Virginia Beach Family Photographer | Maternity Session on the Beach
You know… the neatest thing about raising your family where you grew up is being in touch with your old friends as they raise their families, too.
It was about 6 years ago and Dylan and Kari were brand new surf shop owners. They had just gotten in the groove after opening their first baby, Pungo Board House. While hanging on the back porch of the surf shop, Kari mentions that they were setting up a cute little play and nap area for their future baby girl, Piper, in the back of the shop so that they could be with her all day. How cool is that? Can you see it? A sun kissed toddler, with no shirt on, barely making herself around the shop while Mommy and Daddy live out their dream of serving the local surf and skate community = so precious and so cool!
Kaiya and River were big kids at this point and Patrick and I weren’t expecting to have anymore babies, so I volunteered to give our baby crib to Kari and Dylan for the shop. Piper was born and took many sweet naps in that crib.
The funny part of that is that I ended up pregnant with Kingston, my third, just a few months later! Doht.
A handful of years later, it’s time for another! The tide of life is rising, once again, and everything is going to be different. Piper is gonna be a big sister and they will officially be a family of FOUR.
This is SUCH a special time. These are the last days of Piper being the “only” child and making a baby is a miracle in itself. It was a must that I document this time for them.
Regardless of the intention being a maternity session, Piper stole the show. She has such a free, adventurous spirit. She knows the beach, what she can do to entertain herself there and she has her own ideas. I couldn’t help but chase her around and document every little thing she wanted to do. You’ll see why. She’s FUN! Im glad I did because, after all, the next session will most likely be all about her little sister.
Enjoy the Rogers Family on this gorgeous evening…
Elizabeth Joy Creative is a Premier Virginia Beach Children’s Photographer offering boutique portrait photography to Virginia Beach, VA and select surrounding areas.
Interested in having your own custom children’s portrait session? Contact Liz at 757.918.3879 or LIZ@elizabethjoycreative.com.