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Welcome To My Blog

Here, I write about my life as a portrait photographer/business owner and an Elizabeth City NC local.

I also share tips on being photographed, hiring a photographer, planning your photoshoot etc., things I’ve learned as a photographer working with all kinds of people, things I think my past or future clients will find interesting, or important.

Write me if anything you read here resonates with you, or if you have any questions on a particular piece. I’d love to hear from you.

Why Do People WANT Portraits?
February 25, 2021

Why do people want portraits of themselves? Want being the operative word here. Not "need". Like when you need an updated professional headshot for work, though this is of course a very valid reason to get photographed by a professional, and you should probably get one done sooner, rather than later. So why does anyone want to have a photo of themselves? I mean, we live with ourselves everyday and if we wanted to be reminded what we looked like, a...

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"Oh no, not me, nobody wants to see a picture of lil' old me"

That's not true! I do! You do! The people who love you do!

There's nothing to be afraid of. Come and try the experience, and if you hate your photos, we'll throw them away! No one has to know. 😉

But what if you FALL IN LOVE with them?😊

Sign up here - adaezeopara.com/this-is-50 (there's a clickable link in my bio)

#elizabethcitync #hertfordnc #moyocknc #obxlife #innerbanksnc #southmillsmc #thisis50 #northeastnorthcarolina #suffolkva #southeastvirginia #over50 #nagsheadnc 

Adaeze Opara Photography | A portrait studio located in downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Serving Northeast North Carolina, Southeast Virginia, and surrounding areas.
"Oh no, not me, nobody wants to see a picture of lil' old me" That's not true! I do! You do! The people who love you do! There's nothing to be afraid of. Come and try the experience, and if you hate your photos, we'll throw them away! No one has to know. 😉 But what if you FALL IN LOVE with them?😊 Sign up here - adaezeopara.com/this-is-50 (there's a clickable link in my bio) #elizabethcitync #hertfordnc #moyocknc #obxlife #innerbanksnc #southmillsmc #thisis50 #northeastnorthcarolina #suffolkva #southeastvirginia #over50 #nagsheadnc Adaeze Opara Photography | A portrait studio located in downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Serving Northeast North Carolina, Southeast Virginia, and surrounding areas.
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Our photoshoots will be scheduled starting in January, but you can reserve your own day now, and that’ll give you enough time to start planning and preparing!

Send that DM so we can get started, you know you want to 😉😉

Also, there’s a clickable link in my bio!

#hamptonroadsva #norfolkva #suffolkva #moyocknc #elizabethcitydowntown #elizabethcitync #southmills #obx #giftsforher🎁 #giftideasformom
Our photoshoots will be scheduled starting in January, but you can reserve your own day now, and that’ll give you enough time to start planning and preparing! Send that DM so we can get started, you know you want to 😉😉 Also, there’s a clickable link in my bio! #hamptonroadsva #norfolkva #suffolkva #moyocknc #elizabethcitydowntown #elizabethcitync #southmills #obx #giftsforher🎁 #giftideasformom
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I want to do work that matters, and I want to do it for people I care about. 
I want to take my clients on an incredible journey, of fun, and wonder, of love, joy and acceptance. 
I want to give them great service, and connect with them.

There are no portraits without people. People are my business. 
The studio and lights and styling and makeup are simply tools that I use to get to the final results.

YOU are still the magic ingredient because each person presents with a different flavor, taste and style. 

My entire business revolves around us exploring the different parts of you, and showcasing that in beautiful, stunning portraits.

Yomi is a software engineer and he wanted some lifestyle headshots, something casual, and fun but also well done, that he could use for his web presence. So we did just that.

Keep an eye out because I’ll be talking about our upcoming headshot day soon!

Adaeze Opara Photography | A portrait studio located in downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Serving Northeast North Carolina, Southeast Virginia, and surrounding areas.

#visitelizabethcity #elizabethcitybusinesses #portraitphotographer #northcarolinaphotographer #obx #hamptonroadsva #hamptonroadsphotographer #elizabethcityphotographer #moyocknc #edentonnc #hertfordnc
I want to do work that matters, and I want to do it for people I care about. I want to take my clients on an incredible journey, of fun, and wonder, of love, joy and acceptance. I want to give them great service, and connect with them. There are no portraits without people. People are my business. The studio and lights and styling and makeup are simply tools that I use to get to the final results. YOU are still the magic ingredient because each person presents with a different flavor, taste and style. My entire business revolves around us exploring the different parts of you, and showcasing that in beautiful, stunning portraits. Yomi is a software engineer and he wanted some lifestyle headshots, something casual, and fun but also well done, that he could use for his web presence. So we did just that. Keep an eye out because I’ll be talking about our upcoming headshot day soon! Adaeze Opara Photography | A portrait studio located in downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Serving Northeast North Carolina, Southeast Virginia, and surrounding areas. #visitelizabethcity #elizabethcitybusinesses #portraitphotographer #northcarolinaphotographer #obx #hamptonroadsva #hamptonroadsphotographer #elizabethcityphotographer #moyocknc #edentonnc #hertfordnc
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It is time to start talking about my upcoming promotion and campaign.
This is equal parts scary and exciting. I’m ready for all the doors it will open. I’m ready to meet 20 amazing women and make them feel on top of the world.
I’m ready to show up as my best self and serve!
adaezeopara.com/this-is-50

#elizabethcitync #elizabethcitydowntown #northcarolina #womenover50 #50andfabulous #goinggray #turning50
It is time to start talking about my upcoming promotion and campaign. This is equal parts scary and exciting. I’m ready for all the doors it will open. I’m ready to meet 20 amazing women and make them feel on top of the world. I’m ready to show up as my best self and serve! adaezeopara.com/this-is-50 #elizabethcitync #elizabethcitydowntown #northcarolina #womenover50 #50andfabulous #goinggray #turning50
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I heard someone refer to it as “upscale self-care”. Hahaha I like it! It’s something you can do just for yourself.

