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Thirteenth Moon Photography LLC

Cary , NC
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Cary, NC 27518 US (map)

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844-746-8613

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Thirteenth Moon Photography is led by well known photographer Rachel Bolen and supported by business manager/photographer and husband, Bill Bolen and our lead photographer, January.... Read more
Thirteenth Moon Photography is led by well known photographer Rachel Bolen and supported by business manager/photographer and husband, Bill Bolen and our lead photographer, January. We've captured nearly 600 weddings together since 2008. Fine-Art Wedding Photography doesn't have to break the bank, with affordable pricing, stellar images and an honest reputation, we're one part of your wedding day that needs no worry! Complete coverage collections begin at 1900 and includes copyright release. Special weekday, elopement and one photographer rates are available. We're based out of Raleigh but extensively cover Charlotte and Asheville for our clients. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints

REVIEWS

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Kayleigh
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!! Our pictures turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! They were so creative and crisp!! BEST PICTURES I HAVE SEEN!! We needed engagement pictures done at the very last minute and Rachel responded very quickly and was able to be flexible. Rachel kept us laughing the whole time and made us feel very comfortable. She was so creative and was able to tell us what to do and if we looked weird ! she never let us look bad!! I HIGHLY recommend her!!!
AMAZING!!! Our pictures turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! They were so creative and crisp!! BEST PICTURES I HAVE SEEN!! We needed Read more...
AMAZING!!! Our pictures turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! They were so creative and crisp!! BEST PICTURES I HAVE SEEN!! We needed engagement pictures done at the very last minute and Rachel responded very quickly and was able to be flexible. Rachel kept us laughing the whole time and made us feel very comfortable. She was so creative and was able to tell us what to do and if we looked weird ! she never let us look bad!! I HIGHLY recommend her!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Rachel for an engagement shoot and Rachel and January on our wedding day. From the day we contacted Rachel until weeks after our wedding, Rachel was available to answer any questions and help us out in any way she could. She got to know us before our engagement shoot to understand what we wanted and she delivered a product much better than we could have imagined. My husband and I do not like to take photos, but Rachel has a way of loosing you up and making you feel comfortable while she is shooting. She had us laughing and having fun the entire time she was shooting! We are thrilled with the end result and the amount of support we got from Rachel along the way. Rachel and January are true gems! If you have not booked Thirteenth Moon yet, DO IT! You will be so happy you did!
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Rachel for an engagement shoot and Rachel and January on our wedding Read more...
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Rachel for an engagement shoot and Rachel and January on our wedding day. From the day we contacted Rachel until weeks after our wedding, Rachel was available to answer any questions and help us out in any way she could. She got to know us before our engagement shoot to understand what we wanted and she delivered a product much better than we could have imagined. My husband and I do not like to take photos, but Rachel has a way of loosing you up and making you feel comfortable while she is shooting. She had us laughing and having fun the entire time she was shooting! We are thrilled with the end result and the amount of support we got from Rachel along the way. Rachel and January are true gems! If you have not booked Thirteenth Moon yet, DO IT! You will be so happy you did! Read less
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Menita
Wedding:
5/13/2016
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with Rachel right from the start. She made the engagement session at the farm so much fun for everyone. Alyssa, Luke and both Mommas! She asked lots of questions about Alyssa and Luke and really got to know them on a personal level. This is a nice touch and an asset for her knowing what they would like to see in a photo. Her humor, creativity and willingness to try just about anything won us over. On wedding day, she and January made an awesome team. They arrived ready to go and got right to work making the bridal party and groomsmen feel at ease with being photographed. (Not an easy task!) They were everywhere before, during and after the ceremony. . .but at the same time, not in the way, allowing them to capture some absolutely fabulous shots. Rachel's willingness to go out in a field up close with nature in order to get the shot that she visualized showed us how devoted she is to her couples. She kept everything moving perfectly throughout the afternoon and evening all the way to the lavender toss when the newlyweds made their getaway. You can feel right at ease when you secure Thirteenth Moon Photography. From initial phone conversation to follow up after the wedding Rachel is very organized, pays attention to details and follows through. I am so glad Alyssa found Thirteenth Moon, we enjoyed the day without worry about taking any photos ourselves. We made the right decision and definitely recommend this team of professionals!
We fell in love with Rachel right from the start. She made the engagement session at the farm so much fun for everyone. Read more...
