Pronounced "fate", f8 Photo Studios was started in 2006 and has become one of the leading, award-winning studios in the Raleigh area with a well-known reputation for creating consistently beautiful images and happy clients.  Our photography is all about beauty, emotion, and fun! We know when it's appropriate to be a part of the action and when it's better to sit back and capture the moments as they unfold. 

We genuinely care about the people we photograph, and we think it shows in the images we create. Owner and Principle Photographer, Cara Grace Galati, along with f8's team of Associate Photographers, view f8 Photo Studios as an experience. We go above and beyond to create a lasting impression because we believe that the best, most natural images are born when there is a high level of trust and comfort between us and our clients. 

What makes us different from other photographers is the relationships we build. We see ourselves as more than just photographers - we are artists, trusted vendors, and an additional support system to make our client's day run smoothly. To us, a happy client is not just a client for the day, but a client and a friend for life. 

 and has become one of the leading, award-winning studios in the Raleigh area with a well-known reputation for creating consistently beautiful images and happy clients.  Our photography is all about beauty, emotion, and fun! We know when it's appropriate to be a part of the action and when it's better to sit back and capture the moments as they unfold. 


 from other photographers is the relationships we build. We see ourselves as more than just photographers - we are artists, trusted vendors, and an additional support system to make our client's day run smoothly. To us, a happy client is not just a client for the day, but a client and a friend for life. 

 ronounced "fate", f8 Photo Studios was started in 2006

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Pronounced "fate", f8 Photo Studios was started in 2006 and has become one of the leading, award-winning studios in the Raleigh area with a well-known reputation for creating consistently beautiful images and happy clients.  Our photography is all about beauty, emotion, and fun! We know when it's appropriate to be a part of the action and when it's better to sit back and capture the moments as they unfold. 

We genuinely care about the people we photograph, and we think it shows in the images we create. Owner and Principle Photographer, Cara Grace Galati, along with f8's team of Associate Photographers, view f8 Photo Studios as an experience. We go above and beyond to create a lasting impression because we believe that the best, most natural images are born when there is a high level of trust and comfort between us and our clients. 

What makes us different from other photographers is the relationships we build. We see ourselves as more than just photographers - we are artists, trusted vendors, and an additional support system to make our client's day run smoothly. To us, a happy client is not just a client for the day, but a client and a friend for life. 

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Named as an exclusive Hall of Fame Winner by The Knot and recipient of The Knot's "Best of Weddings" for 5 consecutive years,  f8 Photo Studios is an award winning wedding, portrait and commercial photography boutique located in Downtown Raleigh. 



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Our prized team of photographers are some of Raleigh's most experienced and talented individuals who have been hand picked by the studio. Each associate has many years of wedding experience as well as top notch equipment and photography expertise. Take a look at their portfolios below to see some of their amazing work.

Born and raised in Southern California, Adrienne started her journey of Wedding Photography at Biola University's film school. She was there because she loved telling stories, and while her initial goal was to write stories she soon discovered the visual side of storytelling after taking several required classes in cinematography, photography, and film design. The rest is history. She started working for a wedding photography studio in California and soon discovered that wedding photography was a perfect match for her knack for telling stories and her passion for creating beautiful imagery. 

In early 2010 Adrienne moved to North Carolina, which is when she met Cara at f8 Photo Studios. When she wasn't shooting weddings for her own studio Adrienne was often working as an assistant photographer for Cara. Both a friendship and a great working relationship formed between the two. When Adrienne became pregnant with her first child she decided to close her own studio and Cara asked her to become a full time associate photographer at f8 Photo Studios. Adrienne knows it must have been “fate” that she and Cara met. After 7 wedding seasons working with f8 Photo Studios and 10 year career in shooting weddings Adrienne couldn't be happier with where her journey with telling stories has landed her.  

I'm a wife, mama to three kids ages five and under, a dog-owner, a cat-owner, and (as you might imagine with my crazy crew) a coffee addict. I love popsicles, fall colors, and coffee! 

