Baby VanDyke | Newport News, Va

Growing up around the Lion’s Bridge it was always one of my favorite places, and it was the perfect place for Jake and Amanda. A few years earlier in 2011, actually not that long before I met Amanda, they were married at the Lion’s Bridge – so I was not surprised when Amanda asked about taking their pictures at this location.

We were blessed with a wonderful, warm November day and some crazy beautiful light. I’m so excited for Amanda and Jake has they begin their new journey into parenthood. Their little girl is so blessed to have them as her parents!!

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This is the exact spot they said their “I Do’s”

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Brandon, Jessyka & Baby Makes 3 | Surry, Va

 

I could not have been any happier for Brandon and Jessyka when I found out they were expecting baby Greyson, and for a woman about to go into labor the next day – Jessyka looked amazing in these pictures! Yes – she spent the next day in labor! Imagine my surprise when I heard that, knowing less than 24 hours before I was joking that she was going to walk that baby right on out from all the wandering we did around Chippokes State Park for these pictures. Thankfully Baby Greyson made an early, but safe and healthy entrance into this world and he is the cutest thing ever!!!

It’s kind of neat to have your maternity pictures represent not only your pregnancy but the LAST day before your little one made their debut!

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The Parolisi Family | Newport News, Va

WAY back in June (yes . . . I am THAT bad at blogging) some dear friends of ours, Mike and Rebecca, welcomed their second child into this world – sweet little baby Carmina. She is so stinkin’ cute!! This little post is a mix of pictures from the hospital the day after Carmina was born and a few weeks later at home with her big brother Jack! It’s such a blessing to photograph these moments in people’s lives, especially friends.

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Thomas & Allison | Smithfield, Va

I cannot wait to share this session with you. I loved photographing Thomas and Allison’s engagement session back in the fall and I could not wait for this session!! So we ventured over to Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield for their “After the Wedding” wedding session. To say this session was amazing is an understatement. The mix of wedding attire and barns and farms just melts my heart. God was so kind and gave us a break in the rain and heat, well the heat kicked in a little toward the end – but Thomas and Allison were troopers, I probably complained the most.

But without further adieu, here are some images from this gorgeous session, and congratulations to the beautiful couple – I am SO excited for the both of you and thank you for letting me capture these memories for you! You guys are truly a ball to spend time with!!

 

The Pritchard Family | New Kent, Virginia

I’ve had the privilege of knowing the Pritchard family since high school (which is further back than I like to think) and I must say, I adore this family! They are so much fun to be around, always joking and having a good time, and I love how supportive Alan and Beth are of their boys, Christopher and Brennan. Beth just radiates proud Mama in these pictures – and she has every right to! They have raised to awesome young men. 
Their youngest son, Brennan, is getting ready to head off to Europe for Grad school and it was time to take some family pictures before he left. I was so happy that they thought of me and I enjoyed my time with them up at the New Kent Winery. They are a wonderful family and I am so excited for Brennan!

Snow Day #2 | Personal

This morning while Maggie was out romping around in the snow (mainly trying to find her bone I threw) I decided to work on ring shots. I love the snow and I thought it would be a great backdrop for my engagement ring, the Peridot really popped I thought. 

Baby Gavin | Hampton, Virginia

I got to photograph the cutest little guy a few days back, Baby Gavin. He was absolutely adorable! I love newborn sessions – you get to photograph this tiny little person that God created, it is absolutely amazing! They are also stressful at points because babies are totally unpredictable, but I feel like with each session I’m learning and growing, and hopefully that is showing. I’m so thankful that Tabytha and Steven allowed me to photograph their little man, it was so much fun!