Tuesday, October 7, 2014

13 day old Alex | Hampton Newborn Photographer

Meet 13 day old baby Alex! Darling Alex was a healthy bub, born at 8 lbs 13 ounces. 20 inches long. And I have to say, this little guy was the best sleeper, EVER! He came in wide awake and checking things out. But after a few minutes in my cozy warm studio, this he snuggled in, passed out and stayed that way! His mommy said she wanted squishy baby pictures, and I we definitely met that goal and more!

Alex's daddy is a huge Washington Redskins fan, and by looks of it, baby Alex will be too! He'll grow into that jersey way too quickly.

And finally, this set-up was just perfect for him. Especially the crown, since his mommy calls him "little Prince."

Amanda and Patrick beach session | Hampton Couples Photographer

When Amanda called me about booking a session, I could just tell we would have a blast. And we sure did! Amanda and Patrick are newlyweds, but Amanda mentioned that they never had an engagement session done. So we planned a dreamy couples session on the beach. Believe it or not, these lucky ducks get to see this view from their back porch every day. Jealous much? I totally am! So without further adieu, here's a look at Amanda and Patrick's romantic beach session:

I just love love LOVE that they opted to include their dog, Shep, in the portrait session. Isn't he such a handsome boy? He was such a good boy, and had a blast running around on the beach!

Amanda and Patrick have also both served in our military. Patrick is currently in the Navy, and Amanda just recently separated from the Air Force.  So, of course, we had to get a few shots of them in unform. And a huge THANK YOU for your service.

Want to book your own beach session? Drop me a line!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Avery turns 1 | Hampton Baby Photographer

Sweet Miss Avery came to me to capture her first birthday portraits, and boy was she ready! This little Miss was all smiles. She couldn't stop giggling, and just loved showing me how she could clap. And get a look at that gorgeous hair! Such a beautiful girl. So without further ado, Happy Birthday Avery!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To Chase, on your 4th birthday.

My darling boy, I can't believe you're 4 years old already. It seems like just yesterday your dad and I were coming home from the hospital with a 7 pound 3 ounce tiny bundle of joy. Where has the time gone? You're growing up entirely too fast. I know, I know. I say that every year. And I'll continue to say it. It's my right as your momma.

Three was such a big year for you. Along with many other things, you became a big brother. And what a big brother you are! I'll be honest, your dad and I were worried at first how you would handle it. But you proved us both wrong, and have been an awesome big brother. So awesome in fact, that we have a hard time keeping you out of your sister's room. It's not unusual for you to grab your blanket and pillow, sneak into her room, and fall asleep beside her crib. And many times you sneak in at her nap time, and I find you reading your sister a book to help her fall asleep. You make silly faces and do crazy things just to make her laugh. Your sister worships your every step, and you always remember to include her in our activities (even if she's too little to play along just yet.)  You're my awesome helper when I need an extra set of hands, and you're always the first to run and grab your sister's favorite blanket if she's crying. Having your sister around is also a daily reminder of just how much you've grown this past year. 

 In the past year, you have become the most independent little guy I've ever met.You're favorite phrase is "I can do it mommy." Your language has developed to the point where we can have full conversations for hours at a time. And boy, the stories you tell! Elaborate scenes with sharks and the "big water", or a crime fighting superhero and heinous bad guy. You have an imagination that never ends. And I love listening to your latest tales.  And then we run to the playground and re-enact your favorite superhero battles. You love the swings the best, and have learned how to pump your legs and get the swing to go faster. And you love running around with all your friends at the playground. Right now, you're bravely attempting to conquer the monkey bars, but you're not *quite* there yet. Soon though, very soon.

You've also grown like crazy this year. You jumped 2 whole pants sizes just this summer alone, going from a 3T to a boys 5. I know it's silly, but back-to-school shopping in the boys section broke this momma's heart a little bit. You're no longer a baby. You're not even a toddler. You are a full blown kid, with all the craziness and fun that comes with it.  And every single day I'm impressed by you. I adore your imagination and your creativity. I love your never-ending energy and your excitement and wonder at this great big world. And I am in awe of your great big heart and how you love so openly and wholly. Happy Birthday, my sweet boy.

 Chase's Favorites:
  • Favorite Toys: Legos and Superheros 
  • Favorite Activity: Going to the pool
  •  Favorite Book: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  •  Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Movie: Despicable Me and Ironman

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall Mini-sessions are open! | Hampton Child Photographer

We've BBQ'd our hearts out, gotten wrinkly at the pool, and soaked up all the summer sun. But summer is coming to a close and fall is in the air. You definitely won't see this girl complaining! Fall is absolutely my favorite season. The combination of rich colors and deliciously warm light is this photographers paradise. Pumpkins, apples, and cozy fall sweaters.... *sigh*.... I can't get enough of it.
And of course, along with fall comes mini-sessions! Oh yea! I've got the cutest studio set-up this year. With pumpkins, apples, and deep rich burgundy's and oranges, this studio set-up includes all of my fall favorites. Mini-sessions are all inclusive. You'll receive a 20 minute session and 5 digital images delivered in your personal online gallery. Want pro-quality prints too? Print options will also be available through your online gallery.
Grab your pumpkin lattes and apple ciders, and join us on October 5th for some fall magic. Spaces are limited. Secure your spot by booking your mini-session today!