New Website Launch! | Photography by Hannah Grace

Hey, everyone! How crazy & somewhat random is this launch!? 😉

These past few months have been totally insane! In a good way. 🙂 In October, my husband & I started the process of buying a house. Talk about super stressful! We finally closed on December 2nd, after what felt like  f o r e v e r. Since then, we’ve been doing lots of work to our cute little house, moving in, & adjusting to life in our new home.

SO, with all of that home buying/fixing/moving craziness, I’ve not had much time to dedicate to building a NEW website, although I knew I desperately needed one!

Last year, I launched a new brand – one where I announced I’d be specializing in birth photography. Y’all, can you believe I did less births last year than the year before? And I did MORE weddings? When people would ask for my business card/website, it was always hard to hand that info over knowing that they’d be out of luck seeing my style unless they were pregnant or had a newborn baby.

Last year, I had the honor of photographing eight weddings, & I fell in love with it! It’s funny how the Lord changes your heart to align with His plan for your life (and business!). I decided that I didn’t want to be “locked-in” to only photographing bumps, births, & babies, although that is truly a passion of mine! You always hear “jack of all trades, master of none” & last year, I wanted to get away from that. I wanted to become a master of birth photography & stop focusing on anything else. But ya know? I really enjoy everything else, too!! Families, seniors, engagements & couples, WEDDINGS, births, maternity sessions & babies – I just love capturing life. Freezing memories – all kinds of memories – so that you can have them to hold onto forever. And I’ve decided that there’s really nothing wrong with that. 🙂

SO, with that being said – I’m rolling out my brand NEW website! One that showcases all of my favorite kinds of work, & one I’ll be excited to share with anyone interested in seeing.

To celebrate, I am offering $700 OFF of any weddings booked, $200 OFF of any births booked, $50 OFF of any portrait sessions booked, & $25 off of any mentoring sessions booked through the end of the month! If you know you’re going to want spring or fall family pictures, this is a great time to schedule those & get this discount! 🙂

I am so excited to see what the Lord does with my little photography business this year! I have met so many incredible people along this journey that I am so so thankful to know. I couldn’t dream of a better ‘job’. 🙂

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Outer Banks Trip | The Newlywed Series

Only two months until we celebrate our first wedding anniversary! This year has FLOWN by – I just love getting to walk through life with this man!

Back in May, we went on a quick trip to the Outer Banks. We were having a photo session with Amanda Hedgepeth Photography & figured we could just make a little getaway out of it!

We used Air B&B for the first time & our experience wasn’t too bad! We rented the master bedroom in an oceanfront beach house in Rodanthe. Our host was SO nice & waited up late for us to get there so that she could introduce herself. She was helpful & the room had all we would need, including a coffee pot!

The room we rented was advertised as having a deck right off of the room that you could sit & enjoy being on the oceanfront. The night we got there, our host told us that we could sleep with the glass door open (screen door shut) & listen to the waves – what a great idea! We did that, but were woken up bright & early by the painters who were there to paint the exterior of the house. Ah, bummer.

The whole ‘relax on the deck’ ended up being a wash, but our host was so apologetic & said she didn’t know the painters would be there that weekend. Apparently, they had been trying for a few weeks to get the house painted, but every time they would come, it would rain. It really wasn’t a huge deal & we were given an extra day to have the room because of the inconvenience.

While we were there, we did some shopping, went to the movies, & ate at a couple of good restaurants. I went to the Outer Banks every year growing up & I love getting to go there now with my husband. It’s peaceful, tradition, & comes with all of the best childhood memories. 🙂

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Justin & Kayla | Bayville Farms Park | Virginia Beach, VA | Engagement Session

I’m tellin’ you – Bayville Farms is the BEST! It’s my clients’ top pick this year & there is no complaining from me!!

I had such a fun time with Justin & Kayla earlier this month. Justin proposed to Kayla last Christmas when they were home visiting family. I love that he waited so that they could be there!

I’m excited to see their love grow even deeper as they get married & start their family as husband & wife. Congratulations, you two!!

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Garnett & Shea | Bayville Farms Park | Virginia Beach, VA | Couples Session

Shea has stuck by me since I started this photography dream job. I used to pick her up & she’d let me take pictures of her for as long as I wanted, at as many locations as I felt like going to. There is no doubt she played a key role in my growth as a photographer!

When Shea told me she wanted to do a session with her boyfriend, Garnett, I was so excited. She is such a sweet & gorgeous lady who could never take a bad picture, & add in her love – I knew this would be one of my favorite sessions to date.

Once again, Bayville Farms offered the perfect scenery for this couples session! Take a look! 🙂

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Family Session | Oak Grove Lake Park | Chesapeake, VA

I just loved this family session at Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake! These two boys were the sweetest & they were especially excited about seeing their duck friends next to the water! 🙂

I have quite a few favorites from this session, but my ‘number one’ has to be the second to last picture. Check it out!

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Blaine & Loryn | Oak Grove Lake Park | Chesapeake, VA |

Blaine & Loryn are positively the sweetest people I have ever met. Blaine’s mom called me a few months ago about wanting to book my birth photography package as a gift for Loryn. Y’all, I am SO glad she did!!!

From the first phone call I had with Loryn, I knew I was going to love her. When we met for her maternity session, we figured out her family & my husband’s family go way back, & Blaine used to go to church with some other friends of ours. It always amazes me how small the world really is!

I had such a great time with them at Oak Grove & I can’t wait to share their baby girl’s birth story with you SOON! For now, here are some of my favorites from their maternity session!

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Sean & Brandy | Bayville Farms Park | Virginia Beach, VA

This session with Sean & Brandy took place this past April on a chilly Saturday afternoon. Brandy is my sister-in-law’s cousin, so we’re basically family & I love photographing family!!

Bayville Farms has quickly becoming one of my favorite locations & it’s one my clients choose often. You don’t know how much I enjoy having a go-to park that I never get tired of!

Sean & Brandy have three kids, but they wanted to do a session by themselves. I love that they carved out some time to celebrate their love for each other & get all snuggled up in front of my camera. I think it’s so important to never ‘forget’ about your love. Go on dates, hold hands, flirt with your sweetheart. It’s one of my favorite things to see from couples who have been married for years!

Take a look at some of my favorites from their session!

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