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:
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
Raleigh Handmade Jewelry and Gifts
Welcome to Beyond Words! My name is Dana Smith and I specialize in unique, handmade jewelry and gifts, many of which are made from repurposed materials such as scrabble tiles, dominoes and washers. While I specialize in jewelry, I also make magnets, bookmarks, compacts, pill boxes, purse hooks and ornaments. I began Beyond Words four years ago as a stress reliever and creative outlet after having my third child and becoming a stay at home mom. Being creative is my therapy. In addition to selling on Etsy, I also love participating in local festivals and craft shows in Raleigh/Cary/Apex. Check out my online store at http://www.beyondwords12.etsy.com or find my booth the next time you visit a festival or show in the area. My show schedule is always posted on the Beyond Words Facebook page.
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!
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.
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…
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!
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.
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.!
Be True Baby is a natural light photography studio in Wake Forest, NC specializing in natural and organic newborn, maternity, and baby‘s first year. Established in 2009, we are dedicated to producing high quality, beautifully styled images and fine art products to document this important time in your family’s story. Our studio takes on limited photography sessions each month in order to focus plenty of time and attention crafting authentic, artistic images for our clients.
Owner and photographer Christy Johnson is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America, and she has several articles published in Lemonade and Lenses magazine. Her work has been featured on such websites as Clickin Moms, Learn Shoot Inspire, Evoking You, Inspire Me Baby, Vend Raleigh, Lemonade and Lenses, and more.
1780 Heritage Center Dr. Suite 201 Wake Forest, NC
Contact us to reserve your appointment.
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!!
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.
Since 2010, Katiebug Bows, LLC has been specializing in handmade hair accessories and monogrammed gifts for ages 0-100! In addition to helping you find the perfect headband, hair bow, or ponytail streamer for a girl or her doll, we have created a wholesale spirit wear program for schools and teams. This allows schools to earn a profit while selling our custom designed hair accessories to their families for spirit wear or uniforms.
We have two online shops and you will find a different selection of items in each. Our Etsy Shop exclusively offers our hair accessories that are handmade right in Apex, NC. Our independent online store, KatiebugBows.com, offers hair accessories in addition to a selection of gifts that can be personalized. You’ll also find our wholesale items for schools and teams! We would love to add your school to our growing list!
In the 2016-2017 school year we have worked with the following schools:
Apex Elementary (Apex, NC)
- Apex Middle School’s Softball Team (Apex, NC)
Farmington Woods Elementary (Cary, NC)
Highcroft Drive Elementary (Cary, NC)
Mills Park Elementary (Cary, NC)
Olive Chapel Elementary (Apex, NC)
Scott’s Ridge Elementary (Apex, NC)
St Mary Magdalene Catholic School (Apex, NC)
- St Timothy’s Volleyball Team (Raleigh, NC)
Westpark Elementary (Texas)
Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to visit my website at http://www.ericacourtinephotography.com.
Self protection for women – stun guns, pepper sprays
We have a children’s line! There are sooooo many things – and we teach you how to use them!
emergency road kits, portable door alarms, portable protection alarms, kubotans, and so much more! Affordable!
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.
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in fun, unposed sessions for families, couples, and events. Rose Trail Images focuses more on the love, smiles, and everything else in between as opposed to more traditional posing.
Audrey originally grew up in the New England area surrounded by nature. Mountains, ocean, hiking trails, she loved it all. Her love of nature inspired her to buy a DSLR camera to save all of her memories from wherever she went. Since then, she has found a new love and deep respect for photographing people and absolutely adores her clients! From families and babies to engagements and milestone events, Audrey has had a blast clicking, creating, and meeting some extraordinary people along the way.
Nature is still a huge part of her photography, as almost all sessions are done outside in various gorgeous North Carolina landscapes. Wake Forest, Rolesville, and North Raleigh have some of the best hidden gems for beautiful session locations! Lifestyle sessions done in clients’ homes are also very personal and near and dear to our heart.
Each session is super unique and filled with laughter, smiles, and stories. Fun fact: we have a really good time together!
You can also read more about each of Rose Trail Images’ photography sessions by reading the blog here!
