Sweet Newborn Session in Norfolk, VA: The Hoags

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

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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Fall Family Session in Quantico - The Nowicki Family

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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Fall Family Session in Smithfield, VA: The Kelley Family

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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The Collier Family: Family vacation tradition in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC

The Collier Family: Family vacation tradition in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC

At this point of the year, summer has finally decided to try to hide for a while.  Our region of the States has had a few hints of summer lingering on with warmer temperatures,  but now that we're fully into October, I think it's safe to say that we're starting to cool down a bit.  That being said, if you're feeling that chill starting to take over and you want to envision some warm, sunny beaches, I have just the cure for you with this beautiful, summery, beach family photo session!! 

Toward the end of the summer, I had the honor of visiting with the Collier family.  This family has been vacationing in the gorgeous Outer Banks of North Carolina in Kill Devil Hills for YEARS.  Now, I don't know about you, but I'd call that a tradition worth continuing!!  Who could resist the call of the ocean, year after year? Not this girl. 

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The Pate Family: On the beach in Duck, NC in the Outer Banks

The Pate Family: On the beach in Duck, NC in the Outer Banks

As summer bids its slow adieu to beach season, I thought I'd take some time to share a few beautiful family beach photo sessions with you!  We've been feeling hints of fall in the Hampton Roads area, but the warmth is hanging on, allowing us to enjoy several more weeks of beachy fun.  The Pate Family knew that they'd be spending some time this summer down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (specifically, Duck, NC), and also knew that they wanted to take the opportunity to have their family photos taken on the beach!  Their place on the beach was conveniently located within walking distance to the ocean, so we all took a short stroll over to the boardwalk together. 

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Family Session - The Fernandez Family at home

I had the pleasure of meeting the Fernandez family about a year ago when we moved into the same neighborhood where they live!  This sweet family seems to always be smiling and willing to lend a helping hand and great advice. 

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

The Fernandi (thanks to another neighbor for the fun plural version of their last name, haha!) like to update their family photos, and the time had arrived, so we went for it!  It's always fun to me to see things through my lens that might not appear the same to eyes that look at the same spots every day... we settled into this vignette in their own back yard.  The sunlight shone in perfectly through the treetops, and the branches created a beautiful canopy over top of where they sat down on their lush grass.

Naturally, we had to bring in everyone's favorite best friend, Poncho, to join in the family photos.  He's a family member, too!!  And -- SUCH a sweet boy!!

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

The kiddos with Poncho... he even smiled for the camera with them.  Good boy!

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

I absolutely love it when clients want individual portraits.  These three did great!

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Last but certainly not least, I couldn't help but add this image into the mix.  We'll close things out here with the "almost" kiss... this timing happened by chance, and it's just so sweet!

  Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia.  ©  2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Fernandez family session, Norfolk, Virginia. © 2017 Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Thank you, Fernandez family, for the pleasure of working together!!  See ya 'round the neighborhood!! 

-Laura

Mommy & Me Session - The Frasiers at the beach

This has to be one of my most favorite sessions lately!  The beautiful beach, the beach babes, and playtime in the sand added up to make the sweetest Mommy & Me session! 

Buckets and shovels in hand, we kicked things off with a little sand castle building...

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Next, we took a stroll down the beach a bit to a section between two sections of water.  If you look closely at the image of the beach below on the left, you'll see a little dolphin giving us a beautiful photo-bomb on the right hand side!  LOVE! 

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

... She got soaked after this wave!  A huge wave crashed in, covering her in chilly salt water.

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Behold... the evolution of a mommy kiss! :)

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

  Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography  www.laurasuebrod.com

Mommy & Me Session in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Copyright 2017 - Laura Sue Brod Photography www.laurasuebrod.com

Family Session, Quantico Virginia

This gorgeous family session happened in the fall on a beautiful day in Quantico, Virginia.  As we strolled (or ran) through the park, playing with the fire engine, we stopped along the way to investigate leaves, climb up a tall tree that had fallen down, and look over the bridge.  We also paused for something else that trumped any other excitement... you'll just have to take a look through the session to find out what it was!

Thank you, Anthony Family, for allowing me to capture your memories!  I enjoyed spending time with you all!

Much love,

Laura

Family Session: At Home in Virginia Beach

Recently, I was able to connect with a family who had also relocated to Hampton Roads from the same area in California as we did.  I love when worlds collide!  They happen to live on beautifully picturesque property, so choosing our location was a cinch!  The trees created the perfect backdrop for the cloudy, crisp January morning. 

Please enjoy a few of my favorite moments captured during this family session: