A Beautiful Baby Bump | Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer

You may recognize Ms. Gina.  A few months ago, we did a gender reveal session where she found out she was having another baby girl.  We discussed our options for the maternity session and determined that the 64th Street entrance of First Landing Park was exactly what we needed.  Of course, being that it is the summer time, we arrived and there were a number of people there, to include a group of SUP boarders.  We got a few shots on the beach, then located a little more secluded spot on the other side of a family fishing down the beach.

Now, trying to change wardrobes at a beach that does NOT have a bathroom facility is a challenge.  Add in baby bump and it's twice as difficult! But Ms. Gina rocked it and successfully changed at least four times! We realized how quickly we were loosing our lighting, adding to the fact that we all were getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and other critters. 

Can't wait til little miss finally makes her debut!

A Day in the Park with Mommy & Me | Downtown Norfolk Portrait Photographer

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!!