Welcome to Urban Allure Photography

My name is Jessica, and I am a Raleigh, NC based Photographer specializing in Newborn, Children, Family, Maternity, Engagement and Senior Portraits.

I have a love for story telling and an eye for detail. I aim to create timeless images of each individual's personality that will evoke genuine emotions for years to come.

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Look who’s one!!!

Posted on January 21, 2013

Remember this little guy? Well he just celebrated his first birthday! Happy 1st birthday Grant. His Momma is so crafty. She actually made the cake, hat, and diaper cover and tie.

How cute is this “Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme?

babys first birthday with cake smash




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{Raleigh, NC Family Photography} Dumont Family

Posted on October 22, 2012

I am horrible at blogging after a session. I don’t know why it takes me weeks to update my blog and only five minutes to update facebook! This session took place a few weeks ago. Sweet little Cameron just turned one. His family and I met at Pullen Park. If you are local to Raleigh and haven’t been there yet, I highly recommend it. Its fun for the kids and parents. I, myself have throughly enjoyed the train ride, paddle boats, and carousel. The Dumont family and I walked around to do their family portraits because this place is huge and is beautifully landscaped throughout. You would never know it was a public park! Enjoy!

Family portrait collage board


One Year old little boy in diaper cover at the park



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New Client Information Guide!!

Posted on October 7, 2012


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{Raleigh, NC Photographer} Superman Session

Posted on September 23, 2012

So I am always trying to get my son to participate in any kind of photo session but he usually will not have it. Right now he is obsessed with Superman, and I mean the old 70’s versions with Christopher Reeves. Have you ever seen the original Superman and Superman 2 movies? They are quite funny, especially the graphics. Maybe we’ve been spoiled with Pixar and 3D movies.

Anyways, here is a short session of him dressed as superman. He runs around the house with the cape on a daily basis, the outfit is something I got for a wedding, the glasses were from party city, and the Superman shirt is some of his pjs…..all put together make for a handsome Superman if I do say so myself!





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{Family Photographer, Raleigh, NC} Sweet Little Cruz!

Posted on September 18, 2012

This family has been long time friends and I got the chance to photograph their one year old son Cruz. He is such a sweetheart and was loving the camera unlike most children! He even took a few steps (without any help) trying to get closer to it! He is such a handsome little fella and I can’t wait to see him grow up.


 Little boys are always so fascinated with trains!

This one is my favorite! His Mommy was doing the chicken dance in the background and he was laughing so hard :)




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{Newborn Photography – Raleigh, NC} Precious Little Levi

Posted on August 22, 2012

This was the first sleepy baby I have gotten to work with! He slept throughout the entire session and let us pose him in all sorts of props without even waking. He was super snuggly and equally looked like both of his gorgeous parents.

One thing I love about going to someone’s home for a session is mixing up the backgrounds and props. It’s’ always sentimental when you incorporate precious belongings. It’s also more convenient for new parents as you just want to stay home.

*Crown courtesy of Palace Creations





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Owen’s 1st Birthday Cake Smash! {Raleigh, NC Photographer}

Posted on August 21, 2012

Remember this sweet Newborn? Hard to believe he is already ONE! I got the privilege of capturing his newborn photos and a return visit to celebrate his 1st Birthday. He has grown so much. He was sweet as can be and smiled the entire time. We met at Duke Gardens. If you have never been and are local to Durham, NC then I highly suggest you spend an entire day out there.  Its breathtakingly beautiful.

We captured some great family shots first, then introduced Owen to cake. This is my second Cake Smash session and they get more and more interesting. It’s funny how little ones are used to eating pureed fruits, vegetables and milk and how their taste is acquired to bland food. Give them a little cake or icing and they make the kind of face one would make after taking a bite of lemon. It’s almost too sweet or sour to them at first but after a couple more tries they really start to enjoy a whole new world of taste! This little guy was covered in cake by the end but I think he thoroughly enjoyed his first cake tasting. Enjoy!


This lil guy shares a birthday with his Daddy!









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Posted on August 20, 2012

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