chesapeake newborn photographer

Gorgeous Fall Sunset Maternity Session | Hampton Roads Maternity Photographer

It has been an amazing Fall full of golden sunset sessions! I love my time with every family, but couples expecting their first baby have a special place in my heart. Their excitement, joy and love for each other shines out in every image.

I’m so honored to capture just a small part of their story. And someday, I hope this sweet girl sees these pictures and knows how deeply her parents loved her from the start.

Here are just a few favorites from our golden hour session in Chesapeake, Virginia!

2018 is wrapping up, friends! If you are shopping this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday - be on the lookout for ways to save with my small biz. Here are just a couple of things happening:

  • Only Little Once: A Photography Workshop for Parents is coming in January! Gift cards are available to claim a seat. Read about the class HERE!

  • Gift a session to your wife, Mom or BFF! Gift cards are available in any amount and make a great stocking stuffer for the photo-lover in your life. Contact me and I’ll pop a pretty gift card in the mail for you!

  • A special BOGO deal is currently running for previous EAP families! I will share any remaining spots left on my Facebook and Instagram pages through the weekend.


Wishing your family a joyful Thanksgiving!

Best,

Erin

Snuggly Lifestyle Newborn Session | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

Every family is unique and so is every session! The goal of my business is to offer a custom experience for all the families I serve. I want to meet your needs and create memories to last generations. Custom packages are available and I love working with families to tell a complete story!

I was able to capture the gender reveal, maternity and now the newborn memories for this wonderful family. I’m incredibly humbled and thankful for their trust! We’ve become good friends on the journey and meeting their beautiful son was the icing on the cake…

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.

— Kartini Diapari-Oengider

My 2018 calendar is officially full, friends! Although I can no longer take on family sessions this year, I am scheduling newborn sessions. If you are due in late 2018 or early 2019, let’s get your due date on the calendar! I’d love to capture these moments for your family.

Best,

Erin

Relaxed and Cozy Lifestyle Newborn Session | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

I have approached lifestyle newborn sessions in the same laid back manner starting my photography journey. I always knew the feeling I wanted parents and siblings to experience when they looked back on these pictures. Once I gave myself permission to chase that feeling, the rest fell into place. 

When an expecting Mom reaches out and mentions how much she loves the lifestyle approach, my heart is so full. I know she gets it and is all about embracing the messy, beautiful chaos that is life with babies and kids.

The stress of picture day is tough, but a lifestyle session gives parents the ability to relax. We keep our expectations real, because...kids! 

I adored my time with this family and had been looking forward to meeting their new baby girl all Summer! Her sweet big bros are ready to teach her all about dinosaurs and legos. :)

Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move mountains.

If you are expecting in 2018 or early 2019, I'd love to chat with you! :)

xo

Erin

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And Baby Makes Three | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

There's a sweetness and an awe surrounding a new baby.

Bringing him home. 

Staring at her face. 

Counting eyelashes and memorizing every inch of those perfect cheeks. 

It's a time that passes quickly... and years later, those memories can feel a bit misty. Maybe from exhaustion or just the marching on of time - but I cling to the early memories I have of my own babies. 

Pictures help me process how tiny they once were. Especially now that they seem to be growing at total warp speed! All elbows and knees. Hold me. #sob

Lifestyle newborn sessions present an opportunity to capture those early days. I loved meeting this new family of three last week. Well, 3 1/2 if you include Tank the big bro pup! ;)

You guys, this sweet boy was such.a.dream. I love when newborns are contently awake for most of the session because I can capture all those unique facial expressions. 

Welcome home little one, you are cherished...

A baby is an inestimable blessing.
— Mark Twain

If you are expecting, I am taking on lifestyle newborn sessions through 2018! Drop me a note below with your due date and let's chat. :)

Best,

Erin

 

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Relaxed, Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

There are a few things that really test our patience in life. Waiting for a baby must be #1, right?!

After this couple's gorgeous maternity session in Virginia Beach, I was so excited to meet their baby girl. I knew they were counting down the days, and that anticipation was infectious. 

