Check out Theresa’s awesome family portraits at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, VA! I love it when a family has bright, coordinated colors for their beach pictures. It helps to add some pop and color to the pictures without being too distracting – which mostly happens when the colors aren’t coordinated or there are patterns/stripes/etc. on the clothing. These pictures turned out great and it was a pleasure to work with Theresa and her beautiful family!
Peggy first contacted me on the day of her photo shoot and told me that she had been “stood up” by another photographer in Virginia Beach just hours before her session. Thankfully I was available to help her capture these couples portraits. You see, her husband Tom was getting ready to start an aggressive form of cancer treatments in the coming days and Peggy wanted to get their portraits made before his appearance changed too dramatically, which she told me will happen with this particular form of treatment. I believe that Peggy and Tom’s decision to have their portraits made for this reason speaks volumes to the calling of what portrait photographers do: preserving moments in time to cherish forever.
It was a pretty day in February, but still very cold for beach beach pictures. However, Tom and Peggy are beach bums at heart and they wanted nothing more than pictures on the beach, complete with the favorite beach blanket and… wait for it… their cat! I laughed when Peggy asked me if she could bring their fury feline friend to the beach because I’ve never had a family pet cat in the pictures, so I welcomed the idea and enjoyed every minute of it – complete with my really loud meowing sounds and squeaky toys to get her attention. We captured some cute pictures of Tom, Peggy, and the cat. Please watch their slideshow video below and leave an encouraging note to Tom in the comments below!
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On October 6, 2012 I hosted a Charity Photo Session at Bergey’s Breadbasket in Chesapeake, VA to raise support for Operation Smile! It was a HUGE success thanks to all the people that participated and the great support I received from the crew at Bergey’s. I sold out all of the sessions, which means that I worked with 20 different customers in 15-minute intervals from 10 o’clock in the morning until 4 PM (I made sure to give myself an hour for lunch, and it was MUCH needed so I’m really greatful for planning that into my schedule). Here’s a collage of some of my favorite images from the sessions. I loved working with everyone and I hope to continue the Charity Photo Sessions in the coming years.
But don’t be shy – if you need family portraits now, then be sure to contact me to make sure I’m available for your session!