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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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Sunday, April 25, 2010

American Red Cross, Hampton Roads Chapter ... Dress Down Under Event

Sometimes the best things are the things you don't plan for.

I am, most of the time, a very planful person. Any type of event, get-together, party, vacation, work schedule, appointment... you name it... I like it planned in advance. Mention spontaneity when it comes to my SCHEDULE and I'll probably start twitching.

So the other day I got a phone call from another local photographer. She'd had a death in the family and wasn't going to be able to shoot a local charitable organization's event. She gave me the basic details... good good, taking notes, mmhumm... then... she says, "It's Friday night." I looked at my watch. My calendar. The date on my computer. My cell phone. All said Wednesday.

* Panic! * If I were a cartoon character, flashing red lights would be coming out of my eyes and steam would probably have started spewing out of my ears... some robotic voice would be repeating, "Unplanned event! ERROR! Unplanned event! ERROR!" A whole sans-serif computer-generated list of reasons why NOT to do the event would come "printing" out of my mouth... and I'd fall into a bunch of metallic pieces.

I'm that pathetic.

But then reality kicked in. The passion for photographing anything and everything (okay. almost anything and everything) kicked in... and I was intrigued. I had a nice chat with my colleague, Erin, and the excitement in her voice got me going. We decided to tackle it together.

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It was definitely an experience for me! It was physically challenging ... and I have a new-found respect for event photographers. Whew.

But it was a lot of fun! This particular night, the Hampton Roads chapter of the American Red Cross was holding their Dress Down Under event...

Here's a few sneak peeks:


One of their many amazing volunteers... this volunteer was actually working the beer stand. Oh man. That was one popular lady :)


Their silent auction was a big success! I can't wait to see how much they raised! This was the basket I wanted to bid on... mmmm... hello!




All of the food was donated by Outback Steak House. Amazing organization and amazing staff... and super amazing food (even though I didn't eat any b/c I was too busy admiring it and taking pictures of it... mistake. Note to self: next time, EAT. FREE. FOOD. Kthanksbye).



All in all, though my body hurts and I'm tired beyond measure, it was a really good time!

Until next time,
~K

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Meg... Hampton, VA Bridal Photography

I've photographed Meg before.... And I'm always constantly amazed at how gorgeous and photogenic this young lady is!

No more words... just pics :)











Breath taking. Truly.

** EDITED TO ADD: A few have asked about this particular location. It's the gorgeous Williamsburg Inn right in the heart of the historic district. It is beyond beautiful... and even during the short amount of time I was there with Meg and her mom, the staff were friendly, accommodating, and went out of their way to help! **

Until next time,
~ K

Monday, April 12, 2010

Take Two | Hampton, VA Family Photographer

Our first take was right before Christmas on the beach... and it was so cold! And so windy! The kiddos were chilly and just about 5 minutes in, we decided to hold off until the weather warmed up.

...and then one of the coldest & snowiest winters in VA set in...

...and then there was more snow....

...and more cold...

...and more snow...

But then recently, the sun came out, the breeze was warm, and it was time! I saw Courtney outside of our kids' school and she looked at me... and I looked at her... and we both just KNEW.

Okay-just-kidding-not-really... she posted on my facebook page, "Hey there... the weather is getting to be perfect for photo takin' time!"

She and her hubby picked the perfect place and off we went.


What I love about this family... is that they kind-of remind me of my own family! Their children are roughly the same age as mine... In fact, this sweet girl 'E' is in my son's kindergarten class!


And this little guy, 'H', is pure energy. As soon as mom put him down when they got out of the car it was like, "zhhoooom!!" and he was off and running! He is absolutely beautiful and I love him even more because I was able to get my weekly cardio in while shooting him!


We had a great time together! I loved watching them interact ... and the whole family really is just absolutely beautiful.


And then, of course, we have to get mom & dad together ... by themselves!


And then this is my favorite so far. Love family shots.



Until next time,
~ K