Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Kimmi & Thomas - Engaged!

I am usually documenting Families, Babies and Bellies. But every once in a while I get to capture something magical and inspiring, enter Kimmi & Thomas. These two were all sorts of giggles and starry eyes when we met for our Consult/Gown fitting. I love to hear the story of how it all began. Everyone has a story, the one you'll tell your children one day, the first chapter in your book. These two met when they were both working at Chik-fil-A! While their romance may not have blossomed there, it was the start of a beautiful friendship that was destined for more...

This being their very first professional Portrait Session, I was elated to show them all the fun that was in store! Believe me when I say they were total naturals in front of the camera and the electric energy between them is undeniable.

Gorgeous Hair & Make Up by Glam by Jazzy Adams

Listening to these lovebirds tell me their story, there were way too many coincidences to deny that these 2 are meant to be. Pleasure House Point was the perfect, romantic spot to capture their love. Kimmi donned a Chicaboo gown and flower crown from the AEC client closet, clearly one of the most versatile garments ever as this works beautifully on a size 2 or an expecting mama!

Once I get my couples to relax we get to play, which is when the real magic happens; the adoring gazes and the giggles (and, sometimes, attempts at choking LOL)!

This classic ring belonged to her parents and now she gets to begin her journey wearing it with the man she adores. 

A gorgeous couple with a gorgeous sunset, what more can you ask for?!

Looking onto the adventure ahead, full of joy, love, smiles, tears, new places, new challenges and changes, and they cannot wait to face it all together. 

They will be saying their vows to each other in front of the ones they love in July at The Founders Inn, it is bound to be one of the most intimate, beautiful, epic moments of their lives!

 
Monday, March 11, 2019
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This sweet boy has been in front of my camera since he was in his mama's belly! Few things bring more warm and fuzzy feelings than getting to capture a little one from birth to Milestone! 

This little man's mane was something to ROAR about for sure!

How many takes does it take for 3 brothers to look like they're playing nice...more than 4! LOL

No matter how adorable the babies are, you always have to get a 'NOT happy' capture!

I am SO elated to finally have a face diver in my studio!! He went face first into the cake and mama and I were loving it!!!

He was face first not once but multiple times, he attacked that cake like a little Lion, YES!!!!

What better way to finish off a lathering in icing than a Bubble Bath?!

 
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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A very happy happy birthday to this little Valentine, her sweet, spunky little personality shined through during her 3 year Milestone session and I had an absolute blast catching her precious giggles!!

A pretty princess portrait isn't complete without some glitter!

You know you've got a winner image when you can see the personality of the kiddo, and hers is as shiny as glitter!!

Just as sweet as when I met this little gal back in 2017...

 
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
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This sweet boy was full of personality and spunk, and he only had eyes for mama! I just adore this little sailor outfit, the latest sweet addition to my client closet!

There is something so precious about this stage, as they begin to sit with more strength in their little bodies, they begin to see a whole new world with every inch they rise.

What expressions this baby boy had, he lasted through 3 outfit changes and then he was done!

Gotta love those sweet little feet!!

 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Hooray! Smiles, Slides & Coffee and Ana's Eye Catchers Photography have come together to provide you with another sweet opportunity to capture your little ones for Valentines Day! What better time to get the kiddos out of the house on Sat, February 9th to keep them entertained in one of the most clean, fun, kid-friendly AND parent-friendly places in Virginia Beach! Even more awesomeness, it's their 1 Year Birthday and there are TONS of fabulous festivities in store! Grab yourself one of their delicious lattes (the 'Pumpkin Spice' is still my fave!) and have your friends meet you there for a play date and some adult-ing! There are is limited availability for this photo-op so snag your spot by booking through Hooray and call (757) 689-1460 ASAP! 

Visit their website for all the fun, upcoming activities and event planning opportunities! Hoorayvb.com

 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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One of the most treasured things for me is to watch couples grow into families. This mom and dad have been with me for years, planning a different theme every year for their Anniversary sessions and I adore them. The joy I feel when new parents bring their littles to me is indescribable. Mom and I planned this sweet mermaid theme for months. She had seen my Unicorn Cake Smash/Milestone done earlier 2018 and loved it, however, she really loved the idea of a mermaid setting, too. In an effort to bring both her ideas to life, she requested a super cute Narwhal for the cake, edible artistry by the talented Cooks Cakery. Custom set design work was a labor of love at 10-12 hours of shopping, designing and set up for this session, cutting, mounting and propping everything into it's place. Water basin from Amazon as well as twinkle lights, most all the other goodies were items I've purchased from Facebook yard sales over the years!

How fun is this?! Everyone needs a little Narwhal in their life!!

This sweet girl had the face of an angel!!

Time to dig into that cake!

I always encourage parents bring something personal from home, a lovey, or something of the little ones that signifies this phase in their little life, making it a part of the session only personalizes their images more.

Time for the Splash! There are few things more adorable than a baby splashing in the tub with some bubbles! Throwing a little blue food coloring into the water really brought this little mermaid to life!

 
Monday, January 14, 2019
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This former boy mom was all too excited to finally get her Unicorn themed Milestone session for her long-awaited baby girl! She sent me some Pinterest images of ideas she had in mind and we collaborated for several months over phone calls, texts, emails and Facebook messenger...being a mom of 2 little ones myself you try to communicate any way you can LOL! I was hoping to come up with the dreamy Unicorn session mom had been waiting for...in the end she said I nailed it! This stunning cake was a work of art by Cooks Cakery. My 12-15 hours later of shopping, designing and set up for this session, ONE letters were hand cut and designed by yours truly, bronze stars also each drawn and cut by hand, gorgeous cake stand from Home Goods, banners from Target, cloud filling purchased from Amazon as well as the backdrop and basin!

It usually only takes a minute for the babies to warm up to me, between playing peek-a-boo, tickling their toes or singing 'wheels on the bus', I've got lots of tricks up my sleeve to ensure they show me those baby teeth!

This sweet girls expressions were cracking me and mama up!!

I am a sucker for some baby toes!

It's cake time!! This girl needed a fork after pulling off all the goodies and was quite determined to dig deep LOL

This brown eyed girl was saving some for later!

Who doesn't love bubbles?!?!

It's Splash time!!

 
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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An early morning, blue hour to golden sunrise session. 

 
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