Santa Is Coming Early! |Hampton Roads Photographer

• October 17th, 2017 •

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There are so many people in Virginia Beach who consider themselves Beach Bums… and years ago Santa got jealous!  The cold in the North Pole got to be too much so he has made it a point to visit our beach every fall!!!

We are so excited to bring back a session everyone has requested… Santa on the beach! We know all our clients love this session, and so do we! You’ll have a chance to get some amazing family portraits with santa and without. We ask that you make a $25 deposit to hold your slot, which will go towards print credit.  In place of a session fee, we do ask that you bring an unwrapped gift so that we are able to help children in need during this time of year.  

Unfortunately this will most likely be the last year we get to do this at the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier. If you haven’t heard, the up-keep with the bridge and all the finances that go along with it were just too much to keep up with. They are closing the bridge in a few weeks for good and have sold it to Westminster-Cantebury, who haven’t disclosed their plans for the pier yet.  So who knows what our santa on the beach looks like next year?!?!  If you are a frequent “Santa on the Beach” client, don’t miss out this year to get what could possibly be the last year with our amazing pier in the background. (Don’t worry, we will still have Santa back next year no matter what happens to our beloved pier!)

Even with all the sad news, we are super excited to create awesome portraits with everyone! Remember if you haven’t put your deposit in, you should do that quick! Please make your payment to Devon@DevonShanorPhotography.com. Slots are going quick… Saturday is nearly full!! We wouldn’t want you to miss this awesome activity! Santa flYER 2017

New Office, New Season! | Hampton Roads Photographer

• October 12th, 2017 •

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We are so excited to announce that we have moved offices!  It was a little bit of a crazy (and unexpected) transition but we have settled in quite nicely and have enjoyed making the place our own. The best part is that it is ALL OURS!!!  No more sharing!

We’ve made small changes around the office for better efficiency and are happy to say it’s working very well for us! Our favorite addition is an adorable newborn wall where we’ve hung all the outfits and headbands/bows! We also have a changing table for my very little clients!

It’s exciting to see this new season start to unfold so quickly! We love our new office and hope that you love it as much as we do!!

If you haven’t visited us yet, you should! Our new 4862 Shell Rd so feel free to stop by and say hello! We love visitors :)

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Sweet Sofia Stokes|Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

• October 5th, 2017 •

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I’ve been privileged to take newborn portraits for a second time with Stokes family! Shana and Donnie recently welcomed sweet Sofia to the family and she is adorable! Sweet Sofia was such a good baby who slept most of the time which made my job super easy! We captured some amazing portraits and she looks bee-utiful! 

I was blessed to photography their first daughter,  Adalynn, and I got to watch this sweet girl grow with the Baby’s First Year plan! I’m so excited to get to do the same with Sofia! 

Adalynn is a big girl now and a big sister. It’s tough being three and patient while waiting for newborn portraits but she rocked it and we got some adorable portraits of these precious girls!

I’m so thankful that Shana and Donnie continue to trust me to capture these moments. I am so excited to watch their little munchkins grow into not so little munchkins! 

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The Other Side of the Camera

• September 27th, 2017 •

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It’s not often when a photographer is on the other side of the camera! This was the first time Amanda has received headshots from me, but I’ve been grateful to photograph her sweet family on many occasions! It’s always such a joy to work with other photographers because we get to play with light. Amanda is a real estate photographer, something I don’t touch, so if you need a great real estate photographer go check out her page here: https://www.amandaporterphotos.com

I love working with you Amanda, so grateful for your friendship and business. 

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Welcoming baby Daxel | Baby’s First Year Portraits

• September 15th, 2017 •

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So excited to welcome little Daxel to the DSP family!!  Baby D was not only SUPER cute, but he was my first baby in the new office!! He was not so sure at first but when we finally got him settled he was a superstar! This shoot was extra great because my new assistant Kennedi got to assist on her first newborn shoot.  We had so much fun and we got to try a few new poses… I may be biased but I think they turned out amazing with our little munchkin!

Alex, Daxel’s big brother was also a superstar. It isn’t easy being five sitting in a hot office all day but he did great and we captured some adorable portraits of the two brothers.   Beautiful momma Melissa has served our country for 20 years, and we are super thankful for her military service. I’m so grateful to help her welcome her second little munchkin.   Take a look at this adorable little family!  Enjoy :) 

 

 

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Mermaids with Mommy | Hampton Roads Mermaid Portraits

• August 21st, 2017 •

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Heidie and Nala were my first and perfect mommy and daughter duo! Heidie decided to make a special surprise for her husband and surprisingly it wasn’t Nala who spilled the beans to dad after the shoot, it was Heidie!  She loved her video so much she showed him the video as soon as I produced it! 

The session was AMAZING. We shot at Chicks Beach and it was a beautiful day despite the water being just a tad chilly.  Nala, our little mermaid was upset when she got her tail wet, but momma stuck it out! 

These sessions are still available but not for long as the chilly weather is approaching! Contact me today if you are interested in making your mermaid fantasy a reality! Heidie Nala_0008 Heidie Nala_0009 Heidie Nala_0010 Heidie Nala_0013 Heidie Nala_0014 Heidie Nala_0015 Heidie Nala_0016 Heidie Nala_0017 Heidie Nala_0018 Heidie Nala_0019

“Quirky” Author Headshots | Virginia Beach Photographer

• February 3rd, 2016 •

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I LOVE when I get calls asking for something a bit different than what I normally do!  Erin called and asked me for professional portraits to use as she promotes the new teen novel she wrote.  Not so different, right?  She mentioned “quirky” and “fun” and then she mentioned “Dinosaur park” and I got excited!!!  

We headed out to Pungo and braved the cold to capture these fun portraits!  She mothered the baby dinos and climbed through fields (okay, bushes) trying to stay out of the way of the T-Rex.  He found her though and she had no choice but to take him out with her bow and arrows!  She  blew kisses to a Brontosaurus and ran with Veloso Raptures! 

If Erin’s book as as fun as she is, I can’t wait to buy it for myself and my daughter!  As soon as I find out where you can buy it, I’ll let you know.  As for now, enjoy these portraits and remember, your professional portraits need to reflect YOU!  If you are quirky, fun and a little silly… your portraits should be too!

 

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Fifty and Beautiful | Virginia Beach Photographer

• May 18th, 2015 •

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Meet, Carla… fifty and FABULOUS!  Carla contacted me and wanted to celebrate turning fifty  with a photoshoot and I thought that was an amazing idea!   We had such a great time at Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach.  Carla brought along her handsome husband, Tyrone, and we captured some amazing portraits of their love.  One of my VERY favorite things to photograph is couples still in love after so many years together.  

Carla, I hope when I turn 50 I am as proud and confident in myself and my age as you are!  You rocked your session and you rock your age!  It was an honor photographing you and Tyrone.  You were both incredible to work with and and I can’t wait to get the whole family captured someday! 

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