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f8 Photo Studios

Raleigh , NC
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3801 Hillsborough street, 121
Raleigh, NC 27607 US (map)

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919-835-0999

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ABOUT US

F8, pronounced "Fate," is a product of two photographers coming together to share the same vision, passion and adoration for photography under one roof.

F8 Photo Studios... Read more
F8, pronounced "Fate," is a product of two photographers coming together to share the same vision, passion and adoration for photography under one roof.

F8 Photo Studios takes pride in the relationships that they build with their clients. It truly shows in the artistic imagery that they capture on your wedding day. Cara and Jonathan's sense of style, creativity and easy going attitudes pave the way for creating remarkable images, so "experience fate." Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

4.8
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara is absolutely incredible, I honestly could not recommend her any higher!! I never imagined that my photographer would turn out to be part of the wedding planning process- but she can really do it all. She helped me to find awesome vendors, and was truly a great friend during the entire process. The day of the wedding, she acted as a photographer and coordinator. She kept everyone on schedule, and made the best use of time. Cara is FUN, energetic, and made my husband and I feel completely at ease. We could not be happier with the pictures, she's brilliant!!
Cara is absolutely incredible, I honestly could not recommend her any higher!! I never imagined that my photographer would Read more...
Cara is absolutely incredible, I honestly could not recommend her any higher!! I never imagined that my photographer would turn out to be part of the wedding planning process- but she can really do it all. She helped me to find awesome vendors, and was truly a great friend during the entire process. The day of the wedding, she acted as a photographer and coordinator. She kept everyone on schedule, and made the best use of time. Cara is FUN, energetic, and made my husband and I feel completely at ease. We could not be happier with the pictures, she's brilliant!! Read less
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John
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
This is from a Grooms perspective. Our wedding was at Rose Hill Manor.

I contacted F8, along with other photographers near the area, and within the day Cara had reached out to us. I have always been a believer in the phrase, "You get what you paid for" and photos were near the top of our priority list. Other photographers reached out to us, however, there was this personal touch about Cara that we just loved. I will explain this below.

My now wife also loved the fact that she seemed very personal and after we got off the phone with her we both knew that she would be our photographer. The reasons were simple, there was no pressure to book her or her associate (who was cheaper), the prices were presented with nothing hidden, and she just wasn't a photographer, she was also a great help! I wouldn't be surprised if she doubles as a coordinator/photographer one day...

During our first phone conversation and the conversations after, there wasn't just talk about photographs, but Cara helped us out with our DJ (Spin), Cake (Sweet Treats), and even had a coordinator if we needed one (we didn't). I assume being in the wedding business you meet a lot of vendors and her recommendations were spot on.

We just got our photos and love reliving the moment. Some advice to the people getting married:

1. If it is in your budget go with the video option! I did not realize how much behind the scenes you are when in a wedding and wish I could see everyone/everything that happened.

2. Also go with the photo booth option if it's within your budget. We had a photo booth and I don't think it was empty once.

3. Let Cara know everything/everyone you want to take photos with. I wish I would have told her I wanted pictures with a longer list of people b/c once the wedding starts you forget and are so busy.
This is from a Grooms perspective. Our wedding was at Rose Hill Manor.

I contacted F8, along with other Read more...
This is from a Grooms perspective. Our wedding was at Rose Hill Manor.

I contacted F8, along with other photographers near the area, and within the day Cara had reached out to us. I have always been a believer in the phrase, "You get what you paid for" and photos were near the top of our priority list. Other photographers reached out to us, however, there was this personal touch about Cara that we just loved. I will explain this below.

My now wife also loved the fact that she seemed very personal and after we got off the phone with her we both knew that she would be our photographer. The reasons were simple, there was no pressure to book her or her associate (who was cheaper), the prices were presented with nothing hidden, and she just wasn't a photographer, she was also a great help! I wouldn't be surprised if she doubles as a coordinator/photographer one day...

During our first phone conversation and the conversations after, there wasn't just talk about photographs, but Cara helped us out with our DJ (Spin), Cake (Sweet Treats), and even had a coordinator if we needed one (we didn't). I assume being in the wedding business you meet a lot of vendors and her recommendations were spot on.

We just got our photos and love reliving the moment. Some advice to the people getting married:

1. If it is in your budget go with the video option! I did not realize how much behind the scenes you are when in a wedding and wish I could see everyone/everything that happened.

2. Also go with the photo booth option if it's within your budget. We had a photo booth and I don't think it was empty once.

