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Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'm a portrait and lifestyle photographer in the Hampton Roads area of VA. I absolutely love photographing families, couples, children, and newborns. Here you'll find sneak peeks from my latest sessions, images from my own family, and the latest news from the studio! So come on in, grab a cup of joe, and stay for a while... ~ Kassia

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www.kassiareedyphotography.com
kassia@kassiareedyphotography.com
(757) 593-7046

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sleeping Boys & Holiday Session Update!

Just a quick share.

This past weekend we took the kids down to the VA Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, then walked around the Seawall Art Show in Old Towne Portsmouth. The sports place... eh... not really my cup of tea, but I loved the art show. Mixed media artists, sculptures, a lot of photographers... it was great.

And it wore the boys out.



Can you tell?

Also, I've updated the Holiday Session post with dates, times and locations! I am absolutely dying to see my beautiful holiday cards with your beautiful portraits showcased! Hurry, book now!

If you're on facebook... you can find the details on my facebook page! All events will be listed on the left side of the page :)

Until next time,

~ K

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yorktown Riverwalk

Earlier this summer, the family and I ventured down to Yorktown's Riverwalk to have some Ben & Jerry's and walk along the beach... it is a beautiful area and I can't wait to go back! I want to go on the weekends when they have their Farmer's Market...



This was taken right before dusk...

Hope all is well!

Until next time,

~ K

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Flowers are Pretty...

Here are a few from a trip to the zoo back in SC...







Until next time,

~ K

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

For Lisa... Your Sneak Peek | Hampton Roads Family Photography

Whew. Lisa, I owe you an apology... I meant to have this up a few days ago, but sick kiddos and sick (and very pathetic) husband = no time to do anything but bleach, clean, and bleach and clean... heavenly.

So here we go...

This is Lisa.

So much history I don't know where to begin. I started writing a 'how we met and how it all began post' but it was sooo long. Delete-delete-delete. And then I sat here staring at the screen... with the cursor blinking at me as if to say 'hurry it up woman. think of something already. she's, like, your best friend. come on now. get writin'...'

Evil cursors.

So. Lisa and I have been friends since the summer after our sophomore year when I lived in the apartment next to hers. I was pathetic, under-age, and poor that summer... I had no car so was walking a little over a mile to and from work everyday. In the Charleston heat. And she still talked to me. I asked her to drive me to the mall one day because I needed to buy some shoes to go with a dress I was going to wear to a wedding... and bought the single ugliest pair of blue pumps known to man. They were cheap (and hey it was 1997 ok?). And she still talked to me. A bunch of us would all pile into a few cars on the weekends and drive to the beach to bake... afterwards I'd change into this ugly mid-calf length jersey dress that was really comfortable. And did I mention how ugly it was? Right. And she still talked to me.

AND THEN. After graduation, when we were all waiting tables and I was conned...I mean... convinced to make the move to fine-dining, I (well with the help of her then boyfriend, now husband, Devon) dragged her into the madness with me. And she still talked to me. We would PRACTICE at home. Devon... Lisa, I am outing us here. We PRACTICED our service at home. I think there's pictures somewhere to prove this totally mortifying event.

Anyway, I'll stop there. Suffice it say, Lisa's been an amazing friend. She and I have the same sense of humor... she is the laid-back to my neurotic, and we are both nothing if not a little bitter and sarcastic. :)

I love you girl. You too Big D... no one else can call me Chun-chu-leen and sing Happy Birthday on the answering machine like you... :)

Here you go guys...








Until next time,

~ K

Sunday, August 16, 2009

For Bria... Your Sneak Peek | Hampton Roads Family Photography

My freshman year dorms were set-up like suites. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms... everyone sharing one common area. Doesn't sounds so bad, right? Well, they must have been short on space that year because they packed us in there like sardines. There were 8 of us.

EIGHT.

EIGHT GIRLS.

One phone line.

No call waiting. Ugh...

Like I said, it was ages ago. The dark ages.

All that madness aside, let me introduce Bria. She was one of those eight girls. Bria is about 5-foot nothin'... and when I first met her she wore gypsy skirts, listened to Widespread Panic, Phish, the Greatful Dead... and had hair down to her ass. When I think of Bria I think of going dancing every weekend at 'the farm', working at the upscale men's clothier (we both worked there, but at different times), her infectious laugh, and her ability to convince me to do just about anything (she has this way of appealing to my logical side...i can't explain it). Bria ended up leaving our school after her freshman year to finish up her bachelor's back home, but we've kept in touch ever since...

Here you go girl. Your children are drop-dead gorgeous...

Bria's son is roughly the same age as Trey and has the same penchant for super-hero costumes. They hit it off immediately and ran around the beach house as Power Rangers, Batman, and Bumblebee (from transformers, not A bumblebee, that would have been weird)...





