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Many of our clients already know, but since we are now in the clear and things are moving along smoothly, it is time to announce some great news! I’ll let our kids do it, like we did for the family this Christmas:)

Thanks to all the well wishers we’ve had over the last few months. I’ve definitely had my fill of doctors, hospitals, ER’s, IV’s, bedrest and medication, lol! Those first trimesters have always been super-dramatic for me, so I’m glad I’m done with all that and can finally enjoy this pregnancy and get out of the house! Time for some serious hiking and outdoor adventures to catch up on all that missed time… It’s going to be a fantastic summer!!!

Product Reveal ~ Daniel & Kimya’s Wedding Album

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Over the past several years I have said to myself countless times “I wish I had a copy of that album from so & so’s wedding to show”. Well, since I can’t buy copies to show off unless I want to go broke, I decided last year to make videos to show instead! Actually, I’ve been making videos of more than just albums, so I’ll start posting them periodically here under the category of “Product Reveal”. There are wedding albums, senior portrait albums, family and baby portrait albums, baby announcements, senior announcements (oh, and do we have the BEST graduation announcements EVER!), holiday cards, wall portraits in actual clients’ homes and more!

For the very first Product Reveal, I’m posting Daniel & Kimya’s beautiful 11×14 wedding album that we did last year. Many people are scared to order an album that size for fear of it being too big, but this gorgeous book will definitely make a lasting impression as a high-end family heirloom. ¬†Forgive the over-exposure of the video, but it gives you an idea of one of our album options. I’ll post the first image in the album below the video (the ring shot) so you can see that it was actually exposed beautifully:-)And yes, I know I still haven’t blogged their wedding… among a myriad of other weddings and portraits… All good things in all good time:-)

Introducing Williebel

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Meet precious little Williebel…

Martinsburg, WV Newborn Photography

(More to come later)

Ready for 2014!

Wedding Photographer, Newborn, Family, Senior Photographer in WV, VA, MD

I just wanted to pop in and say how much I appreciate every single one of my amazing clients. From the beautiful brides with their dashing grooms, to the yummy squishy goodness of my newborns to the incredibly smart and independent high school seniors, I simply can not express how much I cherish each and every one of you. My job can be so stressful with the behind-the-scenes work that it takes to produce these images for you, but it’s all so worth it when I see you gushing over your images with your loved ones when you see them for the first time in my living room. The smiles, tears, laughs, and thank you’s I experience during those viewing sessions are more rewarding than any amount of money I can bring home to my family. I truly love what I do, and I know how truly blessed I am to be able to say that.

I can’t wait for all the new experiences in 2014 and meeting even more new clients! Whether we will be photographing your wedding, your newborn’s very first portrait, your family pet’s special day in the spotlight or your glowing introduction into the world as a young adult, Jon & I are so ready to make you shine:)And now that we have an intern, maybe we will actually get to showcase more of you on the blog this year!

Thank you to Robin Day for this portrait of my babies and I after Bastian was born. And for you photographers out there… go trade a session with another photog. It’s an experience that we deserve just as much as our clients;)

Small Business Saturday thru Cyber Monday Special Offer!

VA, WV, MD Portrait Photographers

Listen up! This offer is only available through Monday, December 2, so we’ll make this easy so you don’t forget! Purchase a gift certificate for a 2014 Portrait Experience, and receive a $100 credit to use at your viewing session toward any prints or products that you choose! Session fee is $150 and includes a pre-consulation, a 2 hour custom-designed portrait experience, and a viewing session within one week. Must be used in 2014 to qualify for the $100 credit. No limit on the amount of gift certificates you buy! Just click the Buy Now button below and we will mail your gift certificate out right away so you will have it in time for Christmas!

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