Welcome Mr. Gabriel | Newborn Portrait Photographer

• August 5th, 2016 •

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Mr Gabriel was ready to come into this world… so ready he came the very day we had scheduled his mommy for her maternity portraits!!!  So sadly, we don’t have maternity portraits for mommy and daddy, but we do have some amazing newborn portraits!  He was such a little star during our session.  He slept and cooed and was such a joy to photograph.  Mom and dad did pretty amazing too!  I can’t wait to watch him grow and I look forward to our next session!  

Check out Mr. Gabriel in all his adorableness! 

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Whitfield | Family Photographer Hampton Roads

• June 21st, 2016 •

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Can this family GET any cuter?!?!  I had so much photographing CJ’s first birthday portraits as well as their family portraits.  They haven’t done family portraits yet AND mom and dad hadn’t done any portraits together ever, so this was an extra special shoot for them.  And when I say they ROCKED this session, I meant it!  Denise and Christopher are a stunning couple and made my job so easy!  The light was perfect and CJ was such a little model and his adorable smile melted my heart!  I would have shot for another hour if it hadn’t gotten dark and chilly.  

The images that resulted from this shoot are STUNNING!  Denise cried when she saw them and honestly, that is one of the favorite parts of my job. I know it sounds terrible, “I like making my clients cry” but when they are crying tears of joy because they have never had such beautiful images of themselves… well, I might have shed a tear or two myself!

Denise and Christopher, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your family.  It truly was an honor and I can’t wait for our next session! 

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Welcome Emmanuel | Newborn Photographer Virginia Beach

• June 20th, 2016 •

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What can be better than three amazing boys?  FOUR amazing boys!  Welcome baby Emmanuel to the beautiful Lopez family.  I was so very excited to photograph this adorable, chubby little guy!  He was such a trooper during our session and was a great little model! His big brothers can’t wait for him to grow up a little more… I see lots of backyard wrestling matches and football games in their future!  Thank you Orlyn and and Alejandro for allowing me to spend time with your little guy and photograph your family.  It is such an honor too capture these moments and I hope we lots of years of family portraits in our future! 

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Four Sessions in ONE! | Family Portrait Photographer Virginia Beach

• April 26th, 2016 •

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When your anniversary coincides with your baby’s first birthday, you are pregnant and needing maternity portraits, and it’s been awhile since you did family portraits, do you need to book multiple sessions?  Not with me you don’t.  We can do them all at one and kill four birds with one stone! 

When Cheyla called inquiring about anniversary/maternity portraits and little Rico needed his first year portraits, I said “Why not do them at the same time?  And heck, if the family can come, we’ll do some family portraits too!”  

We had such a blast and Cheyla is a ROCK STAR as it was COLD out!  Spring kept coming and then leaving… 70 degrees one day and then 45 the next.  We had already rescheduled once for wind and rain, and we didn’t want to do it again.  So Cheyla braved the cold again!  (Her last maternity portraits were in the SNOW!) 

We had a great time in the park capturing the family portraits ( we missed big brother Angel but were happy to have Cheyla’s brother Chris there!)  Prince Rico had a blast at the park celebrating turning one and was such a ham for the camera.  We finished at the park with some romantic maternity portraits; I love capturing Cheyla and Eddie- their love is so genuine and beautiful!

W left the park to capture a few more portraits in the studio and to photograph his cake smash!  He loved the portraits but wasn’t too happy about the cake!   He had a few bites and then just wanted to be done and kept getting mad at us for smearing icing in on him.  I cannot wait to photograph his baby sister when she arrives!

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Announcing Baby Mack! | Baby’s First Year Photographer Hampton Roads

• April 10th, 2016 •

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Nigel and Tia are expecting!!!!  I photographed Nigel and Tia’s engagement and am so very excited to be continuing our relationship as we head into photographing the Baby’s First Year!  

I was SO excited to get the call from Tia telling me the news…. they are expecting a HONEYMOON baby! YAY!!!

I LOVE that I was one of the first to know as they wanted me to photograph the announcement.  Nigel is deployed so we wanted to do a shoot that incorporated him across all the miles, you’ll see him in the phone pointing at a picture of the ultrasound!   I love how the images turned out and am so excited to do a maternity session in six months or so.  Tia is already glowing and I can’t wait to see how she transforms into the amazing mom God has called her to be.