On the morning of their session, this sweet baby girl was wide eyed and alert most of the time, which I loved. She did not want to miss anything, and arched her head back to take it all in. Her favorite thing to observe were her parents' faces and the ceiling fan! ;) 

Sharing a few from our very relaxed, in-home lifestyle newborn session. These are just a handful of favorites from our morning together! 

No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.
— Kristen Proby

Are you expecting this Summer or Fall? I would love to capture your family's story! 

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Welcome Home, James! | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

I knew after meeting this couple at their maternity session, they were going to make amazing parents! Getting to finally see them hold their baby boy was such a joy. These three are blessed beyond words and I'm so honored I could capture their story.

When I arrived, new Mom, Mollie mentioned how awesome my job is - that I get to photograph new babies. I couldn't agree more! I never imagined I'd be a photographer one day - certainly not one who has the gift of photographing newborns during their first days at home. I love exploring Hampton Roads with couples and helping share their story of expectation and parenthood. What a gift!

James was prayed over so much, and the fact that he is home with them right now is a beautiful testimony. Mollie created such a gorgeous nursery for him as well - adorable!

Sharing just a few favorites from our morning together...

I love posing Dads with their brand new littles. Something about them fitting in their hands for just a short window of time....what a sweet memory to look back on someday. 

The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.
— Olivia Wilde

I love including fur siblings! :)

Mollie made this blanket herself for baby James! So cozy and sweet. :)

Did you know I offer a maternity/newborn package? Yep! Bundle both sessions together and tell the complete story. Drop me a note using the contact form below and let's chat!

Best,

Erin

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Party of 6! | Hampton Roads Newborn Photographer

Two years ago, I photographed the arrival of this sweet family's 3rd baby. Since then, I've formed a great friendship with Mom, Emily. Let me tell you, this lady is -incredible-. She makes me want to be a better person when I witness her patience and grace. I love surrounding myself with strong women who are passionate about their faith, family and interests. 

Emily has taken my photography education workshops and grown into a fantastic photographer! I've shared some of her images here on the blog before and I'm continually blown away by what she shares in our Facebook groups. When her hubby inquired about gifting her a newborn session as a Christmas present last year - I was thrilled! It's the BEST compliment to photograph a family more than once.

We waited for a sunny morning and I loved getting to visit with her kiddos again. I'm a big fan of kids with personality (my own two are bursting with it, haha!) and these siblings were so fun to watch and observe together. We sang Itsy-Bitsy-Spider (a toddler classic), read books and snuggled. Basically, all my favorite things! ;)

Welcome home sweet boy - you already have an adoring fan club! xoxo

Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
— Taylor Hanson

I recently shared with a friend that I could only photograph lifestyle newborn sessions and be completely happy. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE golden hour and working with families during all seasons of life. But, the sweetness and adventure of capturing those first few memories at home...there's nothing like it. 

Are you expecting this Spring or Summer? I'd love to work with your family! Drop me a note and let's chat. :)

Best,

Erin

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Baby Olive | Chesapeake Newborn Photographer

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The beauty of photographing maternity and newborn sessions, is that I get to witness a story come full circle. All that anticipation and excitement and then a new bundle! What a gift. Getting to capture all those details is pretty incredible.

Loved these from our maternity session!

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This family has added another gorgeous baby girl to the mix and I loved spending a cozy morning with them. Between moving and welcoming a new baby, they have had a busy year!

I love the calmness of in-home newborn sessions. I do not (ever!) expect your home to look like a studio set. No way. First of all, that is booooring, and second of all - this is real. life.

Leave the mess. Love on your kids and just adjust to this new normal. I will pop in with my Starbucks in hand for you (love spoiling parents!) and tell your story.

Embracing the imperfectly perfect = my mantra.

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Toes!

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Proud big sister :)

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Those sweet newborn smiles... gets me every time.

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If you are expecting in early 2017, now is the perfect time to inquire about a maternity session or to book your lifestyle newborn session! Drop me a note, I'd love to meet your family :)

Best,

Erin