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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

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Luke, Anna & Michael...at the beach | Hampton Roads Family Photography

There's something about the beach that just radiates everything that has to do with childhood... sand, toys, laughter, fun, splashing... being real. I know that when I close my eyes I can remember when we would go to the beach when I was young (which was actually a LAKE beach because I grew up in MN...), but there was SUCH excitement! The smell of the water and the lure of the huge open area and ohmigod-I-can-run-free-I-can-run-AND-SPLASH-all-at-the-same-time!

This is the epitome of childhood.

I think that's why beach sessions are so much fun for me. Kids LOVE the beach...

We got a good feel for that this morning at the amazing session I had with this gorgeous family. First let me introduce the kids:

This is Luke... Luke was very sweet and we had a nice conversation about his toy trucks. The excavator was one of his favorites... he was the sweetest thing, at one point, laying down on the sand quietly playing with his trucks while the cacophonous photo shoot went on around him.



Then we have Anna... who is sure to be a heartbreaker. She is absolutely gorgeous ~ thank goodness she has two brothers. Anna loves shoes. A lot. She wore mine around for a while...



And Michael...Phelps...ok not really. But he was most certainly ... the swimmer. Well, at least he thought he was. In fact, he was the first one to almost completely submerge himself in the water. He had a blast out there on the beach, darting in and out of the waves and giving his mom much anxiety... not to worry though... we have some beautiful shots of this adventurous little one...



And this family was lucky enough to have with them a set of grandparents who came down from Maine to spend some time with the family! And then they agreed to play with us out on the beach :) I just love watching grandparents interact with their grandkids...



...and...eventually... the babies lost their pants... so we hung out in cute sweaters and diapers. The weather was pretty much perfect today, despite forecasters calling for rain, so their outfits were quite fitting actually :)



And last, but not least.

Alina & Frank, this is for you guys. A little serenity in what I know is a frenzied (but wonderful) life. :) You two are drop-dead gorgeous and I loved meeting you! Thank-you for letting me share a piece of your day :)



Until next time,
~ K

Monday, September 28, 2009

How Are You Reading Your Blogs?

I follow LOTS of blogs... other photographers, a few tech blogs, some mommy-blogs, pop-culture blogs... I will NOT admit to how many because it's just downright embarrassing.

But let me tell you... if I didn't use an aggregator it would take HOURS HOURS HOURS out of my day to look through all the sites I frequent.

What's an aggregator you ask?

In simple, non-techy, terms... it 's a one-stop place that collects all the recent posts from all the blogs you specify... and shows 'em to ya.

I'm personally a big fan of 'Google Reader' for two reasons:

1) I have multiple Gmail accounts so it's just easy and right there

and

2) This do-hickey...



If you're using Google Reader...on the top right section of your screen (next to your email address) click 'Settings', then click 'Goodies'...

Drag the 'Next' tab into your bookmarks toolbar...

and...

Whenever you click it, it automatically takes you through each blog you've subscribed to!

Brilliant!

Until next time,

~ K

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Models Needed

If you're in the local area (Hampton, VA) and are willing to be my guinea pig for a few hours on Sunday, October 25th in the late afternoon... I'd love to have you!

I need a female (age doesn't really matter) and a girl about 10 or so... mother/daughter combination would be even better!

Time includes hair, make-up and a quick shoot in Yorktown... all total, you're probably looking at 2-3 hours. For your time (and guinea-pig status) I'll give you a few of my favorite images on a CD.

If you're interested, please email me: kassia@kassiareedyphotography.com and send a recent pic!

Thanks!!