Amber Foster Smith Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio located in the heart of downtown Holly Springs, NC specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Servicing the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Durham and Chapel Hill area. We offer portraits both on-location and in our professional photography studio by appointment.
We are passionate about telling our client’s stories through beautiful imagery and creating heirloom pieces of artwork for families to cherish. Whether it is capturing your growing family, anxiously awaiting graduation with your high school senior, or celebrating an engagement while planning for your wedding day. We are there with you every step of the way. From planning out the perfect location for your session, to coordinating wardrobe selections and even arranging for hair and make-up. Our focus is to capture every moment as well as the moments in-between because those are the ones you truly never want to forget. You can expect to have a lot of fun while we capture a variety of candid moments as well as a few more comfortable but posed shots. Our goal at AFSP is to give you a variety of images, all of incredible quality.
“Amber is an incredible and gifted photographer. She works well under pressure in any circumstances! She was able to capture my family in a way no other photographer has ever. Every picture was perfect. She is a delight to work with and we will absolutely use her again!” – Cottingham Family
“Amber was awesome! …She made us feel relaxed and comfortable. She captured such wonderful memories that we will treasure for a life time! She is such a blessing to work with on your special day!” – Lewis Family
“I can look back on the day with so much joy because of the moments you captured for us. Working with you is like working with a close friend – which I love so much! ” – Harris Wedding featured on Wedding Gown Designer Maggie Sottero Designs’ Blog
Owner and photographer Amber is a sucker for true love, soulmates and a big believer of happily ever after! Amber is also the heart behind The Studio : A Coworking Space for Creatives where she focuses on empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners through education with a space to grow their business. As an educator she has a passion for teaching workshops and mentoring for photographers and other small business owners.
267 West Center Street Holly Springs, NC 27540
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
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Does your pet have: low energy, picky eater, senior dog cognitive issues, bladder issues, hairballs, stiff joints, itching, itchy or smelly ears, red or irritated skin, bad gas, seasonal allergies, bad breath, excessive shedding dry skin, dull coat, sensitive stomach, or loose stool? Let’s talk about your pet’s nutrition.
I was drawn to pawTree because I have one dog that suffered with allergies. His allergies began when he was 1 year old. I did not want to keep him on steroids and antibiotics the rest of his life. Not to mention the damage those drugs could do to his system. You should see him now on the pawTree products – nothing but AMAZING!!! The natural and holistic solutions from pawTree are PAWSOME!
We have the only home delivery box that allows YOU to select the items (dog and cat) and change it up each delivery AND you select how often YOU want it delivered. My pawBox, My Way!!!
Did I mention the 90 day, 100% money back guarantee? Yes, try it and you too will see the difference.
Love pets? Of course, who doesn’t, right? You too can become a petPro and enjoy helping pets. Talk about rewarding, right? And who doesn’t like extra income and trips, right? You like to have fun, right? Our team is rocking – come share the great times with us at Team pawTastic.
SoCharm Designs is locally made jewelry designed to fit every woman’s lifestyle through creating fun, versatile, and unique, yet classic pieces. It was born out of my two passions: making things with my hands and jewelry. My goal is to bring you pieces that give you confidence and add just right finishing touch to your wardrobe.
Follow SoCharm Designs on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know of the latest designs, giveaways, and promotions!
This is a program developed to guide teen girls to know who they are, strengthen who they are inside and out, so they can serve and lead their generation.
Ongoing mentorship programs. See more details at: http://sarahschall.net/inside-out-strong-mentorship-program/
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.
If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of good bookkeeping and the crucial role that it plays in making sure that your business is being run as efficiently as possible, but you probably don’t get excited about devoting more than 45 seconds of time and energy to the bookkeeping effort.
We’re here to make it easy.
With 16 years of bookkeeping experience, Abbi Tenaglia is prepared to help you as little or as much as you need. If you just need a little bit of guidance and coaching, she can do that. Or if you need someone to completely manage the process for you so that you don’t have to think about it at all, she can do that too.
In addition to QuickBooks, she’s also well-versed in PayPal, Square, 17 Hats, Amazon seller back office, Stripe, E-giving and LulaRoe back office.
– QuickBooks set up, training and ongoing support
– Bank and credit card reconciliation monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly
– Sales tax management & reporting
– Payroll services and tax management
– Nonprofit start-up registration with state and federal entities, tax filings, and donor reporting
– Year-end management and reporting, including 1099 e-filing
– Accounts payable and accounts receivable management, weekly or monthly
– Notary services
CPA Liaison Service:
Bookkeeping hourly rates are typically much less than hourly rates for a CPA. For this reason, clients often find it beneficial to engage Abbi to do most of the legwork for their tax preparation at the end of the year, then hire a CPA for an hour to check over the documents and e-file the tax return. This proves to be much more cost effective for the business owner than paying a CPA for several hours of work, and much more efficient than hiring an employee to manage the books all year. It’s a way to cut costs without taking on huge headaches.
Non-Profit Consulting Service:
There are so many needs in our community, and many community members have some fascinating ideas for addressing these needs. But it’s important for nonprofits to know the laws and to ensure proper management of the funds entrusted to them by donors. Abbi started and ran her own nonprofit for seven years before eventually merging with a larger organization. She’s been hired as a consultant by several nonprofits to share her knowledge in the realm of nonprofit management.
Need help? Grab a spot on Abbi’s calendar for a quick 30 minute call to discuss more details.
I am a natural light lifestyle photographer that specializes in children, family and newborn portraits, and social media head shots, serving Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas. I shoot on location in the city, at the park, in a field, or wherever your personality shines. As a mom of 3, and former teacher, I truly appreciate the innocence and natural wonder that you can see through the eyes of a child. My goal is to create fun, vibrant, meaningful portraits that speak to you and last a lifetime. Think outside the picture frame. The moment, the glance, the curiosity, the laugh, the LOVE…
We are a one-of-a kind online boutique and brick and mortar store located in Raleigh, NC. We offer a variety of women’s clothing, accessories, gifts and more! We started in May 2016, and have been growing quickly!
Our mission is to bring you the most sought after trends at a reasonable price. We hand-picked all our merchandise and only bring a few pieces of each style, making it exclusive and unique among your friends.Opening Koket Boutique has been a dream come true for me.
Many thanks from our family to yours!
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.
I am proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist … without an appointment.
Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have also taught me that achieving great skin requires more than great products. While you are here make sure to check out the tips from the Doctors, experience our exclusive Solution Tool and read up on the Doctors’ seasonal skin-care recommendations.
Rodan and Fields can truly transform your skin. I have personally witnessed the difference these products have made on people’s skin and in their lives. Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields I am committed to exceeding your expectations and always here to help.
Hi! My name is Amanda Sulyi and I’m a northerner who transplanted to the south. I lived in Ohio for 25 years, and then moved to Raleigh, NC where I have been for the last 16 years. I am married and the proud mom of almost 10 year old twins, and a 4 year old giant yellow lab.
I started this hobby of making jewelry as something to do while I watched sports on TV. I love watching sports of all kinds, it is a big part of my life. My shop name acutally comes from the nickname of one of my favorite athletes, who is a race car driver. I had made several pieces of jewelry for friends as gifts and they always had told me that I needed to sell what I made. In 2014, my New Year’s resolution was to start an Etsy shop. I followed through on that resolution and here I am. My work is ever evolving, when I get a new idea and go for it…..and I love the outcome.
I truly enjoy it when someone purchase one of my pieces as a gift for a friend or loved one. I believe handmade gifts are the best, because it comes from the heart and there is intention and thought behind such a special gift.
I hope you enjoy what you see…..if you are looking for something in particular, send me a convo and I’d be happy to make something just for you! 🙂
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Hi! I’m Amy Hill. I am the owner and photographer behind 627 Photography in Cary, NC. I love to help women business owners tell the story of their brand and business through photos. It’s more than just a headshot, it is a way to show visitors to your website why they want to work with you. In this digital world where we meet so many online, you have to standout and you have to connect!
In addition to beautiful branding photos for women, I also love to photograph + empower high school seniors. I love to make them feel special, confident and happy with who they are. I take time to learn about them and create a fun, custom session that results in the most beautiful pictures they’ve ever seen of themselves!
zoo&roo is a custom boutique where you will find personalized jewelry and gifts such as drinkware, keychains, wire wrapped bangles, charm bracelets and more. Most of my items offer inspirational and motivational words to spread more light in our lives. I want my creations and designs to make you smile and feel good. I offer custom monograms and design work as well.
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.
Rose Trail Images is a North Carolina Photographer serving the Raleigh/Durham area. Owned by Audrey Priel, she specializes in a more lifestyle and photojournalistic approach, focusing on the moments and the reason behind the story as opposed to stiff posing and awkward moments. From families and babies to engagements and milestone events, Audrey has a blast laughing, creating, and meeting extraordinary people along the way.
