Norfolk Cherry Blossom Family Session

Palmer Family

I don’t even know where to start! This Norfolk cherry blossom session is so special. I learned how to be a photographer by practicing on this family for the last 10 years! Sweet Adelynn has been my Adelyn’s best friend since they were in the womb!

Some of my favorite memories are dressing the girls up in matching Gymboree outfits + plopping them on a blanket so I could take photos. They were too little to crawl away, and looked so adorable/slightly ridiculous in their giant bow headbands! Then, we graduated to tea parties in wildflowers + cowgirl boots at the pumpkin patch. Their friendship + childhood is well documented, and I’m so grateful for those priceless memories!

Then this little blonde bundle of personality came along, and I’ve been photographing him since he was just a few weeks old!

It’s such a joy to document families as they grow over the years, and to preserve their memories and legacy.  I’m so thankful to get to do this job that is so much more than just creating pretty pictures.

Jessica + Grady are celebrating 20 years of marriage this year, and somehow I think they’ve just gotten better with time!

As a girl mom, this photo speaks to my heart. Jessica was my first mom friend when were both pregnant (how funny is it that halfway through our pregnancies, we realized we had chosen the same name for our girls!), and a decade later, is still one of my favorite people.  She has a gift for making people feel special + celebrated, and is such a good mom.

Palmer Family, I’m so grateful to that you’ve trusted me with so many of your priceless memories! It’s been such a privilege to watch your family grow over the last decade!

White dress by Show Me Your Mumu + is included in the JJP Client Closet.

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com. 

 

 

May 6, 2021

Family

Virginia Beach Cherry Blossom Session

Myers Family

Spring is my absolutely most favorite time of year as a photographer. Fall is considered busy season because everyone is scrambling for Christmas card photos, but spring blooms + colors have my heart! This Virginia Beach cherry blossom session was extra special! I loved documenting this beautiful growing family for our 4th session together!

We had originally attempted first birthday photos earlier this year, but you’ll never believe what happened! Our originally session was a perfect, unseasonably warm day in January. All the details, from the dresses, hair + makeup, and the perfect location were planned. Then, as they were pulling into the parking lot, Abigail got carsick + tossed her cookies all over her perfect dress.

Y’all. We all just stared at each other in shock trying to figure out what to do! I’ve been a photographer for 7+ years, but it was a first! Sarah took Abigail to the bathroom to clean up, and put on the only change of clothes available- a black + neon pink track suit that didn’t quite fit our vision! In the mean time, I documented the birthday girl + her daddy, and then Mama jumped in too.  You know I had to photograph the whole family together, crazy outfit + all. While it’s not an image that would end up above the mantle, it’s still a memory, and kind of works in B+W!

It was a crazy situation that no amount of planning could have prepared for, and I was so impressed with how gracefully Josh + Sarah handled it.  I know they were both worried about Abigail, and disappointed to have gone through all the effort to get ready for family photos, to not have them turn out as expected. Through it all, they had such perspective, and continued to be kind + gracious in the midst of the stress.

I share this as a reminder to myself + to my clients- sometimes things happen no matter how carefully we plan. The important thing is how we respond.  Take a breath, relax, and try to find some humor. I promise, even if your kids are crazy or your toddler throws up, we will get you beautiful photos, one way or another! I also learned a valuable lesson- bring backup outfits!

Of course, we did a reshoot when Abigail was feeling better, and I LOVE that the timing lined up with the Virginia Beach cherry blossoms! In the end, this sweet family has beautiful photos, and a memory that they will hopefully laugh about one day!

Myers Family, you know I love you! You were such troopers to make it through two photo sessions with two toddlers! I hope these images make you smile for years to come, and I am so excited to see them on your walls!

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake. All dresses provided by the JJP Client Closet.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com. 

April 27, 2021

Baby, Family, Milestone

East Beach Newborn Photo Session

Bogulski Family

I love this dreamy beach newborn session so much! This gorgeous mama gave birth during the pandemic + opted to wait a little while to document her sweet baby just to be safe. While he was passed the sleepy baby swaddle stage, I’m so glad we were able to document his babyhood! We had the most perfect beach day, and these images just make me happy!

