brinkley family :: maternity :: coats, nc

We love shooting in new locations, we love it even more when it's the family's property! The Brinkley's were absolutely adorable and their property was a photographers dream. Laura and Nick have a 2 and a half year old little girl, Madison, and are expecting twins this Spring. It was a bit of a chilly afternoon the day of their pictures, but Madison didn't seem to mind and neither did the cows that followed us around during the session! Getting to take pictures of expecting mothers and their families is one of our favorite sessions. The anticipation and excitement of everyone is always so fun to photograph and it was no different with Laura and Nick. Madison was cute as a button and is going to make a great big sister. The property had beautiful pastures, a quaint little pond with a blue boat as well as a barn that was catching the sunlight perfectly.

Thank you Brinkley family for allowing us to capture these photos for you!

mike and allison :: maternity photography :: bahama, nc

To say we had fun at this session would be an understatement. I actually met Allison my freshman year at NC State. We lived across from each other in the dorm and became fast friends! We lost touch after college, but ended up going the same gym and started working out together. In the mean time, JJ and I had gotten married and he was always talking about this guy Mike that he worked with. One Saturday I was going to meet Allison at the gym for a class and funny enough JJ said he was going to Mike to work out. We get there and Mike and Allison are there and they are "Mike and Allison" we had no idea!! We've stayed close friends with them and JJ was even in their wedding 2 years ago. So when we found out they were pregnant this summer and then Allison asked us to do their maternity photos we were ecstatic! We met them at Allison's family's property in Bahama on a beautiful evening. We had the best time exploring the property and getting these beautiful images of them!


Slagle :: Maternity :: Spruce Pine, NC

The 12x12 Initiative not only afforded me the opportunity to travel across the country but it brought with it numerous friendships that I cherish even from a distance! One of those is with Jordan, who works for The Crossnore School in Crossnore, NC. This place is near and dear to me and part of that is because of the incredible people who staff and run it! At the time of our trip, Jordan was coordinating our visit and helping to plan all the logistics for our time in Crossnore. Since then, we have kept in touch and I was thrilled for the opportunity to take some maternity photos for her and her husband, Kyle. After having our first attempt rained out, we weren't sure sweet Jonah would stay as the little bun-in-the-oven that he is until I could make it back over there but sure enough we squeezed in the shoot just in time!


Celebrating 3 Years

CoverIt came as a surprise to even us as we hung out with Jade & Travis this afternoon, capturing their sweet lil' one's very first photos! Today is June 5th which means it is our 3rd anniversary! Travis was actually the one to remind us (thanks Travis!).

Though our journey started long before, June 5th, 2013 was the first official day of our photography venture, Fifth of June! As we remember our first blog post, the story of why Paige decided to pick up a camera for the first time (Thanks Meg!) we are blown away by how far we have come. We look back on what led us to begin this little business and how we came up with the name Fifth of June in the first place and we're humbled and thankful for the provision the Lord has had for us.

We're so blessed to be able to do what we do and we love it. We love our clients, we love the moments we get to capture and the memories we get to be a part of. Thank you to everyone who has been part of our story, who has supported us along the way! As we always say, it's a privilege, an honor and a blessing to be able to do what we do! So here's to three years running and many more to come!


Paige & Teran

marion :: maternity :: raleigh, nc

Jade and Travis are not only awesome friends, but awesome clients! We first photographed them in the fall when they wanted some photos at their home where we shot a few top-secret pregnancy announcement photos! Fast forward 6 months later and we got to go back to their cozy place situated on some beautiful family property for a maternity shoot! It's so much fun watching new parents await the arrival of their firstborn.  Travis, always a good sport, was an adoring soon-to-be father and Jade was absolutely glowing! We can't wait to meet baby boy and we look forward to his very first photo shoot! Keep an eye out!

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*Session does not have to take place during the promotional window, the session just needs to be scheduled before August 31st, 2016 and $150 deposit collected before April 15th, 2016. **Complete collection is a $250 value. The deposit of $150 will still be collected and clients can upgrade to another collection by paying the difference in price.




dodard family :: raleigh, nc :: maternity

Aiden and Grant love being outside. I mean they LOVE. BEING. OUTSIDE. When our new neighbors moved in this past summer I was excited because they had a little girl who also loves being outside. The best part as "mom" is that I also love being outside especially when that means I now get to hangout with a good friend (i.e. new neighbor "Amy" - Hi Amy!). As most stay at home moms know, finding adult time can be hard, especially with little ones. That's why it's been such a treat to have awesome neighbors that I can get some adult time with even with the little ones because they play together while we get to hang out!

When Amy and Patrick moved here from Florida they let us know that they would be due with their 2nd baby on Christmas Day. As the months went on and Christmas got closer they found out that Charlotte was looking to be a big baby and they would have to induce her early. Realizing that Amy's sister ( who would be coming for Christmas) wouldn't be able to take their maternity photos before Amy's due date, they asked me to do the honor. I was so happy to do it and below you will find some of my favorite images from the shoot!


pittman family :: maternity :: wake forest, nc

We love the Pittman's! We first met the Pittman's 19 months ago when we did a maternity/family session with them when they were pregnant with their 2nd son Zach. After that we got to see them a few months later for a newborn session when Zach was born. Fast-forward to the present and we got to see them again for another maternity/family session. This time for their 3rd child and first daughter! We had a lot of fun with them the morning of the session. It was a beautiful summer morning, but the boys came with monster trucks in hand and when monster trucks are in hand you know it's going to be a good time! The boys were adorable as always, Nina was beautiful and dad was a proud papa!

Neill Family - Mini Maternity Session - Raleigh, NC

I have had so much fun getting to know the Neill family. We first met them a year or so ago when JJ and I joined the Faith 1 Sunday School class at our church. They have twin girls, Avery and Bekah, who are adorable and Aiden loves playing with on Sundays and Wednesdays! I was so excited when Emily announced she was pregnant to our Sunday School class (I love babies!), and it was icing on the cake when she said she wanted to do a maternity session with her family.

The day we decided on for pictures ended up being sunny, but so cold and windy. The Neill's were troopers though, especially the girls! They were probably a little more snuggly than they would have been if it wasn't so cold and windy, but them cuddled up to mommy and belly made for such sweet photos.

We loved our time with the Neill's and can't wait to meet baby James!

Gender Reveal & Baby Shower - Raleigh, NC

Erin is one of our favorite clients! She hired us back in the spring to do the photography and videography for a wedding shower for her sister-in-law, so when she contacted us to do the photography for one of her best friend's gender reveal and baby shower we couldn't wait. One, we love working with Erin and two she throws the best parties! Erin did a fabulous job planning every detail of the party. It was so much fun to be a part of the special time in this couple's life and to get to work with Erin again!



Baby Brother will be here soon!

We are so excited that baby brother will be here soon, sooner than the doctors think, is our guess! At my last appointment we found out that baby brother is making progress, so we decided we needed to get maternity photos in sooner than later. Luckily we had an evening that we were all home and were able to take some family/maternity photos despite the steamy summer night. Of course, the evening that worked for all of us was the first day Raleigh's heat index hit 100 degrees. That being said, we had a nice "glow" to us, and Aiden spent the whole shoot saying "water,water,water" - the boy likes to stay hydrated! Despite the heat, Paige was able to capture some great photos! We can't wait to meet baby brother, until then, we are enjoying the last few weeks (or maybe only days) as a family of three!