Surface family | Hampton Roads Family Photographer

Could these folks be a family GAP ad or what? No seriously… these outfits were perfection <3 I happened to be up in Richmond so Andi got her adorable family together for a quick shoot! We went to Maymont, a gorgeous park in Richmond,  and got some beautiful light!

We have had some crazy warm days in VA this winter. THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THEM! haha. It was freezing but I knew I could rock this out quickly with some good variety! The kids ROCKED it though! Bear and Madison needed a few french fries and we were ready to rock! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot!

 

DHM Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child, kid, family and maternity photography in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including but not limited to Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads.

Baby Emma | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

Oh sweet Emma! <3 Such a sweet little peanut! Her momma contacted me soon after she was pregnant so I had a long time to get excited and anticipate here arrival! That is always the very best compliment!!!
Mandy works for Emily Weddings, so we had officially met back in my wedding assistant days! It was a pleasure to capture her first born. Newborn sessions aren’t exactly 20 minutes long, so when the parents are awesome people like Mandy and Chas, it makes the session so much fun! Especially when the center of attention is so dang cute!!! She was so full of smiles, too!

Here are some of my favs:
She was in my studio right near Halloween so I gathered my pumpkins (I may or may not go overboard because I LOVE pumpkin seeds)

I THINK this might be my favorite. I am definitely a fan of a more “neutral” setup but I loved this and she fit perfectly in this vintage bowl.

Onto some parent shots. When two parents are so in love with each other, it only gets multiplied times a million when they start a family. Can’t you just FEEL it looking at these? Factor in a teeny tiny girl wrapped in her Daddy’s arms? GAH! Done and done. The tattoo “embrace” being right there is pretty perfect! And look at all those grins! Emma sure is happy in her parent’s arms!

As we were shooting these, I showed Mandy and Chas a few and we were all shocked to see just how this color scheme made her little strawberry blonde hair *popped*! Look at her perfect little features!

Are you KIDDING ME! I almost threw my camera Austin Powers, “And I’m spent” style, when I got this one right here. I meannnnnn….
Also obsessed with this My Darling Emma tieback. Oh the irony. Like it was made for her!:)

 

 

DHM Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child, kid, family and maternity photography in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including but not limited to Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads.

Baby Piper | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

Oh this lucky little girl! She has two older brothers that love her and will protect her against anything! <3

I had the pleasure of shooting big brother, Easton’s, newborn session as well! Momma was well aware how crazy a sibling shot can be but Kaiden and Easton NAILED it! Can you even handle their matching gray jeans!?!?! So cute!
Piper was such a sweetheart and I loved the variety we pulled off during her shoot!

How sweet are these boys? Oh my goodness!

It’s a shame they aren’t good looking at ALL! Am I right? 😉

This lady right here? Talk about a superstar momma! She juggles it all, often by herself during deployments! ROCKSTAR!!!

Is there anything more touching than a Daddy with his daughter?

She is just so perfect! I love her extreme smile to pout too! Ahhh… her little details <3

 

 

DHM Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child, kid, family and maternity photography in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including but not limited to Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads.

Dettl Family | Hampton Roads Family Photographer

Oh how I love BIG FAMILY SHOOTS! Lynne contacted me because she had the whole gang coming to Sandbridge and they had SO MUCH to celebrate!:)

Fourty  years of marriage, reaching the age of 60, daughters celebrating new homes, a new baby, kindergarten graduation, an engagement- EEEK!  Sandbridge has always been the beach vacation we plan and they wanted to document it all!

This group was SO. MUCH. FUN. Not a super serious one in the group and there was a lot of laughter! We had to shoot a little earlier than normal because of all the littles and the wind was kickin’ but we had a blast. These were some of the best behaved kids ever and they knew how to take a picture! Of course the older boys wanted to slip in some super silly ones 😉 On to the “big kids”! It was so nice to take shots of all the siblings, these super cute couples, and of course- the leaders of the pack- Lynne and John!

Can you even handle the lovey dovey vibes we have going on here? GAH! So sweet!

I think they might like each other a little bit 😉 Aren’t her eyes GORGEOUS?

#GIRLSCLUB

Now it is the kid’s turn to shine:)

I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!!!

The whole gang <3 Hope they have the best memories of their Sandbridge vacation and these pictures help to reminisce forever!

 

 

DHM Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child, kid, family and maternity photography in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including but not limited to Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads.

Hendrix turns 1 | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

One of my favorite things about my job is watching these sweet little nuggets grow up! From Hendrix’s newborn session, to 6 months, and now ONE YEAR!!!! It totally flew by. I have so enjoyed getting to know this family, especially Huntly. She is a FANTASTIC mother and her instincts are so on point. She loves Hendrix so much and really pays attention to his soul. It’s just one of those things you can feel and see as soon as you hang out with her. She is also a next-level awesome step mom to Branson’s girls. All in all- they are lucky to have someone that is so selfless and truly thinks of everyone else first!
We had planned this shoot way ahead of time and I knew it was going to be beautiful! We wanted to celebrate Hendrix turning one but we also wanted to get some family shots. One of the things we were most excited for was the breastfeeding pics! I have always been so annoyed by anyone that isn’t supportive of breastfeeding so I was excited to document these and I loved that Huntly was just as excited.

Side note- can we talk about how gorgeous she is??? Like…. wow! Most people don’t do shoots often (or ever) so I of course, have to interact a lot and give instruction. Every time I opened my mouth to tilt her head or smile more, she just instinctively knew. (Huntly- we totally need to do a fun shoot of just gorgeous YOU!!!)
Now lets get the star of the show! HENDRIX! Oh my gosh. We were setting up the cake and he was doing his best to escape Branson’s arms to GET THAT CAAAAKE!!!!!! haha
After cake we came down to the water and he wanted in ASAP! He is so comfortable in the water, large in part to the cool swimming lessons his parents have had him in for months and months. I am SO fascinated by the videos Huntly posts of him at such a young age in the pool! So neat!

And what other way is there to end a session than to run naked on the beach? Oh…… just Hendrix? Well get on board, y’all! 😉

 

 

DHM Photography specializes in newborn, baby, child, kid, family and maternity photography in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas including but not limited to Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads.