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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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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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The W Family

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My Family : Portraits

So you’ve heard the saying about the cobblers children having holes in their shoes well photographers families are usually missing family portraits.  I’m not sure why, you figure we have the equipment but sometimes we don’t have the time or the patience for our own family like we do for others ;).  Growing up we…

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Williams Family : Portraits

I love this family!  I have been honored to photograph them for the last couple years.  The last time I saw these guys was for holiday photos last year and they told me they were expecting!!!  Fast forward and here is their newest little guy, Liam!!  I spent a couple hours in their home capturing…

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