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Our Philosophy

We believe that it is so important to capture your story, from taking your personal brand to the next level to documenting your family's milestones.

We are here to notice what makes you special and to help you share what matters to you most with the world. 

The experience of capturing these memories is also extremely important to us. We know that getting photographed might make you nervous, but please don't worry.  If there is one thing we can guarantee, it's that we'll make the process fun and easy

We have secret photo locations we love to share with our clients and we can design an experience that makes sense for you and your unique personality! 

Fun Facts...

Photo Cred: Nancy Ray Photography

Hello! My name is Christina and I was born & raised in North Carolina.  A little bit about me:

  1. My friends often compare me to Leslie Knope from Parks & Recs and I’m totally ok with it.

  2. I played flute in a Cuban salsa band in college.

  3. I live in North Raleigh with my husband, Jason, our crazy Australian Blue Heeler, Shadow, and our fluffy Himalayan cat, Sophie. Our dog and cat do not get along.

  4. My goal is to interview 100 people who have changed the world & I'm sharing these stories on my blog www.wearethearcbenders.com to inspire more people to change the world.

  5. I'm passionate about giving back. My company is a social enterprise that donates 5% of all of our profits to charities in the Triangle, so when you work with us, you’re helping make our community better.

I've always loved capturing memories with photos and became a photographer to help people tell the stories that matter most to them. I can't wait to hear your story! 

I specialize in headshots, portraits, family photography, and commercial photography. My style is a mix of lifestyle, photojournalism, and “organic.” I think photos are best when they are natural and authentically you. 

The Experience

Does getting in front of a camera stress you out?


Don't worry... we've got this.  We're going to make this not only painless, but actually fun!


We can totally help you figure out what to wear for your photos, we'll work together to the pick the perfect location, and during your session we'll make sure you relax and actually enjoy our time together, all the while capturing photos that are sure to make you and everyone that loves you shed tears of joy. 

Before we're done, you'll forget we even have a camera pointed in your direction. Our goal is to make you laugh and catch moments that are genuine and real. 

Contact Me

To learn more and book a session, you are welcome to reach out to us directly at emailchristinanoel@gmail.com or call us at 919-219-1647. Or, feel free to use the form below to contact us and we'll be sure to follow-up within 48-hours.