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Happy Summer! | Virginia Beach, Norfolk children and baby photographer

I had originally intended this to be an awesome fireworks post- but alas, Virginia Beach was WASHED OUT! And don’t you love that if it rains on the 4th of July, you just have to wait another whole YEAR to see the fireworks… who decided that rule anyway!???

And so, I have heard from some friends recently that they haven’t seen me post many pictures of my newest baby Flora (who is about to be 9 months!!!)  I have just been soooooo slammed (not complaining), that I haven’t even thought to post about her or our life right now.

So here is a bit of a personal post:

I was with my family on the 4th of July, looking out onto the Chesapeake Bay from my mother’s 4th floor balcony. I had a new borrowed lens on my camera to play with (105mm 2.8).  I must say, when a photographer gets used to a favorite lens, which us portrait photographers tend to do, it is a little tricky.  It is kind of like wearing a ring on a finger that you don’t usually wear one on.  Or try putting your watch on the other arm… eeeeeek!!  But I enjoyed playing with it, it was not L-O-V-E but it was L-I-K-E and I had some fun… I have compiled some recent pics from the 4th of July of Baby Flora, (check out the future Nikon advertisement!) as well as some other interesting little things we have seen or done the past few days.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer! I just overheard my 7 year old ask why this summer it is raining all the time, and last summer it wasn’t and we got to go out and play so much more… Ah, the woes of a child.:)

Personally, I really dig a summer rain… A glass of wine in the afternoons on my covered porch, my own private little thunderstorm.  I can hear the rain, smell the rain, sometimes feel the rain … I love it actually.  My garden is happy too… for me, these are some of my VERY favorite moments of summer.

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Jenn - Your daughter is adorable! I love, love, love the 3rd shot!

Natalie D. - These are fabulous! You Have such an extrordinary gift!

Beth Miller - oh my goodness is she ever cute! And that beach shot! Oh what a beautiful beach!

Sylvia - Hi Elyse! These pictures are great, and Flora looks just like you! Happy summer to you too. Sylvia

Claire Hunter - OMG! She is so adorable! Your macro images are gorgeous!

Deanna - What a cutie your daughter is!! And I love all the other photos too!

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