We will miss you “Pop” | Virginia Beach Photographer

• February 2nd, 2015 •

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Steve “Pop” Voliva Sr. passed away this weekend.  He’s a founding member of my church, Freedom Fellowship,  and pretty much built the place.  Our roof, our additions, the walls… Pop had a hand in all of it.  He was such a kind and generous man  and while I only knew Pop for about 8 years, it feels like so much more.  His big bear hugs became something I, and so many others, cherished every Sunday.  

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He became known for his “spot” at the back of the church where he could watch over everything and hug everyone who walked in the doors.   It’s how he became “Pop” as so many people over the years began to see him as a spiritual father.  While we are rejoicing with you, Pop, because we know you are standing in heaven with Jesus, we also are so sad to say goodbye.  It is too soon.  You have lived a rich long life and touched SO MANY lives.  


This photoshoot I did for you and Charlotte will long be remembered as one of my favorite sessions.  The love you two shared is one to remember.  You shared how marriage wasn’t always easy, but it was always worth it.  To see you dote on Charlotte made my heart warm.  To see her still look at you with eyes full of love, made me teary eyed.  I will forever cherish these images and I pray they bring happiness to your family for years.  These pictures I pray will encourage your family for generations to find love and never stop fighting for each other!  


You will be so missed Pop.  Freedom will not be the same without you… and we are SO much better because of you.   Voliva family… my heart breaks for you.  Thank you for sharing Pop with us. Our prayers are with you. 



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