Perfection.

One more. Hopefully up tomorrow night :)

Until next time,

~ K

Saturday, August 15, 2009

For Jamie... Your Sneak Peek | Hampton Family Photography

Now up... Jamie. Or as we like to call him, Bazz.

Bazz was in the same company with my hubby at the Citadel, forever-and-a-day ago. I'm racking my brain here to remember the first time we met and I can't remember if he was among the group of guys who used to hang out at mine and Sarah's apartment our Junior year... or if it was that summer that we officially first met Bazz...

In any case, Jamie has been a great friend... when we bought our first house he bought and helped DJ install our privacy fence.... and even when we were in Japan, we would get regular phone calls from him. He is an amazing cook, a very bad dancer, a newly minted Wii addict, a very bad influence on small children (especially in the use of proper language department), and an all around fantastic source of entertainment. If you ever meet our Bazz, please ask him to do his Borat impression. You. Will. NOT. BE. Sorry. Especially after two bottles of wine... that helps too. :)

So... as not to prolong this any further... because I can hear Jamie yelling at me, "WTH, skip over all this mushy-girly-froo-froo sh** and just show me the damn pictures peanut!"

Here ya go...







Love you Bazz.

Until next time,

~ K

Friday, August 14, 2009

For Sarah... Your Sneak Peek | Hampton Roads Family Photography

Sarah and I have been friends since the first day of my freshman year in college. About 300 years ago. Okay. I'm not that old. But sometimes it feels like we've been friends forever.

Sarah had met another of our roommates, Bria (who you'll meet later), at freshman orientation earlier in the summer... and on the first day she walked around our entire dorm looking for Bria's name on the door. I was so nervous that day not knowing anyone... and Sarah just walked right in, plopped down on our couch and started chatting with me kind-of like we'd been friends for years.

We've been friends ever since... she and I roomed together in the dorms our sophomore year when everyone else got apartments... we lived together our Junior Year in an apartment 15 minutes from campus. I don't know a person who can make me laugh so hard or who can do a better impression of a schizonphrenic in the college cafeteria... :)

Right after we moved to Okinawa 5 years ago, Sarah found out she was pregnant... until our beach week, I had never met her sweet little girl. She is so sweet Sarah and so funny... :)

Here are a few of your pics:







Love you girl.

Until next time,

~ K

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Holiday Card Preview

Just a few samples of this year's holiday cards. There are MANY more :) All styles this year are simple and elegant and will showcase your family portraits.







Your cards will come fully designed, ready-to-go with a set of white envelopes. When you place your order you'll be able to choose from several paper styles. These are absolutely gorgeous and will WOW all your friends and family.


Until next time,

~ K

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Holiday Sessions ** update ** and MORE STUFF!


I've got several slots open for a Holiday Quickie Shoots:

**Dates, times, and locations UPDATED!!**

Sunday, September 20th
Historic Yorktown
Early AM

Saturday, October 10th
8:30 AM
Fort Monroe beaches
(specific location on Ft. Monroe will be emailed upon session confirmation)
3 Slots Available (2 are currently PENDING..., which leaves only ONE OPEN!! Hurry..)

Saturday, October 10th
5:30 PM
Urban location ~ Downtown Phoebus (Hampton, VA)
(specific location will be emailed upon session confirmation)
4 Slots Available

If you're interested, contact me ASAP!

And if we fill all 4 slots per session, you can have the session for $180!

Email me at kassia@kassiareedyphotography.com for more information!

And don't forget about the special extras for the holiday season!!



Click here to see a preview of this year's holiday card collection! They are absolutely gorgeous...and custom-designed for you!!

And just because we can't post without a picture... here's one from last Christmas. Trey in his Christmas jammies and spiderman slippers. Seventies style. Awesome.



Until next time,

~ K

Monday, August 10, 2009

For Brandi... Your Sneak Peek | Hampton Roads Family Photography

I had the distinct pleasure of photographing my friends and their families while we were on vacation.

Slowly but surely I'm getting to these sessions.

First up, Brandi...

I could write pages about each of my friends and how much they mean to me... and all the amazing things they've accomplished. I will not do that here. Suffice it to say, Brandi is an amazing woman and mother of two absolutely wonderful little girls. She possesses it all, intelligence, humor, looks, and a great groundedness that attracts us all to her. Now whether or not 'groundedness' is a word, I'm not sure, but I'm using it because it makes sense to me.

Here ya go B...





She mentioned that she needed a headshot for some of her business stuff...

Isn't she gorgeous?

Your gallery should be up soon lady.

Miss you!

Until next time,

~ K

Congrats Little Bro-in-law... :)

This is late coming... But I didn't want to NOT post anything, so better late than never!

