This past weekend, I visited one of my favorite locations in Hampton Roads: The Hermitage Museum and Gardens. This beautiful, historic location survived Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, it had to close right after due to a water leak in the house. Thankfully, the employees offered to open the grounds to us for our scheduled family portraits. We had the entire property to ourselves!
I am so glad I had the chance to photograph this family. They have been a part of my husband's life for many, many years. Now I call them "friends" too. I hope to be their family portrait photographer for years to come! I can't wait to see their little man grow up. He has so much energy and personality already. I especially enjoyed working with his older sisters. They had such a great time showing me the perfect locations for their pictures and the poses they had learned. They also did a wonderful job helping me get their little brother to smile for the camera. Maybe I should hire them for future sessions?!
Comment Love: Family Portraits
"You're amazing and I've had so many people compliment the sneak peek pics and even inquire about you taking their pics!!! I am beyond happy with the photos you took!!! My baby boy's pics are just precious and you did great with my girls too. Our family pics are the best ever. Can't wait until the next photo shoot!!!" – Abigail B.
Family portraits season has officially started! We are so blessed right now in Chesapeake, Virginia with gorgeous, sunny weather. The leaves are just starting to change and portraits are the perfect excuse to get the family outdoors!
This past weekend I had my first visit to The Chesapeake Arboretum. The 45 acre park has almost 4 miles in wooded trails. I love how tall and full all the trees are!
The Chesapeake Arboretum was the perfect, quiet location for the Andrew's family portraits. We had a spot all to ourselves. This family was so sweet. I had such a fun time getting to know them. The girls were so excited about their new baby brother and could not get enough of him. They kept covering him with kisses and hugs.
Here's a great review I recently received from Nicole:
"Jennifer was absolutely fantastic from beginning to end! She was filled with fresh and creative ideas for our family photos and was able to capture every special moment of the day. We are amazed by how well she used the natural light from our outdoor shoot to highlight every image. She is truly very talented and easy to work with. We could not be more pleased by our experience!"
This past week has been a busy one filled with princess parties, colorful gender reveals and scheduling fall family portraits! Now some time for catchup. If you are local to Virginia Beach, you might have seen an article or special ad from Shine with Jennifer Leigh on the Macaroni Kid. It's true! It was us.
We are very excited to be welcomed into the Virginia Beach Macaroni Kid and to offer a special discount to all visitors to the site. Check out our "Shine for Less" ad for our fall portrait special. With the cooler weather here, it is the perfect time to capture your family portraits. We are booking fast for October and November. Contact Shine today to schedule your personalized portrait session.
What an absolutely beautiful first weekend of June we had here in Chesapeake, Virginia! I was so happy the humidity was washed away by those crazy storms Friday night…just in time for family portraits on Sunday! This family session was so much fun for me because this adorable family lives in my neighborhood! They may not live right next to me, but after getting to know them this past weekend, I consider them my neighbors.
Liza contacted me for family portraits after meeting me last October when I photographed the neighborhood "Trick or Treat" night. Check out my Halloween Portrait Album to see all the cuties in their costumes! Even the parents got involved!
Liza's family had not had family portraits done since the addition of their little girl and Liza wanted a beautiful portrait she could hang over her fireplace mantle. She did an amazing job choosing the colors for this portrait session!
A big thank you to my neighbors for the warm welcome and the fun filled family photo session!