Monday, November 23, 2009

A Bundle of Sweetness- Richmond, Va. Newborn Photographer

I really enjoyed meeting the "S" Family Sunday morning. I was so excited to meet their new addition, baby "E". Not only was he adorable, but he was so incredibly sweet. I loved the way he watched his mom and dad and followed their voices. Here's your sneak peek guys, the rest are soon to follow.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sweet Family of Five- Midlothian, Va. Family Photographer

I had so much fun working with the "F" Family on Saturday. Not only were the kids adorable, but they were so full of personality! We had a great time together and got lots of great shots! Here are a few. Your gallery will be ready soon!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Fun Family Pictures- Firefly Photography, Midlothian, Va. Family Photographer

I had a blast working with the "G" family on Sunday morning. Not only are the kids adorable, they are my nieces and nephew! Here's a sneak peek guys. Your gallery will be coming soon.

Aren't they a great looking family?

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Can you say crazy hair?!? :)

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Happy 12th Anniversary guys!

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Pre-Purchase Print Credit Sale

For a limited time, I am offering a sale for anyone who would like to pre-purchase a print credit. For $75 you can purchase a $100 print credit good towards present and future galleries (print credit will be good for one year from purchase date). Please send paypal payment to Smileysamiam@hotmail.com with a message that you are taking part in the pre-purchase print credit sale. Feel free to contact me with any questions at Samantha@fireflyphotographyva.com.

I will limit this sale to the first five people to respond.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two Cutie Pies- Firefly Photography Richmond, Va. Family Photographer

I so enjoy working with these little girls. They are so cute and full of smiles! Baby "A" is crawling now and wasn't in one place for more then a few seconds. We found ways to slow her down though (we basically stuck her in baskets!) Here's your sneak peek mom and dad, your gallery will be up soon.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

3 Weeks Later...

I had the pleasure of doing a birth session with sweet baby "A" and now here she is 3 weeks later for her newborn session. What a beautiful and sweet little girl! I enjoyed working with her and her mom and I especially enjoyed the parting "gift" she left me (who doesn't love a little spit up every now and then? lol) Here is your sneak peek, mom and dad. Congrats on your little one!!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

ONE DAY SALE- EXTENDED THRU 10/24 (midnight)

I've extended the sale thru midnight tonight (10/24) just to give everyone time to get in. Your payment MUST be received before midnight to participate in this deal.

I am running a special sale for today only. This is good on future sessions only, and must be used within 3 months. Payment must be received tonight before midnight (please paypal me at: Smileysamiam@hotmail.com and then e-mail me at Samantha@fireflyphotographyva.com). Here is what you get:

$125
- Customized session* at your choice of locations (up to 5 people)
- $75 print credit to use on print products of your choice
- Custom 3x3 accordian brag book with photos from your session
- 1 free 5x7
- 2 free wallets
- Disc of low-resolution watermarked images to share online (not for printing)

*does not apply to birth sessions

You will receive a gift certificate in the mail with the details of your session. You may keep it for yourself of give it as a gift. If not used within 3 months, your purchase will turn into a print credit that will be valid for 1 year (from date of original purchase). Please e-mail or call me (804-537-0123) with any questions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Welcome Little One

I had the privilege of being at the hospital when little Miss "A" was born. Even though we couldn't get any pictures during Mommy's labor, we got some beautiful shots afterwards. Congrats Mom and Dad and thank you for letting me share with you in your special day!

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If you, or anyone you know, is interested in birth photography please contact me to find out about my limited time promotion!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

To Remember Those We've Lost

Today is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day. I have personally known several friends and family members who have experienced the loss of their precious child. My heart still aches for them. In honor of this special day I would like to offer a waived session fee ($75) and a free 8x10 for the next 24 hours to anyone who leaves a comment on this post saying how pregnancy/infant loss has touched their life. Please also e-mail me at Samantha@fireflyphotographyva.com to set-up your session.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bundle of Sweetness- Glen Allen Va. Newborn Photographer

Little Mr. M was just a bundle of sweetness. At nine weeks old, I warned mom that we may not be able to get a lot of the cute "newborn" shots that she was wanting. That's not to say that we wouldn't try, but it would be hard to pull off. Well, I am so glad we tried. M was so cooperative that we got every shot we wanted and then some. He was smiley and curious for part of the session and then sleepy and bendy for the rest of it. What a dream! Mom and Dad, here is your sneak peek. Enjoy!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Every Parents Worst Nightmare


I had to take a minute tonight to post a heartbreaking story. A designer/photographer friend of mine lost her dear little boy yesterday. Nate was 4 years old and contracted H1N1 which turned into pneumonia. I have worked with Tracy several times on my marketing materials and so has my husband. She has had a terribly difficult year and now is facing the unimaginable, burying her child. The family is struggling with the medical and funeral expenses and would appreciate any help that can be given. Please, if you can give anything, or even just share this information with everyone you know, then we can help her and her family with what they need. The last thing on their mind should be how they will afford to give their son a proper funeral. A memorial fund has been set up in his name.

