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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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kassia@kassiareedyphotography.com
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Photo of the Day: A New Old Friend

You know how sometimes you get or find something new and for a long time it's your FAVORITE thing?! And then the glitz wears off and it finds a place on a dusty shelf somewhere? Well that's kind-of what happened with this lens (minus the dusty shelf...omg...I would never...).

After getting this lens about a year ago I shot with it all. the. time. There was rarely another lens on my camera. Then I forced myself to get back into my primes (50 and 85) and have been shooting with them pretty much non-stop for the last 6 months.

The other day I broke out this baby again... and have fallen in love all over again.



Ahh.

Okay. I swear... baby pictures soon!!

~ K

Friday, February 20, 2009

Photo of the Day: Through-Trey's-Eyes Fridays...

Tonight we had a small birthday celebration for Noah (those pics to come later) and Trey had his camera out for the "festivities".... So after bedtime, my normal computer work time, I began my hunt for his little digital camera. I searched the living room, dining room, and ever so quietly searched his room. Dangit, I thought, I would just have to post something ELSE this friday.

So I walked into my bedroom and there it was... he had put the camera back on my desk. Just where he knew it should go. Good boy.

So here's his picture for this week:



He took this a few weeks back before we were headed out. It makes me laugh :)

Good shot Trey.

More to come soon...

Oh... and if you're in Charleston, SC - or if you know anyone in the Charleston area - I've got some fun news for you guys! Stay tuned!

~ K

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Photo of the Day: A Shoe-Shining Obsession

Here I am. Back on track!

So, my husband has an obsession. Shining his shoes. It's a little ridiculous and kind-of endearing. When he's done with the whole shoe-shine ritual (which DOES actually include some spit shine...) he'll gently place the shoes (or boots) neatly in front of the door. Sometimes he puts them on a towel, sometimes not, but either way, he'll stand there and look at them adoringly for a few minutes. I do not lie. He will deny this in every way, but it is the gods honest truth. He is obsessed.



So here he is. Shining his shoes in front of the dining room window.

Laugh away folks, but this is my life. :)

In other news, I did an awesome baby shoot the other day and I'm working on those pics now... hopefull I'll get a sneak peek up soon!!!

~ K

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Photo of the Day: Happy Birthday Baby

First. Bad blogger! I was so excited about making it a whole month of putting up a photo of the day. And last night, just as I was settling into my nightly routine of picking out a picture... Noah got sick. Not just a little sniffle-sniffle sick. Puke all over mom kinda sick.

Needless to say, I didn't blog last night.

But here I am. It's Noah's first birthday today... a day we had planned to spend watching him dive into a sugar-laden cupcake, but instead we spent it at the doctor's office with a feverish, sweet little boy.

Noah, this post is for you.

In only a year you've gone from this...



To this...



You live life with so much energy and force that it's hard for me to believe. You're not the kid that freely gives his smiles away, but when you do they are the most amazing gift and the recipient really feels special... you're smart as a whip and really don't miss a beat (evidenced by the fact that you will copy every sound out of your brother's mouth, short of full sentences)... you love to dance (and head-bang) and you just love your daddy.

But my favorite part of our everyday is watching you interact with your brother. I love the relationship the two of you have created. That too has evolved... from this...



To this...



I love that you two are actually playing together...that you chase each other around the house (well brother runs and you crawl/scoot, yet you still manage to scare him)... that your big brother is the only person that can really make you belly laugh... that he's the only person that you'll open your mouth for (when we're trying to figure out how much food you've stuffed in there)... and that when we say 'brother' you try to make the sign for brother and then you point to him. I love how you copy his every gesture and try to play with his toys (like yesterday when you insisted I put the Ben Ten watch on YOUR arm even though it weighs almost as much as you do)...and I love that he was the first person who was able to get a "kiss" out of you...

Though you are not defined by your brother, I know what a big role he'll play in your life over the next few years and it makes my heart happy to see you develop that relationship with smiles, laughter, and fun.

Love you little man. You are amazing.

Happy 1st Birthday.

~ Mom

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sneak Peek | Lisa... | Hampton Roads Portrait Photography

I have an amazing friend (I introduced her to you the other day). When she was planning her visit, she asked if we could go out and take some photos of her... to celebrate, well, to celebrate being an amazing strong woman.

Absolutely, I said.

Photography serves so many purposes for so many different people. For some it's about documenting special events... watching kids grow... capturing the essence of a family.... For Lisa, it's a show of how far she's come in so many ways.

Here you go... just a few for now.



Clearly, I'm the most hysterical photographer in the world. I think I was demonstrating my acrobatic photography skills... the mad dash to get the right angle and shot. OR maybe I was just falling... and getting sand all over myself. Either way, ignore me and... isn't she gorgeous?!



This shot is just so peaceful to me. I love it.



But this is my favorite.

I'm not done editing the whole bunch, your gallery will be up soon!

Love you lady... :)

~ K

Photo of the Day: Dusk

I love it when the light is just leaving the sky...and everything is that nice shade of lavender tinged with gold...

Specifically, I love when the sun hits the bridge or the port on the other side of the bay and it looks like it's been highlighted with a deep gold marker. It's just breathtaking.

Tonight I was sitting at my dining room table exhausted beyond belief, looked up, and saw the most amazing clouds outside. I grabbed the camera...



...and here ya have it.

I love my house. I love where I live.

Up next, Lisa's pics!!

~ K

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Photo of the Day: A Visit

The greatest thing about being back in the states... hands down... is getting to see friends again. Lisa, a good friend from our earlier days on Oki, came to visit for a few days this weekend. It had been 3 years and yet... it was like it had hardly been a few hours since our last visit. Comfortable. That's the mark of a good friend.

So two pics today. First, Lisa and Noah.

Noah doesn't normally like strangers. At all. He likes his mommy the mostest mostest. Daddy comes in a close second, but might be tied with big brother. However, he warmed up to Lisa in a heartbeat. It made me smile. :)



Lisa is quite a force to be reckoned with. On top of being a fabulous working woman, she's also a great mother, a prospective PhD student, and a black-belt in karate. When Trey heard that Lisa taught karate, I thought he was going to wet himself with excitement. Obviously, an impromptu lesson was a must...



Lastly, Lisa celebrated a very important anniversary yesterday. One that we had to mark with some gorgeous photos. Photos that show her strength, beauty and inner spirit.... That sneak peek is coming soon. Stay tuned!

~ K