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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.

 

Amber Foster Smith Photography + The Studio : A Coworking Space For Creatives

267 West Center Street Holly Springs, NC 27540

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6616 six forks rd suite 201 Raleigh NC 27615

Hey! I’m Christina Kirkey and I am the owner of Pinup Studio. Graduating high school early and heading straight to cosmetology school was always what I wanted to do. I have been in the industry for over seven years now and have been in business for three years, I continue to fall in love with my career time after time. Becoming my own boss and opening up my own doors three years ago let me run a studio I stand behind 100% from the customer service to the products I use and techniques I have learned and continue to learn so I can grow with the change in trends. I offer individual lash extensions, lash lifts, hair cuts and color services as well as Brazilian Blowouts.

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Laura Karoline Photography is a Raleigh Photographer, specializing in babies under one year, newborns, maternity, and family photography. Laura has a studio located in Cary and also photograph families and maternity outdoors. With over seven years of experience in the newborn photography industry, Laura is a premier Raleigh newborn photographer.

In addition to those tiny features of a newborn, my passion is capturing relationships and emotion within a family. I want to make your session as stress-free as possible, while capturing your true self. My favorite part of this business is getting to know my clients and having fun with them during the session! I have been in the Triangle region since December 2019.

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At EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc., I specialize in on-location or in-home photo shoots to give you the perfect setting you desire. Whether you choose to be photographed at home or a special venue, I will make you feel comfortable-making your photographs memorable. I cater to Portrait/Lifestyle photography for Families, Senior Portraits, Maternity, Newborns and Engagements. I promise to make each one unique. I have a keen eye for great photos and use top-of-the-line equipment and techniques to provide you the highest-quality pictures. You can rely on me to take beautiful photographs to fill your home with and share with loved ones. Contact me at  919-656-2107 now to schedule an appointment.

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EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc.

 

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Hello love, I am Zoe Clark, a Maternity and Newborn Photographer in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. I have 2 silly daughters that are going into their teen stages soon. My husband is my best friend and nothing is more important to me than my family. I am a foreigner from a big city, Hong Kong, who loves to cook, eat, travel, dance, and practice yoga.

Whether you are a working mom with a crazy-busy life or a stay at home mom with toddlers and you are trying to grow your family, I’m here to help you capture and document all these beautiful, precious moments that past by too fast. I’m here to remind you to enjoy every moment with your little newborn because how fast time flies without notice. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to be on camera when you think you are not in your best shape while you carry your beautiful baby in your belly or you need to lose that 10 or 15 pounds baby weight. Because all of those little moments of details will turn into a memory and we freeze them into all these beautiful images that you and your baby will appreciate more and more as time goes by.

And, like many of you, I struggle with how fast time seems to fly by. That’s one of the reasons I’m in love with photography. When a client tells me, ‘My newborn is growing so fast, she looks different every day.’ I totally get it. Or, ‘I just want to get some portraits taken before he loses those chubby cheeks.’ I get that, too. And I especially get it when someone says, ‘She is already One Year old, it’s crazy how fast the first year went by!

So call me. We’ll plan your session, we’ll have a great time, and you’ll love your pictures!

Our Gallery :

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Maternity

Newborn

Baby First Year

Themed Princess Session

Senior Portraits

Mini Film

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Have you ever wondered how in the world your local business could possibly compete with e-commerce shops in the online space? The fact is, local business owners CAN successfully use digital platforms, email marketing and social media to:

  • Attract their ideal customers
  • Enhance their customer experience
  • Build a loyal fanbase for their brand/business
  • Bring more foot traffic through the doors

Creating a successful online marketing strategy for a locally owned, brick-and-mortar business is a multifaceted process, and no small feat. When it comes to marketing your brand online, via a website and social media channels, many local business owners may feel lost, overwhelmed, or even misguided when tasked with marketing their brand online.

My philosophy is to DO more and BE more than just a virtual assistant – I am passionate about partnering with women, uniting with their vision for their business, and building and implementing a strategy that will make them feel confident about the way they’re representing and marketing their locally-owned business online. I offer:

  • Digital Strategy Consulting
  • Social Media Management
  • MailChimp Email Marketing & Management
  • Squarespace Website Design
Ready to get started? Book a free, 30-minute consultation with me! In the meantime, let’s connect on Facebook and Instagram!
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6616 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27615

Hello and WELCOME to Altered Aesthetics!

