Baby girl looking out storm door with reflection

2017 Highlights (and figuring out this whole #bossmom thing)

  Holy moly yall! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by! 2017 was filled with SO many highlights. I can't even explain how blessed I feel to have been at home figuring out this whole #bossmom thing. "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up." - Nelson...

girl tying her tennis shoes

The Legacy Project – Financial Aid Program

THE LEGACY PROJECT: FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM Growing up with a single mother, I know that not every family has the income to pay for a photography session BUT it doesn’t mean that your family is any less deserving. The Legacy Project was created for families who are overtaxed, underrepresented, or...

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Mentor Workshop and Documentary Session – Mallory & Girls

I was so excited when Chelsea Furlong of Chelsea Lyn Photography said she offered mentoring sessions! Chelsea and I only recently became friends when I realized she was a local photographer. An amazingly talented one at that when it comes to documentary photography. Education is SO important and I had...

Colby jumping on furniture

Jumping on the Couch

HOW MANY TIMES AS A MOM OR DAD DO YOU FIND YOURSELF SAYING, "No jumping on the couch!" There are so many times throughout a day where you have to make a decision whether to correct your child or extend grace. It reminded me of a podcast I recently listened...

Print Your Photographs

In the world of social media and instant gratification we are in the habit of only using our photographs digitally (myself included!). It's crazy how often I delete photos off of my phone, just to add new ones, but where will these photos be in ten years? Archived on Instagram? Filling up...

boy baking

Why Documentary Photography?

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDES TANGIBLE MEMORIES. As a wife & mama I am forever reminded of how fleeting our lives are. We get caught up in the day to day and dont realize that the habits and routines we implement directly effects the people our children become. Photographs of our children...

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Happy 3 Months Caroline | Child Photographer, Hampton Roads

Happy 3 Months Caroline It's amazing how much growing this girl has done in the first 3 months of life! Things seem to be flying by even faster with her than they did with Colby. I'm constantly reminding myself to cherish every little thing, even through the challenges. In this...

Simply Sweet | Mamas Famous Sheet Cake

This Valentines looks so different for David and I this year. We've traded in expensive dinner/gifts for a simple night in. It's not at all because today is a Tuesday, it's because we've decided to put our family first. Financially things are totally different. After having Caroline we decided to...

Meet Baby Caroline | Hampton Roads Documentary Photographer

Meet Baby Caroline

Caroline Renee Spence Born December 7th at 11:48 am 7lbs & 9oz At already over a month old she has lots of people who love her dearly (including a very happy big brother). She loves smiling, pooping ALL over her clothes and snuggling with her mama.   Save Save Save...