Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Or Old Dominion University is a gorgeous campus!!!  I just left there scouting it out and although I did not get to park due to all the student(duh!), just driving around made me so excited about my shoot this weekend.  I am photographing 3 soon to be ODU graduates Sunday.  There is tons of brick, beautiful trees in bloom, a fountain, a lion, a seal and some great architecture!  I can't wait, this is going to be a blast!    And, you will recognize one of the graduates from an earlier post!  Stay tuned...

Look what I added...

Thanks to my friend Meagan of Meagan Lynn Photography for the tip!  I was able to add a the tabs at the top for easier navigation!  Whoopy!!!

A few more of the lovely Mommy To Be

OK, so I normally do not do this but I am dying to share a few more of Meagan!  This shoot has inspired me so much that I think I am ordering a backdrop stand and black muslin tonight!  Whoopy!  About to head to ODU to scout out an area for a shoot I have this weekend!  Loving shooting!!!
And, here's Meagan!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I can tell from some confusion that my blog is not very easy to find things such as prices so I am adding this blog post to clarify.
I am looking for a military family to shoot for free at a homecoming.  I only need 1 family for now.
I have a newborn special until May1 - $50 for a Newborn shoot
And my normal rates are $100 for a normal session.  If you session is not a typical session please let me know and I can work up a price for you!
Thanks and I look forward to photographing you and yours!

And soon there will be THREE

Check out this beautiful Mommy to Be!  These two are going to have a gorgeous bundle of joy!  Meagan is a fellow photographer, fellow Navy wife and we both lived in Sicily at the same time.  However we did not meet until we were both in this area and went to a photography seminar!  When she asked me to do her maternity pictures I will have to say I was a bit nervous but it was a terrific challenge.  She has backdrop stands so we played inside and then ventured outside.  I actually learned a lot from her, not just from shooting but also from our conversations.  I was so excited to see these pictures when I got home and well, I fell in love with a few but 1 is my fav!  Can you guess which one?   I am so excited for this sweet family to welcome their baby boy soon!
Lets just say, I saved the best for last!  I LOVE this last one.  Daddy To Be had just finished and put up the crib while we were photographing and they were so excited!  It was such a sweet time and Daddy's love for his wife and baby to be was so obvious!  Beautiful family!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Looking for models

Well sort of...
I am looking for a military family whose husband/wife is deployed and will be returning sometime between now and May 1, 2010.  I am interested in photographing the homecoming of your loved one including the waiting time before, the arrival and a family photo before the happy family goes home!  I will provide you with a CD of edited images (30 plus) to print as you wish!  I am specifically looking for a family with children but am not limited.  Oh and yes, I am doing this as a gift! 
Why am I doing this? 
I am wanted to say thank you to the military families that sacrifice as their family is split apart for long periods of time.  Yes, my husband is in the military but, we have been fortunate that he has not deployed so I say a big thank you to those who have not been so lucky as I.  Also, I want to be able to offer this as a service to the military families in the future.  I have photographed a homecoming but, I feel before I charge for this service or join opLove, I need some practice at this specific task!  So...if you are a military family, with a spouse deployed and returning between now and May 1, 2010 please send me and e-mail or give me a call. 757-408-3035  If I get more than 1 family interested in this, I will draw from a hat and may offer a second thank you gift or a deep discount.  ;)  I look forward to helping you welcome your other half home.  This is such an exciting time and I would like to capture the emotions as you go through it.  I may even shed a happy tear too!  
Enjoy a peek at a family who was separated for 7 months and while hubby was away, he became a father again!  His little boy was such a great man of the house and Mom was so strong while he was gone but so happy to have his daddy and her best friend home.  Oh and the last image is daddy seeing his baby girl for the first time!  It was a wet, wonderful day!  

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Still running NEWORN SPECIAL

Come on mama's lets get that baby booked before he/she arrives!  I am still offering the $50 Newborn Session and can not wait to get my hands on some little ones to play!  I think being pregnant even makes me more in love with their little bitty toes, pouty little lips and dimples in their fanny!  I am starting to get busy with Spring portraits and really want to get these little ones in!  For details please contact me either by e-mail or call me!

Can not wait to see your little one and capture them in their first 10 days of life!  They change so fast!