Are you one of those folks that get emotional at weddings?
I am raising my hand. It's me. I do. I get emotional at them!
When Kajohnna and Trevelle asked me to come to their super intimate backyard wedding and document their vows, I immediately crossed my fingers and prayed as I looked at my calendar that I could be their photographer and that I wasn't already booked!
(as you can see, I wasn't and I was able to be their photographer!)
The bride and groom envisioned a small, intimate gathering in their backyard. They wanted it simple and elegant, all while reflecting their values- their love of their family, their love of each other, celebrating the life they have built together, and being in touch with nature. It was truly every bit of that.
I think there is something so incredibly special about a couple choosing a small wedding. It's just about their love and nothing else.
Speaking of which... their vows? The sweetest I've ever heard.
To read more about Kajohnna and Trevelle, you can read their blog here.
If you would like to talk more about documenting your family and making a beautiful record of your moments, please visit the Contact tab above or just click here.
“Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope." -Maya Angelou
Oh sweet little baby, your arrival has been much anticipated.
Your family is overjoyed that you are here and your sweet little house in Norfolk is bursting with love for you.
Your siblings even fight over who gets to hold you and cuddle you first.
I was invited to photograph this sweet little bundle of joy in their Norfolk, Virginia home while her grandmother and cousin was there visiting.
I can't stress enough how important I think it is to include grandparents in your sessions. (you can read my thoughts on this topic on this post)
Her session was just what I expected it to be, with her coming into a home with 3 older siblings. It was beautifully loud and at times, a little chaotic...and her peacefully sleeping through it all. Gently stirring when she wanted a little comfort and milk from mama, then drifting back off into slumber. Waking again only when I wanted to get a few solo snaps of her...such is the life of a photographer. ha! It's a good thing that I am a firm believer that real life moments are the best. This is just the kind of home I feel welcome in.
If you'd like to talk about booking your newborn session with me and what your vision is, I'd love to help you tell your story. Nothing would make me happier than getting you in the frame with your family. Click on the Contact tab above or click here to get started and I'll send you a fantastic Client Welcome Guide where you'll find information about my sessions, including the Belly + Baby Collection, which combines your maternity and newborn session, so that you end up with pretty sweet savings.
If you're interested, click here to read about what a newborn session with me is like and what you can expect.
I love this time of year! It's my annual Christmas in July sale! It's here! Finally!
If you are a member of my monthly newsletter, The Brave Storyteller, you've already gotten first dibs. But, if you're not, it's okay, because it's here and open to everyone now!
Here's all the details, the fine print, and everything you need to know in order to cash in on these goodies!
The fine print: Sessions claimed must be used within one year of claiming, retainer fee and contract required to claim, travel fees will apply to any session outside my normal travel radius, and there are only a limited number of each session available.
Stay tuned to my Facebook and Instagram for a flash sale as well!!
Here's what you've been waiting for!
Don't forget to think ahead to fall sessions and Christmas gifts! These would make the best gifts ever!
To claim any of these, send me a message using the Contact tab above or just click here and tell me what ya want!
Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.