Audrey is inspired by sunsets, infectious laughter, and the joy of the here and now. She’s an iced-coffee drinker, a sunset chaser, Mom of boys and wife of a Denver Bronco addict. She loves all things chocolate and cake-like, as well as the Red Sox, she swoons over Tom Brady, and keeps her camera by her side like an added appendage. When not out capturing awesomeness, you can find her at home with her family and their herd of animals yelling at their respective teams on TV or outside playing in the sunshine.
Everything happens for a reason, so it was no accident that when Audrey picked up her camera… she was hooked. She was born to laugh, meant to make people happy, and she truly TRULY loves being the reason why people smile! 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
Jewelry expresses your mood, your attitude, your personality. Jewelry places your signature on your outfit. Are you searching for a perfect gift? Jewelry is always appreciated and appropriate. Fashion-forward, unique, and exquisitely handcrafted, many Park Lane creations are inspired by world-renowned designers. Wear Park Lane jewelry with pride and you will sparkle with beauty and confidence everywhere you go!
About Park Lane Jewelry
Founded in Chicago in 1955 by Arthur and Shirley LeVin, Jewels by Park Lane defines `The American Dream`. As the world`s leading direct sales jewelry party plan company, Park Lane proudly offers exceptional quality jewelry that is backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee.
My Park Lane Story
I was introduced to Park Lane Jewelry in 2013 by friend from church. She invited me to go to this thing called a ‘Quarter Auction’. Well – I won 2 pairs of earrings and saw some of the most beautiful jewelry I’d seen in ages. My friend introduced me to her sister – a Park Lane Fashion Director and I was hooked. I attended many more special events and purchased many more pieces outside of the events. I was – and still am- always amazed at how much I got for such a small amount of money.
In the second half of 2015 after having an expensive surgery, expensive kitchen water damage & repairs AND a shattered car window – none of which were fully covered by insurance, I knew I needed a way to make a little more income.
That same Fashion Director – now a Sr. Division Manager is still my ‘Park Lane Person’. I’ve been to many more quarter auctions and special events and even had a few of my own. She even helped me find the perfect jewelry ensemble for my daughter’s wedding!
She shared with me the unbeatable buying program for guests, the amazing & ridiculously generous hostess program and the outstanding Fashion Director`s income & perks – like free trips and a Mercedes! Add those to the jewelry I had to have and a really simple show demo and I knew I could do this – I could be a part of Park Lane! I was impressed with the company’s values and work ethic – and of course how they reward their customers, hosts and their representatives.
I love showing our beautiful jewelry to everyone. Whether you are classic, trendy, bold or traditional in your jewelry style, I’ve got something for you. I am so excited to be helping my clients and hostesses understand all they stand to gain by our programs in a fun, interactive way! Please contact me to host your very own, very fun ‘dress up party‘!
I love making fun and colorful creations that become a part of people’s everyday lives and special memories. In my shop, you’ll find handmade mobiles, nursery and children’s decor, and more.
I have two great kids who keep me busy – as I create new designs that make me feel happy, I am reminded of the things I treasure most.
I’m a web designer who understands your website needs to be more than just another pretty page on the internet.
It should perform as a valued employee – working to collect leads, share your service offerings and establish you as the go-to expert in your field.
A strategically designed website can highlight your past work, book appointments and sell your products or services. I’ll help you put your digital assets to work with easy to manage tools like Squarespace, Mailchimp, Acuity & Dubsado.
I work with businesses who need a full website created as well as tech-savvy business owners who just need a guiding hand in designing their own website.
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I’m Beth (Wiley) Breeden, and I specialize in creative fine art portraiture of children and families. My approach is to focus on real relationships, with the goal of creating timeless, authentic portraits that you will be thrilled to look at for years to come. I work on location throughout the Triangle, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, and Clayton, North Carolina, where I have been photographing children and families professionally since 2005.
I would love to talk to you about making a portraits that you will love to live with, or about a documentary session to record The Art of Real Life in your busy family. Please give us a call at 919.624.1633 or fill out the contact form below, and we’ll get a pain-free portrait session planned for your family.
Torrey Hill Inc. offers handcrafted items for men, women, and home — made in North Carolina by me. Even though I strive to upcycled recycled repurposed, I will gladly use new materials to create your custom item. Just inquire!
I have been running an online business for over 17 years. I am active in social media, and have studied web and graphic design. I have a great deal of knowledge and experience to bring to Torrey Hill, Inc.; and want very much to offer quality, handcrafted creations to you.
