Raschdorf Family | Family Photographer Virginia Beach

• August 4th, 2015 •

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I LOVE seeing my families grow!  It has been a few years since I photographed Jake and Brittany’s family… and since then they have added Kenzie!  So it was such a joy to photograph them again and I have to say, these girls LOVE to model!  Usually I have to fight to keep little ones just looking at the camera… with Kenzie and Kira it was hard to get them to STOP posing!  Future little models I think for sure!   They loved the camera and were SO MUCH FUN to photograph.  The next kids I photograph have large shoes to fill! 

We had such a blast climbing trees and sand dunes, playing with umbrellas and seashells and enjoying a beautiful sunset.  Thanks Jake and Brittany for trusting me again with capturing your beautiful family!  


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Minkewicz Family Portraits | Virginia Beach Portrait photographer

• August 2nd, 2015 •

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I love this family!   We have so much in common with our kids being about the same ages and Christina and I are heading on a mission trip to Ethiopia in just a few weeks!   They are such a wonderful loving family and I was overjoyed when Christina called me to capture their family portraits.   But then she told me their last family portraits we taken THIRTEEN YEARS AGO!  That mean big time pressure for me… this would be their first professional pictures since both Max and Clara had been added to the family! 

The day came and God provided us with a beautiful day and an incredible sunset.  The kids were excited to take pictures prepared to have some fun!  I loved when I was trying to get the kids to smile and told a joke… everyone laughed and Max encouraged me by saying “Good job Devon, just keep the jokes coming and this shoot will be easy!”  Lol, what a riot! 

One really interesting thing about this shoot was that, they knew they wanted the beach, but were open to whichever beach I choose.  I choose First Landing State park as it has great sunsets.  Later as we were viewing their images, Christiana told me that the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel seen in the background  of their images, has a very special place in the start of their family.  When they were first married they traveled that bridge weekly as family and work were on opposite sides.  To have the bridge in the background of their portraits, 15 years later is pretty memorable… the fact that it happened on accident is just awesome.  

Thanks Christina and Frank for creating such an awesome family and allowing ME to create some beautiful images for you to cherish for years to come.  Let’s just not wait ANOTHER 13 years til we do the next session! 🙂 


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