We fell in love with Rachel right from the start. She made the engagement session at the farm so much fun for everyone. Alyssa, Luke and both Mommas! She asked lots of questions about Alyssa and Luke and really got to know them on a personal level. This is a nice touch and an asset for her knowing what they would like to see in a photo. Her humor, creativity and willingness to try just about anything won us over. On wedding day, she and January made an awesome team. They arrived ready to go and got right to work making the bridal party and groomsmen feel at ease with being photographed. (Not an easy task!) They were everywhere before, during and after the ceremony. . .but at the same time, not in the way, allowing them to capture some absolutely fabulous shots. Rachel's willingness to go out in a field up close with nature in order to get the shot that she visualized showed us how devoted she is to her couples. She kept everything moving perfectly throughout the afternoon and evening all the way to the lavender toss when the newlyweds made their getaway. You can feel right at ease when you secure Thirteenth Moon Photography. From initial phone conversation to follow up after the wedding Rachel is very organized, pays attention to details and follows through. I am so glad Alyssa found Thirteenth Moon, we enjoyed the day without worry about taking any photos ourselves. We made the right decision and definitely recommend this team of professionals! Read less
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Rosally
Wedding:
5/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Where do we start? We have nothing but awesome, wonderful things to say about Rachel, Bill, and January. We first met Bill and Rachel 3 1/2 years ago when my husband contacted them to do a surprise proposal in Disney. We instantly clicked and they became part of our family. We knew we wanted to have them as our photographers. Lucky for us, they relocated to NC and we booked them 15 months in advance to make sure they would be with us on our wedding day. We flew to NC for our engagement pictures and it didn't seem like 3 years had gone by. We loved spending time with them and they made our engagement session a breeze. We met January on our wedding day and she was so awesome to work with. She's like another Rachel! We definitely had a great time on our wedding day and we joked the whole entire time and laughed the whole day! They are very easy to work with, very responsive, and willing to work with you to create the perfect pictures on your wedding day. We cannot say enough nice things about them and we are very blessed to have them in our life! From proposal, to engagement, and now our wedding - they have become part of our family! If you want amazing pictures for your wedding, Thirteenth Moon is the way to go and not only will you have amazing pictures, but you will also a lifelong friend! Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more wonderful!
Where do we start? We have nothing but awesome, wonderful things to say about Rachel, Bill, and January. We first met Bill Read more...
Where do we start? We have nothing but awesome, wonderful things to say about Rachel, Bill, and January. We first met Bill and Rachel 3 1/2 years ago when my husband contacted them to do a surprise proposal in Disney. We instantly clicked and they became part of our family. We knew we wanted to have them as our photographers. Lucky for us, they relocated to NC and we booked them 15 months in advance to make sure they would be with us on our wedding day. We flew to NC for our engagement pictures and it didn't seem like 3 years had gone by. We loved spending time with them and they made our engagement session a breeze. We met January on our wedding day and she was so awesome to work with. She's like another Rachel! We definitely had a great time on our wedding day and we joked the whole entire time and laughed the whole day! They are very easy to work with, very responsive, and willing to work with you to create the perfect pictures on your wedding day. We cannot say enough nice things about them and we are very blessed to have them in our life! From proposal, to engagement, and now our wedding - they have become part of our family! If you want amazing pictures for your wedding, Thirteenth Moon is the way to go and not only will you have amazing pictures, but you will also a lifelong friend! Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more wonderful! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Thirteenth Moon was such a wonderful experience! Rachel did an excellent job with all of our photography needs (engagement and wedding photos) as well as keeping up with communication throughout the entire process. She is very efficient and knows exactly how to take stunning professional photos. Rachel is also assertive while making you feel very relaxed in front of the camera. She has an amazing sense of humor which makes you love her that much more! Her assistant, January, is extremely helpful and professional as well. My husband and I will be using Thirteenth Moon for all of our future photography needs and highly recommend them to others!
Working with Thirteenth Moon was such a wonderful experience! Rachel did an excellent job with all of our photography Read more...
Working with Thirteenth Moon was such a wonderful experience! Rachel did an excellent job with all of our photography needs (engagement and wedding photos) as well as keeping up with communication throughout the entire process. She is very efficient and knows exactly how to take stunning professional photos. Rachel is also assertive while making you feel very relaxed in front of the camera. She has an amazing sense of humor which makes you love her that much more! Her assistant, January, is extremely helpful and professional as well. My husband and I will be using Thirteenth Moon for all of our future photography needs and highly recommend them to others! Read less
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Alena
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, LOOK NO FURTHER. Working with Thirteenth Moon was the easiest and best decision of our entire wedding experience! They are such a great value for absolutely stunning work!! You never feel alone in the process. Their pre-wedding "homework" helped me evaluate what I was looking for in my photos and prepared me mentally for the big day. You feel confident in relying on this team of professionals to guide you.