Donations can be made at any First Bank Branch or can be mailed to: The Nathen Stone Memorial Fund c/o First Bank P.O. Box 1047 Crossville, TN 38557.

You may donate directly to Tracy at sugarlimedesigns@live.com

Another way to donate is by visiting Designs By Jenn and purchase some of her FANTASTIC products. She is offering 100% of all sales to go toward helping pay for his funeral expenses and medical bills. She is doing this thru Friday.

From the Newspaper:

4 year old Nathan Stone passed away this morning at ETCH after battling the H1N1 virus. His visitation and funeral will be at Hood Funeral Home in Crossville. They now have a need for help with his funeral expenses on top of the utilities that are behind. If you can help or know someone who can, please contact Cathy Largent at 931-787-9358

Hood Funeral Home
2371 Highway 127 S
Crossville, TN 38572-2803
(931) 456-4663

Here is a link to another news story:
http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=11261492

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sweet Baby "L"- Firefly Photography-Midlothian, Va. Child and Newborn Photographer

I had such a great time working with 1 week old Miss L and her family on Saturday. Little L slept the whole time and was a perfect subject! Big sister R was quite proud of the new addition and enjoyed holding and kissing her. Here is your sneak peek guys. Congrats on your beautiful new little girl! The rest of your gallery will be soon to follow.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Portraits in the Park



Firefly Photography is starting a new tradition. Portraits in the Park is an opportunity for you to get your child's fall portraits done at an affordable price. Here's how it works:

1. Choose a time slot and pay your deposit.
2. Dress your child in their favorite fall outfit.
3. Show up at the park at your chosen time.
4. Sit back and relax while I capture adorable images of your little one.
5. Within a week you will receive a link to your gallery containing 5-10 of the best images from the session.
6. Choose the prints that you want and place your order.
7. Receive your prints within 2 weeks of ordering and smile at how easy it all was :)

The leaves will be changing, the weather will be cool, and I have lots of new props! Need more details? Read below.

Portraits in the Park

Location: Rockwood Park (3401 Courthouse Rd. Richmond, VA 23236-1438)
Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

$100 ($200 value)*

Includes:
-30 minute mini session
-5-10 images to choose from
-disc of low-resolution watermarked images from gallery for sharing online
-2 set of wallets (4 in each set)
-Your choice of 4 small prints (5x7, 4x6, or wallets)

Sessions will take place every hour, on the hour, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your slot will only be held once your $100 session fee is received and your session contract and model release are signed. You will have the option to purchase additional prints but will not be required to buy anything else. Session fees are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of session and session fee will be transferred to a credit with Firefly Photography. Cancellations made within less than 24 hours before your session will not receive any refund. It is recommended that if you must cancel on short notice that you find someone else to fill your slot to avoid losing your money. If you are more than 15 minutes late you will lose your slot and your session fee. No substitutions, coupons, or discounts may be used with this promotion. Please contact me at Samantha@fireflyphotographyva.com with any questions or to book your slot. Please book soon to reserve your desired time!

*Session fee includes up to two people. You may add up to 3 more people(for a total of 5) at $10 per person, but there will not be individual shots if doing a group session.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Little Heartbreaker!

I had the pleasure of working with little "T" and his parents on Saturday. You may remember him from his newborn session back in January. He's grown quite a bit since then and boy is he a cutie! I had so much fun working with him and his family. Here's your sneak peek guys. Your gallery will be soon to follow!

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Sugar and Spice

These two really showed that little girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice"! I had a great time working with Sweet Baby "A" and Big Sister "G". Baby "A" was the cutest, sweetest little 3 month old. She gave me nothing but smiles. While Miss "A" napped, I got to play with Miss "G", who loved my dress-ups and showing me her babies. Here's your sneak peek Mom and Dad. Your gallery will be following soon!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lots to Love

This little princess was so cute! She had the most adorable pouty lips and squeezable cheeks. With my boom of newborn boys, I was so excited to finally have a little girl. She was a real pleasure. Mom and Dad, here's your sneak peek. Your gallery will be ready soon!

