About Me

My name is Martha Peoples. I live in LaGrange, NC with my husband and four cats, one of which works in my studio. I am the mother of three wonderful kids, two in college and one one graduated and working. I have a Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College.

Twenty seven years ago I opened a one hour photo lab that evolved into a portrait studio.   In 1993, I started the "Let's Pretend" studio specializing in children's portraiture.  Since that time, I have become well known for my family portraits and Watch Me Grow Club.  I have expanded that to high school seniors and started The Storybook Collection.  I also offer business head and shoulder shots, sports teams, and preschool portraiture.

My style of photography is colorful and fun.  I shoot with studio and natural light.  I am a people person, but I love animals just as much!

I have been a member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina since 1993.  I am active in the Lenoir County SPCA and do an annual food and fund drive for them.  I also have a Relay for Fashion show every spring.

My Journey in Photography

Thank you for your interest in my work!


Here is a portfolio of my husband's nature photography. These prints are available to buy framed or unframed from our gallery in LaGrange.

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