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With these cold winter months I haven’t been able to get outside and shoot family sessions as much as I’d like but you know what – that’s ok cause ya girl would F R E E Z E!!!  I’m a cold natured woman who prefers to hibernate until its at least 70 degrees.  But I’ve […]

All You Need To Know About Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

January 30, 2020

Maternity Milestone

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Wondering what a Fresh 48 session actually is??  Well guess what – you’re in the right place because today, I’ll be sharing all the details and more!  This session is one of the 4 options available in the Maternity Milestone Package.  Follow along to learn more about what a Fresh 48 session is, what to […]

What Is A Fresh 48 Session?

January 29, 2020

Maternity Milestone

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The moment still seems so surreal.  You’re pregnant.  You’ve been growing this tiny baby for weeks now.  Feeling those little flutters.  Imagining how your life will soon be completely different while anxiously anticipating your baby’s arrival!!!  However, before that happens every woman should document this season of motherhood.  Maternity photos are the perfect way to […]

When To Schedule Maternity Photos

January 28, 2020

Maternity Milestone

mother on the beach during the fall holding baby belly during maternity photo session

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You’re pregnant and want to commemorate this special occasion with professional photos!!!! Hoorayyyyy!!!  **Insert all the happy emojis and imagine virtual confetti is bursting through the screen right now!!!**  This is such and exciting time for you and your growing family that I’d love to help you plan out your pregnancy announcement session with my: […]

Top 3 Tips For Planning Your Announcement Session

January 27, 2020

Maternity Milestone

mother and father announcing pregnancy after ivf journey

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Alright so it’s almostttt the end of 2019.  And since I successfully failed at blogging all my sessions/weddings this year I decided (on the day of New Year’s Eve no less ~ better late than never HAHA!) to blog my Year In Review with photos from everyyyyy session of the year!  Stick around friends because […]

2019 My Year in Review

January 1, 2020

Exciting News

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This year’s santa minis were definitely the best yet – to say the least!!!  With almost 30 families in attendance there was definitely no shortage of joy!! Due to a rainy forecast, there were slight hiccups and a last minute location change however, that did not hinder the magical fun everyone had.  With Christmas music […]

The 2019 Santa Mini Experience

January 1, 2020

Mini Sessions

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing one of my favorite types of sessions – Extended Family!! Now you may be wondering why? Why do you need extended family photos? Well for starters these sessions are awesome because they’re basically a one stop shop for all things family photos (aka best gifts ever […]

Why You Need Extended Family Photos | Virginia Family Photographer

December 3, 2019

Extended Families

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This session right here was a special one for sure. I met Elissa and Aaron at church and have I’ve followed along on their journey to have a baby for over a year now and can honestly say there isn’t a more deserving couple of this sweet babe!

The Plaskin’s | Baby Announcement

September 23, 2019

Families

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Does anybody here have family reunions??? Coming from a military background, my family lives in multiple different states. We usually try to get together about once a year (hence our long roads trips with the kids earlier this year lol!!). When together, it’s always busy, loud, and hard to make plans while scrambling everyone together. […]

Dorschel Extended Family Session | Suffolk, VA.

September 13, 2019

Extended Families

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Sweet baby Ivy. Such a precious dainty little girl who is so dearly loved by her family and all who have had to privilege of meeting her. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to meet her during our fresh48 session which had an interesting start. Buckle up y’all, hold on tight, […]

Baby Ivy Fresh 48 | Portsmouth, VA

September 11, 2019

Newborns

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Getting that inquiry from Moriah about photographing their wedding was like a blast from the past. We grew up together in church from the time I was about 12-15 and now I have the privilege of documenting her wedding to a guy who makes her so extremely happy! So excited to share with y’all some […]

Moriah & Tyler | Engaged

September 6, 2019

Engagements

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The beginning of a senior year is such an exciting time!! Heading into the school year knowing that it will be full of so many “lasts” and trying to cherish everything that high school has to offer before you begin a new chapter in your story. This girl right here is no stranger to my […]

Senior Session | Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield Virginia

September 3, 2019

Seniors

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Hey yall!!! Want to know a secret?? One of the things I’m learning quickly (and love) about my journey capturing weddings is how truly unique they are.  Some are more traditional, some modern, some last all day, some a couple of hours and the best part is – THAT’S OK!! If you hear anything from […]

Suffolk Wedding | Jose & Ana

August 14, 2019

Weddings

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With this crazy busy summer that I’ve had, it dawned on me that I hadn’t blogged 3 of the weddings I’ve had the privilege of capturing, one of which being this BEAUTIFUL wedding at The Planter’s Club in Suffolk, Virginia. Well yall, it’s definitely time to share!! I had another amazing opportunity to second shoot […]

Gabe and Samantha | Suffolk, VA Wedding

August 6, 2019

Weddings

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Is it just me or do sunflowers just scream – SUMMER!! It’s officially August and I feel like that means summer is going to quickly come to a screeching hault. These sunflower mini sessions were the perfect way to capture the essence of summer and cherish these last few days before school planning and the […]

Sunflower Mini Sessions | Suffolk, Virginia

August 1, 2019

Mini Sessions

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Another awesome event hosted by Rebecca Nairn at downtown Suffolk’s very own, Uncork’d. There were beautiful beads, great essential oil pairings with wine and beer, and plenty of exciting conversation had by all!! This was the first #essentialsuffolkevents at Uncork’d and yall the atmosphere in this place was so chill and perfect for gettin crafty! […]

Uncork’d Make & Take | Downtown Suffolk

July 23, 2019

Events

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I recently had the pleasure of photographing another amazing event hosted by Rebecca and Ashley over at Brick and Mortar Brewing Company in Downtown, Suffolk! Yall, these two are seriously on a roll with providing fun and unique activities for people in the community to experience. This most recent event included making diffuser bracelets infused […]

Brew Thru Make & Take | Brick & Mortar Brewing Co.

July 8, 2019

Events

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Who loves a good plant?? Me – I personally do not have a green thumb and have been responsible for the deaths of three cacti (insert ashamed face!). BUT I’m proud to say that I am currently sustaining (and even growing!) 4 plants in my house!! Big deal around here. There are so many health […]

Terrarium Making | Pourfavor Downtown Suffolk

July 8, 2019

Events

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Heyyyy yall!!! Happy your here because I’m soooo excited to be sharing a few favorites from my Fort Boykin, beach session with this fun family!! They drove all the way down from Williamsburg to have a quick 20 minute session so you better believe we made it worth while! It was a hot and humid […]

Osomoe Family | Smithfield, Virginia

July 6, 2019

Families

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This family right here is always such a delight to photograph because number one its alwaysss a good time and so eventful (LOL) and number two because they truly have become some great friends since our very first session last year!! When a beautiful Suffolk, Virginia summer sunset is happening in this gorgeous backyard, it […]

Nairn & Extended Family | Suffolk, Virginia

June 29, 2019

Families