Five Freedoms Photography founded by Joanne Wetzel is an artwork-based Pet Photographer. We specialize in heartfelt, vibrant pet portraiture for crazy obsessed dog parents right here in Raleigh and beyond. Each session us completely customized to capture your pup(s) uniqueness helping you to create digital and physical artwork you can proudly display online, in your home, or at the office and cherish for years to come.
We also lend our photography skills to our local shelter and many rescues to help more animals be seen, valued, and hopefully adopted through the medium of beautiful imagery. Plus, 10% of all of our product sales are donated right back to a rescue of choice each quarter to help more homeless animals in need.
Since 2019, we have photographed well over 300+ rescue dogs and raised more than $21K for local rescues and non-profits to help more dogs in need.
Joanne is also a Heartspeak Artist, a member of The Pet Photographer’s Club, and five star rated on Google and Facebook.
As a one-stop creative partner to coaches, consultants, and service business owners – Greatest Story Creative gives you the clear message, consistent visual brand, and compelling website to confidently share what you do.
Branding That Shows Your Value, Tells Your Story & Grows Your Business
I’m Annie Franceschi, a former Disney storyteller and your creative partner here at Greatest Story Creative®. I believe you’re amazing at what you do, and you shouldn’t have to struggle to tell that story in your marketing.
I understand that it isn’t easy to find the right words and visuals that connect with your ideal clients. That’s why I’ve given nearly 100 coaches, consultants, and service business owners a clear, consistent brand. And with my seamless one-stop solution, I can give you everything you need to be seen as professional and authentic to your dream clients.
Here’s how it works: set a free consultation with me, we’ll create your clear message, consistent brand, and compelling website, and then you’ll finally have the tools to market your business with confidence.
Grab that time with me today, so you can stop worrying if your marketing is confusing people and start proudly sharing your business with those you want to help most.
Studio 557 is more than just a studio, we are a community that supports the creative entrepreneur. Our blank canvas studio space features white painted walls, ceiling, and floors it is a dream space for close to 1000 square feet of wide-open space and is flooded with natural light from floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows. The studio’s wide-open floor plan allows space for large workshops and access to an exterior patio overlooking the tree-lined streets of downtown Holly Springs. The extra-large space is ideal for photographers and videographers to be able to create multiple sets for their clients all in one space.
Our dual space also features a Community Workroom with coworking aimed to feed the creative soul. With options for every business including dedicated or flex desk options, conference room, and lounge area to relax and feel inspired. You started your business with a dream. The Studio 557 community is here to support you, and give your business the resources to make an impact in this world for good.
We are more than a studio with four walls and desks. We are a community of passionate creative entrepreneurs who thrive to use their resources for good and have a strong desire to make an impact in this world. Being a part of our community means being a part of something bigger than just your business. We encourage and foster a collaborative mentality where we learn and grow from each other with opportunities like weekly mastermind style meetings. Being a small business owner is already hard enough, you don’t need to do it alone and we are here to encourage, motivate, and support you on your journey.
Hi there! My name is Victoria, and I am a full-time Maternity and Newborn Photographer in the Raleigh area. I have now been a professional photographer for 15 years, and have been grateful to work with hundreds of incredible families along the way.
If you are like me, you are passionate about your amazing family, and are devoted to the joy, tender moments, and emotions that come with being part of it!
I believe that family is the most important thing. It is the most incredible gift that life has to offer! As a photographer, my role is to provide families with a unique experience that is comfortable and enjoyable. To do this, I take time to get to know my clients so that I can tailor their sessions to suit their personalities, wants, and visions. I am passionate about capturing the perfect newborn photo that families will reflect on and love for years to come.
Outside of photography, you will find me spending time with my family. As the wife of my dear husband, the mom of 3 boys, and the lover of my two cats and one dog, I’ve got my hands full! A little fun fact about me: I am the only woman living with 7 male souls, and all of their names happen to start with S! Our days are always busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I am also close to my sister and my nieces. I devote my free time to giant green plants, hot and freshly-brewed, light-roasted coffee, going to the gym, dogs of all kinds, traveling, earth tones, reminiscing over old photo albums, and walking around barefoot.
