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My two American Girls {Virginia Professional Photographer}

One month ago today, my second daughter turned SIX and since her sister had just turned EIGHT four days prior, we thought it would be fun to do a girl’s weekend and take a trip to the Tyson’s Corner in Washington DC area to the American Girl Store.  Bella and Sylvie were extremely excited (duh!) and I wanted to photograph some of their priceless reactions during our special adventure.

Yes, we got there when it first opened… by the time we left, we could not even walk through those aisles… and not just because we had three HUGE shopping  bags

Bella really REALLY wanted the wheelchair and get-well-soon kit…

Here I thought the snuggling slumber party would include dear ole mom, but alas, the American Girl dolls and their pets were WAY too exciting.

Back at home, we had a proper cake celebration…and I want to know what she wished for.


’cause she blew those candles out with INTENT.

And this last one, on the left Sylvie (and her daddy) on her BIRTH day and on the right – 6 years later!  WOW!!




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Kim - What fun had by all! Great memories for their first girls weekend!

Alicia - What a wonderful bday blog – special and sweet, oh and did I mention the photography was a work of art. Happy Belated Bday girls. The friedmans miss you and hope to see you soon.

Speaking of letters… | {Virginia Beach baby photographer | Norfolk birth photographer}

Speaking of letters… (I posted a little something on Facebook today)… One of my dearest, oldest and closest friends surprised me in my hospital room after a traumatic, scary delivery of our first daughter.  She wrote this letter 8 years ago… and I cried again yesterday just as hard if not harder when I read it again.  This time though, I was able to read it with my daughter.

I want her to know what living honestly and being genuine is all about- (KEEP IT REAL!) and I want her to know the value of friendship… and that a true friend is an amazing find.  I want to share this amazing letter (tissues handy- consider yourself warned :))…Written by someone who has known and been friends with me since the summer of 1990, right after I graduated high school and moved to Richmond. She might kill me for posting this… but I want to share both the letter of friendship, but also the first thoughts on the miracle of giving birth.

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kit - ok…crying…
also because i remember being there that glorious day too and still remember this beautiful friend coming to surprise you! what a perfect memory!

Katherine Smothers - Please pass the tissues- She is lucky to have you! xoxo

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