While we were on vacation, DJ's little brother got ENGAGED!! We are absolutely delighted and can't wait for their big day. The lucky lady, Mary, is an ER Nurse and is everything that is perfect for Ryan... adorable, sweet, SMART, good, and funny!

Here are a few pictures of the couple!

I took this one last summer... it's about a year old.

This one is more recent...

This was taken by their good friend and photographer, Sara Parker. I love this picture, so I emailed her the other day to ask if I could borrow it... I think it was taken this past winter.

On a funny side note. Trey is MADLY IN LOVE with Mary. He's always holding her hand, giving her hugs, he blushes when she talks to him, loses his train of thought... and even tries to "fight" Ryan for her. It's really cute.

And I fully plan on exploiting this fact at his wedding in 20 years or so.

"Remember when YOU were in LOVE with your AUNT?!"

Anyway, Ryan and Mary... congratulations! Have FUN planning this wedding and we love you guys!

Until next time,

~ K

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another Beach Maternity Session | Hampton, VA Maternity Photography

I am loving doing these maternity sessions on the beach! It's just the perfect scenic, serene, and relaxing environment to take gorgeous pictures. This session certainly exemplified that. We were originally scheduled for this weekend, but hubby is headed overseas for work, so we moved the session to yesterday evening... and, well, if you live here, you know that the weather was none too cooperative. SO tonight it was.

And it made me think that all of that rescheduling happened for a reason.

It was beautiful. Warm, but not hot and muggy. Breezy, but not overly windy. The sun was perfect. The light was gorgeous. And where we stopped to take pictures, we could hear a band playing at a club in the background... It was great.

And this couple. You guys are SO. MUCH. FUN! I laughed a lot... this baby will be coming into a wonderful home.

I'm so excited for you! Here's your sneak peek:

There was lots of kissing in this session... I think hubby might've liked his wife or something... :)



Despite the cheesiness of it all, hubby obliged my wishes and bent over to kiss the belly... thank-you for humoring me. Because I freakin' love this shot!!

You guys were great. I have many more to show you... soon soon!

Until next time,
~ K

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Holiday Specials!

It seems so early to be rolling this out, but the holiday frenzy will soon be upon us! And there is NO TIME like the present to start thinking about family sessions for the holidays!

Between September 15th and November 15th, I'll be offering the following specials:

** Book any session and receive an extra $50 print credit!! **
You can spend these print credits on any prints or products you'd like!

** Book a Premier or Ultimate session and you'll receive a FREE set of 25 custom 5x7 greeting cards! **
These are top-of-the-line 5x7 FOLDED cards printed on high quality linen or watercolor paper!

All session specifics can be found on my website: http://www.kassiareedyphotography.com. Click on 'Enter Site', then on the bottom navigation bar, click on 'Investment'. All the pricing collections are right there for you!

As well I will be arranging a few dates during the months of September, October, and November for QUICKIE HOLIDAY SHOOTS. These are designed for my current clients who've already had family portraits taken (and current clients WILL be given priority), but I do want to open them up to a few new clients as well :)

The quickie shoot is just 20 minutes at a pre-set location (to-be-determined). We will focus on group shots of the family... shots that will look fabulous on your greeting cards or as a beautiful 8x10 framed print for grandma. As a part of this shoot you'll receive a set of 25 custom 5x7 FLAT greeting cards (front and back). Each shoot will be $195. I will be booking weekend mornings and evenings in groups of 4. If I fill all four slots for a particular time and location (which will be pre-set by me) I will knock $15 of each family's session fee! So, tell your friends and co-workers!

Please email me ASAP if you are interested in any of these specials! And keep an eye here on my blog for dates/times for the quickie shoots! These will go fast. Please contact me soon so I can get you on my list!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Best Friends...

I don't come from a big family... or a particularly close-knit one. So my friends are my family.

I just spent a week with these friends... friends we've had for 15 or so years... We've been together since college when we were figuring our lives out and have been together through boyfriends/girlfriends, engagements, new jobs, marriages, divorces, deployments, personal ups and downs, and kids. Through the years we've all lived together in some form or fashion, we've laughed, cried, fought, laughed, emailed, called, and talked and talked and talked...

The week was refreshing and filled with relaxing beach time and so much laughter I think my abs are sore. For many of us it's been years since we've last seen each other. But, in true "real friend" fashion, it was like not a moment had passed as soon as we got together.

I am so lucky to have these people in my life.

To my friends. I love you. I thank-you. This was just what we needed. I love that my kids have met you all and will grow up knowing you. We miss you guys.

Here's a sneak peek.. :)



I'm a busy girl this week, but I promise to get your individual family pictures done as soon as I can!

Until next time,
~ K