. It is important to keep our skin as healthy as possible. By utilizing products that are all natural and contain the vitamins and minerals our skin is lacking, we can create healthy, vibrant, young looking skin without the need for chemicals.
When I was introduced to Lemongrass Spa, I knew I had found the answer I was looking for. The products are amazing and I know you will love them as much as I do.
My mission is simple: Provide natural, non-toxic products that are clean and handmade fresh, right here in America
Lemongrass Spa Products offers a line of natural, chemical free, even GLUTEN-FREE body care products for the entire family.
Allison is an author, Bible study teacher and speaker at many women’s events. She shares what gets in the way of hearing God’s whisper and relevant and doable ways to incorporate God into all we think, do and say. Her desire is to give women courage and a thirst to open God’s written word and find Him there.
Jen Mink is a Portrait Photographer specializing in Women… Glamour, Personal Branding/Headshots, Dance, Seniors/Grads, Generations (Mother/Daughter), Maternity, Bridal & Boudoir! Jen adores giving women an ‘experience’ to find & feel their own unique fabulousness and beauty outside of their everyday busy lives while she captures beautiful, creative & artistic images for them to always treasure!
Jen Mink Photography is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving Wake County and other nearby North Carolina areas and was recognized as one of the 2016 Top 20 Portrait Photographers in Raleigh by Expertise! (Travel to other areas is also an option). In addition to VendRaleigh Professional Photographers, Jen is also a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of North Carolina & ClickinMoms and is an official sponsor for Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and the Distinguished Young Women of Wake County.
Beyond her photography work, Jen is a wife & mom of 3 and has a cherished degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She adores keeping her creativity flowing… whether it’s planning a girly birthday party for her daughter, making jewelry for her Senior Reps (aka “Fab Grads”) or painting & decorating the rooms of her family home!!
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.
Marilyn at EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc. is a Family & Children Photographer. I cater to Maternity, Newborn, Senior and Family photography. EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc. is located in Fuquay Varina, NC and offers on location photo sessions in Holly Springs, Cary, Raleigh, Apex and more. I also have a small studio which is primarily used for Newborn/Baby sessions as well as First Birthday Cake Smash Sessions!
When you are ready to adorn your walls with your family photos, contact me to set up a fun photo session.
Frolic & Co. Photography offers portrait and family photography in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas. Let’s capture your important family moments. Let’s get Mom in the picture, right? Let’s make time to get pictures with the kid’s grandparents. Let the kids run amuck. I prefer to photograph in natural light outside in nature. I love those “in between” moments, when you lean in to kiss your baby, your little girls frolicking in the woods, a sweet high-five from your little boy. Let’s capture some fun…
My name is Erica and I am a photographer specializing in fine art portraiture for newborn babies, children, and families. I serve Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, and surrounding areas. I place the focus on your beautiful children and capture portraits that your family will treasure for generations.
My packages are created with purpose, to best meet the needs of a busy family. All newborn portrait packages include digital files with a print release, as well as professional quality prints and custom birth announcements. Why? Every family needs and wants digital copies of their portraits. Save them as a back up or use them to make prints and other gifts. Your family will surely be busy with a newborn baby in the house, however. It may be months, at least, before you find time to print your photos or design a birth announcement. My packages allow you to receive prints and announcements to enjoy right away, leaving you more time to enjoy your family.
Newborn portrait sessions can take place at my home studio in Fuquay Varina or in the comfort of your own home. Not sure which is right for you? Email me and I’ll help you figure out what the best fit is for your family.
If all newborn portraits look the same to you, an outdoor newborn portrait session may be perfect for your family. Not only can I complete your session indoors, but I am one of the few newborn photographers on the east coast who can do newborn sessions completely outdoors. If you appreciate the beauty of nature, there is nothing more breathtaking than your fresh new baby among the calming colors of nature. These unique sessions can be completed from April through October. Outdoor newborn sessions are my passion and I have a list of many beautiful locations in the Raleigh area for this type of session that are not well known, as well as a special collection of props and equipment handpicked to keep babies comfortable and happy outdoors. I have a passion for creating portraits with earth tone colors and simple props, giving my newborn photography a natural, organic feel.
Interested in booking a newborn portrait session or family portrait session? Mention this listing and get 10% off your session fee.
If you have any questions about professional photography or my sessions, please send me an email at email@example.com. You may also wish to visit my website at http://www.ericacourtinephotography.com.
Frustrated that good vintage style dresses are either extremely fragile, the wrong shape for today’s bodies or too expensive, I turned to creating my own designs.
I started making clothes for my daughters back in the 1980s. They’re all grown up now, very much into the Vintage scene and my youngest asked if I could make her a dress.
So I returned to college, studied garment construction, pattern drafting and tailoring techniques, developing the skills to make any women/child a beautiful bespoke dress, jacket or outfit for any special occasion.
It’s so lovely to return to exhibiting at craft and vintage fairs, meeting so many new people.
And now I’ve started passing my skills on through a series of sewing classes; from beginners taking their first steps in sewing, to giving intermediates the confidence and experience they desire to create their own garments and designs.
As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I work with individuals and families to educate and empower them to use essential oils for their personal health and wellness. I chose dōTERRA because I knew I needed a way to keep my family healthy that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I found that option through the use of dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils which are completely safe and 100% natural.
Take control of your health and wellness needs and become a Wellness Advocate yourself. I will personally help guide you through your own path of discovery. Together we will determine the absolute best approach to a more balanced lifestyle for you.
Find your balance naturally.
Crazy Mouse Mom/Outlander Travel | Vend Raleigh Small Business
I take all the stress and headaches out of planning your dream vacation. I am a Disney Vacation Planner and I will tailor your vacation based on your favorite things to do. Disney isn’t just theme parks! Fine dining, shopping, golf, motorsports, boating, and beaches are just the start of your dream vacation.
“One contact person, One phone call: I do it all” 919-625-9055
At Crazy Mouse Mom I know planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort® can be overwhelming.
There is always plenty of Disney magic, but there isn’t always plenty of time.
“Where to stay, what to see, when to eat, where to be?”
Unsure of where to dine? I will not only recommend the restaurant, but I make your dining reservations too. The best part of what we do, there’s no charge for my services. I will be your very own concierge, when planning your trip, and even while you are at the parks.
Be sure you mention our VendRaleigh to receive an extra gift when you book your Walt Disney World Resort® or Disney Cruise vacation package with me.
I also book any cruises and most vacation destinations.
Dot Dot Smile offers the cutest dresses for kids sizes 6 months to 8/10. Known for their twirl, the dresses quickly become a favorite of any girl who puts them on! Proudly made in the U.S.A.!
Healthy Moms = Happy Kids. Healthy recipes, fitness tips and faith inspired posts encourage moms, and kid activities for happy kids. Visit my site- FitTriangleMom.com and sign up to receive my monthly newsletter (Motivational Monthly) to inspire you with fitness, healthy eating, kids and faith.
Does your business target moms in the Triangle? I can help you reach your customers through a blog post or social media shares. Fit Triangle Mom reaches moms through social media, a monthly newsletter, a VIP Facebook group, and a seasonal gift guide. I can also help you create and write content for your own business site. I’m PR friendly and enjoy working with local businesses. Get the details here- Work with Me.