Congrats Nigel and Tia!  So very excited for you and can’t wit to meet your little blessing.  photography_653 photography_654 photography_655 photography_657 photography_658 photography_660


The Lopez’s- Adding another boy to the mix! | Maternity Photographer Virginia Beach

• April 10th, 2016 •

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Meet the handsome Lopez boys… oh, yeah, and the beautiful mom that impressively handles it all, Orlyn. I was so excited to capture this family as they prepare to welcome… another BOY!  

We wanted to capture some family and maternity portraits outdoors, but the weather was a bit chilly!  Thankfully, my studio has a beautiful outdoor space as well so we were able to do the family portraits outdoors and then head inside for a few more maternity portraits. 

Everyone is so excited to meet baby Emmanuel and his big brothers can’t wait to teach him all the ropes of being a Lopez!  We had a blast on our session and the boys were amazingly well behaved and simply adorable to photograph!  

I will be sharing Emmanuel’s welcome to the world soon… but for now lets enjoy the family as they prepare to welcome him! 

As a side note, Orlyn looks AMAZING!  She totally rocked her maternity shots and looks like a hired model!!! 

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Welcome Shiloh | Newborn Photographer Virginia Beach

• April 4th, 2016 •

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She’s HERE… Welcome baby Shiloh!  Even though she was born in December, for me, she was my New Year’s baby!  Why?  Well- she was my first client of the new year!   What a way to start 2016!

Shiloh has been a member of the Devon Shanor Photography family for years… as I have been photographing her mommy and daddy before I was even in business!  Jared and Haley are wonderful friends and clients and they have trusted me for years to capture their memories!  We’ve gone from their engagement to their wedding, from professional headshots to maternity portraits! We have walked through many ups and downs together and I was very excited to hear that they welcomed little Shiloh just after Christmas!  

Shiloh is such a perfect little girl.  I wanted to cuddle her as much as photograph her during her session!  She’s blessed with such wonderful parents and extended family and I can’t wait to see her grow into the amazing little girl she is destined to become.

Thanks Jared and Haley for sharing her with me.  She is such a beautiful little lady and I am so excited to see your little family growing! 

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Waiting for blessing #6 | Maternity Portraits Virginia Beach

• February 16th, 2016 •

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This beautiful momma is Christy and she is expecting blessing number SIX!  So very excited to celebrate with her and I can’t wait to meet little Brandon!  After her baby shower at our church, we took a few portraits outside, as she’s already 8 cm dilated and we didn’t think she’d make it many more days being pregnant!  But over two weeks later, little Brandon is still warm and snug in the womb!  He’ll come when he’s good and ready!

Christy, you are a beautiful momma-to-be!  Enjoy these last few days before you welcome this last little Sawyer!  I know his brothers and sisters can’t wait to meet him 🙂 

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Thee boys = a FULL house! | Newborn/Family Photographer Virginia Beach

• January 28th, 2016 •

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Welcome baby Judah!  He joins big brothers Elam and Kenan, making mom and dad some very blessed and tired parents!  As Judah was a bit older than most newborns during their session (he was just a month old during his session!) he didn’t do a lot of sleeping. .. so we worked with that and we got to see lots of his beautiful, inquisitive eyes!

If you have ever tried to photograph a two year old and a one month old at the same time, you’ll know we had our work cut out for us!  Teenage brother Kenan was a GREAT assistant to me though, helping wrangle Elam and helping me soothe little Judah in between setups!  Finally, we were even able to pull off some beautiful family portraits showcasing this loving, amazing, beautiful family! 

Melinda and Jeff- thanks for sharing your boys with me.  It might have been a hectic session but I am so very pleased with our results and was so blessed to have met you both!   May God bless you and grant you sleepy boys and sleep filled nights! 


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Welcome Noah | Newborn Portrait Photographer

• October 21st, 2015 •

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Look at this adorable little guy!!!  He was such a rock star during his session and I LOVE how his portraits turned out.  We don’t know if he’ll be a little bookworm or a Harley Riding tough guy, so we tried to capture both in his portraits!  

Layake and Matt, you make adorable babies… I think you should have about half a dozen more!  🙂  happy_505 happy_506 happy_507 happy_508 happy_509 happy_510 happy_511 happy_512 happy_513happy_518 happy_514 happy_515 happy_516 happy_517