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Norfolk VA Senior Photos - Currituck County High School Senior Portraits
Monday, March 11, 2019
Norfolk VA Senior Photos - Currituck County High School Senior Portraits

It's been quite awhile since we've shared a video here on our site, so I thought this might be a good time to do so. I absolutely adored Sara's gallery.  We scheduled sessions for downtown Norfolk, including Starbucks (this was my first request for a session at Starbucks!), the Outer Banks, and of course the studio.  Sara had such variety in her imagery, from nighttime in the urban city to a soft, flowing tulle skirt on the beach!  I had difficulty culling her images because of this variety, and while the gallery we presented was quite large, Sara and her mom, Sally, did a fantastic job with selecting their images...and we had a great time doing it!  :)I loved every moment working with this sweet girl and her mom!  We began their selection and ordering appointment with the following video. Be sure to view in HD!  Please note most images have NOT been retouched.  (We of course retouch all images purchased.)  ;) I met Sara when I spoke with the yearbook staff at Currituck County High School in the spring of 2018.  Sara was a junior at the time, and this year she is serving as the head editor of the yearbook.  I'm so excited for her and love hearing her talk with such passion about the yearbook!  I can't wait to see it!  She will be studying communications following graduation, and I know she has a bright ...

What Do You Do With Your Senior Portraits?
Friday, February 22, 2019
Norfolk VA Senior Photos - Currituck County High School Senior Portraits

I've been busy lately with designing and finalizing albums for the class of 2019.  This is something I absolutely love to do!  I remember being afraid of albums in the beginning of MKP.  And now it's something I believe we're known for, which makes my heart happy.  You see, one of the things I love most about my business is that it pushes me through my fears.  And in this case, among others, I find I had nothing to fear at all.  I actually love the very thing I feared!Anyway, I see so many who are thrilled to get hundreds of images from their photographer.  This seems especially true with high school seniors.  I see many images shared on social media.  And it breaks my heart.  Why?  Because I fear that's about all that will be done with those images. Oh, maybe they will print out a gift sized print or two, or possibly a few more to share with family.I mean, so many of the poses and expressions are the same!  Why are hundreds upon hundreds images needed?  Well, here at MKP I shoot for the album.  It's what the best wedding photographers do, so why not a portrait photographer as well?  As I'm working with a client at their session, I try for variety of imagery of course.  In the beginning I work to determine the client's best side.  Their best smile.  Their best "serious look".  I do ...

Amelia's Desserts - Things To Do In Chesapeake VA
Friday, December 14, 2018
Norfolk VA Senior Photos - Currituck County High School Senior Portraits

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
Norfolk VA Senior Photos - Currituck County High School Senior Portraits

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
Norfolk VA Senior Photos - Currituck County High School Senior Portraits

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!