Sunset at 80th Street | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Let me tell you, this family gives me all-the-feels. Here's why.

Back in 2012, I had a little fledgling idea of starting a photography business. But like with any big dreams, doubts always peck at the side of your brain. I thought:

  • Would anyone even want me to take their picture?
  • What if NO families book me?
  • Maybe I should just keep portfolio building...forever.
  • What if they're not my kind of people?
  • My equipment isn't the fanciest - so this could never work.

And on and on my brain would spin. It happens. If you're a creative entrepreneur or just an over-thinker by nature - I know you feel me here! 

But the Universe wasn't about to let me struggle along without giving me a lift. Through some sort of divine intervention, the Castin family found me. They took a risk (sight unseen) on me. They are and will be forever be "my first family". I LOVED our session. The kids were much smaller then, and I knew instantly - this was my jam. Fun and spirited kids, laid-back parents and a beautiful sunset. Now my only thought was, "how can I do this like 100 more times!?" LOL!

  I'm so grateful for their friendship and loyalty over the years! It means the absolute world to me. I am sad they will be leaving the country for a few years, but I'm deeply thankful for their service to our country. Hoping to catch up on the other side and see how the kids have grown even more!

Happy Adventuring and 'See you later' Castin Fam! xoxo 

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I love the beach access at 80th Street, it doesn't even feel like Virginia Beach. So lush and green right now, it's a great place to start when the sun is still higher in the sky.

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virginia beach family photographer

Me: Just walk towards me and act natural!

Little Brother: Um, ok.

Hahahaha, he's just the cutest thing!

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The light peaking over the dunes... just my favorite thing.

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virginia beach family photographer
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virginia beach family photographer

She got him with the smooch!! LOL! He loved it :)

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Running to the next adventure...

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virginia beach family photographer
virginia beach family photographer
virginia beach family photographer

Friends, my Summer calendar is filling quickly. I love my people and I want to serve you well! If you've been dreaming of a Summer session, please contact me soon so we can get your date on the books. Drop me a line below and let's get started! xoxo