My name is Jen Santoro and I am the owner and senior artist at Altered Aesthetics. Growing up in Southern California I always had a passion for all things makeup and beauty. After getting my first tattoo, I found another passion, getting more tattoos! In 2013, when I moved to Raleigh I decided to take a different path in my career and found permanent makeup and microblading, which brought together my passion for makeup and tattoos.

I am huge advocate of continual education in this industry, and am continually refining and perfecting my skills through additional cosmetic tattoo and microblading courses. By learning new techniques I am able to bring new and exciting services to Altered Aesthetics.

Altered Aesthetics has been a woman owned Raleigh business for a year now! Big things are coming and we have added another artist Kelly Denhalter, who shares our passion with brows.  The goal of the team at Altered Aesthetics is to provide clients with an amazing set of brows that they will love and be proud of.

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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!

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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.

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Apex, NC

I am dedicated to helping people find the home that fits their lifestyle best.   My focus is on working with home buyers and sellers in the Greater Triangle, Apex and Chatham County areas.  I have lived in the area for 30+ years and have a wide knowledge of the area, its neighborhoods and amenities.  I hope you will think of me when you or someone you know may be looking for a place to call home.

Even if you aren’t thinking of selling right now, I’d love to help you declutter and organize your home so that it looks market ready at all times! Whether you are looking to declutter a large space or several small spaces or you are just looking to clean up your home, I would love to help you remove the chaos and find the calm.

  • Purging, packing and decluttering your home before a move
  • Decluttering areas such as garages, basements, closets, kitchens, cupboards, home offices, etc.
  • Organizing areas such as pantries, kitchen drawers, desk drawers, kids toy storage areas, under the bathroom sink, and more.  We can use existing materials around the home or find items to purchase that might support your new system. (Expensive bins aren’t always the answer!)
  • Office organizing and developing filing systems
  • Digital decluttering (clearing your inbox, unsubscribing to spam, etc)
  • Additional special projects as needed

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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A branding and graphic design firm established in 2004, Emma Catarino Designs offers clean, effective graphics to help clients cater to their target audience through branding, logos, annual reports, invitations, cards, announcements and more.

Let’s talk about how Emma Catarino Designs can help your business grow.

Services offered:
Brand Design (logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Website, Fliers, Social Media graphics)
Whitepapers, Annual Reports, Powerpoint Presentations, Trade Show Graphics, ​Branding MaterialsInvitations
Thank-you cards, Save the Dates, Wedding Packages, Party Invitations
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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.

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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.!

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I am Nichole Richardson, I specialize in contemporary portrait photography. I work with my clients to create deeply personal and meaningful images for them and the ones that they love to treasure for a lifetime.

If you would like or need beautiful photographs of you or your family please contact me via email or 571-606-8620.

 

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Whether it’s helping you launch or improve your own business as an entrepreneur, or helping you get financially fit, or working with you on your sense of well-being, TRIBE is passionate about helping you re-create and re-envision your whole idea of life after 40, 50 and 60 (sometimes referred to as “retirement age”).

We believe in expanding the possibilities of life as you age.  We believe you can become increasingly relevant and increasingly engaged (even increasingly wealthy!). Your future is not about settling for less. Your future is about using your acquired wisdom and life skills to become the amazing human you were born to be.  We’re here to help.

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I have a passion for navigating my buyers and sellers through what can be a daunting process. I work with all price points and love how every transaction and client is a new adventure. I am extremely passionate about my clients and for advocating for their best interest. I go above and beyond your typical agent and have a team pf agents, contractors, attorneys, you name it on my side to make this process as seamless as possible. It is crucial for me to start with a client/realtor relationship and end as friends. I enjoy keeping up with all my clients after the closing!

I have lived in the Triangle Area in several locations for 13 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.
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 children of my own 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.

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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.

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At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor!  Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you!  We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.

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Unique Raleigh Kids Birthday Parties
Serving Raleigh families with children’s birthday party planning.

HAPPY CAMPER creates a fun and innovative alternative to your next kid’s birthday party. Sleeping under the stars, sprinkled with a dose of whimsy and creative genius. Colorful tents set up on your lawn or play space, complete with lanterns, twinkle lights, and matching bed rolls. Add in the large screen projector with popcorn cart for movie time treats. For your next celebration give your little explorer the experience of the great outdoors even if you have to keep it inside! HAPPY CAMPER, a party adventure for the child in all of us! Call or text today for more info. 606-813-4302, Stephanie lead trail boss.

I am the owner of a sewing and embroidery business. I make everything from baby items to upcycled clothing for adults and children. I also create Memory bears, pillows and  t-shirt quilts. I can custom make almost anything you are looking for. I will digitize and embroider most images.

