Karsyn Turns ONE | Baby’s First Year Photographer Virginia Beach

• May 29th, 2015 •

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My Baby’s First Year program is so very special to me!  I am done having little ones of my own, so being able to photograph all the little milestones in my little clients is such an incredible joy for me.  You have met my little princess Karsyn before on my blog and she has just had her first birthday!   We celebrated in the studio for her last session: her first year portraits.   She has such a beautiful, happy soul and she is already showcasing so much of her big personality!   She giggled and laughed throughout the entire session and she loved her cake smash!  There was cake, icing and yogurt everywhere and we had one happy little tummy by the end!

 Karsyn, you have changed so much and yet so little since our first session so many months ago!  I am so sad the first year is over… but hopefully I will have many more opportunities over the years to photograph you and watch as you grow into that big personality.  Mom and Dad, keep up the great work!  I adore your little family! <3 

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Chris- Class of 2015 | Virginia Beach HS Senior Photographer

• May 21st, 2015 •

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I have been waiting to photograph Chris for almost year and I am so excited we finally managed to get it on the schedule!  Chris had an insanely busy Senior year and he killed it on the Cox High School football team. I even got to go out for a few games and I have to say, I feel so much pride seeing my Seniors excel in what they do!  Next year, Chris is heading off to East Carolina University and I couldn’t be more proud of him! 

For our session, we headed to what Virginia Beach is known for… the beach!  We started off in the trees and Chris rocked his pride for his upcoming college days!  Mom, Donna, and dad, Matt, stuck around for a few pictures as well, rocking their pirate gear too.  🙂   We then moved down to the beach and had an incredible time.  As always, Virginia Beach provided and incredible sunset and Chris pulled out his inner model and we created some incredible images.  

Chris, enjoy your last few weeks of high school.  Enjoy your next four years of college (but not too much- you still have to go to classes!)   Never give up chasing your dreams and occasionally take time to look back at these images and remember who you were, what you wanted in life, how you saw your future, etc.  You are officially an adult now- but you still have so much life left to live and lessons to learn.  I have confidence you’ll do an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what your future holds.  Thanks for trusting me with your Senior Portraits.  I have so enjoyed getting to know you this past year!  🙂


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Fifty and Beautiful | Virginia Beach Photographer

• May 18th, 2015 •

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Meet, Carla… fifty and FABULOUS!  Carla contacted me and wanted to celebrate turning fifty  with a photoshoot and I thought that was an amazing idea!   We had such a great time at Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach.  Carla brought along her handsome husband, Tyrone, and we captured some amazing portraits of their love.  One of my VERY favorite things to photograph is couples still in love after so many years together.  

Carla, I hope when I turn 50 I am as proud and confident in myself and my age as you are!  You rocked your session and you rock your age!  It was an honor photographing you and Tyrone.  You were both incredible to work with and and I can’t wait to get the whole family captured someday! 

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The beautiful Rayna: Class of 2015 | Senior Portrait Photographer Virginia Beach

• May 1st, 2015 •

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I love my job and I adore meeting the amazing, talented young people of Virginia Beach.  Rayna is such an amazing young lady, super talented , sweet, caring, kind, funny and GORGEOUS!  It was simply an honor to photograph her and she rocked her session.  Her very early, very chilly session!  We were up and shooting around 6:00 am and it was pretty windy and chilly, but you cannot tell in her pictures cause she is a rock star!

Thanks Rayna for trusting me again with your portraits.  I loved spending more time with you and hearing about all your future plans!  I am glad you won’t be far and know ODU is blessed to have you as a freshman next year!

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