Ready to stop sending potential clients to a website that doesn’t represent the business you’ve worked so hard to build?
You only have one shot at making a first impression. You have .05 seconds to capture your customers’ attention before they go to the next result on their google search. If your website is outdated, slow, or not mobile-ready, you are losing sales to your competition (who likely has a better website). It’s time to spruce up your brand and website and convert your dream clients.
I’m Steph, the Owner and Creative Director behind Southern Creative. After partnering with business owners in multiple industries, I started seeing the same problems pop up over and over again. Business owners launching their brand spanking new websites only to still be lacking in overall marketing strategy, over their heads in tech overwhelm, and websites getting lost in the black hole of google.
Cue Southern Creative — launched with the mission of supporting business owners, like you, truly stand out online, ditch tech overwhelm, overcome digital marketing gaps, and well in short; bring WordPress Websites back with a new level of sophistication.
I crafted a strategic system to help you find your brand’s secret sauce, design the perfect visuals to match, and then share it with the world on a stellar website.
Michelle Gunton Photography, specializes in Maternity Photos, Raleigh Newborn Photography, and Wedding Photography. Michelle Gunton has been a Raleigh Photographer photographing newborns, and expecting moms for over 13 years. Her experience, talent, kind nature, and pure love for maternity photography is why she has so many happy returning clients. Michelle’s cozy beautiful home studio is located in Youngsville, NC just north of Wake Forest. In addition to posed studio photo shoots she also offers lifestyle family photo sessions and on-location.
You are an entrepreneur who is building your business, perfecting your service and product, and also creating your brand, but what exactly is a brand? You will find thousands and thousands of definitions. If you went to college for business and took marketing you know it’s cemented in your head that the brand is the logo, symbol, design, and beautifully cohesive Instagram feed. This simple concept from the past has evolved – a brand is not just what you present to your ideal customers and clients in how you want them to perceive your brand it is also your ideal market’s experience of YOU! The gold mine of your success is when your brand is aligned with how your customers experience your brand. It is vital that everything in your business is consistent and precise – everything should be crystal clear. Unfortunately, when it comes to meeting your clients, your big photoshoot for your business, or being interviewed or featured in a magazine – you realize your clothes do not align with your brand and you have nothing to wear, resulting in a mini meltdown. A missing piece for entrepreneurs and small business owners is their clothes! They want their brand to be fresh, fun, and innovative but in their photos they are wearing a black blazer with pearl earrings – talk about unalignment in your branding.
Serena is a style brand expert who helps women entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals align their personal style with their brand. Serena is a certified personal stylist who is passionate about supporting women by defining and aligning their personal style to elevate their brand. Whether it’s meeting with clients, guest appearances, videos, or photoshoots, Serena gives confidence to women entrepreneurs because their clothes reflect both who they are and their brand.
Ways to collaborate and work with Serena:
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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.
Elements in Focus is a Fine Art Photography Studio located in Cary, NC, specializing in nature and cityscapes. Photographer Jill Denbow captures scenes from nature and cities locally and around the globe, featuring her photography in a wide variety of products, including matted, canvas, and metal prints, boxed notecard sets, prints in acrylic frames, as well as other hand-crafted items. Elements in Focus participates in several local craft fairs throughout the year, including Downtown Cary Food and Flea and the Town of Cary’s Spring Daze. In addition to the products Jill has for sale at these events and on her Etsy shop, she also takes custom orders. Visit the Elements in Focus website or contact Jill directly via email for more information and to find the location of her next event.
Located in Holly Springs, Brittany B Photography LLC is a lifestyle photographer. Brittany captures families, newborns & maternity, seniors & also branding & product photography. BBP serves Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, Cary, Raleigh & surrounding areas & offers on-location sessions at local parks, farms, gardens & even fields! Brittany is also available for travel to The Crystal Coast & surrounding areas.
