July 28, 2013

Shoot Out | Headshot Swap | Downtown Norfolk & Waterside | Hampton Roads, VA Photographer

Last Friday night, I met up with some truly wonderful ladies...who just so happen to take photos =P

These girls are amazing at what they do...and I am so glad we got together to do some fun shooting and swapping [of photos that is]!  I love the awesome photog network we have here in Hampton Roads!  This area is FULL of so much talent!

I got some behind the scenes photos here...and of course of the beautiful photogs too! Ch-ch-check 'em out!  

Keely Julson of Kiwi Marie Photography

Debbie Laughlin of Debbie Laughlin Photography

Elizabeth is FAB!

Tiffany Maxey of Tiffany Joyce Photography

Erin Ammons of Erin Ammons Photography

Amy Forehand

The lovely, FIERCE Erin Daniels of Erin Daniels Photography

I told ya...she is so FIERCE!

Elizabeth Henson of Elizabeth Henson Photos

Holly Hill of Shutterly Sweet Photography

July 15, 2013

Every Now & Then...You Need to Do a "For Me" Session | Lake Smith | Virginia Beach Portrait Photographer

A couple of weekends ago, a good friend and I checked out Lake Smith, a tucked away little spot which turned out to be a good location for photos!  This was definitely one of those sessions for me, and I needed it!  I felt stuck, and I needed to shoot without the pressure of pleasing the client!  I love these type of sessions, because it gave me an opportunity to relax and focus on what I want to accomplish.  A lot of things have changed since I picked up my Rebel on Christmas morning.  I now have a Canon 5D Mark II, which I absolutely adore, and I have been doing lots of different styles of sessions to figure out what I love to shoot.

So what do I love to shoot?  COUPLES!  I think, by far, couples are my favorite.  It is easy with couples, and I absolutely love catching those private, special moments between them.  Aside from couples, I like one-on-one sessions. I love maternity sessions, and I am looking forward to the possibility of photographing some Seniors in the Class of 2014 and 2015.  I like that I can get to know an individual better during our time during a session.  Families are also fun; I love the fun, laid-back family shoots.  Lifestyle, children playing, lots of laughter, and families just being themselves with each other is what I am aiming for family-wise!  I do want to break into the wedding industry, for sure!  I have gotten the opportunity to second-shoot for Devon Shanor Photography a few times, and I am really enjoying it!  It is so much fun being a part of someone's special day!  Just last weekend, we shot a wedding in Virginia Beach, and I had a blast!  I laughed; I cried, and I danced along with the guests (all while catching those wonderful loving moments between people)!  It is something I want to do more of!

Back to this most recent session with was a lot of fun, and she is just gorgeous!!  I can barely stand it!  Check out some of my favs!