SMS Headshots | Norfolk Portrait Photographer

Corporate headshot sessions rarely make their way to the blog but, today, I’m going to make an exception – these are just too good not to share!!

The folks over at Superior Marine Solutions invited me to come take some headshots for them and I’m thrilled with how they turned out! Here are the handsome gentlemen – and one very lovely lady!! – who were brave enough to step in front of my camera. (I’m not sure they believed me when I promised them it will be painless… but they all made it though just fine!! haha )

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Thank you to the team at Superior Marine Solutions for inviting me to do your headshots! You were a great group to work with!!

Our First Anniversary | Personal

Yesterday, Surfer Hubs and I snuck down to Corolla, NC, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I couldn’t think of a better way to have spent the day. Just the two of us, and our furbabies, in our own little world. Chris fishing. Me reading. Us. Together. It was wonderful.

If I could give just one piece of relationship advice to newlyweds on how to make their their first year of marriage work, it would be to do just this. Spend time together, just the two of you, and shut the rest of the world out as often as possible. I’m not saying to become hermits and never spend time with friends or family, but when it’s just the two of you, let it be just the two of you. Create strong boundaries and you’ll be surprised how easy the rest will be.

And, just for fun, here are a few images from our wedding day, captured by our wonderful photographer and friend, Amanda Hedgepeth.

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Happy Anniversary, Hunny!! I hope to celebrate so many, many more wonderful years with you!

Kaiden is Two! | Chesapeake, VA, Children’s Photographer

Did you happen to see Monday’s post?? Well, this little charmer is back for more!!

There were so many amazing images from this session that I just had to split them into two blog posts. I’m sure you won’t mind a second dose of cuteness!!

Now, let me just say, the cake smash was totally staged, as cake smashes usually are. These images, these are all Kaiden! This little boy loves to run around in his daddy’s hockey helmet, batting pucks, balls, and anything else in his path with his hockey stick. So… after we cleaned up the cake and Kaiden went back to his hockey business I was so glad I still had all my lighting and backdrops set up and camera near by. This kid has a future in modeling!

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This is one very silly, adorable little boy!!

This is one very silly, adorable little boy!!

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Looks like the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree... Daddy was a hockey player, too!

Looks like the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree… Daddy was a hockey player, too!

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After the “hockey game” started to look a little dangerous for my equipment, we brought the bubbles back out and let this silly little boy play away.

Future heartbreaker!!

Future heartbreaker!!

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Isn’t he just too, too cute???

Thank you sooooo much for rocking out at your session, Kaiden!! You were a BLAST to work with!!

Happy Birthday, Hunny! | Personal

Today is Surfer Hub’s birthday and I just wanted to take a minute to wish him the very bestest day!! This man has changed my whole world, showed me it’s okay to let someone do things for me, that romance isn’t just mushy-love-junk, and that two really are better than one. I can’t imagine where I’d be without this most wonderful man. I hope to be reminding him how old he is for many, many more wonderful years!!

Happy Birthday, Hunny! I love you soooo much!!