Brittany’s sessions are natural, organic, & authentic. Brittany will give some direction but will strive to capture the in-between moments. The knowing smiles, the giggles & outbursts, the hugs and special kisses – these are the moments you don’t want to forget. Brittany B Photography’s collections include digital images with print release. Learn details on your investment & products offered here. Lifestyle newborn sessions are taken in your home – where Brittany can capture your new addition in their nursery and with their family.
Branding & product photography is unique to you. It’s personal & authentic – for entrepreneurs, small businesses, coaches, speakers & more. If you need a headshot, photos for marketing, or social media, branding photography takes care of all these needs and more. This is a very customized experience tailored to you & your needs. We’ll discuss the details & spend a few hours together capturing what makes you unique. Find more info here.
Dr. Susan Lovelle is the Personalized Wellness MD. She specializes in supporting busy, over-extended women who are ready to uplevel their businesses but are surviving on caffeine, wine, and willpower.
She believes that you are unique and there is ONE way of living that will bring you into harmony with your best and highest self – energetic, focused, happy, and productive.
Whether it’s to lose 20+ pounds, gain more energy, or just plain sleep through the night, through innovative and personalized programs and coaching, you’ll discover your ONE way so that you experience wellness in every sense of the word – physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
Just think – what would it be like if you had a proven, transformative plan designed just for you?
You started your business but your brand still needs to be boosted, your team needs to be developed and your strategy plan for this year hasn’t been finished yet.
M³ & Co.– Global Strategy, Development & Consulting is an international results-driven firm helping companies, organizations and professionals. Our consulting and development firm helps companies and professionals fine tune their direction and growth for the benefit of the organization and the customers. With a focus on Business Strategy, Personnel and Management Development and Brand Consultation, we help drive revenue and profit.
If you feel like you are a Team of 1 and your business could use some brand “envigoration”, a focused strategy plan, guidance on your budget, team or CEO development/support or business coaching, visit our website and contact us. We’d love to help your business grow and stabilize to success.
- Do you know you need a website for your business but don’t know where to start
- Do you find yourself so busy working on your core business that you don’t have time to create or update your website?
- Does technology intimidate you?
- Does your website look too “DIY” and not reflect the professional that you are?
Let me take the stress off of your website so that you can go back to the core purpose of your business.
Photography is one of my great loves. I am the owner and photographer, call me Shan. I am an award winning, internationally published portrait photographer. My studio based in Sanford, NC. Clients come to the studio from all over, most call North Carolina home.
My goal is to capture you in a way that reminds you of the beauty you possess. The magazine style portraits come complete with professional makeup and the opportunity to have an experience that focuses on you. My goal is to capture you in a way that is true to who you are, allowing you to be seen, again.
Pictures tell stories for generations to come, and it would be my pleasure to capture you in photographs.
You should know:
You do not have to be a supermodel or even comfortable with the camera to have magazine worthy images. I just need you to show up and be you…I will handle the rest.
Contact me to check availability and to get your place on my calendar, currently booking 3-4 months in advance.
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.
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.
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.
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 love that viaONEHOPE allows me to help bring awareness and raise money for multiple causes. I’ve always wanted to find a career path that is flexible, lucrative, and fun while that allows me to give back to my community. Whether you’re looking for a girls night out, a fundraising opportunity, or an office party, I welcome the opportunity to host an event with you. MIX. MINGLE. MAKE AN IMPACT.
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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‘Building Customer Engagement in Professional Beauty Services, one client at a time.’
If that’s your business objective, then Imbeau is your software solution. Beauty is personal ..and therfore Imbeau’s beauty-tech goes beyond booking and payments, focusing on ‘Point of Care’. Want to be a pilot customer? Come visit us at http://www.imbeau.us or drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola is a top Raleigh newborn photographer, who loves to style and customize your shoot. Nicola has been trained to specialize in Newborn Photography, maternity photography , family photography and child photography. Her style is best described as simple, beautiful and timeless. Newborns are the main focus in a shoot, posed yet still very natural. Nicola does love taking pictures of families, however, these are best done outdoors. Nicola loves to capture the candid moments and fleeting smiles and glances with your family. These moments only she can see from behind the lens.
