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Hey, I'm Shawna! I serve  sentimental mamas who love timeless, heart-warming images of family in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas.

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A little wind, sunshine, and a happy family may be the best combo for beautiful beach photos! This was my second time photographing the gorgeous Deyerle Family, and it has been such a pleasure each time! Those little boys were SO happy and loved playing in the sand (and water at the very end!). Enjoy […]

Deyerle Family

Jul 1, 2022

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I was so happy to have the The Marcinko family in the studio for their newborn session! I was in complete awe of baby M’s hair – oh my goodness! I love how snuggly and lovable the whole family was – I think it truly showed how much love they have for each other in […]

Marcinko | Newborn

Mar 23, 2022

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It’s not too often I get to capture TWINS but let me tell you – I AM OBSESSED! Twins are SO much fun, and being able to document these littles ones as newborns and now at one year olds, it was so special! This family beams with kindness and love, and I absolutely loved getting […]

Buck Family

Mar 2, 2022

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Magical light + a loving expecting couple = a stunning maternity session! The beach is always a favorite location for most any shoot, but it has a really special glow with excited parents-to-be. These two recently moved here to the beach, so it only seemed fitting to capture this big milestone in their new “home”. […]

O’Brien Family

Feb 28, 2022

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There is no question that love was in the air for this newborn session! One of my favorite things is capturing first time parents with their little love. It’s always so hard to believe your heart can swell as much as it does when you meet them, and honestly, it only gets bigger with each […]

Bryant Family

Feb 25, 2022

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It was such a joy to meet this beautiful couple in the hills of Charlottesville for their maternity session. Evan is a VERY talented wedding photographer, and it was so humbling to be able to capture this special, fleeting season of pregnancy for her and Tyler. All day was a bit cloudy and overcast, and […]

Rutherford Family

Feb 10, 2022

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In home sessions have a special place in my heart. The place you bring your baby home to is such a special space and is always a location to consider for your newborn session! The Tidei family had a gorgeous home filled with beautiful light and neutral decor (which is perfect for timeless, stunning photos). […]

Tidei Family

Jan 12, 2022

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What do a joyful couple, beautiful lighting, and a stunning location equal? Well if you ask me, it’s a dream session! These soon-to-be parents were the sweetest ever, and I know will be wonderful parents. I can’t wait to meet that bouncing baby boy very, very soon! <3

Bryant Family

Jan 10, 2022

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We had the perfect weather to document this stunning family in Virginia Beach! In one of my favorite locations, we captured such a fun and playful stage of this sweet boy alongside his loving parents. I always say the best tips for great family photos is being playful with your littles, as well as great […]

Conradson Family

Oct 23, 2021

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Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I have the opportunity to capture such beautiful (inside and out) growing families. The Johnston family welcomed their precious baby girl this summer and I was thrilled to be able to photograph her sweetness in my studio space. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!

Johnston Family

Oct 23, 2021

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