Bride Cupcake Smash – Carolina Cupcakery, VA

When Dawn from Carolina Cupcakery called and told me her idea of bride cupcake smash portraits, I could not contain my excitement!! I loved the idea of going very steam punk with this look and Dawn suggested a hot pink cupcake. It was a match made in heaven. I called up my friend Jen who I knew had the perfect look to model for what we were doing and she was on board!  Yahooo!! All that was left to do was to confirm with my awesome makeup girl Amy and we were set!! I am so pleased with the way these images came out. It feels amazing as an artist when you have a vision and you can carry it all the way through to completion.  Everyone did an amazing job with this!! Thank you Jen, Amy and Dawn from Carolina Cupcakery. If you plan on going to any local bridal shows in VA, go by the Carolina booth and check out my images there!!

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Wasn’t Jen the perfect model choice for this bride cupcake smash shoot!

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Lifestyle Newborn Photographer – Norfolk, VA

As a lifestyle newborn photographer, nothing excites me more than when past clients call to say they are expecting again.  When Lynn contacted me to let me know she was having her third child and would like some newborn photos done, I was completely ecstatic. I loved photographing her son and daughter last year. They were a delight.  When I went over her house to meet Little Daniel I was in aww. He was so precious.  I had such a wonderful time chatting with Lynn and photographing little Daniel.

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These two adored their new baby brother!

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There’s nothing sweeter than a sleeping newborn baby!

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Chic Critique Forum – Summer Cover Contest

Chic Critique Forum is holding a cover contest for their upcoming summer issue. I’ve decided to submit a favorite from my latest pin up shoot.

This image is from a recent stylized shoot for my friend Amy (and amazing makeup artist!) who was participating in a local radio stations pin up contest.

Please leave a comment below if you think my image should win!  Wish me luck!

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Pin Up Style Photo Shoot – Norfolk, VA

It’s no secret that a pin up style photo shoot is up there as one of my favorite type of sessions.  When my friend and makeup artist asked me to photograph her for a local radio stations pin up contest, I was super excited. One. I love Amy. She is a great friend and awesome collaborator. Two. I love pin up.  Enough said. Three. Any excuse to get me to go to Fatomworks and see those sweet cars, I am in.  We met early one morning before she had to go to work to get a few images for the contest. I’m so pleased to say we got more than just a few!! Amy, being a professional ballroom dancer, sure knows how to pose. She is just stunning and so much fun to work with!! Amy made it to the top 9 and now has to compete in a runway competition!! I am sure she will win, what do you think??

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Carmen Hall - Va va vrooooom!!! Hotness!

Audrey - Ah these are soo much fun!!!

Elly - LOVE! She’s stunning!

Kim Kravitz - LOVE these! And good luck on the runway show!

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Self Portraits – 34 going on 12

I recently turned 34 and wanted to share some self portraits over the last year.  34 is no different than 33 except it is a little closer to 40 and I am not quite ready to hit 40. To be completely honest, I wasn’t quite ready to hit 30.There are many things I love about each passing year, such as the aquired wisdom and caring less what others think while focusing more on the important things in life that make me happy. Those are great. I am not so happy about the little wrinkles I notice, not being able to drink more than 2 glasses of wine without a hangover, not being able to eat anything I want and still be a size 2… Things are changing, some for the better and some for the not so better. I will embrace these changes and continue to be a flow ninja.  (my term for going with the flow)

My self portraits over the last year including stylized shoots.

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Lai - You are so gorgeous Angela! If you didn’t tell me your age, I would guess 24. I’m only a year younger than you and I get all the points you said. Love this part “I acquired wisdom and caring less what others think while focusing more on the important things in life that make me happy.” These are great self portraits! I wish I have the courage to do some selfies.

Elly - Happy Birthday! I love your self portraits! I recently did one of myself and it didn’t turn out nearly as great as yours. You’ve inspired me to try again!

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