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Lindsay has been working as a professional photographer for 10 years. After studying at NYU, she worked for several commercial photographers in NYC and as an associate photographer for an event photography studio. She loved the frenzied pace and energy of New York, and had the privilege of photographing dozens of celebrities and political figures at some of the most famous venues there, but after 14 years of living in NYC she started to crave a slower pace and higher quality of life. In March of 2013 Lindsay moved to Raleigh where she is loving her new lifestyle.


After moving to North Carolina Lindsay quickly began searching for local photography studios to work with, which is when she met Cara at f8 Photo Studios. Lindsay's long career as a professional photographer coupled with her extensive event experience made her a great addition to the f8 Team as a 2nd Photographer. After 3 wedding seasons and dozens of weddings with f8 Photo Studios Lindsay was officially brought on board as an f8 Associate where she continues to thrive as one of f8's great visual storytellers.  

I'm a newlywed with three stepchildren, two rowdy dogs and one very
naughty cat. I love floppy eared dogs cupcakes and salsa & swing dance.

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 I'm Lindsay

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An f8 Associate is the perfect option for couples who want to take advantage of the many benefits of working with f8 Photo Studios, but who might be on a more limited photography budget. It's our way of offering top notch photography services at a more affordable rate.


Other than having an associate photograph your wedding, nothing will be different about your experience with f8 Photo Studios. You will receive the exact same high level of service and attention that has earned f8 Photo Studios it's reputation as being one of the premiere photography boutiques in the Raleigh area. Even though an associate will be photographing your wedding, Cara will still work with you throughout the entire photography process.


You will have the choice to have either Cara or an associate take your engagement and/or bridal portraits. Engagement and bridal sessions are a great way to build a deeper relationship with your photographer, so we usually have the associate scheduled to photograph your wedding be the one who photographs your engagement or bridal session. That being said, we are a team here at f8 Photo Studios. If your schedule necessitates that Cara or another associate shoot your portrait session we are happy to accommodate your needs.


Great, we are excited to hear from you! Simply fill out our contact form or shoot us an email at info@f8photostudios.com. Mention that you are interested in working with an f8 Associate and we'll get the ball rolling.

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What's different about my experience?

Who will take our engagement or bridal portraits?

This sounds perfect for us, how do we book?

I truly enjoy laughing, exploring, and having fun. I love lemurs, roller-coasters, and trampolines (I simply must jump on them when I see them). I hold a deep love for my family and friends which I truly believes makes me a better photographer. I love it when my friends start out as clients.

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 I'm Cara

Cara's work can be found in several publications such as The Knot, Southern Bride and Groom, and Charleston Weddings Magazine. Her work at f8 Photo Studios was also awarded The Knot's high honor of being in the 'Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.'

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Cara grew up surrounded by beautiful scenery, excellent food, and plenty of Southern hospitality. Cara attended Clemson University where she received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Communications. Her curriculum included photography classes, which led her to discover her innate talent and deep love for photography. Cara's degree obtained her a job up North, where she worked as a Marketing Manager for 5 years. Working in marketing and managing ad agencies kept her very close to the creative process, but her passion still ran deep in shooting photographs. Cara's move to Raleigh in the Spring of 2004 gave her the transition she needed to springboard her into her new career as owner and photographer at f8 Photo Studios.

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"Cara is so fun to work with, even for those who are camera shy (that included me and my now-husband!) She made us feel comfortable, she made us laugh, she got great shots."

"So fun to work with"

-Chels

"Of all the people that we worked with during our whole wedding process Cara Galati has to be the most personable, caring, and understanding of all...The day of the wedding Cara was phenomenal!"

"Phenomenal!"

-Bethany

"Her attitude will instantly put you at ease, and make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Cara is professional, fun, and can keep your family members in line! When I saw our wedding photos, I was absolutely floored."

"I was absolutely floored"

-Gabrielle



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