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Your family’s story deserves to be captured by a premier family photographer.  With each passing day your family evolves and grows. The kids are growing up, your high school senior is  transitioning to college, grandparents are aging, and even the dog refuses to stay a puppy. The “right time”, is right now.


Premier Family Photographer

for busy families

This will be a stress-free portrait experience for everyone (even mom)!  As a luxury family photographer, we take care of every detail, ensuring you don’t worry about what to wear, where to go, or how to pose.  From start to finish we are going to make this easier than you can even imagine.  Our family sessions include a personalized clothing design consultation, a guided location selection for the perfect background, and moment-by-moment posing instructions to ensure everyone looks their absolute best.


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Experience a Family Photographer

Who Exceeds Expectations

At our boutique family photography studio, we believe that one remarkable family portrait session can make up for all the others (that did, or didn’t happen). Our proven process includes strategies to make this the best family photography session you’ve ever had.  We love photographing people of all kinds – old and young, tall and short, fat and skinny, awkward and extra. Our posing techniques bring out the best in everyone, capturing the authentic moments that reflect their true selves and look flattering.

Personalized to you

Personalization is at the heart of what we do.  By asking the right questions, we uncover the perfect location and create an environment where everyone can relax and be themselves.  The result is stunning portraiture that matches your lifestyle, created with your home, style, and preferences in mind.

Privacy and exclusivity

We understand some families have unique requirements for privacy and exclusivity.  We have had the privilege of collaborating with prominent individuals who adhere to strict confidentiality agreements.


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Preserve Your Family’s Story

with a Top Family Portrait Photographer

Families from all over North Carolina and the United States have sought out our custom family photography sessions in our studio in Downtown Cary and around the Triangle area; trusting us to capture their memories.  We take pride in making the process easy and enjoyable, ensuring laughter fills the air during the session, and when you see the final artwork, you’ll be amazed at how it surpasses even your wildest dreams.  


Bespoke Artwork

Beautiful artwork that highlights what you love most: your family.  Designing the perfect artwork is what we do best.  Together with you we will create gorgeous artwork displays and collage walls that bring warmth and joy to your home.  Smaller artwork is perfect for close up viewing, like in your office or grandma’s favorite nook.  We’ll take you from concept to installation with the photographic gallery you’ve always wanted.  We install all of your artwork and provide a lifetime guaruntee.



Family portrait sessions are $690 for a basic session which includes a $500 product credit to apply towards your final purchase.  We believe in providing a complete experience: including a session planning meeting, a clothing and artwork design meeting, and an on-location portrait appointment.  Hair and make up services can also be arranged on your behalf.  While every family’s needs vary, our clients typically budget between $2000 – $4000 to enjoy their images in heirloom-quality artwork and digital files.  For those who seek a  few select pieces, budgets typically start at several hundred dollars ($500+). 

Meet Your Family Photographer

About Teresa

Teresa Porter is a photographer, mentor, and speaker from Cary, NC.  She lives in Apex, NC with her husband Justin Porter and daughter, CeCe.  Together they love playing with their dog, Bojangles; going for breakfast in their pajamas, and singing at full volume.  Teresa has been a professional photographer since 2010 and has earned the title of Fellow of Photography for the Professional Photographers of North Carolina.  Teresa also owns Teresa Porter Photography, a division of My Friend Teresa Studios that focuses on executive portraits and personal branding.

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Family portrait sessions are most popular in the Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November). If you are wanting a family portrait session during the busiest times, you should plan to contact us and have your planning meeting 8 to 10 weeks in advance. While we are often able to accomadate quicker scheduling, we have found booking two to three months in advance to fit easiest with most busy schedules.

Your family’s story deserves the artistry and expertise of a premier family photographer.  Contact us today to begin preserving your precious moments in artwork you will enjoy for a lifetime.