Virginia Beach, specifically the Great Neck area - I've been to the area twice in the last month to photograph clients.
This morning I made the trek to photograph this beautiful family! Unfortunately, we were missing some family members (from out of town and ill), but we continued without them. It was hot! The littles, all boys, were not exactly excited about family portraits, and neither were their dads. So no, we did not have the best of conditions. Sound like your fears when you consider doing family portraits?
They planned to do the portraits in grandma's backyard. Working as quickly as I could, we decided on the front yard once I arrived. While everyone was indeed hot, they didn't melt. I baked in the sun, however, and felt as though I was melting. :D And drank lots of water! The boys lived. The moms (and dads) made it through. And they now have lovely family portraits!
And seriously, just look at the matriarch of this beautiful family!
I've been photographing these sweet kids since they were little. I can't get over how grown they are! Here are a few from the very first time they were in front of my camera almost 8 years ago at Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
And some from the rest of the family over the years. (Please don't judge - I obviously had some issues with white balance! My goodness!)
The first set is from the beginning of our studio...when it was just a natural light studio.
Sweet Will has never liked being in front of my lens, as evidenced here. These are still some of my favorite images!
I absolutely love growing with our clients! We would love to be your family photographer. :)