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Hampton Roads, VA  Spring Portrait Sessions

Hey Hampton Roads, spring is just around the corner! It will bring warmer weather, beautiful blossoms, balmy breezes, soft sunlight and superb sunsets. Now is the time to book your spring portrait session. Do you have birthdays coming up? An anniversary? Graduation? Easter celebration? Perhaps you are newly engaged, or expecting a baby? There are so many reasons to celebrate. Let us capture those milestones in beautiful images to be remembered forever!

Don’t delay – the busy season is on it’s way. Contact us today for available dates!

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If you are in the Hampton Roads, VA area and would like to schedule your unique portrait experience, contact us today!

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Last week on Halloween, I had the itch to do something creative. Maybe it was all the costume planning and selection before trick or treating, or maybe just the fact that I have spent countless hours at the computer editing lately. But, whatever the reason, I needed to get out and just do something fun and whimsical. I had these gorgeous dresses for my girls that I had not really used in a shoot with them. It was a warm day and I thought Halloween was a perfect invitation to take them out to play dress up and have a little theatrical fun! I love planning and creating themed shoots. This one was done on the fly, so the story line is simple. I call it “The Coronation”. Things didn’t go quite as I had planned, as the location I had originally thought I would use was unavailable. And then there was the big spider that creeped the kids out, cutting our shoot short. But, in a matter of about 20 minutes I managed to get some shots that I loved, despite our plans going slightly awry. The girls enjoy this kind of fantasy play and I hope they will cherish these images in years to come. I know I will!

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Melissa Bliss Photography  – On Location Portraiture – Capturing the Moments That Melt Hearts

Specializing in children, families, couples and events.

If you are in the Hampton Roads, VA area and would like to schedule your unique portrait experience, contact us today! We would welcome an opportunity to work with you to plan the perfect session to suit your family. We also love to photograph couples! Contact us to find out more.

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There are many types of photography and for the most part, I enjoy them all. Traditional portraits can be gorgeous works of art, lifestyle images allow us to capture snippets of time and record our history. Environmental portraits add context to our likenesses, and styled session can be fun and whimsical. I love trying new things and stretching my creative muscles by creating dynamic new opportunities for elevating my portraiture. I also love giving my clients a unique experience so that they not only walk away with gorgeous, priceless images, but also with the fulfillment that only comes from a great experience centered around celebrating who they are.

When this adorable young man’s mama opened the door for a styled session based on a super hero theme, I was giddy with excitement and ready to take the ball and run with it! I had the best time creating these images with this handsome guy and his warm-hearted mom. Here are the highlights from our session:

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If you are interested in learning more about our styled sessions, read this recent blog post or get in touch with us to find out more.

 Ready to plan a session of your own? Contact us to book your styled photography experience today!

 

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This little doll was as sweet as could be. Her mama contacted me about a vision she had for some images of her daughter that echoed photographs from her own childhood memories. Fortunately, we were able to recreate her vision and her sweet girl could not have been a better model. Caitlin loved playing dress up in the beautiful pink Dollcake gown I brought for our session. And I have to say she was absolutely adorable in it!  I am in love with the way these images turned out and the big canvas mom ordered is sure to be a beautiful addition to the family’s home. VirginiaBeachChildPhotographer

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If you are in the Hampton Roads area and would like to schedule child or family portraits, contact us today for more information.

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If you are looking for an alternative to traditional portraiture, a styled session just might fit the bill. In planning a styled shoot, we collaborate with you on the perfect location, theme, wardrobe and props that will bring to life a unique, creative vision that incorporates your family’s or child’s personality.

Themed shoots take some time to plan, so it is best to book your session at least a couple of months in advance. In our initial interview, we will discuss some options and get to know you a bit, so that we have a good starting point for brainstorming ideas. Once we settle on a theme, we will get to work planning out and procuring all the fun props and clothing details to create the perfect set for your one of a kind photographs. Some examples of themes are: super heroes, fairy tale story, based on a favorite book/character, travel to a favorite land, era-based themes (20’s, 40’s, 60’s etc.) farm/rustic, what I want to be when I grow up, knights and castles, americana…the possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination.  While these sessions do take more time and investment, the result will be an exciting, fun-filled experience that you won’t forget, and gorgeous, unique art that you will cherish for a lifetime!

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If you are in the Hampton Roads area and would like us to create a styled photography experience crafted especially for you, contact us today to find out more!

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