Sweethaven Lavender Picnic Photo Session

Bre’s Birthday Picnic

I can’t believe I’m just now blogging this unforgettable Sweethaven Lavender Picnic photo session! Bre wanted to celebrate her 32nd birthday in a special way after surviving a challenging 2020 (I think we all need to celebrate that!) She went all out! When you combine lavender, best friends, and amazing charcuterie, I’m in!


She hired Sparrow + Elm to style an incredible picnic in the lavender field, and I’ve never seen anything like it outside of a magazine! Melissa worked SO hard in the insane heat to put together this stunning spread! The candles may have melted, but so did our hearts (ha so cheesy! Brie maybe?)

This was my first friends photo session, and I loved it so much! Everyone was so fun and carefree! I love how all the outfits came together, and were absolutely perfect for the setting.  Bre used my Style & Select membership to help everyone coordinate. It’s such a neat service to help you visualize how all pieces will look together! She ended up with the perfect balance of color, texture and pattern! The hats, baskets and flower crowns were the perfect accessories to complete the looks!

Y’all, it was SO HOT! We were all sweating, but somehow Bre still looks like a goddess!


Bre, I’m so honored to have been able to help you document your amazing friendships, and a much needed birthday celebration after such a hard year! I hope these photos always bring you joy, and help you get through the hard times!

September 17, 2021

Cake Smash, Lifestyle, Milestone

Chesapeake Maternity Photographer

Kelly + Hazel

It was such a treat to have this stunning mama in the studio a few weeks ago! Kelly is my neighbor, and also the amazing hair + makeup artist who is responsible for making so many of my clients extra gorgeous for their photos! We snuck in her Chesapeake maternity session just in time, since baby boy made his entrance early!

I was so excited to have the perfect model for several of my new Client Closet additions! This gorgeous blue floral is a favorite, and its so flattering with a belly or not! After I posted this photo on IG so many people wanted to buy it for themselves! It’s that good, and I have 2 other similar options in other sizes! This one is from Red Dress + I waited for months for it to come back in stock!

I’m also completely smitten with this blush beauty from Fillyboo! It was a total splurge + I’m obsessed! It’s so dreamy on Kelly’s beautiful belly! The lace details + buttons are totally swoon worthy.

I love that we were able to include sweet Hazel in her last days as the baby! She was so precious in her Zara dress, and wasn’t giving up that cupcake for anything! Those little details are my favorite. I know she will be the sweetest big sister!

 

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 shown are included in my Client Closet + available for client use.

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 25, 2021

Lifestyle, Maternity, Motherhood

East Beach Photo Session | Norfolk, VA

Tom + Angela

I met Tom + Angela through some mutual friends, and I was thrilled when Angela won my Instagram giveaway last fall! We had the most fun planning this East Beach photo session, and it was so fun to use my new beach cruiser! I love when the vision in my head comes to life! The dreamy light, the cheerful pattern on her dress, the beach grasses, and their sweet connection give me all the heart eyes! 

Their love + inner joy radiates in these images. What you can’t tell is that this couple had just received some really hard news. Instead of postponing, Angela wanted to go ahead with our session as a way to cope + bring joy.  Honestly, that is the driving force behind what I do.  I started this business in the middle of the darkest time of my life, because I needed to find the light. It’s the foundation for the type of images I strive to create- joyful, light, bright, connected.

It’s not just about pretty photos. It’s a glimpse of blessings even in heartache + disappointment. It’s a reminder that there can be beauty + joy in the midst of pain. 

Tom + Angela, thank you for trusting me to preserve these beautiful moments with our East Beach photo session. Your beautiful spirits shine through!

 

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 18, 2021

Couples, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Virginia Beach Elopement | Pleasure House Point

Marissa + Sean

When Marissa reached out over Instagram about her upcoming elopement, I was SO thrilled! While I love photographing kids + families, working with couples is a whole different kind of fun! Marissa + Sean are both in the Navy. Living on opposite coasts plus the pandemic made getting married challenging. Thankfully, it worked out for Marissa to make a quick trip over Christmas for their Virginia Beach elopement!

