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.

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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. 

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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


About Jessica

Jessica is a Hampton Roads-based photographer for joyful families and mothers.