When my middle son was little, he was (and let's be honest, he still is) obsessed with monster trucks. My husband has taken him to many Moster Jam shows at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia and it's always been a core memory experience for him!
He loved the Megalodon truck. LOVED IT. A family friend had convinced my son that HE was the Megalodon driver. He used to get him Megalodon toy trucks and play with him, tell him stories about driving the truck, and the adventures he had in the truck. All of this magic storytelling fueled my son's love for this specific truck.
So, my husband surprised him with pit passes to a show once and he lost his mind. He was so excited! He had the best time ever and still talks about it to this day. It was such a great experience!
You may be wondering what happened when he met the real Megalodon driver though and got his autograph... well, we just told him that our family friend had the day off! Ha! The magic is still alive to this day!
Wanna chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Friday, September 22, 2023 Monster Jam show at Hampton Coliseum? Keep reading!
Well, you've got a chance to make these memories with your kids as well! Moster Jam is coming to Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Coliseum on Friday, September 22, 2023 through Sunday, Septerber 24, 2023. Tickets are on sale now and priced pretty affordably for the whole family! You can find out more information by clicking here.
Friday, 9/22/23 : Event time 7pm
Saturday, 9/23/23: Event time 1pm & 7 pm - Pit Party 10:30am-12 noon
Sunday, 9/24/23: Event time 1pm - Pit Party 10:30-12 noon
Haven't been to Monster Jam before? It's a wild ride!
From Monster Jam:
This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to Hampton for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Hampton Coliseum on Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24. At Monster Jam®, world champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill.
The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party held in Hampton on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, and take pictures. New-for-2023 activities including the Sand Box play area, inflatable slides, Spin Master remote control truck course, coloring and temporary tattoo station, and new photo ops, including the chance to take a photo with the Series trophy. This fun-filled experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.
Hampton motorsports fans will be on the edge of their seats as world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. The Allentown event will feature 12 skilled athletes battling for the championship while tearing up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill.
GIVEAWAY FOR FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS AT HAMPTON COLISEUM!
Want a chance to go to Moster Jam at the Hampton Coliseum? I'm hosting a giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets for the Friday, September 22, 2023 show!
Entering is simple- it's just 4 steps!
All you have to do is sign up for my monthly newsletter here (or on the pop up!), follow me on Instagram or Facebook, tag a friend on one of the giveaway posts, and comment DONE!
Contest opens 9/7/23 and closes 9/12/23. Winner will be announced 9/13/23.
Winner will be notified via social media- so please keep an eye out for that! Tickets will be delivered through email via Ticketmaster.
When I arrived at this couple's home, we had a roundabout idea of what the day would hold for us. But I never knew it would take us all over Hampton Roads, exploring the ins and outs, and back home! But boy, did we have a good time.
We first arrived in Portsmouth and browsed the Farmer's Market. We saw lots of local vendors and artisans, picked up some fresh fruits and vegetables, and even found some new eco-friendly kitchen products to use.
From there we took the scenic route- the ferry across the Elizabeth River- to the Waterside District of Norfolk. We enjoyed some wings before heading out to explore Slover Library (this place is incredible, a true Norfolk GEM!), Prince Books, and Selden Market- all must do's when visiting Norfolk!
The ferry back was just as beautiful as the way there. The breeze off the water was amazingly welcome. We went home and hung out for a bit, grabbed up their perfect furry sidekick and headed off to the dog agility course in Chesapeake for a little training session.... and if you're wondering, the pup was pretty amazing. She clearly loved being there and doing all of her exercises.
Your Day in the Life Session can reflect you. It can be all home, all adventure, or a little of both. It's all up to you what you want to do.
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Here in Hampton Roads, we (most of us) go back to school the day after Labor Day. When we first moved here, I thought it was a bit odd because back in Georgia, we always got out in May and went back to school the first week of August.
Well, I absolutely LOVE our kids going back to school after Labor Day. I can't really explain why, but it just feels like summer in August! I feel like there's so much left to enjoy!
Anyways, I have always brought out the camera and kept it handy the first day of school. It's a big day in my book and we need alllll the pictures. So, I thought it would be fun to make a little photo challenge/guide to documenting your first day of school. Now, if you've already had your first day of school, feel free to adapt this to your normal routine, because there's lots of beauty and memorable moments happening in our day to day life.
And to make it even more fun, don't be so literal. Don't take a picture of just a lunchbox. Be brainstorming ways to make the photo feel more interesting and visually compelling.
Have fun and don't forget to tag me on socials so I can see what you've created!
Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.