Adoring Events & Photography LLC is a mother-daughter team based in Wake Forest, North Carolina specializing in event planning and photography.


Teresa is a natural event planner...for over 25 years she has helped brides and grooms plan their perfect day! As a former NBC 17 employee for 17 years, she organized and planned numerous events for the television station both onsite and offsite. She has orchestrated numerous weddings, socials and business functions. And, now she has taken this great passion and experience and created, with her daughter, Adoring Events & Photography. 

Teresa is not only detail orientated and responsible but also extremely creative. Examples of unique events she has planned and executed to perfection include surprise birthday parties, luaus, holiday parties, carnivals and weddings. Her reputation for those "must have" qualities in an event planner have created a high demand for her services.

While with NBC17, she was the hub leader for the GE Women’s Network for central NC, and the co-chair of the local chapter of GE Volunteers. She received her Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification in June of 2004. Over the years she has worked on and championed several projects for the NBC TVSD (television stations division). She serves on the Wakefield Business Alliance where she was the chair for two years, as well many other volunteer and community service projects in our area.

Teresa is a graduate of Peace College with an Associate of Arts Degree, and Campbell University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Trust Management. 


Tara has a B.A. in Business Administration from Peace College (currently William Peace University) and has been photographing families, weddings, and a variety of events for over 10 years.  She's always had a love for capturing fleeting moments to preserve them for a lifetime.  The best compliment she gets is when people tell her how they can feel the emotion in her photos...That's exactly what she strives for!  Her love for children and telling stories through images is evident in her work.  Tara shares her mother's flair for creativity and enjoys assisting her with the wedding planning side of the business.