For more Children and Family Portraits: Children & Families
Fore more Couples and Engagements: Couples & Engagements
For more Lifestyle Newborn Sessions: Newborns
For Maternity Portraits: Maternity
For Seniors and Portraits: Seniors & Portraits
For the Wedding Gallery: Weddings
For the Mitzvah and Events Gallery: Mitzvahs & Events
Prep Communications builds, maintains and defends corporate reputations through strategic communications to meet client goals. We work with integrity and authenticity to earn client trust.
Prep primarily works with companies that desire to increase their level of communications readiness and mitigate business risk by communicating effectively with audiences that matter to them. We firmly believe that success – or failure – of any communications effort depends almost entirely on a company’s level of diligent preparation. If the proper groundwork is laid, flawless execution becomes a byproduct.
From strategy sessions to tactical outputs, we work with established, emerging, and even nonexistent public relations programs to develop winning communications strategies for all clients.
Prep is owned and operated by Stephanie Llorente, APR, whose depth of experience ranges from national brands to small businesses.
Raleigh Arbonne Executive District Manager Emily Brennan has enjoyed selling product and building a team in the health and wellness field with Arbonne for 8 years! Arbonne carries skin care lines for men, women and children including a #1 best selling anti-aging line! In addition, Arbonne Raleigh has nutritional supplements that include protein shakes, energy drinks and a phenomenal sports nutrition line! Along with weight loss products, aromatherapy and detox products Arbonne has something for everyone! All of Arbonne’s products are mineral oil and paraben free. A healthy choice for the entire family as well as a wise business choice! Arbonne is a 35 year old health and wellness company with a huge opportunity for growth in the Carolinas! We offer flexibility and an amazing compensation plan. Contact Arbonne Raleigh Emily Brennan for a free sample and to learn more about this company!
Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog, a lifestyle/travel blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in 2011. On her blog, hotels are just as important as the destination. As founder of#OutaboutNC, an online social media community, she guides visitors to the best places to see, eat, and stay in North Carolina. She loves simple food, hotels and wellness. Even though she has a soft spot for luxury vacations, she has to budget like everyone else and is always searching for that lux deal. As a source you can trust, Leigh is a travel affiliate with major hotel brands and travel booking sites. You can now book your hotel stay directly from the HinesSightBlog Book your Hotel Tab.
Do you want your home to be a naturally clean home? Let our housekeeping professionals do the hard work for you, so you can focus on the important things — or just relax.
At Ms. Eco Clean, we work with you to create a cleaning plan that fits your unique needs. We offer a wide array of cleaning solutions, ingredients, and prices. No matter how big or small the job, we can create the perfect housekeeping plan for your home.
Ms. Eco Clean has bonded and insured cleaning pros. You’re in good, green hands with us!
As a freelance website designer and developer, I developed TWTH Consulting with the goal to add a custom touch to each project I work on. I am a hard worker and trustworthy partner for your online presence and bring an edge of creativity & enthusiasm that will set your site apart from your competitors.
I like to first sit down with a company to learn more about their business and how it operates. I find that usually a project may extend beyond the need for just a website but perhaps for tools to also help streamline processes behind the scenes for the business. By taking the time to get to know you and your business better, I am best able to develop a site and tools for you with the thoughts of how the business will grow in the future in mind to make expanding your site easier as the company grows.
I have experience working remotely with clients all over the country and here locally in the Triangle. If you are looking for a website designer, please contact me today. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your project.
Life is made up of the unforgettable moments and memories we create each day. Soulmates are united in marriage, babies are born, a college graduate embarks on the path to a bright future. These “moments” are memories we one day look back on as the highlights of a life well-lived and those memories often start with a simple piece of paper. From a baby announcement to a housewarming party, each invitation is the first step in a moment of celebration and magic. Bon Bini Print & Design would love to be a part of your story — the first step to your magic moments. We love to design for all life’s unforgettable moments from complete wedding design packages to programs to birth announcements and party invitations.
Not planning an event, but need a special touch with some personal stationery or business materials? We are happy to make it yours.
You can also visit my Etsy shop!