Engagement Session: Sally & Ty

I've known Sally for about two years now, so I was SO EXCITED to hear that she'd met someone, and then that they became engaged!!!  It was such an honor and pleasure to meet up with Sally & Ty in Norfolk for their Engagement photos.  It turned out to be a chilly day, but you wouldn't know that by looking at them as they carried themselves with such an air of joy and ease with each other.  Sally knew that they wanted some images taken with Ty in his summer whites, and they love all things beach and equestrian, as well, so we included all three options! 

Take a look at some of my favorite moments:

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Welcome, Baby Benjamin!

Baby Benjamin recently made his debut, and he is SO PRECIOUS!  Once you see him, I know you'll agree.  And, he has an amazingly full head of hair.  What a cutie-pie!  This newborn photography session in Norfolk was so sweet, I just had to share some of my favorite images with you.

Of course, with three older siblings and mom & dad present at home, we had to get them all in for some photos, as well! 

Without further ado, I present to you: Benjamin Fernandez

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Kimberly and Ethan: Featured on "How He Asked" by The Knot

Hi!  I'm loving everything about this recent feature of one of our sessions over on the Knot's own site, called "How He Asked".  The link really covered it all so very well, so without further ado, I'm going to just share the link here for you to go check it out!! 

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Sweet Newborn Session in Norfolk, VA: The Hoags

If you saw the Hoag Family's Maternity Session the other day, then you'll be super excited to see their Newborn photos!  Didn't see the Maternity photos?  Never you fear, just click here!  (But come back to this one when you're done!)  If you didn't know, my newborn studio setup is completely mobile!  I went over to their home to capture sweet, new Abigail at just about her one week point.  With the mobile setup, we were able to capture the studio poses as well as images within the Hoag's nursery.  I just love this setup!  Here are some of my favorite moments from their session... get ready for a sweetness overload!!  I'll start you off with a few nursery details. 

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Fall Family Session in Fredericksburg, VA - Gari Melchers Estate

I met Zenia when we both lived in California and we attended a book study together.  I instantly liked her straightforward way of looking at life, and her drive to do things well!  We both ended up moving eastward, to Virginia, and we've caught up twice now for some family photos (and I'm so glad we have!).  It's always great to catch up with friends and to include a photo session in the process! 

We started things off right away with a frame-worthy family portrait. 

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Woodsy Maternity Session: The Hoag Family

I'm still swooning over this gorgeous maternity session!  I met the Hoags through mutual friends (actually, my amazing neighbors!), and was so excited for them when I heard they were soon to have a baby!  They decided they'd like maternity and newborn photos, and I'm here to show you some highlights from their maternity session today!   We met on a CHILLY day in the woods in Norfolk.  These two (three!) love the outdoors, so they wanted to capture the beauty of creation as the backdrop to their maternity memories.  Below are some of my favorite moments!

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Fall Family Session in Quantico - The Nowicki Family

I connected with Gina through a mutual friend and neighbor, who let me know that Gina's family was looking to have some fall photos taken of her family.  I instantly loved this kind, sweet family!  If you know the Nowicki family and are looking for parents to model your home after, look no further!  What polite, well spoken boys they have raised!  It didn't take us long to accomplish our family photo goals on this crisp, autumn morning in Quantico.  Here are the photos that Gina loved the most, and I wholeheartedly agree with her selections! 

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Why do I use the method of business I've chosen?

Statistics show that a staggering
    53% of consumers haven’t printed a photo in more than 12 months.
    70% don't have photo albums.
    42% no longer print photos at all.
We are essentially raising a generation conditioned to not print photographs.

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Fall Family Session in Smithfield, VA: The Kelley Family

When I met Ashley through a mutual friend in Chesapeake, VA, and she knew that she wanted some fall family photos with a country/rustic feeling, I knew right away that we had to go out to another Hampton Roads town - Smithfield, VA - and take advantage of this sweet park!!  With red barns, water views, sweeping fields, and a vineyard, this park has it ALL!!  The girls were all smiles, loved playing with mom and dad outside, and we all had a blast!  Here are some of my favorite moments from this family's fall session. 

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Stefani & Alex: Virginia Beach Boardwalk Engagement Session (with ice cream!)

When Stefani and I first communicated about engagement photos on the beach, complete with toasting flutes aaaaannnd she was thoroughly open to ideas, I said "Yes!" right away (thinking to myself, "ice cream on the boardwalk!!")!  I thought I'd share some of my favorite images from their engagement session with you.

Shoutout to Francesca's for these super sweet toasting flutes (great for engagement photos and wedding photos!), and to the Virginia Beach oceanfront and pier for the great spot to chill for the evening.

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