 

Kayla changed into this stunning dress from my Client Closet half way through, and I love both her casual + dressy looks! It’s fun to see how clothing choice can totally change the feel of an image! Also, is there anything sweeter than a tiny baby in Daddy’s arms?

You can tell that Kayla + Nic adore their sweet boy + each other. They were just so joyful + loving!

Total photo overload, but I honestly couldn’t narrow it down any more! I left this photo session feeling so grateful that I get to document families’ most special moments!

Bogulski Family, I hope these moments continue to bring you joy for years to come! It was such an honor to document your sweet boy + I can’t believe how much he’s grown already!

 

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com.

March 5, 2021

Baby, Family, Lifestyle, Motherhood, Newborn

Norfolk Family Photo Session

    

Enriquez Family

We were thrilled when this sweet family moved in across the street last year! I loved their fall photo session + we had so much fun! I adore photographing in the Freemason District because it has so much character + so many fun options!

These kiddos were rockstars + had the sweetest smiles!

Everly thinks that Lucas + Olivia are just the coolest, and she talks about them constantly!

This moment with Nico + his daddy just melts my heart! 

Some of my favorite images are ones like this- real, sweet moments that are full of love!

Sarah is a former teacher/creative mama + Addie loves going over to their house to do crafts! She is such a kind + graceful mama. 

Family sessions with littles can be a bit wild, but I always sneak in a moment with just Mom + Dad! I can’t tell you how many clients have told me the last professional photo they have together was at their wedding! 

Thank you, Enriquez family, for trusting me with your sweet memories! I love your family + these images!

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com or contact me here.

March 5, 2021

Family, Lifestyle

Virginia Beach Motherhood Photo Session

Coulard Family

This multigenerational motherhood photo session is so special! I first met Nichole 7 years ago when we both moved into our sweet little neighborhood! Kennedy was an itty bitty baby in the Baby Bjorn, but it seems like just yesterday!

We had originally planned a fall family session, but in true military fashion, it didn’t quite work out with the schedule. Nichole opted for a motherhood session + include her mother-in-law, and I know that these images will be so special for years to come! If you’re wondering if you should include grandparents in family photos, the answer is YES!



We had the most gorgeous balmy fall day with my favorite dreamy light, and it was perfect to document these motherhood moments! There is just so much joy + life in these images that make my heart happy! Give me a beautiful family in a field and I’m in heaven!

I will say it again + again: Mamas, get in the photo with your kids! You deserve beautiful images with your family instead of always being behind the iPhone. Get your hair + makeup done. I’ll help you style your session + choose outfits that photograph beautifully. 

Images like these are for them as much as they are for you. I’m always surprised by how much my own kids love having our family photos displayed in our home. Adelyn often tells me how much she loves them + how special they make her feel. 

Nichole + Kennedy’s dresses are from Joyfolie, and Cici is wearing a Client Closet selection from Show Me Your Mumu. I love pairing neutrals with a pattern + complementing color. Accessories like the hat + belt finish the look so everything feels cohesive without matching being too matchy.

They will only be this little today. Tomorrow, their faces will be a little less round, all the gaps in their teeth will be filled in, and they might be too big to sit on your lap.

But today, soak in all the snuggles, twirls + magic.

Thank you, Coulard family, for trusting me with these priceless memories! I hope that these images bring you joy for years to come. I loved every moment of our time together!

Hair by: Katie Parr

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com or get in touch here.

March 3, 2021

Family, Motherhood

Norfolk Family Session | Freemason District

Johnston Family

Can you believe that Karen + I were sorority sisters at UNC Chapel Hill? It seems like just a few years ago, but it’s been just a liiiiitle longer than that! It’s been so fun to reconnect!  I love spending time together now that we have families-  it’s so wild to see how our lives have turned out!

Karen brought her adorable family up to Norfolk for fall family photos! They made the trek from North Carolina, and we loved showing them our favorite spots in Hampton Roads!

When you’re taking family photos, it’s important to have realistic expectations! Especially when toddlers are involved, the “say cheese” everyone looking at the camera images may not be perfect. I like to add  in tickles, games, and snuggles for some joy + life! Movement can do wonders to make an image feel natural!

