Baby/ Child

Baby K - Hampton Roads | Chesapeake | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

I have had the honor of watching this family grow.  I photographed big brother 17 months ago, and now baby #2!  So excited for this sweet sweet family!!  Baby K just would not stop smiling.  The best was, every time big brother gave him a kiss on the head, he gave off a big smile.  It was the cutest thing I've ever seen.  #siblinglove #newborn #newbornphotographer

Fun In The Snow!!! Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach | Norfolk | Chesapeake Newborn Photographer

It has already been a year since we moved here.  Can't believe we have snow already, thanks to Storm Jonas !  I was bummed we didn't get as much snow as DC but a little is better than nothing.  My kids got to enjoy like 30 min. of it before it turned into rain.  So of course being the photog mom that I am, I grabbed my camera and had them pose in between shoveling. 

The Kimmies - Virginia Beach Newborn | Baby | Child Photographer

So my husband has been deployed the last 5 months, and my photography has been put on hold while I raise these two kids by myself, have 2 bathrooms renovated, and pretty much makeover the whole house.  With all the chaos and running around, I realized I don't have many decent pictures of my kids, other than the quick iPhone photos which end up being uploaded into my iPhotos library never to be seen again.  So before they grow any more, I decided a photo session was in order.  And as time goes on, they are more and more willing to put up with my shenanigans.  LOL  I just love these guys!!!  They fill my life with love and joy and purpose.  

Happy 2nd Birthday!! DC/ Northern VA - Maternity-Newborn-Child-Family Photographer

My little girl has turned 2 and I can't believe how fast time has flown by.  River is already talking so much and trying so hard to keep up with her older brother - and succeeding.  She brings so much joy and laughter into our lives; I can see why people just keep wanting to have more and more babies.  Children are truly a gift, and they teach us what it means to love unconditionally. 
Happy Birthday River!!  Of course I couldn't let a birthday go by without a mini photo session.

So I decided to take a quick selfie with them.  It's rare that I'm ever photographed since I'm always the one behind the camera.  Unfortunately, this was taken while dad was at work.  :(

National Mall - DC/ Northern VA/ Fairfax County - Maternity/ Newborn/ Baby/ Family Photographer

My Favorite subject to photograph is my family, which is funny considering they all run in the opposite direction as soon as they see me pull out my camera.  Well, we have less than 6 months left in the DC area, so we are checking things off our imaginary bucket list.  First check is the National Mall.  I'm embarrassed to say that we've lived here for 2 yrs and this is was our first time there.  Luckily, we had beautiful weather this past weekend!!

New Packaging - DC / Northern VA Newborn Photographer

I am so delighted to send out my first USB file!!  I had so much fun working on the packaging.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to engrave my logo onto this round box so I had stamp made instead.  And then of course, they forgot to ship the brown ink so I had to use black ink.  But I still think it came out ok.  I love that the USB drive has the baby's name and birthdate engraved on the back also - which I blurred out for the privacy of my clients.    

Going forward, this square box will be the packaging my clients will receive if they purchase digital files with their session.  Unless of course I find something way cooler in the meantime.   

Easter Portraits - DC/Northern Virginia/ Fairfax County - Baby/Child/Family Photographer

Every Easter, I struggle with the thought of taking my kids to Easter egg hunts and showing them Easter bunnies.  I want them to have fun, after all they are kids, but at the same time, I don't want to take away from the real reason we celebrate Easter.  We celebrate that our Savior is Risen!!  Everyday should be Easter b/c we should never forget the price that was paid on our behalf and the hope that we have in Him, that one day we will be with Him throughout eternity!!  

Cherry Blossoms With My Family - DC/ Northern VA Family Photographer

Since we moved here, I had not gotten a chance to see the cherry blossoms here in DC.  But this year may be our last chance so we planned a last minute outing to go see them before they all blow away.  So I brought my gear and tripod and made a photo session of it.  It was beautiful and even more enchanting every time the wind blew the blossoms everywhere.  It was like blossom snow!   

Of course I had to match my shoes to my daughter's dress.