Services extend into the Raleigh – Durham NC Triangle areas including Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay – Varina, Angier, Clayton, Garner and Wake Forrest.
Sarah photographs on location and serves Raleigh and the surrounding areas: Apex, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs, and Fuquay-Varina.
Sarah strives to capture the beauty of connection between you and your loved ones in candid style photography. These everyday moments only last a split second, but it is those moments that tell your story. As a hopeless romantic hippie, SJP loves photographing genuine love & emotion, laughs, snuggles, and all the moments in between in your family photos…the details you will want to remember for a lifetime. And I love capturing them along with sunlight, wind, and whatever natural elements we can incorporate to give your images an organic feel and make them truly beautiful. Say hello! I would love to tell your story!
Kim is an award winning photographer based out of Wake Forest, NC. She specializes in fine art portraiture of families, children and high school seniors.
From your toddler’s first steps to your teenager’s graduation, the milestones of family life are fleeting and precious. We don’t want to miss a moment. When it comes to getting professional photographs taken, though, you don’t want a posed and uncomfortable experience—you want your family to be seen in a beautifully authentic way.
Kim’s unique approach starts with getting to know you, and fostering a relaxed and enjoyable environment. She’s there to help with every step of the process, from location selection to wardrobe styling and gallery wall design. Each finished piece is more than just a photograph—they are fine art that will be cherished forever.
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 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.
I’m Lynette, a senior, family and event photographer in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also available for school, headshots, and real estate photography. My style and sessions are natural, fun, and relaxed. Let’s talk!
Prep Communications builds, maintains and defends corporate reputations through strategic communications to meet client goals. We work with integrity and authenticity to earn client trust.
Prep primarily works with companies that desire to increase their level of communications readiness and mitigate business risk by communicating effectively with audiences that matter to them. We firmly believe that success – or failure – of any communications effort depends almost entirely on a company’s level of diligent preparation. If the proper groundwork is laid, flawless execution becomes a byproduct.
From strategy sessions to tactical outputs, we work with established, emerging, and even nonexistent public relations programs to develop winning communications strategies for all clients.
Prep is owned and operated by Stephanie Llorente, APR, whose depth of experience ranges from national brands to small businesses.
Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is a locally owned and operated accounting firm serving small businesses throughout the NC Triangle and beyond. We offer a wide variety of business services, including bookkeeping, QuickBooks installation and training, payroll services, sales and use tax reports, and preparation of Form 1099. We also prepare individual income tax returns and provide specialized bookkeeping services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Our goal at Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is to maintain your bookkeeping throughout the year so your tax preparation process is simplified, saving you time and money. Our specialty is “shoebox” cases – where a company provides us with a box full of receipts and bank statements and allows us to record the data in an organized manner. Because we’re a small, independently owned business, we can customize our services to meet your specific needs. You’ll never pay for services you don’t need!
Our payroll services are billed at a low monthly rate, with no hidden charges for direct deposit, tax filings, or new hire reporting. You’ll be guaranteed of the correct tax rates and on-time federal and state filings.
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business! At Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC, we are freeing small business owners from that pile of receipts, one shoebox at a time.
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!
I am a boutique wedding & family photographer who believes in providing a one-of-a-kind, personalized session experience and artwork that you will love forever. Since 2009 my goal has been to photograph families and couples in a relaxed, joyful and artistic way.
I began studying photography when everyone shot film (remember film?) and I learned the classic art of black & white film processing & printing. There is something so powerful about making each print by hand, each result a unique piece of art. When I switched to digital in 2005, I brought to it my love for honesty in the images I create for works of art you will treasure.
My life with 2 children (12 & 9) and two large dogs is usually pretty crazy, but it’s also full of love and laughter and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. Next to photography my favorite thing in the whole world is chocolate. Ok, and the beach, and pretty much anywhere there is good food & good friends- life is meant to be enjoyed!
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.