I have worked with two local dance studios to make and create costumes.

I do most alterations out of my home as well.

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109 Lake Point Drive, Clayton, NC 27527

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!

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Welcome to Color Street! 100% real nail polish: solids, glitters and designs all in easy to apply nail polish strips. No tools, heat or drying time needed and easily removed with nail polish remover, this manicure will last you up to 10 days. Second only to OPI in retail sales in the US, Color Street is in its first 24 months with a Direct sales approach, although the product has been around for many years.
As a former corporate controller turned homeschool mom, the first time I tried them I immediately knew that with the quality of the product, ease of use, and the compensation plan I had found the business opportunity I was looking for. Color Street allows for a fun and flexible schedule from hosting Girl’s Night In & themed Nail Bars, to striking up conversations after compliments on my manicures while running errands, to leaving my son’s basketball game with freshly manicured mom friends.
Color Street goes everywhere with me and with my customer. The best thing about Color Street? Too many things to pick from: An affordable salon quality, consumable product, a company that supports its Stylists with training from Industry leaders, a compensation plan that allows for income 10 different ways all with a focus on empowering women with limitless possibilities for their lives. Contact me for a sample and find out how nail polish put a sparkle on more than just my nails.

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Hey there! My name is Tracy and I love to create statement jewelry pieces for moms and kids.  Some exciting projects we’ve done are party favors, bridesmaid gifts, and team spirit wear. We have fabulous, fun, custom, chunky, bubblegum jewelry for Moms and Kids, handmade right here in North Carolina. We make great statement pieces for birthdays, holidays, teacher’s gifts, photo shoots, etc. Have a special outfit? We can match it. Contact me via Facebook for shopping, placing a custom order or to book a birthday party for your little princess.

 

 

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Committed to empowering people to take back their and their families’ health One Drop at a time.

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107 C Fountain Brook Circle Cary, NC

Triangle Area Women’s Ministry

Our vision: We equip women to apply God’s Word and walk by faith.

Tara Furman is the founder of Knowing God Ministries.  KGM is nonprofit and an inter-denominational women’s ministry.  Tara has spent more than a decade speaking at women’s events.   She also helps set vision for the monthly luncheons as well as its annual women’s conference and mother/daughter retreat.  She and her team inspire women to make a difference in their corner of the world.

We offer monthly luncheons at MacGregor Downs Country Club, all are welcome!  We also offer an annual women’s conference called, ONE WOMAN and an annual Mother/Daughter Retreat.    (Grades 4th – 8th)

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5205 Harrington Grove Dr, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA

Carolina Soap Market is the place to go for handcrafted artisan soap, beer soap, and lip balms. Our products are locally made in small batches with skin loving oils and quality ingredients.

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We are challenging the status quo of startup entrepreneurship success with our Startup Plan-It™ online education platform at Oak City Marketing Agency, LLC.

We bring more than 40 years of marketing and business development experience to our community of clients. Our experience includes assisting B2B and B2C clients with business development, creating marketing strategies, supporting inclusive economic development, and national awareness campaigns.

Our mission is to empower startup entrepreneurs and college students who are actively starting a business while completing their education.  We award up to 4 scholarships per course.  Apply Today!

Our Community

The organizations we have served include Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) at NC State University,  Trauma-Focused Therapeutic Community (TFTC) Gardens in Raleigh, NC,  A Simple Gesture in Greensboro, NC,  Project Uplift USA’s Freedom Balloon Fest, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) walk in Fuquay-Varina, NC, and A Helping Hand in Durham, NC.

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302 Colonades Way Suite 206 Cary, NC 27518

Drybar is based on a simple philosophy: Focus on one thing and be the best at it. For Drybar, that’s blowouts. At the core of the experience is Drybar’s dedication to over-the-top customer service and obsessive attention to every last detail, and Drybar Cary at Waverly Place is no exception. Our blowouts provide relaxation and happiness!

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Heidi’s philosophy of Level Up Coaching is all about elevating your game, that one thing you know you are called to do, to the next level. In the world of gaming, they talk about Leveling Up; achieving a new, higher standard in a particular area. To achieve a new level, you need to master the skills and tasks where you are and set your sights on the next level. Heidi’s powerful, intentional questions will help you clarify and articulate the vision of what you are trying to achieve. Together you will explore action steps to live into your vision. She will help you explore potential obstacles and challenges and craft specific plans to overcome them.. She is an advocate for entrepreneurship and whole food nutrition with the Juice Plus company.

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