What you can find in my shop (but not limited to): beaded crochet jewelry, kumihimo jewelry, messenger bags, cross body bags, wristlets, water bottle carriers; and coming soon – upcycled – recycled – repuposed clothing!
- Very cute will be great at my party. (DISNEY PRINCESSES Garland Book Bunting)
- Cute monkey for my Grandson. (plush sock monkey patriotic july 4th USA )
- One of favorite etsy purchases ever, thank you so much! (Upcycled Irish womens top PLUS SIZE)
- Beth designed a beautiful custom skirt for me which is now one of my very favorite possessions! She does professional and creative designs which I would sincerely recommend to anyone, particularly to someone interested in upcycling. Thanks Beth! (St Patricks Day SMALL upcycled skort skirt shorts)
- It’s so great. I wore it today when I went to visit my parents, and my mom fell instantly in love with it! Thanks so much. (crochet rose neckwarmer)
Sweetbottoms is a mom owned & mom run business proud to offer a fabulous assortment of Natural Products for Mom, Baby, and Home. We are the experts in cloth diapering and babywearing. We also offer breastfeeding supplies, essential oils and accessories, eco-friendly toys, natural cleaning supplies and more! Shop our website for the best brands, including bumGenius, GroVia, Kawaii, Tula, Kalon Studios and more! We sell only the highest rated products on the market and each product in our store has been carefully selected for you, the natural family!
Sweetbottoms is happy to offer you FAST & FREE shipping, quality products at a great price, and *superior customer service.*
As a SeneGence distributor, I am passionate about lip color with staying power! SeneGence also has a full line of cosmetic products and skin care collections and now offers more than 300 products that are centered around anti aging, skin care, and beauty!
LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is amazing in comparison to many other lipstick products on the market. LipSense is versatile and you can mix shades to create many different colors and effects.
LipSense is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off! It does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content and color lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours!
I’m happy to answer any questions as well as provide a consultation to help you find the perfect colors for you!
Lips By Tina
Baked By Billie was started because of my love and passion for baking. We provide homemade cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, scones and so much more. We pride ourselves in custom made orders. We love being to add love, sunshine, smiles and sweetness to each person that enjoys something homemade from us.
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…
Raleigh Durham Family Photographer
With a focus on genuine connection, movement, and beautiful light, I strive to capture your family in the here and now. It is my goal to create family portraits that are not only art, but a legacy to be passed down through the generations. I’d be honored to tell your story.
I’m a mom of 2 young adults, a wife, a daughter, and a business consultant “by day”. I have a very short commute to my home office … so I treasure how Origami Owl has given me connections with other women that I wouldn’t be able to have otherwise!
I Love What I Do
My favorite part of being an Independent Designer is being able to help others create lockets that “tell their story.”
Whether they are creating a locket to reflect their family, their hobbies, their career or to honor special people in their life, it has been an honor to hear their stories and to be a part of that process.
Another reason that I love what I do is that I have the opportunity to mentor and help others begin their amazing career with Origami Owl.
I would love to help you design something special! Tell me, what’s your story?
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.!
My passion is helping those find the home they are searching for and guiding them through this daunting transaction with as few hiccups and issues as possible. Whether that means the first time home buyer, the transitional family ready to sell their starter home and move on to a new home with bigger memories, or that couple ready to give up the family home to simplify and downsize for retirement. I can help here locally or find you someone that can help if you are relocating outside of the Triangle. I am a stickler when it comes to customer service and believe it is the pinnacle of any good business.
I have lived in the Triangle Area in several locations for 14 years. I was born in Great Falls, Montana and moved back to NC a few days later when my father was discharged from the Air Force. However, I am a North Carolina girl! I have lived all over the state but primarily Eastern NC until my move to the Triangle. My hometown in Greenville, NC and I am proud to be a Pirate! Go ECU!
I spent the first few years after college teaching elementary school and education for children is a passion of mine. I have 3 school age children of my own in public school so I try and stay very abreast of things with Wake County Schools and preschool programs in the area.
I spent 13 years in medical sales and am very well versed in the medical community in the Triangle Area for many areas of medicine. I am extremely involved in various community organizations and activities and pride myself on having a pulse on the Triangle. I look forward to helping you!
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Top Producer DRG Team 2016
2011, 2012, 2013 Triangle Business Journal Top 25 agents
Fonville Morisey Realty, Masters Club 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Company-Wide Sales Team of the Year 2011, 2013, 2014
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