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Meet Blitz | Fredericksburg Va Pet Photographer

Fredericksburg Va Pet Photographer As we loaded up the car I just kept telling myself if he is still there it is meant to be and if he isn’t then it’s not. It had been about 15 min since I had called the animal shelter after seeing their Facebook post about a German Shepard mix…

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The BH Family | Snead’s Farm Fredericksburg Family Portraits

Snead’s Farm Fredericksburg Family Portraits – This is the session that makes me jealous and want photos like this of MY family! Of course I’m a small portion of this equation and the BH family is responsible for most of the awesomeness :). When I first started talking to Jennifer about a family session she…

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Will & Rob – Fredericksburg Va Teepee Mini Session

From the moment I saw the tent at Hobby Lobby I knew I wanted it! I pulled up my trusty 40% off coupon and headed for checkout with dreams of an adorable photo session with my boys. This was going to be so much fun, we could pretend they were camping and they could read…

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Extended Family Portraits : The W Family

I used to be scared of extended family (multi-generation) portrait sessions.  I mean you are talking about 10-20 people that you have to coordinate, pose and just keep their attention in general.  Plus you can’t take too long or people start getting distracted, kids start to get bored and things just head downhill.  On my…

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Amanda & Robbie : Disney Baby Announcement

I still remember working up the nerve to walk through her door and introduce myself, I practiced in the car trying to sound confident when I really had no idea what I was doing.  All I knew was that she was a florist and I was looking for wedding vendors to partner up with.  Little…

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