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 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
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/
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.!
Hi my name is Edalisse. I am a photographer. I photograph women….. I believe all women are beautiful in ways they do not recognize. I see past the wrinkles, the pounds and the self doubt. I see beauty from a woman’s perspective. My style is feminine, soft, and beautiful. Everything a woman strives to be. Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes and we forget our essence. When was the last time you felt beautiful? Truly beautiful? Was it at your prom, your wedding? Do you even remember? At any age and every stage of your life I want to capture the best of you.
Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our “Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market. We deserve better, and we’re doing something about it. Scientists shouldn’t be the only ones able to decipher the label on a cosmetics bottle. Our Ingredient Glossary is a comprehensive collection of every single ingredient used in our products—all of which are carefully chosen and assessed for safety through our groundbreaking Ingredient Selection Process.
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.
The Sweetest Things is the heart’s desire of owner Melanie Brown. After many years of telling others to pursue what they loved, she realized she wasn’t taking her own advice, and The Sweetest Things was born. With a mission to provide simple, yet delicious treats, we use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. You won’t find ingredients you can’t identify in our products. Although our specialties are blondies and brownies, we also make delicious cakes, pies, and cookies. The Sweetest Things is able to help you with treats for any occasion from a simple treat to an elaborate dessert buffet for business events, parties, or weddings. We can help you with gifts for any occasion, and you don’t have to lift a finger- we even deliver! Our product offerings also include party or event favors personalized to fit your needs. Give us a call today. We look forward to serving you!
I’m an artist on a mission providing “niche” wedding + event styling and design services in Raleigh, NC + beyond. First and foremost I’m an artist, and my passion is style and design, but I am also certified in wedding and event planning. My niche is my passion – give me all the eclectic, ethereal, woodsy, bohemian, earthy, unique, eclectic, and intimate vibes – and I’ll give you the decor, artistic, and styling experience you deserve. I’ve carved out a small space for myself based on what I love and I pride myself on that. I love networking and collaborating for styled shoots as well. I offer a variety of services from the most intense to simple a la carte items. Please head over and scope out my website. 🙂
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.
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.
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:
I am the owner of a sewing and embroidery business. I make everything from baby items to upcycled clothing for adults and child. I also create Memory bear, pillows and quilts. I can custom almost anything you are looking for. I can digitize and embroider most images.
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 [email protected]. You may also wish to visit my website at http://www.ericacourtinephotography.com.
The Mary Kay brand has been relevant for more than 50 years! We create & nurture lasting relationships with our customers everyday. The vision of Mary Kay, business opportunity, and powerhouse products keep getting better & better with time, and it’s those things that have kept me with this amazing company for over 18 years!
Enriching Women’s Lives….it’s what we do! Contact me to try our new revolutionary skin care launching May 2018!
Your Future Face will LOVE you for it!
We are a family owned local travel agency specializing in luxury vacation planning all over the world! Our services are FREE, and our VIP treatment is always included. This means free upgrades, bonus amenities and more! Whether it is a family reunion, honeymoon, destination wedding or a kid free romantic getaway, leave it to us to save you time and money!
Heidi Kleine empowers women to shine by achieving their dreams of wellness, wealth and worth. She inspires women through speaking, coaching and her amazon bestselling book Worth It! Shatter Your Excuses and Free Yourself to Shine. She is an advocate for entrepreneurship and whole food nutrition with the Juice Plus company.
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.
Our mission is to help businesses use digital marketing to tap into their full market share while changing the world.
We provide small to medium size companies with expertise in
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.
Hi! Kimberlee and Susan are a mother daughter team of Lularoe Consultants here in Raleigh. We both fell in love with this clothing when we discovered how simply comfortable yet fashionable it is. We feel in love with the buttery soft leggings, and then quickly embraced the whole brand. No longer do we long to get home and change out of our clothes and into “something more comfortable.” Everything that Lularoe makes is comfortable. From the variety of styles of dresses to the to skirts to the different tops, it all just feels good. And to make it even more fun, the prints that are used are continuously changing!
Our inventory is always changing so what you see one day might be completely different the next. Every time we get a new shipment of clothing, it’s a big ol’ surprise! We are always updating our Facebook sales page with pictures of our new inventory. For those that are local to Raleigh, we do offer porch pick up and those that are out of the state we ship. To see what we currently have in our collection join Lularoe Kimberlee and Susan VIP.
If you want to see any of the clothing in person, we often can be found at a pop up boutique in the area. We do advertise when and where we will be on our VIP page. If you’d like to earn free clothing by hosting and in home event, just contact us at [email protected] and we will schedule a party!
Independent Wine Consultant – WineShop at Home
My name is Debra I’m a Director with WineShop. I have consultants across the U.S. and the largest team of active consultants in North Carolina, and yes… I officially get to drink on the job:-)
WineShop at home is a winery in Napa California that makes handcrafted limited production wines you can’t get anywhere else. Consultants bring 6 artisan wines into your home with 6-10 of your wine loving friends, and guide you through how to swirl, smell, sip and savor wines paired with chocolates, cheeses and fruit. Perfect for friends and family, holiday gatherings, or to invite clients and prospective clients to network.
- Taste amazing wines (most around $20) in the comfort of your home or office
- Try before you buy – don’t get stuck at the wine wall again!
- Have your own personal wine consultant to answer your questions
- It’s affordable – Get $120 worth of wine for just $29.95 (plus tax and shipping)
- Host a stress free party!
Like wine, host a tasting.
Love wine, join my team!
Adventures in Bloom offers fun, hand stamped metal jewelry as well as “hammer-it-yourself” metal stamping parties!
Custom necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keychains and more are available to be customized with a very fast turn around (usually within 24-48 hours!)
For the DIYer, metal stamping parties are available publicly at a variety of local establishments. Tickets for these events are available on my website. You can also choose a private party. I will bring the party to you if you have as few as 6 guests stamping. Over 10 attendees and the host stamps for free! The private party option is great for co-workers, ladies groups, wedding parties, literally the possibilities are endless!
Whether you are looking for a personalized gift or a unique night out-Adventures in Bloom has you covered!
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.
Offering voice lessons for all levels and piano from beginner through early intermediate. Students gain confidence and poise, and hone your skills in a supportive environment. Private and group lessons, recitals, student audition experiences, music festivals, and many other performance opportunities are available!
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James M. Barrie
I’m Yolanda, hand-lettering artist at Sunshine Letter Crafts, and I believe in this quote with all my heart! So much so, that it’s how I came up with the name of my business. It brings me great joy to share my love of hand-lettered cards, gifts, and decor to cheer and encourage others. Personalized or custom requests are welcome! Please visit me on social media to interact and see more samples of my work, or visit my Etsy shop.
I began using dōTERRA Essential Oils in 2009 while I was pregnant. As a Biologist, Naturalist, and Certified Environmental Educator it was such a relief to have safe, effective alternatives! Your path to a new philosophy of wellness begins by opening a bottle.
dōTERRA® (meaning “Gift of the Earth”) essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the benefits of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal.
Used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, essential oils can be natural alternatives in holistic self-care practices. Their unique chemistry allows them to be used aromatically and applied topically to the skin. Our essential oils are even safe enough to be taken as dietary aids to promote vitality and well being.
Each of dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essentials oils is carefully extracted by a global network of skilled growers, distillers, and chemists ensuring a consistently powerful user experience. They are 100% pure aromatic extracts and contain no artificial ingredients, and are Independently tested in 3rd Party Labs to be free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.
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.
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.