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Published: ADOPTIVE FAMILIES magazine cover (May/June issue)

Congrats to the Taylor family! {Half of } the family made the special cover of the May/June issue of Adoptive Families. This was my second time to work with a magazine that is near to my heart being an adoptive mother myself.

Hopefully soon, I will receive my copy – until then, here is the cover image. Aren’t they adorable? :)

Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.

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Congratulations to you! Very well deserved! What a cute capture and beautiful family!! (half of) ;)


What a perfect covershot!

Kelli Bottjen

That is awesome! Beautiful picture!

I love it….Congrats!!

twin boys

I don’t know if you can feel the excitement in my typing, but I am still on a “photographer’s high” from our shoot. I immediately knew I wanted to do a heart shot  after seeing one done by my friends Carrie and Britt of Baby As Art.

Baby J and Baby L were 13 days old Tuesday. They are assumed identical because they shared a placenta but different sacks. But me and mom agree that we can tell them apart after getting to know them a bit. You can ask any client that has come for a newborn session, I love to take over and give mom a break. So I tend to feed (when there is a bottle), change diapers, etc. This time though mom and dad had to help me out a little ;)

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My goodness, I’m speachless! Amazing!!!!!

You rocked this twin session!! I love how they’re holding hands! Did they do that them selves?? So precious!

beyond spectacular! these are soooo beautiful!!


These are so far beyond incredible! Every single one of these should be on huge canvases!! Wonderful works of art Raye!

There are all just perfection, Raye. The bond between them is already so evident. These parents are lucky to have such beautiful boys and to have had you capture them so amazingly:).


OMG!!! I am in love with the one on his back. I cant even imagine how they are going to choose. Great Work!!!

WOW! These are WONDERFUL! What cuties! Raye, you did such a great job with them; they’re so cuddly. :)

What an amazing gift you have. Just stunning!!

beyond beautiful. so sweet. Amazing job, R.

oh my goodness.
these are amazing.
such gorgeous babies & photos!

Melissa E


Can you believe it’s been such a circus around here that I haven’t even been able to comment??? These are just amazing…that’s all I can say! I can’t wait to see all of them. Thank you so much!

Raye, I just love all your work, your images are always sooo gorgeous!

big and sweet

Baby C was close to 10 pounds. Mama’s 4th boy! I could see some similarities between him and older brother J (I also shot his newborn pictures a couple of years ago).

The thunderstorms Monday gave us some gorgeous moody light. Of course I also pulled out the studio lighting for a few family shots near the end. I’m glad I didn’t miss out on photographing the sweet boy.

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What a beautiful big boy! I think that mood lighting worked wonderfully for you, Raye! Love them all. I am sure this gorgeous family must cherish these photos of Baby C.

Leslie Scott

Raye, Once again, you captured some really great moments. I can’t wait to see the rest of session!

Absolutely beautiful – your work and the baby! Love the variety – mom and dad are going to have a hard time choosing!

so ethereal, raye! i love the fingers and the toes. your newborn pictures are so serene and yummy!

inside then out

These Fayetteville sisters took a chance that the rain would hold out Saturday long enough for us to go to have a play date outside in the alley way and around town. Full of sassy spunk and dressed in the cutest duds, we had a somewhat urban session after a few in the studio.

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Liz Taylor

Raye – these are fantastic. Shelly & Matt are going to love these! The girls look so cute.

That 2nd shot and the two of them together are just FAB. Such a sweet session!

Just beautiful. Looks like they had a fun session.

gorgeous work! looks like a really fun session and the last two are really sweet!

he made her a sister

Two years – how it has flown by! It was then that I photographed baby N as a newborn, who is now grown to a sweet loving big sister. The little guy that made her a sis so could not be more laid back. I know these two will be best of friends in no time. Their mommy and I share our love of newborns as she is an OB/GYN (and even performed c-sections the week after her own delivery)!

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Absolutely gorgeous session.

Lisa Lintz

God’s goodness is great. Those girls are beautiful. I would want every single one of them. Great job, once again.


Perfect shoot Raye….as always!

Completely beautiful!!

beautiful images. i love them all, but my fave is the one of the baby smiling. :)

beautiful photos!!

oh raye, that first picture is simply perfection!

What a gorgeous family!!!! Big sister is such a little beauty and you can tell she is so gentle with her new little brother. That photo of the sibling kiss just melts my heart. Wonderful job as always, R!