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Front Porch Stories – Mini Sessions in Newport News, Virginia

What on earth are Front porch Stories? Well, they're kinda like a mini session, except we aren't meeting in a pretty park— actually you don't have to step foot in the car! I come to you! When I think about all the FUN that went down on our front porch...

Outside the Home Documentary Family Session at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Often times one of the BIGGEST hesitations in hiring a documentary photographer is the pressure you feel to have the "perfect home." I totally understand that having young children means you are living in a home that  “appears to have just been ransacked by intruders” and a little less like...

Photo by Melissa Helmick of The Photographic Storyteller

Stop Saying No and Just Get in the Darn Picture

One of the things I hear people say over and over: I don't like the way I look in photos. You know what?! I don’t either! But you know what I hate even more? The thought of me dying and my children not having photos of me with them. Stop saying...

Vacation Sessions on the Beaches of Outer Banks in North Carolina

Vacations on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina are near and dear too many Hampton Roads families. Ours included!     June and July rolls around and all we can think about is tossing the roof box on top of our vehicle and booking it across the...

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6 Hampton Roads Locations for Family Photography Sessions

I don't know if you're like me but the first few signs that Spring is here and I'm already planning what our Spring/Summer will look like. Life tends to get busy for us in the warmer months. We love taking the kids to all of our favorite Hampton Roads locations:...

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Why You’re Missing Out on the BEST Photos of Your Life

A documentary photographer comes into your home for what they call a day in the life session to capture photos of your family. But you stopped listening at into your home. Here are 10 reasons why you are missing out on the BEST photos of your life: Reason #1: You're gonna...

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Documentary Photography — the no Stress Sessions

"I always secretly have some anxiety while preparing for family photo sessions. "- Brittany Finding the right outfits, praying for everyone to have a good hair day, making sure everyone is well rested, fed... Let's not even talk about behavior. 😑 Um..who wouldn't get stressed out trying to coordinate all of...

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What is Documentary Family Photography?

our normal, every day life is breathtaking beautiful. It’s filled with all these little details that make it quite special. But sometimes you need someone to help you see it. I get it, you’re thinking, "How can pictures of us eating lunch, brushing teeth or getting the children ready to get...