From our first phone call, I knew immediately that Rachel was the photographer for us. She has that hilarious and upbeat personality that you need on the most hectic day of your life. Just an all-around amazing person! She was as excited for our Biltmore wedding as we were--she even helped us pray for sunny weather!!

As it would go, the wedding day started in chaos and I arrived much later than scheduled. Rachel greeted me with a big hug and reminded me that by the end of this crazy day, I'd be married to my sweetheart. As the lone photographer, she directed our wild families with ease to make the best use of her time and get all of the shots. She captured our outdoor ceremony perfectly and spent HOURS hiking through the gardens (with all of her equipment in tow on April's hottest day) to get our dream photos. AND BOY DID SHE! She even stayed late for some final shots as the sun set over the Estate. (My favorites from the day!) She has a great artistic eye; each photo is art. Her work exceeded my wildest dreams. I cannot even imagine my wedding without Thirteenth Moon. Take my advice and book them for your special day!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, LOOK NO FURTHER. Working with Thirteenth Moon was the easiest and best Read more...
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, LOOK NO FURTHER. Working with Thirteenth Moon was the easiest and best decision of our entire wedding experience! They are such a great value for absolutely stunning work!! You never feel alone in the process. Their pre-wedding "homework" helped me evaluate what I was looking for in my photos and prepared me mentally for the big day. You feel confident in relying on this team of professionals to guide you.

From our first phone call, I knew immediately that Rachel was the photographer for us. She has that hilarious and upbeat personality that you need on the most hectic day of your life. Just an all-around amazing person! She was as excited for our Biltmore wedding as we were--she even helped us pray for sunny weather!!