3. Let Cara know everything/everyone you want to take photos with. I wish I would have told her I wanted pictures with a longer list of people b/c once the wedding starts you forget and are so busy. Read less
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Gussie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Cara is phenomenal!!! She took the time to get to know us and it really was visible in both our engagement and our wedding photos. She was professional and so easy to work with. Many of our photos look like postcards. I cannot say enough about her and the quality of her work. She knows how to make you smile, laugh and engage with each other in a way that just brings the photos to a level beyond expectations. F8 is a great choice and I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Cara is phenomenal!!! She took the time to get to know us and it really was visible in both our engagement and our wedding Read more...
Cara is phenomenal!!! She took the time to get to know us and it really was visible in both our engagement and our wedding photos. She was professional and so easy to work with. Many of our photos look like postcards. I cannot say enough about her and the quality of her work. She knows how to make you smile, laugh and engage with each other in a way that just brings the photos to a level beyond expectations. F8 is a great choice and I would hire her again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Cara Galati from F8 Photo Studios to any bride who is looking for wedding pictures that truly capture the essence of your entire wedding day. My husband and I got married this past summer at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, North Carolina, but were not from the area (Indiana actually) so we really had to do a lot of research when it came to choosing vendors for our wedding day. Walter Marrotta the general manager at Rose Hill Plantation highly recommended F8 Photo Studios to my husband and I while we were visiting and that is how we came in contact with Cara. Cara was extremely easy to talk to over the phone and she was very helpful in giving other vendor recommendations as well! On the day of our wedding Cara was on time, professional, and really kept the day moving. Cara was great in instructing my bossy family on where to go to get everything done in a time efficient manner. After the ceremony and family/bridal party pictures, Cara took my husband and I for about an hour to do our pictures together and I still cannot thank Cara enough for how she set this up! It gave my husband and I an hour to just enjoy the moment together and collect our nerves without everyone else around us. She made our private session so much fun and we felt extremely comfortable working with her. I was beyond excited to see all of the pictures she took for us and I was not disappointed when we received them! Cara takes absolutely stunning pictures and even captures small details that you as a bride will want to remember from beautiful portraits of table settings, your dress, shoes, flowers etc. She did a spectacular job at taking photos that were able to capture those truly blissful and happy moments that you wish you could relive every day! Overall, my husband and I were extremely happy with the services we received from F8 Photo Studios and specifically with Cara. She has a natural God given talent and I was extremely happy that we chose to work with her!
I would highly recommend Cara Galati from F8 Photo Studios to any bride who is looking for wedding pictures that truly Read more...
I would highly recommend Cara Galati from F8 Photo Studios to any bride who is looking for wedding pictures that truly capture the essence of your entire wedding day. My husband and I got married this past summer at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, North Carolina, but were not from the area (Indiana actually) so we really had to do a lot of research when it came to choosing vendors for our wedding day. Walter Marrotta the general manager at Rose Hill Plantation highly recommended F8 Photo Studios to my husband and I while we were visiting and that is how we came in contact with Cara. Cara was extremely easy to talk to over the phone and she was very helpful in giving other vendor recommendations as well! On the day of our wedding Cara was on time, professional, and really kept the day moving. Cara was great in instructing my bossy family on where to go to get everything done in a time efficient manner. After the ceremony and family/bridal party pictures, Cara took my husband and I for about an hour to do our pictures together and I still cannot thank Cara enough for how she set this up! It gave my husband and I an hour to just enjoy the moment together and collect our nerves without everyone else around us. She made our private session so much fun and we felt extremely comfortable working with her. I was beyond excited to see all of the pictures she took for us and I was not disappointed when we received them! Cara takes absolutely stunning pictures and even captures small details that you as a bride will want to remember from beautiful portraits of table settings, your dress, shoes, flowers etc. She did a spectacular job at taking photos that were able to capture those truly blissful and happy moments that you wish you could relive every day! Overall, my husband and I were extremely happy with the services we received from F8 Photo Studios and specifically with Cara. She has a natural God given talent and I was extremely happy that we chose to work with her! Read less
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f8 Photo Studios responded with the following comments:

What a nice review! I truly appreciate your words from the bottom of my heart. Your day was filled with so much fun and love. It was an honor to be a part of it. I will never see the Harlem Shake without thinking of you two!!!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Cara is absolutely amazing. We had her do both our engagement and wedding photos so we really got to know each other and immediately clicked! We do not like our pictures taken but Cara was so funny and sweet that we didn't even care about the camera and had so much fun. All of our pictures are breathtaking with all the right moments captured perfectly! We get so many compliments from everyone who sees them. Such a talented lady : )
Cara is absolutely amazing. We had her do both our engagement and wedding photos so we really got to know each other and Read more...
Cara is absolutely amazing. We had her do both our engagement and wedding photos so we really got to know each other and immediately clicked! We do not like our pictures taken but Cara was so funny and sweet that we didn't even care about the camera and had so much fun. All of our pictures are breathtaking with all the right moments captured perfectly! We get so many compliments from everyone who sees them. Such a talented lady : ) Read less
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f8 Photo Studios responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for such a sweet review. Having photographed all 3 sisters in your family, I am truly sad that there are no more "Evans' Weddings" to look forward to. You have gained a friend for life in me and I truly look forward to what life has in store for you next. Thank you for having me be a part of your day and sharing in ALL of that love. XO
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara was absolutely amazing. She made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She's funny and so easy to get a long with. I highly recommend her and her assistant Lindsay.
Cara was absolutely amazing. She made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She's funny and so easy to Read more...
Cara was absolutely amazing. She made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She's funny and so easy to get a long with. I highly recommend her and her assistant Lindsay. Read less
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Laci
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I chose the team at F8 for all of our photography needs! From our engagement pictures to my bridal portraits and finally the moments captured on our wedding day, we couldn't be happier with our photographs! Cara was truly amazing. She has such a beautiful spirit and was an absolute joy to work with! Thank you Cara and your talented team for being a part of our Dream Team of vendors! We totally appreciate your kindness and look forward to our family pictures in the near future!

