{Featured Session} Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads Premier Smash Cake Photographer Twin girl cake smash

The only thing cuter than a cake smash session is a cake smash session with TWINS!!  These two beautiful one year old girls had fun showing off their different personalities in the studio last week. Izzy loved to climb each and every prop and had us on our toes! Gianna preferred to dive straight into the cake and devoured her cake. Have fun looking at all the portraits and the adorable portrait video posted below. Thank you to Carolina Cupcakery for these two stunning custom cakes!






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{Featured Session} Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads Premier Newborn Photographer Newborn Portraits

I am so excited to show off Lyam and his entire newborn session!! He was an absolute angel in the studio and allowed me to capture so many adorable portraits of him.




Agbey - February 13, 2017 - 9:38 pm

Lovely pics of an adorable baby. Cutest baby ever

Wendy - February 13, 2017 - 9:02 pm

My adorable little nephew!! Too cute!!!

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Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

Capture the love in your family with our Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions!!

The session includes 15 minutes in the Norfolk studio, 3 high resolution digital files and the print release. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Families with three or more children are encouraged to purchase two sessions back to back to allow for more time and more portraits.

We have lots of fun outfits at the studio such as red tutus, white linen dresses, a cupid outfit (fits ages 6 months- 2 years old), props and two backdrops to choose from.


ONLY AVAILABLE Saturday, February 4th  9:00am-12:00pm   &   2:00pm-4:00pm


Valentine Mini Session 2017



Within one week of the session, you will receive an email to a private online gallery which you will see the 10 best portraits from you session. Then YOU get to select your favorite 3 portraits that you want from your session. All portraits will be sent digitally.

The studio is located at 331 W. 21st Street in Norfolk next to Fit36 and Decorum. The entrance is in the rear of the building.

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Sweet Shots: Beginner Photography Class

Is your DSLR (aka mommy camera) still on auto mode?

Are you frustrated you are missing the moments because you do not know how to work all the buttons on your fancy camera?

In Sweet Shots: Beginner Photography Class Level I, you’ll walk through every feature, setting, and real-life strategy that no camera-owning parent should be without.  You will leave the class with a firm understanding of your camera and how to take your camera’s settings off automatic.


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In Sweet Shots: Beginner Photography Class Level I, expect to become comfortable with the following concepts:

  • Fundamental DSLR elements
  • How to take your camera off auto and towards 100% manual
  • Capturing the twinkle in your child’s eyes
  •  Exposure, aperture, & shutter speed settings
  • How to make the background blurry
  • Tack-sharp focus
  • How to capture your child in motion during a sporting eventsEssential lenses
  • Essential lighting tips for shooting indoors and outdoors
  • How to capture natural light at different times of the day
  • Compositional strategies for exceptional images



Is this class for me?

  • You have a DSLR or mirrorless camera (Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.)
  •  You are a parent who wants to take better pictures of your family.
  • You are a blogger who wants to improve the quality of the photos you post.
  • You want better product pictures for your Etsy shop, Facebook page or business.



What is included with this class?

  • Two hours of training at the studio located at 331 W. 21st Street, Norfolk Virginia 23517
  • Hands on shooting and instruction to help you understand and strengthen your skills.
  • Real life scenarios to help practice your new skills.
  • Small classes to ensure plenty of time to answer individual questions and receive feedback.
  • Interactive Workbook with everything you need to continue growing and practicing at home.
  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can continue to grow and share your work with you peers.


When can I take this class?

We are all busy parents so Dyan has several available times/days to fit everyone’s schedule!

  • Saturday, January 28th 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 22nd 9:30am-11:30am
  • Sunday, March 26th 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursday, April 27th 9:30am-11:30am



Questions? Please reply to this email or call us at 757-525-9488


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Questions and Answers

Q. How long is the class?
A. It is one 2 hour class. There are multiple classes offered to accommodate everyone’s schedule. Level II will be offered on a separate date.

Q. How many participants will be in the class?
A. Each class will be limited to 10 participants so everyone can get one-on-one help when needed.

Q. I have a DSLR and really only know how to turn it on and shot.
A. This class would totality be perfect for you. We will begin with the basics and move up so you feel comfortable with your “mommy camera”.

Q. I have a DSLR and already know how to shoot off auto, so would this class still fit me.
A. Absolutely, this class to help enhance the skills you already know and push you even further with your camera skills.

Q. Can I sign up for Level II now?
A. Level II will be offered when you have completed Level I.

Q. When the class is complete, will you be available for more help/guidance.
A. Absolutely! Each participant will be added to a private Facebook group so everyone can share their work and continue to ask questions.

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to call or email the studio!!



Dyan - August 14, 2017 - 8:17 pm

Our Sweet Shots classes have been posted


Please visit our online store for dates and sign up information. Thank you!

Dyan - July 14, 2017 - 4:23 pm

Good afternoon Martin! We will send info on the upcoming class to you email!

Martin - June 8, 2017 - 9:52 am

Hi I’m interested if you have any future beginner classes coming up. If so when and what’s the cost?


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Welcome Home USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

I had the privilege of standing patiently amongst a sea of anxious families as everyone waited for the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to pull pier side very early in the morning on December 30th. It was windy and very cold but that didn’t stop the families from dressing in their best while baring the cold. I stood with this young family and searched through a sea of sailors to find their daddy! Welcome Home USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and HAPPY NEW YEAR!




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