As it would go, the wedding day started in chaos and I arrived much later than scheduled. Rachel greeted me with a big hug and reminded me that by the end of this crazy day, I'd be married to my sweetheart. As the lone photographer, she directed our wild families with ease to make the best use of her time and get all of the shots. She captured our outdoor ceremony perfectly and spent HOURS hiking through the gardens (with all of her equipment in tow on April's hottest day) to get our dream photos. AND BOY DID SHE! She even stayed late for some final shots as the sun set over the Estate. (My favorites from the day!) She has a great artistic eye; each photo is art. Her work exceeded my wildest dreams. I cannot even imagine my wedding without Thirteenth Moon. Take my advice and book them for your special day! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Rachel was awesome! We absolutely loved our pictures and they really captured the day. I could not have imagined a more perfect outcome!!
Rachel was awesome! We absolutely loved our pictures and they really captured the day. I could not have imagined a more Read more...
Rachel was awesome! We absolutely loved our pictures and they really captured the day. I could not have imagined a more perfect outcome!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rachel was the photographer for my wedding and she was amazing!! She was super friendly, extremely professional, and just plain awesome to work with. She was fun and had a great sense of humor that eased my nervousness. It was as if an old friend was taking pictures rather than someone I had just met for the first time. She was full of great suggestions for fun/creative poses for our bride/groom pictures. The preview pictures she provided a week or so after the wedding were stunning - way better than I could have imagined. She perfectly captured the mood/feel of the day and I can't wait to see all of the final images. I cannot say enough nice things about Rachael and I highly recommend Thirteenth Moon Photography.
Rachel was the photographer for my wedding and she was amazing!! She was super friendly, extremely professional, and just Read more...
Rachel was the photographer for my wedding and she was amazing!! She was super friendly, extremely professional, and just plain awesome to work with. She was fun and had a great sense of humor that eased my nervousness. It was as if an old friend was taking pictures rather than someone I had just met for the first time. She was full of great suggestions for fun/creative poses for our bride/groom pictures. The preview pictures she provided a week or so after the wedding were stunning - way better than I could have imagined. She perfectly captured the mood/feel of the day and I can't wait to see all of the final images. I cannot say enough nice things about Rachael and I highly recommend Thirteenth Moon Photography. Read less
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Baishakhi
Wedding:
1/30/2016
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Thirteenth Moon Photography! Rachel is very responsive throughout the whole process and even came on a walk through of the venue prior to the date of the wedding and helped me with picking out some of the colors to make sure I got the best pictures which I definitely did!!
She has tons of experience and knows what she is talking about and will always steer you the right way.
On the day of the wedding she was 100% on time and brought her co worker January who was also amazing. It was a LONG day and they worked basically non stop, I'm not even sure when they took their break!
She definitely made us feel comfortable. Neither me or my husband are very good at taking pictures but she really helped us loosen up and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of our pictures. Our preview pictures were awesome and only took a week! And the final product is a TON of pictures that are all beautiful.
As everyone says the wedding goes by so fast, it's really important to have someone that knows what they are doing capture your day to the fullest.
And to be honest their prices are pretty comparable to those on the market, you are definitely getting a great quality product and top notch service for a fair price point. I think they might already be booked up for all of 2016 for weddings...we feel VERY lucky to have been able to book and work with them for our wedding!
I would highly recommend Thirteenth Moon Photography! Rachel is very responsive throughout the whole process and even came Read more...
I would highly recommend Thirteenth Moon Photography! Rachel is very responsive throughout the whole process and even came on a walk through of the venue prior to the date of the wedding and helped me with picking out some of the colors to make sure I got the best pictures which I definitely did!!
She has tons of experience and knows what she is talking about and will always steer you the right way.
On the day of the wedding she was 100% on time and brought her co worker January who was also amazing. It was a LONG day and they worked basically non stop, I'm not even sure when they took their break!
She definitely made us feel comfortable. Neither me or my husband are very good at taking pictures but she really helped us loosen up and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of our pictures. Our preview pictures were awesome and only took a week! And the final product is a TON of pictures that are all beautiful.
As everyone says the wedding goes by so fast, it's really important to have someone that knows what they are doing capture your day to the fullest.
And to be honest their prices are pretty comparable to those on the market, you are definitely getting a great quality product and top notch service for a fair price point. I think they might already be booked up for all of 2016 for weddings...we feel VERY lucky to have been able to book and work with them for our wedding! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
When I first spoke with Rachel, I felt as if I had known her for years. She is outgoing, kind, animated and hilarious! We hit it off right away, and I knew I had found someone that I could put complete faith in, and with whom I could be truly be comfortable on our big day. When we met Rachel at our engagement session for the first time, she was even more of a pleasure in person. She's professional, thoughtful, and besides being incredibly talented and having a great eye, she really cares about the details and how the photos will turn out. Needless to say, our engagement photos were beyond marvelous. Fast-forward to our wedding day: Rachel was on-time and down to business immediately. Despite some time issues that were beyond our control, she made sure she was utilizing her time and catching photos of precious moments. She did a great job at managing our unruly wedding party, family and guests, and once we were at the reception, she was everywhere all at once, it seemed. She captured everything, and I could not have asked for anything more. I am so pleased with Rachel and Thirteenth Moon's work, and let me just say that our wedding photos are STUNNING. They are absolutely perfect. While I didn't have the opportunity to meet Bill, I cannot thank this team enough for capturing all of the precious, wonderful moments, little and big, of our wedding. Thank you, Rachel -- you have made a lifelong friend in me! If you are reading this review, do yourself a favor and call them NOW!
When I first spoke with Rachel, I felt as if I had known her for years. She is outgoing, kind, animated and hilarious! We Read more...
When I first spoke with Rachel, I felt as if I had known her for years. She is outgoing, kind, animated and hilarious! We hit it off right away, and I knew I had found someone that I could put complete faith in, and with whom I could be truly be comfortable on our big day. When we met Rachel at our engagement session for the first time, she was even more of a pleasure in person. She's professional, thoughtful, and besides being incredibly talented and having a great eye, she really cares about the details and how the photos will turn out. Needless to say, our engagement photos were beyond marvelous. Fast-forward to our wedding day: Rachel was on-time and down to business immediately. Despite some time issues that were beyond our control, she made sure she was utilizing her time and catching photos of precious moments. She did a great job at managing our unruly wedding party, family and guests, and once we were at the reception, she was everywhere all at once, it seemed. She captured everything, and I could not have asked for anything more. I am so pleased with Rachel and Thirteenth Moon's work, and let me just say that our wedding photos are STUNNING. They are absolutely perfect. While I didn't have the opportunity to meet Bill, I cannot thank this team enough for capturing all of the precious, wonderful moments, little and big, of our wedding. Thank you, Rachel -- you have made a lifelong friend in me! If you are reading this review, do yourself a favor and call them NOW! Read less
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