Keyode’s Newborn Photos

Since I’ve never had children of my own, the more babies I photograph the more I find how different and particular each one is. Each one beautiful and unique. Keyode was such a sweet boy who didn’t mind all the clothing props I put him in- thank goodness. If the parents would have let me, I would have put him in all my new outfits. After 2.5 hours of being photographed, changing poopy diapers and being a food bank they were tired and rightly so!

It’s so sweet when the parents bring items to use in the photographs. This little basket net and hat were lovingly made by grandma on dad’s side. The dad is the head basketball coach of a local high school.  

The brown bowl I purchased off of Etsy from PrettyPhotoProps1 and used it in the photos above and below.

The parents have a theme of tan and blue in their home so I bought this cute little outfit off of Etsy to work with their home theme. I love how the first one takes the shape of a heart. He looks so comfortable and dreamy in these two. 

I was an art teacher for eight years so I can make a couple of my own little props. I needle felted this sweet little heart for Keyode’s photos. Isn’t he just precious holding that little heart in his hands. The white wooden box I purchased from Home Goods and then bought a chalkboard sign from Michael’s, painted it white to match the box and glued it to the front. I used white chalk markers to match the box and stenciled his name. I love little DIY projects that I can do that add to my newborn sessions!

Mom and dad were so cute with him and you could just tell they are so in love!

Love this little family. So happy to have captured these moments for them.

Welcome to the world little Keyode!

Jackson’s 4 Month Photos

Jackson’s 4 months young! Man does time fly. They grow so quickly and change so fast. He is the most happy and laid back baby. So much fun to photograph!

For the photos below, we had his mom hold him because Jackson can’t quite sit up on his own. Won’t be long!

Virginia Distillers Association FAM Tour

I’ve been working as an association member for the Virginia Distillers Association for almost a year now. The organization contracts Revel Photo Co. to take photographs of their events, products shots, and images for social media. This particular event is for their FAM tour highlighting distilling around Virginia, the birth place of American spirits. 

So I’m not sure if many of you know what a FAM tour is…I didn’t. For those who don’t know, a FAM tour is where you familiarize your guests about what they are touring. This FAM tour just happens to be about the up and coming distilling market in Virginia.

This FAM tour consists of three days photographing events for the VDA, with 5 writers from around the country, visiting 7 distillery in VA, and then ending with our Richmond RoadShow event at the VMFA. We used the Cville Hop On Tours to travel and they did not disappoint! If you need a fun tour of Charlottesville’s distilleries, wineries, or breweries with a group then you need to book these guys.

What an awesome experience to see these different distilleries, the products they sell, and how they make their spirits.

 The photos on this post are fun creative shots from these three days.

The seven distilleries we hit on our tour were:

-Belmont Farm Distillery/ Culpepper

-Catoctin Creek Distillery/ Purcellville

-Copper Fox Distillery/ Sperryville &  Williamsburg

-Ironclad Distillery/ Newport News

-KO Distilling/ Manassas

-Reservoir Distillery/ Richmond

-Virginia Distillery Co./ Lovingston

Behind the bar at Reservoir is this old 1950’s set up of electric boxes that used to run the location when it filled 7-Up bottles back in the day. Half of these still work, hence the name “The Most Dangerous Bar in the World”

Cheers, to a successful tour!

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