Oh this sweet sweet family! Luke and I have known the Shaws for years through Young Life and always love the time we get to spend with them. Josh and Terresa are so much fun to be around. They love each other so well and they are always laughing together. Their marriage is such a testament to their love for Jesus, and they have raised some amazing kiddos! These little ones have some big, awesome personalities and are such a joy to be around. Terresa is one of the only moms I know that can successfully bribe their kids with HEALTHY snacks! And she makes it look so easy! When I have the opportunity to photograph families with lots of little ones, I love to capture all the "cute chaos" that is bound to happen. It's no fun to force kids to just look at the camera and smile...that's not who they are! I want to capture their true personalities and their imagination in action. I just love candid pictures of families...that is real life, and it is so much sweeter than pictures of unhappy babies posing for the strange lady with a camera ;) I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from the Shaw family's portrait session this past fall in Virginia Beach! They are one beautiful family! 


Love some quality Mommy and Daughter time...even if we had to pull some sand spurs off our pants afterwards! 

A family that jumps together is my kind of family!

Look at those ups! 

Could they be any cuter?!

Charlie is ALWAYS smiling! That is one happy baby.

This girl loves her Daddy. It was hard to choose my favorites from this series! 

Oh how I miss golden hour in the fall! 

The Shaw kids are so well behaved (especially thanks to the best second shooter, husband, AND babysitter around) that we were able to steal away and get some romantic shots of Josh and Terresa!

They are such a gorgeous couple! I love how much they laugh together!

Ah! This light! Also, Terresa is a very talented girl can POSE! 

We finished our session by taking a few Christmas-y shots....with a red wagon of course!

Thank you, Shaw family, for allowing us to capture memories of your sweet family!