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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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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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I’ve been so humbled to be able to capture this family again for their second baby – this time a girl! I already know little Trey is going to such a fun and loving big brother. I can’t wait to photograph them again soon with their newest addition! Here’s a few favorites from their beach […]

Reese | Maternity

Aug 19, 2019

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Sunsets & sandy toes, my favorite type of session! I had a blast photographing this sweet family in one of my favorite locations in Virginia Beach! Enjoy a peek into some of my favorites from the Garrett family session. Dress: Provided from Shawna’s Client Closet Shawna Bielat Photography specializes in motherhood and family photography including […]

Garrett | Family

May 22, 2019

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A beautiful family, a beautiful evening, and the most special reason to update family photos – now we just await on baby Tenley’s arrival! Enjoy some favorites from the Simmons maternity session!

Simmons | Maternity

Mar 29, 2019

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“Family. Where life begins and love never ends.” I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family for a few years now, and I’ve been so blessed to be able to document their journey as a family! I love everything about this session from the gorgeous lighting, the soft colors of their outfits, and this […]

Hartless | Family

Mar 26, 2019

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I’m not sure how I get so lucky with the most beautiful nurseries, but I am not complaining one bit!  Little Ellis is completely styled to perfection in this gorgeous bunny themed space.  I’ve known Tori for many years, and given her talented eye for design, it was no surprise that Ellis would have a […]

Edwards | Newborn

Jan 16, 2019

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If you love a cute market, some warm yummy light, and the most adorable family – you will love this post!  I’ve been photographing the Baranik family since little Addy was a newborn, and it’s been such a treasure to be able to watch her grow! Paige and AB are some of the sweetest people […]

Baranik | Family

Jan 14, 2019

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There is just nothing quite like a newborn session.  I love how new parents adore their little bundle and you can see it in their eyes and feel it in their voice.  Emily and Morgan invited me into their beautiful home to document Grayson’s newborn stage, and I genuinely loved every minute!  Emily is a gorgeous […]

Borem | Newborn

Oct 31, 2018

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I’ve been photographing the Waldrop family for over a year now, and have been so blessed to see them grow together!  And oh my goodness sweet little Olivia…could she be any cuter?!  She was so smily and animated for our session, and I truly loved capturing all her expressions! Here are a few of my favorites […]

Waldrop | Family

Sep 20, 2018

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