Here at f8 Photo Studios we love laughter, bright colors, genuine love, and all things pretty. If you want high quality photos that are sharp and vibrant, a photography studio with an esteemed reputation, and you'd like to make a few new friends in the process, we invite you to take a look around our website. We can't wait to tell you more about our studio. 

Hi, we're f8 Photo Studios.

Sharp. VibranT. Fun  


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. We bring not only experience to each event, but also fun and comfortably. We shoot at least 60 weddings a year in addition to hundreds of portraits, headshots and commercial shoots as well.

We make people feel comfortable so that they can be captured at their best. 



Chelsea and Dock
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Jullian and Bill
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Sarah and Matt
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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. 

We are more than photographers

We don't just have clients, we have f8 family.  To us, a happy client is not just a client for the day, but a client and a friend for life.

We treat you like family.

Your photos will look more natural if you are genuinely having fun.  We don't just pose, we create a fun and relaxed environment that allows your personality to shine through. 

We believe in laughter 

"I was absolutely floored"

-  Gabriella


"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." 

"Best. Photographer. EVER!!"

- Lauren


Best. Photographer. EVER!! Cara , owner of f8 Photo Studios, is seriously the "total package" of photographers. Not only are her photos incredible, but she is responsive, professional, and so fun to work with!

"Cara is so fun to work with..."

- Chels


"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."  

"Personable, caring, and understanding..."


"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!"

- Bethany

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Packages from $2400-$4000
Custom packages are available 

Here at f8 Photo Studios we specialize in building relationships, and we believe that this process starts as early as package pricing. Every wedding is unique, so we encourage you to reach out to us so that we can hear more about your wedding and customize a package that meets your exact needs and budget. 

We love weddings and we want to hear more about yours!




1053 E Whitaker Mill Road #115
Raleigh, NC 27604 

We can't wait to hear from you.


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