Not your skinny no fat latte kinda photographer!

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I am a down to earth kinda gal with a camera! I love to shoot anything and everyone, not something you can typically say about your job. I am from a small beach town near Jacksonville, Florida, and wouldn't have had it any other way. The beach is my second home--my retreat and inspiration. I have been called charismatic yet laid back---its a wonderful blend! My style includes bold colors, and fresh black and whites--classic meets contemporary with a twist of that beach lifestyle~

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Around the Garden--Newport News Nature Photographer

Puttering around the botanical gardens in Norfolk I found myself completely surrounded by amazing photography opportunities. The wildlife and plant life out there are overwhelming and beautiful. Just taking the time to meander around the grounds and enjoy a few quiet hours to explore were enough to wet my appetite to want to come back. Here is a small sampling of my short visit----rest assured I will be going back again soon!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy "Birthday" Lucas!!! Newport News, VA Birth Photographer

I know its been awhile since I've updated the blog with any new work, but let me tell you---I've been busy! Please check back because I will be overloading the blog with session sneak peaks and revelations of the past couple of months of sessions.

One session in particular that I want to share happened this past Tuesday. Lucas Scott decided he was ready to make his way into the world---4 weeks early! Considering Starla and I had JUST finished her maternity session two days prior, to say I was shocked is an understatement!

Of all of the situations for capturing memories, births are by far my favorite. Being with a family during such a special time ---knowing that I am seeing emotions and capturing moments that happen in an instant--- is such a gratifying experience for me. Seeing the pain, happiness, and a myriad of other emotions flit across the face of mothers and fathers from beginning to birth makes me truly love my job.

Starla and Scott are such an amazing couple---they, along with their daughter Alayna welcomed Baby Lucas into the world and I was honored to be invited to document this amazing experience for them. What do you do when you know you tear up looking at images from a session???= You wrap yourself in a smile knowing that you have forever captured the most perfect of moments for friends, because that is what this family is to me; they are friends that will forever remember the birth of their son.

Welcome to the world Lucas---we've been waiting to meet you.

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