A gorgeous little flower!
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What a special delivery!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Public Service Announcement




It's a big pet peeve among photographers when someone says "wow, your camera takes great pictures". A camera doesn't take pictures, the person behind it does. As photographers, we invest a great deal of time, money (on education), and mental power in getting the perfect shot. Yes, we invest in good equipment to help us do our job, but a camera doesn't take a great picture any more than a good oven bakes a great cake! Now you know!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Perfect Newborn

Seriously, I keep ending up with the cutest, sweetest little newborns. Baby "T" was no exception. I couldn't get over his big eyes and all his dark hair! Here is your sneak peek mom and dad, the rest of your gallery will be ready Tuesday.

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He even fit perfectly in his mama's belly cast. So sweet!
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Sweet Squishy Perfection!!!

I had the pleasure of working with the "D" family on Friday. They waited to find out what they were having and to their surprise it was a little boy. Now they have one of each! Little "T" was a doll. He studied me and cuddled with his big sister and then went into a deep sleep. Here are a few sneek peaks. Your gallery will be ready by Thursday (I'm going out of town Friday so you get them a day early!)

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Canvas Sale!

To celebrate the fact that summer is finally here, I am offering a Summer Canvas Sale. I haven't offered this sale before and it may be a while before I do it again. The sale includes all canvas sizes (ranging from 8x10 to 24x36). Anyone booking a session* and purchasing a canvas before midnight on July 31, 2009 will receive 25% off of each canvas. Duplicate canvases (meaning the second canvas, same size and print) will be 50% off. Please call or e-mail me to book a session or get a price list.

Speaking of booking sessions, June is the last month I am waiving my session fee. I have a few sessions left before the end of the month but they are booking up fast. The only exception is newborn sessions. If you've already spoken to me about setting up a newborn session, you will still receive the waived session fee. As of July 1 I will be charging my session fee of $75 which will cover my time and talent only.

*this sale applies to new sessions and current galleries only

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2 Beautiful Princesses

I had so much fun working with "M" and "S" over the weekend. Their mommy has a special place in my heart because of helping me with my infertility :)

The girls were a little shy at first, but once they warmed up they were giving me beautiful smiles and even helping me find cool places to take their pictures. I kept telling them they looked like two beautiful princesses. Here is your sneak peek guys!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fun Family Session

I had a blast working with the "L" family. They were so much fun and so photogenic! Here's your sneak peek guys. Enjoy.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Beautiful Expecting Mama

I had the pleasure of meeting "A" on Friday evening to capture photos of her second pregnancy. Being the crunchy, natural-birth mama's that we are, we hit it off right away :)We had a blast exploring Maymont and even getting kicked out of the park at the end of the evening (sorry about that! haha). Here are a couple from her session. "A", your gallery will be soon to follow!

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The family chose not to find out the sex of the baby beforehand, so I thought a "?" would be cute!


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Looking for Newborn Girls

Once again I am seeking some fresh faces. This time I am specifically looking for newborn girls. Here are the requirements:

-must be a girl ;)
- must be 1 week old or less
-must be due within the next 6 weeks
-parents must sign a model release

Here's what you'll get:
-waived session fee ($75 value)
-free 5x7 of choice ($25 value)
- 2 free sets of wallets ($30 value)

Please contact me as soon as possible. Feel free to share with any friends who are expecting!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Family Session with the Flores Family

I had the privilege of working with the Flores family while they were visiting from California. We had a perfect overcast day (yes, to photographers, overcast is perfect!) and had a great time shooting all over Maymont. Here are some of my favorites from that day.


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ana Brandt Pure Posing Workshop

This past weekend I attended a workshop with one of my favorite newborn photographers. I've admired her work, her youtube tutorials, and stalked her blog for a while now. When I saw she was having a workshop in Maryland I knew I had to go. I went up to Boonsboro on Saturday and spent the day with Ana and a dozen or so amazing photographers. We had the opportunity to work with 2 newborns and a maternity model. I had a great time and learned so much. I shot over 100 pictures, but here's a few of my favorites:





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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
I am a photographer just outside of Richmond, Virginia specializing in custom portraiture. I focus on maternity and newborn photography, but also enjoy working with families, couples, and even pets!