I’ve got lots of tricks up my sleeve to engage little ones who don’t want to sit still! Ethan is a wild child + made me work for these smiles!

This beautiful girl is an old soul. She is just so precious + mature for her 4 years on earth! She’s one of my most favorite little girls to photograph!

Karen has the best style + put together the most beautiful outfits. I adore these sweet details! Outfits that coordinate but aren’t too “matchy matchy” and have some texture/pattern are perfect!

It’s so important for mom to be IN the photos sometimes! Karen’s dress is by Baltic Born, and her hair + makeup by Basil and Peach Beauty here in Chesapeake, VA! I highly recommend mamas get their hair + makeup done for their family photos. It’s the perfect time for self care + to help you look extra gorgeous in your photos!

Ethan has a rare condition called Tuberous Sclerosis. He was born with tumors on his vital organs, including his heart + brain. Karen + David are his tireless advocates. Karen organizes events as the Community Alliance Chair for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, they organize fund raisers, take him to his many specialists appointments, and make sure he’s getting the best care possible. I know having a child with a rare disease is not easy, but they are such a loving + strong family through it all. #tscstrong

I’m always sure to photograph mom + dad together! David is such a patient + loving husband/dad, and I’m so glad Karen found her perfect match! I know our college selves would be so happy to know that life turned out pretty well on the other side!

Johnston family, thank you SO much for making the drive to Virginia! It makes my heart so happy to document your beautiful family every year!

 

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com or click here.

 

March 2, 2021

Family, Lifestyle

Norfolk Beach Session

Family beach photos jessica jeremiah photograph

This beautiful Norfolk beach session is one of my all time favorites! Dreamy light + soft colors make it beautiful, but it’s extra special because I’ve known this mama for almost 10 years! I’ve been documenting her family since the little blondie was a newborn, and I photographed the littlest dude’s birth!

Norfolk Beach Session East Beach Jessica Jeremiah Photography

Tai is one of the most amazing moms I know, and she is in the midst of a challenging season. A motherhood photo session is such a special reminder of how strong + blessed she is.

Norfolk Beach Session Jessica Jeremiah Photography

Session styled using http://www.styleandselect.com

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake. 

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP newborn experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com.

September 18, 2020

Family, Motherhood

East Beach Photographer | Knapp Family Portraits

One of the biggest things I missed about Virginia when we moved was the beach! Specifically, I love beach photo sessions at East Beach! The colors, textures + movement combine to make for such joyful images.


east beach family photographer Jessica Jeremiah photographer
When I arrived at Each Beach for this sweet family’s portraits, I realized that most of my sessions here have been in the fall. The light is completely different! In the past, the sun has set behind the houses + dunes, filtering the harsh light. But in summer? FULL ON SUN! Also? So many people celebrating Father’s Day on the beach!

I arrived early, as always, to scope out the situation. I quickly realized that with the bright sun + crowds, I’d have to find somewhere else to start!

Thankfully, East Beach is just darling, with charming homes + beautiful landscape! The sun was just peeking through these established oak trees, and I love how the rich, warm tones compliment their outfits.

east beach photographer Jessica Jeremiah photography family photos at the beach

Isn’t this family just precious? I first photographed Sindy when she had her very first baby bump, and it’s so amazing to see how her family has grown. It’s so special when clients become friends.  Sindy is my favorite sourdough baking, garden growing, kombucha fermenting fellow crunchy mama.

This is our 7th session together, and I love how my photography skills have grown along with their family. I always love collaborating with Sindy on the vision for each session, and that they are drawn to images of natural, joyful connection. When you have multiple young kids, everything is just less stressful when the expectation for perfectly smiling, looking at the camera little ones is relaxed. I adore images with movement- twirling, running, hugging. Isn’t that what childhood is all about? Kids are energetic + joyful,  and everyone is happier when they aren’t forced to sit still + say cheese. 

east beach photographer Jessica Jeremiah Photography sisters

Aren’t these beautiful pastel tones just beautiful? I am so happy to be back in Virginia, near the water! The sea grasses + golden sun are my favorite!

east beach photographer Jessica Jeremiah Photography family photos on the beach

I had such a hard time narrowing down their images, because they were all just beautiful! 

