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Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA
Friday, December 14, 2018
Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA

It was my "little" guy's birthday recently.  He's a teen and doesn't care much to spend time with me or his father.  That's fine - it's completely normal!  But just like other parents, I'm not too happy about it. So in an effort to get him away from his video games and spend quality time together, one of his birthday gifts was a cookie decorating class for the two of us with Amelia's Desserts in Chesapeake.  I was so blown away by the entire experience I felt compelled to share!Allow me to begin by saying Amy has created a wonderful experience and incredible brand.  I'm in awe!  Be sure to check her website for the story of Amelia, which you can find here.  I totally felt like an Amelia, creating (not baking as the tagline says since the cookies were already baked for us) small things with love, by the end of a lovely evening!  My teen enjoyed it as well...and it involved spending time with me rather than a video game!  :DThis first cookie below was actually one of the last we did.  Amy had created the cake pops and cookie base for us.  We simply had to create the snow and add the tree and snowman.  So stinking cute! I'm not sure I can eat any of these, as much as I love sugar cookies, because they're so pretty! Amy made learning the decorating techniques so simple.  It was relaxing to "work" on the ...

JP Knapp Senior Photos - Elizabeth City Senior Portraits
Monday, October 15, 2018
Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA

Continuing with sharing the backlog of sessions we have, we thought we'd share Brandi's senior portraits.  Brandi graduated from J.P. Knapp Early College in Currituck earlier this year.  Class of 2018.  As a senior model, she had several sessions, including downtown Elizabeth City, a farm in Currituck, and the beach in the Outer Banks, as well as here in our Moyock studio.  We'll start with a few favorites from Brandi's studio session.  This sweet girl was so fun to work with!  She took direction so well for her posing and expressions. We had a fabulous time in Elizabeth City, although the weather was not being kind.  If I recall correctly, we had to reschedule.  And it then stormed on my way to the session.  However, all was well by the start of the session.  Yay!This first image is one of my all time favorites, and a framed portrait hangs in our office meeting space. From Elizabeth City, we headed to a friend's farm and barn in Currituck.  We have so many clients who want some rustic images.  I was grateful for the crops because....hello gorgeous!  The golden tones were perfect with her hair.Brandi's makeup was on point!!  Again, another framed portrait for our meeting space. Brandi's mom, Heather, joined us for her beach session in the Outer Banks.  There were so many favorites ...

Virginia Beach Family Beach Portraits - Hampton Roads Family Photographer
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA

We're still playing catch up with so many sessions to share...including this one from quite sometime ago at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  This sweet family travels to Va. Beach annually from South Carolina and Alabama. We met them for a sunrise session in August at the 1st Street Jetty.  You'd expect it to be hot, right?  Well, it was a bit too breezy and chilly for the littles!  Me?  I was happy to not be sweating.  LOL  It was a perfectly beautiful morning with such a loving, fun family! Absolutely delightful, and so much joy in this family! 

Currituck County High School Senior Photos - Moyock Senior Portraits
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA

Choosing a senior photographer can be difficult.  I get it, really I do!  We have some fabulous photographers in our area.  So when I heard from Gregory's mom, I was super excited.  I loved working with this sweet family a couple years ago for family portraits.  This afternoon Gregory's sister is coming in for a back to school limited edition portrait session, and I've seen this guy a couple times for his senior portraits with at least one more to go. I realized I hadn't yet shared a sneak peek of Gregory.  I don't often do sneak peeks.  I prefer the client be the first to see their images!  However, I can share studio images as our clients see these images as they're created.  So here you go....one of our favorites from Gregory's studio session.  I absolutely adore this image and this guy! I share often my love for a black on black portrait.  It's not easy to create, but Gregory nailed it here!  I'm so grateful Gregory and his mom, Theresa, chose us for his senior portraits, and I can't wait to share them all.  :) 

Western Branch High School Senior Photos - Chesapeake VA Senior Portraits
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA

Sarah is our first senior from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake.  You may remember we did Sarah's prom pictures earlier this year.  You can find them here.  I was super excited to hear from Sarah's mom, Stephanie, when she initially called to inquire about prom photos.  I know Stephanie and, Sarah's dad, Keith, from many years ago, when the two of them first met.  Keith was my boss in I first began in commercial banking.  I love when friends from the past inquire about portraits!  I not only get to photograph them but also the chance to become reacquainted.  It's so much fun! Sarah and Stephanie came to the studio this afternoon to hang out for a bit.  Oh you know, just for five hours.  I seriously love working in the studio where we don't have to worry about clouds, rain, and nasty humidity.  I cranked the a/c earlier this morning so it was the perfect environment!  :)  I think Sarah and Stephanie had a great time as well.  At least I hope so, especially considering how long I kept them!  Sarah was a trooper, and I could tell when she was reaching her limit for the day.  I mean, five hours is quite a bit of modeling.  And it's tough being a model...even when you're as stunning as Sarah.Stephanie and Sarah were able to choose their favorites as we were shooting.  We all ...