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5 Reasons to do Family Pictures

March 11, 2021

We all know the cold, hard truth – Life gets busy. But here are five reasons to do family pictures because sometimes we forget their importance. But one thing to remember as parents are that family pictures have extreme significance. And, the reasons for them are even moreso.  Your family portraits show your family’s personalities. […]

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A sweet little story of a little girl’s coming home to Smithfield, Virginia and settling into her new life…. We broke away from the chaos of the rest of the house, and began. Kaylee had fallen asleep with a full belly. We shut the door and Shannon talked to her, rocked her, gave her lots of little kisses. She told the story of her labor and she reminisced about her feelings of this being the last time she would go through this phase. It was sort of bittersweet. In this quiet room, the emotions were palpable and the silence was loud. In those moments, you just let it all happen. Nicole talks about how to create a stress free and easy going lifestyle newborn session after bringing a newborn baby home. She discusses how the little things are the most important such as stealing away and creating a quiet space to bond for a little while to build that deep emotional connection and documenting it.

Hampton Family Photographer | Newborn Documentary Photographer

March 1, 2021

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The 2021 Challenge | 8 Ways to Show Up

February 18, 2021

2020 was challenging at best. That’s all I have to say about that.

BUT! Moving forward – 2021 is here, and it will also be challenging. However, I am taking that knowledge and I am taking control of what I can do for my clients, family, friends, and myself. There will be lots more on that later. But here is a fantastic start.

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These small moments are also a visual manifestation of our family dynamics. Not only are we just role models and parent figures. We transform into playtime buddies, best friends, and are committing the purest, most innocent acts of love for our children. We are etching inside our children’s minds a visual example of the impossibility of limits we can impart on the world around us; that our creativity and imagination can connect our world weaving stories of commonality and friendships. Small moments unposed in home documentary family photographer in Hampton, Virginia.

Why I Photograph Small Moments

February 2, 2021

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