Kindest Regards,
T+L Walker
I am so happy I chose the team at F8 for all of our photography needs! From our engagement pictures to my bridal portraits Read more...
I am so happy I chose the team at F8 for all of our photography needs! From our engagement pictures to my bridal portraits and finally the moments captured on our wedding day, we couldn't be happier with our photographs! Cara was truly amazing. She has such a beautiful spirit and was an absolute joy to work with! Thank you Cara and your talented team for being a part of our Dream Team of vendors! We totally appreciate your kindness and look forward to our family pictures in the near future!

Kindest Regards,
T+L Walker Read less
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Darren
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
F8 is the best out there. A lot of people around us have been getting married and have had horror stories about photographers. After our friends attended our wedding and seeing the photographer/videographer quality of work, they became very impressed. Most important thing was the interaction and great customer service from F8. Cara is a very fun person and can make magic happen with so little resources. When shopping around, my wife was impressed with F8 work and noticed it was out of the budget but wanted to reach out to them anyway. I didn't know what to expect but once Cara and her husband decided to do it for our budget price I knew these were good people who love what they do and love to see couples happy. Once I met them it felt like we knew them forever. The other important thing was that she was helpful with other aspects of wedding planning such as knowing others that are good people just like them. You usually do not meet people that have a big heart and just do things for the money but these people had a very big heart and made my wife dreams come true having them do the photography and videography. Let's not forget about Cara husband. He was such a nice guy. He gave my wife a sneak peak of what her video would look like a week after the wedding that has her so excited to see the final product. If you are looking for photography/videography then F8 is the place. You will love them and they will give you greatness. I wish them the best and appreciate all they did for us!
F8 is the best out there. A lot of people around us have been getting married and have had horror stories about Read more...
F8 is the best out there. A lot of people around us have been getting married and have had horror stories about photographers. After our friends attended our wedding and seeing the photographer/videographer quality of work, they became very impressed. Most important thing was the interaction and great customer service from F8. Cara is a very fun person and can make magic happen with so little resources. When shopping around, my wife was impressed with F8 work and noticed it was out of the budget but wanted to reach out to them anyway. I didn't know what to expect but once Cara and her husband decided to do it for our budget price I knew these were good people who love what they do and love to see couples happy. Once I met them it felt like we knew them forever. The other important thing was that she was helpful with other aspects of wedding planning such as knowing others that are good people just like them. You usually do not meet people that have a big heart and just do things for the money but these people had a very big heart and made my wife dreams come true having them do the photography and videography. Let's not forget about Cara husband. He was such a nice guy. He gave my wife a sneak peak of what her video would look like a week after the wedding that has her so excited to see the final product. If you are looking for photography/videography then F8 is the place. You will love them and they will give you greatness. I wish them the best and appreciate all they did for us! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process was choosing F8 as our photographer. Cara is such a sweet person and she was so pleasant to work with from the very beginning. She was always available to answer any questions we had along the way. We felt so comfortable with her as soon as we met and that is so important in a wedding photographer. We got our wedding photos so quickly and they truly are beautiful! I am so impressed by her work and I'm incredibly thankful that she captured our special day. Her photos are amazing and the quality is top notch. We have gotten so much positive feedback about Cara and I wish we could get married again just so we could work with her again! I highly recommend F8 Photo Studios for your wedding day!
One of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process was choosing F8 as our photographer. Cara is such a Read more...
One of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process was choosing F8 as our photographer. Cara is such a sweet person and she was so pleasant to work with from the very beginning. She was always available to answer any questions we had along the way. We felt so comfortable with her as soon as we met and that is so important in a wedding photographer. We got our wedding photos so quickly and they truly are beautiful! I am so impressed by her work and I'm incredibly thankful that she captured our special day. Her photos are amazing and the quality is top notch. We have gotten so much positive feedback about Cara and I wish we could get married again just so we could work with her again! I highly recommend F8 Photo Studios for your wedding day! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Ok, Cara is awesome! So much fun to work with and lots of creative ideas. We fortunately did a first-look before the wedding, so had lots of extra time to do a photo shoot without any guests to distract us. That was the best suggestion ever from Cara. She was really easy to spend 7 hours with, too...any my parents enjoyed her as well. You definitely want someone that can work with your personality for all those hours, and I'm pretty sure Cara could work with anyone.
Ok, Cara is awesome! So much fun to work with and lots of creative ideas. We fortunately did a first-look before the Read more...
Ok, Cara is awesome! So much fun to work with and lots of creative ideas. We fortunately did a first-look before the wedding, so had lots of extra time to do a photo shoot without any guests to distract us. That was the best suggestion ever from Cara. She was really easy to spend 7 hours with, too...any my parents enjoyed her as well. You definitely want someone that can work with your personality for all those hours, and I'm pretty sure Cara could work with anyone. Read less
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