 

east beach photographer Jessica Jeremiah Photography beach family photos

I am so excited that this family is getting an album, so that these beautiful images won’t just live on their hard drive! I adore creating heirloom pieces that will bring so much joy for years to come! Babies don’t keep, and these are the moments you want to remember.

east beach photographer Jessica Jeremiah Photography family on the beach

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake. 

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com.

June 26, 2020

Family

Chesapeake Family Photographer | Myers Newborn

chesapeake family photographer newborn baby with family

I was a little nervous about starting my business over when we moved back to Virginia, but our neighborhood has been such a blessing! I’ve love meeting each new family, and having so many of them become both friends + clients is so fun!

I was so excited to finally connect with Sarah + Josh – Not only do they live a few blocks down,  Josh’s parents live right next door! We randomly met at the park one day + haven’t looked back since!

Sarah has become my gardening friend, and it’s so fun to have someone to learn + celebrate with. No one else was as excited for that first tiny tomato sprout! She is the absolutely sweetest, and always popping over to drop off a new fertilizer, pea trellis, or bunny fence!

chesapeake family photographer newborn baby girl on bed

It was such a joy to photograph sweet Annalise’s newborn days. She was such a precious, sleepy baby, and made my job so easy! Isn’t it so crazy how much Annalise resembles mom, and big sister Abigail is her dad’s twin? One of my favorite things about this beautiful family is how excited + involved Josh was. So many times, dads are just taking photos to make their wives happy. But Josh? Sarah says he’s the memory keeper of the family. What a sweet, sweet thing to have a dad who cares so much about preserving these precious, fleeting moments. As a newborn photographer, it doesn’t get any better!

chesapeake family photographer baby girl with big sister

I have such a soft spot for sisters, and I can’t wait to watch these two grow up together. Abigail is just a few months younger than Everly. It’s so crazy for me to imagine her as a big sister, since there are 7 years between my girls. Sending all my patience + coffee to Sarah + Josh, and any other parents of two in diapers!

chesapeake family photographer newborn baby in moses basket

Client wardrobe provided by JJP. Session photographed in my studio.

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake. 

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP newborn experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com.

May 14, 2020

Family, Lifestyle, Milestone, Newborn

Hampton Roads Photographer | Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Boxes!

Happy May, Friends!

Have the last six+ weeks of quarantine flown for you, or are they dragging on forever? I feel like it’s a mix + every day feels different!

I am SO ready to get back to photographing my sweet clients!  With Mother’s Day coming up, I want to do something special for the mamas! I know that you’ve been doing ALL. THE. THINGS + you totally deserve something special!

I’m still brokenhearted that I wasn’t able to host my Motherhood Event, but now I’m so excited to shift gears to offer a really special Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Box! You can forward this post to your husband, and I can coordinate with him to surprise you! Shh…A Kendra Scott necklace, a JJP Gift Certificate + some other of my favorite goodies might be involved!

I’ll make it easy on Dad to give you something extra special, and easy for you to feel beautiful after weeks in yoga pants + messy bun! We can choose a date later, so no stress about that! For your session, you’ll get to shop all the stunning new dresses in my Client Closet + have the option of adding hair + make up to really be pampered! We can do a motherhood session with just you + your babes, or include Dad too! 

I’m SO excited to start photographing again, and can’t wait to get you + your sweet family in front of my camera! I’m here if you have any questions! 

hampton-roads-photographer- mothers day portraits

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, motherhood, and family sessions in Hampton Roads, VA. Jessica creates dreamy, joyful images outdoors + in her all white lifestyle studio located in Chesapeake.

I am so passionate about serving my clients + making it so easy to preserve precious memories, every step of the way. If you’d like to know more about the JJP experience, schedule a custom portrait session, or reserve your date, please visit my website or email me directly at jessica.jeremiah@gmail.com.

May 3, 2020

Family, Motherhood, Uncategorized

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