This session has all the feels for me. I did sweet baby “I”‘s newborn pictures and now she turning ONE. I love when I get to follow little ones through their first year. Mom wanted to commemorate with a special mommy and daughter session. We headed to Pleasure House Point. The pastel colors and gorgeous sunlight make for such a great scene! Of course, we couldn’t forget about Dad and Big Brother. Being so close to the beach, we opted to go to the North End for some family pics. There is nothing better than capturing real experiences: wave jumping, looking for shells. All the everyday moments. I love this family. We spent so much time just chatting like old friends. Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits

Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits
Virginia Beach Family Photography, Pleasure House Point, Beach Family Portraits

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Quick warning, this is a personal post with lots of “mom” feels.

I have always loved taking pictures. When I think back to my childhood/teenage years, it is no surprise to me that I became a professional photographer. For either my 6th or 7th birthday I asked for a Polaroid camera. In high school I was the class historian. My desire to document the everyday became stronger once my children were born.

Unfortunately, like many busy moms, life got in the way. I became “too busy.” I stopped taking pictures of my children with my “big camera.” I relied on my iPhone to take snapshots. Now don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for snapshots. But this isn’t what I wanted to capture. I wanted to capture the feelings of childhood. My children’s childhood.

After some personal introspection, I realized I needed this outlet. Being a mom is hard y’all. I know it is the “fad” now to publicly announce the trials of motherhood. But let’s be real, we only do it because it is either that or running in the other direction. If you are winning at this motherhood thing and feel like you have your sh$t together, more power to you sister. I feel as though I am in the trenches every single day. At the end of every night, I breathe a sigh of relief. I made it, everyone is alive, fed, clean (some nights) and happy.

I want my children to remember that I valued their childhood. I want it to be magical for them. Somedays are better than others. Finding balance is hard. The quote that sticks in my head are “the days are long but the years are short.” They get ONE childhood. One time in their life when they are not burdened by all of those adult responsibilities that weigh heavy on us all. I want to do it right. I hope they can look back at the images and remember all the love that was shared and magical times we had. 2017-03-29_0001.jpg
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We have a problem…this perfect little lady gives me complete baby fever! Those big blue eyes, the smile and chubby little baby rolls!!! I can’t handle it <3

Miss “S” came to the studio for her 6 month sitter session and she is as perfect as can be. She brought her very own cheering section, her 3 older cousins. They were fantastic help in getting happy smiles from this little one.

When Mom and I were planning the session, words like “timeless” and “organic” were used to describe what she was looking for and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love how the focus is on Miss “S” and her gorgrous baby face and great personality.

Of course, I needed someone to model by Spring backdrop and I knew she would be the perfect candidate!

Spring Easer Backdrop, Baby Girl, Six Month Studio Photographer
Spring Easer Backdrop, Baby Girl, Six Month Studio Photographer
Spring Easer Backdrop, Baby Girl, Six Month Studio Photographer
Spring Easer Backdrop, Baby Girl, Six Month Studio Photographer

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One of my favorite things to do is to design set ups. I love pulling together props, backdrops and anything else to make my vision come to life. For this year’s Valentine’s Day sessions, I didn’t want to order a backdrop. I had a specific look that I wanted. So, like any 21st Century women I hit up Target! I found this fabulous banner and festive pillows they had put out for Valentine’s Day. Who doesn’t love gold shiny hearts?

My clients were the absolute cutest! Being a lover of all things pink, I was so happy to the outfit choices that they all came in. We had such a blast shooting these, balloons, twirls and a bunch of silliness.

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I have been tossing around this idea for a long time in my head. I wanted to create a group for the special people who support me. It’s been on my to do list for far too long. It kept getting pushed down on my list. You see, I am a self-described intro-extro-vert (totally made that word up). I love meeting new people, talking to them and finding out about what makes them special. Most of you who have had a shoot with me know this. I love to talk to you! However, I become really uncomfortable sharing bits and pieces about myself. I see people who do live videos on Fb and am amazed at how they do it. Just thinking about it makes me hyperventilate. This is my mountain that I am going to conquer this year!

So, what is my VIP group? I wanted to give back to y’all. Not only am I going to be sharing bits and pieces of my life, this is where I will announce specials, model calls (free sessions!) and anything else fun I think of. So please join, add friends (if they want) and thank you a million times over for supporting this little dream of mine. <3

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Gingersnap by Kristen { V I P }
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Photo Credit: Meghan Ippoliti

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