July 18, 2017

Jason & Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

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Jason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

It was about a year ago I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Jason and Jennifer. In fact, it was in Chincoteague! Conversations were easy because Jennifer is an entrepreneur, so if you can imagine, we were totally nerding out talking about social media marketing, blogging and all sorts of stuff that we could empathize. Jennifer and her friend, Brittany, own an ADORABLE clothing line called sigAshop (must check it out!)! They have unique dresses with fun cut outs (love shopping for pieces with little details), perfect for the “equestrian-gypsy style!” I love sporting my dresses at horse shows or at summertime events! My personal favorite is the baby doll dress with the low back! 🙂 So cute and flirty!!

Jason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

A year after meeting Jason and Jennifer, they asked me to document their maternity portraits in Chincoteague. Such an honor to photograph this exciting time of their lives!! We only had a day window to make it happen, but we made it work. 🙂 All day, I watched the weather praying that the anticipated storms would blow through after our session time. It was unpredictable, yet, we wanted to document the sunset glow. I did my best to work around the storm, and FORTUNATELY, we made it out … alive. 😉 HA! The sun had hidden behind the clouds before the session started, but I do love nice, even lighting! Although, it got REALLY dark really fast…

THIS dark cloud came in fast and furious, but at least you would never know that in their photos!! 🙂 Of course, when this picture was taken (thanks, mom!!), we just finished photos on the marsh side of the beach and were walking over to the beach side! Ah!

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Behind the Scenes | Chincoteague, VA Storm

Despite the unknowing amount of time Jason, Jennifer and I had together, I was really impressed by these two because we managed to document a lot of great and special moments in just 16-minutes! They didn’t let the storm get in the way of their happiness and excitement of their sweet little boy. <3

Running back to our cars after we made the call that we needed to take shelter, was like walking through a sand storm. I’ve never experienced anything like it before, but I joked that we got to experience what it was like to be the courageous weatherman, Jim Cantore, for the evening! For real. Naturally, it was a Kodak moment! 😉

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Behind the Scenes | Chincoteague, VA Storm

Thank you, Jason and Jennifer, for making the most of our time together!!! Not just that, but carrying a positive attitude while the haunting storm was intruding our session! I love that the storm in the background doesn’t look scary because of your happiness shining through these photos! <3 CONGRATS to you two and so excited for your new adventure! You’re going to be amazing parents! Xoxo!

Jason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait PhotographerJason and Jennifer | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Maternity Portrait Photographer

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