Back in March, Sara, a friend of mine and past OpLove client, held an event for the SIDS awareness at the Indian River AMF bowling lanes. It was in an event to raise awareness about SIDS, research funding, and to also celebrate two special little kiddos, Jax and Eli. They also held a silent auction, in which I provided a gift certificate. I was contacted a few weeks ago by Ms. Carmen, who happened to win my gift certificate. Due to her hubby not being here, we set up a Mommy & Me session for her and her adorable son, Gabe. We decided on the Pagoda & Oriental Garden in Downtown Norfolk. I just LOVE shooting there, especially because there are many different backdrops to choose from. We walked around the garden, keeping cool in the shade. We even had the opportunity to go upstairs of the Pagoda and checked out the sights from high up!
Towards the end of the session, we shortly discovered that we were in Hawaii around the same time, and that she knew a former neighbor of mines, Melissa. It's funny how the military brings people together and you don't even know it!!
Thank you Ms. Carmen and Gabe for allowing me to photograph you guys. I had SO much fun!!