I'm the face behind the lens, capturing every moment. When I put my camera down, I play my flute, watch romantic comedies, and travel.
Photography has given me different opportunities to display my creativity and talents. With every session, it opens so many avenues I can explore. My sessions create a unique scene that leaves every client in awe and wonder. My goal is to bring joy and happiness to everyone who sees my work.
I believe photography is not just training and knowledge to do the work. It's having a keen eye to see every detail, and every person who's had a great impact in the special day. I bring all those components together and make that magical moment forever engraved in pictures.
We also had images showing different locations and areas that family members had resided in their lifetime. Though my grandmother didn't travel far, she brought the world to us through artifacts and souvenirs from those who had come by and visited her house. She would display them on the walls and shelves, and she inspired me to capture fond, intimate moments that were precious and rare among family and friends.
My grandmother, Martha Smith Tillery, was a pioneer for entrepreneurship for my family. She loved taking photos of her family, animals, and nature. There were pictures of all generations hanging in every room of my grandparents' house. They ranged from important milestones, accomplishments, achievements, and special moments in our family members' lives.
Every person goes through a transformation—a change that makes the biggest impact on their lives. No matter the size, it affects you, inspires you, and gives you a purpose to push forward. You experience an aha moment updating your family photo or retouching old photographs. The discovery of a new life, growing protectively within you, making your world seem extraordinary. The arrival of the new addition to your family that you want to share with the world. The opportunities to celebrate another year of your life that's been blessed beyond word or deed. After weathering storms without losing faith, you can still wear a smile and say, "This is me!" The small victories you have overcome, and trials and tribulations can be captured forever in a photo.
Every wedding has an unforgettable story. It can be an unexpected wedding proposal—the surprise confession from your soulmate expressing how they want to spend the rest of their life with you. The velvet box appears, being opened slowly, revealing the product of their love for you and the minute you say yes to the ring, your story continues...
Unforgettable, precious moments... The possibilities to make your wedding dreams come true are endless, and all those memories will be captured by experienced eyes.
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"Martha Smith Tillery Photography has captured several major seasons in my life, including my wedding day. This company is the best of the best with superior quality photos. Annette has great vision and naturally makes every photo shoot exceed your expectations! She does all she can to make sure everything comes out perfect and I couldn't ask for a better photographer."
"So excited for the excellent service we received from Martha Smith Tillery Photography. Annette has so much passion for photography and making sure she captures your special moments! Our glam couples photo shoot turned out amazing inspite of the weather! Martha Smith Tillery Photography took their time and payed close attention to detail. Will certainly use her again for our family photography needs in the future. Great service and great prices!"
"The artistry and care put into every photo is amazing. There is nothing cookie-cutter about this incredible team. Each person, each event is unique. You might start as clients but you leave as friends."
"The artistry and care put into every photo is amazing. There is nothing cookie-cutter about this incredible team.Each person, each event is unique. You might start as clients but you leave as friends ."
Raleigh, North Carolina
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