It’s such a personal and intimate experience and I know that finding someone you can trust to take care of you and help you look and feel your absolute best, is very high on the list when you want your portrait taken.

Well, if it’s any comfort, that is the #1 thing on my list as your photographer.
I will go the extra mile for you, every time.

#portraitphotographer #elizabethcityphotographer #elizabethcitync #elizabethcitydowntown #visitelizabethcity #downtownelizabethcity #elizabethcitybusinesses #camdennc #moyocknc #norfolkva #chesapeakeva #virginiabeachva #innerbanks #innerbanksliving 

Adaeze Opara Photography | Elizabeth City NC Portrait Studio
I heard someone refer to it as “upscale self-care”. Hahaha I like it! It’s something you can do just for yourself. It’s such a personal and intimate experience and I know that finding someone you can trust to take care of you and help you look and feel your absolute best, is very high on the list when you want your portrait taken. Well, if it’s any comfort, that is the #1 thing on my list as your photographer. I will go the extra mile for you, every time. #portraitphotographer #elizabethcityphotographer #elizabethcitync #elizabethcitydowntown #visitelizabethcity #downtownelizabethcity #elizabethcitybusinesses #camdennc #moyocknc #norfolkva #chesapeakeva #virginiabeachva #innerbanks #innerbanksliving Adaeze Opara Photography | Elizabeth City NC Portrait Studio
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If this is you, you are my absolute perfect client.

#existinphotosyoulove #elizabethcitync #elizabethcitybusinesses #elizabethcitydowntown #norfolkva #252photographer #northeastnorthcarolina #edenton #moyock #coastielife

Adaeze Opara Photography | Elizabeth City, NC
If this is you, you are my absolute perfect client. #existinphotosyoulove #elizabethcitync #elizabethcitybusinesses #elizabethcitydowntown #norfolkva #252photographer #northeastnorthcarolina #edenton #moyock #coastielife Adaeze Opara Photography | Elizabeth City, NC
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Is this why they call it royal blue?

Lovely portrait of Lizzy. She did her own hair and makeup and I loved what she came up with!

This is a look that would work well for kinda like a birthday photoshoot or something glamorous.

Photographer - @adaeze.opara 

#elizabethcitync #elizabethcity #birthdayideas #birthdayphotoshoot #camdennc #moyocknc #nagsheadnc #hertfordnc #southmillsnc #pasquotankcounty #camdencountyhighschool #royalbluedress #royalbluepromdress #royalbluehomecomingdress

Adaeze Opara Photography | Elizabeth City NC
Is this why they call it royal blue? Lovely portrait of Lizzy. She did her own hair and makeup and I loved what she came up with! This is a look that would work well for kinda like a birthday photoshoot or something glamorous. Photographer - @adaeze.opara #elizabethcitync #elizabethcity #birthdayideas #birthdayphotoshoot #camdennc #moyocknc #nagsheadnc #hertfordnc #southmillsnc #pasquotankcounty #camdencountyhighschool #royalbluedress #royalbluepromdress #royalbluehomecomingdress Adaeze Opara Photography | Elizabeth City NC
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What’s the point of being a headshot photographer if you can’t cut off a little bit of head every once in a while?

Acting headshots for teen actor - Anya
adaezeopara.com/headshots
Elizabeth City | North Carolina

Headshot Photographer - @adaeze.opara 
Hair and makeup - @beautybykimkim

#elizabethcitync #camdennc #edentonnc #hertfordnc #moyocknc #southmillsnc #obx #outerbanks #visitecity #innerbanks #norfolkva #chesapeakeva #actingheadshot #teenactor #theatrekid
What’s the point of being a headshot photographer if you can’t cut off a little bit of head every once in a while? Acting headshots for teen actor - Anya adaezeopara.com/headshots Elizabeth City | North Carolina Headshot Photographer - @adaeze.opara Hair and makeup - @beautybykimkim #elizabethcitync #camdennc #edentonnc #hertfordnc #moyocknc #southmillsnc #obx #outerbanks #visitecity #innerbanks #norfolkva #chesapeakeva #actingheadshot #teenactor #theatrekid
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Happy weekend! Who remembers this photo? ☺️
Scroll down through my page to find the black and white version I shared a little while back.

#elizabethcitync #edentonnc #chesapeakeva #norfolkva #personalportrait
Happy weekend! Who remembers this photo? ☺️ Scroll down through my page to find the black and white version I shared a little while back. #elizabethcitync #edentonnc #chesapeakeva #norfolkva #personalportrait
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