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I have known Emory since her middle school days.  She is an energetic, kind, and fun loving young woman that is going to take the world by storm!  She is a great student, a wonderful performer and has a smile that will light up any room she is in!  I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Emory…because with her drive and ambition, I think she will go far!!  We headed downtown to Norfolk’s Neon district, Slover Library and the Pagoda to do Emory’s Senior portrait session!  We had a great time and I loved that her Grandma even stopped by to bless Emory with her Granby High school class ring…she graduated from Granby, too!!  What a cool idea!  Thanks for letting me document this special time in your life!  XOXO, Emory!! 

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I loved hanging out with Marisa & Kyle!  They are such nice people and totally in love!  These two may have even been destined to be together, their whole lives.  It’s almost like a movie, where you see two people who would be great for one another…but they just keep missing meeting each other.  Kyle & Marisa actually went to the same middle school…but never spoke until college!  However, once they did meet, everything clicked and they have been together ever since!  I loved that they took me to such amazing places for our shoot, too!  We dodged the dark clouds the whole time, but never got rained on!  And the barn in Pungo and house in Munden Point, Virginia, were both so beautiful!  I can’t wait for their wedding next year!  I know it is going to be perfect!!  XOXO!

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Jay and I had the BEST time with Nicole and Eric at Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run.  Their engagement session made me want to try to learn how to golf!  Seriously!!  They were having such a blast!  I love how they look at each other and make one another laugh!  And I loved how they answered all of our golf questions!  I feel like we could go and maybe not make huge fools of ourselves! 

Nicole says that Eric pushes her to get out of her comfort zone and that is one of the things she loves most about him.  I think this is a wonderful quality in a partner.  Eric loves Nicole’s astounding and unwavering selflessness…he says she is always thinking about and doing for others!!   Together these two are just so great and I cannot wait for their November wedding!  See you two again, soon!!!  XOXO!

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I had a great time getting to know Jonah and his family at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk Virginia.  He is such a great kid!  Full of love and compassion for his Family and his faith.  He taught me a lot about the things he had been learning for his Bar Mitzvah.  And I really appreciated it!  I also had the best time at his Camp themed party at The Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach.  Antonia Christianson Events absolutely outdid themselves making sure EVERY detail was perfect for Jonah’s big day!  From the s’mores bar, the air brushed hats to the giant tree and boat…no detail was spared for this event!  Thank you for choosing us to be part of such a special time in your lives!!  

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Bar Mitzvah Venue:  Congregation Beth El

Event Venue:  The Westin Town Center

Event Planner:  Antonia Christianson Events

Lighting:  Blue Steel Lighting and Design

Florals, Design:  Botanique Events

Paper Products:  RSVP Stationary in Virginia Beach

PhotoBooth:  Boardwalk Photo Booth Company

Entertainment:  Astro Entertainment

 

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I have known Emily forever!  Back when Jay and I coached soccer, she was one of our amazing goalies!  We absolutely adore Emily and her whole Family and to be completely honest…we can’t believe all the girls are Seniors this year!  Emily is a very serious student at Kellam High School and will be attending Mary Washington in the fall.  She is brilliant, driven, hardworking and  beautiful!  I was truly honored that she asked me to shoot her Senior portraits!! I had the BEST time walking around Virginia Beach and First Landing State Park with her!  Her smile and laugh are absolutely infectious and she is up to try anything!  Also, her Mom, Grandma and family friend, Angela, brought a ton of great props and ideas to the session with them, too!  And they weren’t afraid to get wet, dirty or go out on a limb for our session, either!  Congratulations, Emily!  This is going to be a great year for you and it will go so fast!  Enjoy it and always remember that we are all proud of you and here for you if you ever need anything at all!  XOXO!   

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