We met at Pleasure House Point one sunny but very cold afternoon the day after their court house wedding. They were so adorable, and you could just tell how happy they were to be married!

This series is one of my favorites. There was an inside joke happening + both of them couldn’t keep it together! Those are my favorite, most authentic moments. 

I loved Marissa + Sean’s Virginia Beach elopement so much! Getting to work with such a beautiful, in love couple was so much fun! Marissa + Sean, thank you so much for trusting me with your beautiful memories as newlyweds!

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 15, 2021

Couples, Elopement, Lifestyle

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

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 Senior Session | Freemason District

Katelyn’s Senior Portraits

When Katelyn’s mom reached out about documenting Katelyn’s Senior Session, I was SO excited! Katelyn is our neighbor + my girls’ favorite babysitter! She is just the sweetest, most down to earth + creative person, and we love her!  She even repurposed this dress from a men’s shirt! 

Jessica Jeremiah photography norfolk senior photographer

 

Can’t you just see her bubbly, joyful personality coming through in her senior portraits? I love that they reflect who she is so well.  We choose Freemason District because of the variety it offers with lots of character! 

This white wall, Katelyn’s creamy skin tone + the dusty blue dress are so pretty! I wish I had looked so effortlessly put together in my senior photos! 

Jessica Jeremiah Photographer | Norfolk, VA Senior Photographer

This gorgeous Free People blue dress is a favorite from my Client Closet. It was perfect for her! 

I think this is one of my most favorite portraits I’ve ever taken! This dress was just made for twirling. Adding movement is the easiest way to look more natural in front of the camera!

I love that Katelyn chose outfits that really reflected her unique sense of style for her senior portrait session. Having 3-4 outfit changes really help bring variety in a portrait gallery! 

I honestly had the most fun photographing Katelyn’s senior portraits. She was relaxed, joyful, and a total natural in front of the camera! 

 

Jessica Jeremiah Photography specializes in senior, 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 fill out a form here.

March 2, 2021

Lifestyle, Senior

Sweethaven Lavender Farm | Williamsburg Photographer

 sweet haven lavender farm williamsburg photographer      

When we moved back to Hampton Roads last summer, I was so excited to discover all the fun places that popped up while we were away! Sweethaven Lavender Farm was at the top of my list, and when I saw they were hosting a lavender festival, I bought tickets for both weekends!
williamsburg virginia photographer sweethaven lavender farm
Unfortunately, the pandemic had other ideas. I’m so glad we were still able to make an appointment to pick our own lavender bouquets + enjoy the farm!

williamsburg virginia photographer sweethaven lavender farm jessica jeremiah photography
It’s about an hour away for us, but so worth the drive. The rows of lavender + beautiful farmhouse shop made my France loving heart so happy. I’m so excited to return next month when another variety of lavender + a field of wildflowers are blooming!
williamsburg virginia photographer sweethaven lavender farm jessica jeremiah photography
I highly recommend cooling off after picking your bouquet with the lavender lemonade. It’s as refreshing as it is beautiful! I also took home some of the lavender hand frosting + it’s heavenly!
williamsburg virginia photographer sweethaven lavender farm jessica jeremiah photographer

Both my girls loved our time at Sweethaven Lavender Farm. It’s always interested to see how their age + personality differences manifest in new situations. While Adelyn very carefully snipped each sprig of lavender for her bouquet, Everly explored + ran until she was a sweaty mess. Adelyn slowly savored her lemonade, and Everly didn’t move until she had slurped every drop.

williamsburg photographer lavender basketOur paper wrapped bouquets are displayed in each of our bedrooms, and we plan to dry them so we can enjoy a beautiful lasting souvenir! 

williamsburg photographer jessica jeremiah photographer lavender bouquet

Check out their website to sign up to pick your own lavender bouquet! It really is the perfect escape during these weird times! Also, my head is filled with ideas for a dreamy portrait session here…who’s in?

 

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 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 29, 2020

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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

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