Dunlap Halloween 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today is the day! My favorite day of the year!

Well… lets be honest… we’ve been celebrating the entire month of October. Today is the day we have been building up to all month long. It is the last hurrah as we Trick or Treat with friends tonight. We’ve spent the month decorating the house, doing Halloween crafts, visiting multiple pumpkin patches, buying ALL of the pumpkins we can find, and dressing up any chance we could. It always goes by way too quickly and never enough time to fit in all the Halloween stuff we want to do. This year was Nixon’s year to pick our family costumes. We weren’t really sure which way he would go and for a while there it was definitely looking like Ninja Turtle or Power Ranger family. But in the end he picked Trolls and we had a blast putting together costumes. Kids loved the look of the costumes but FULL DISCLOSURE… they HATED the wigs. Can you blame them?

So tonight on Halloween Eve (actually it is already Halloween since it is 1am) as I prep this blog post I would like to fully apologize for the RIDICULOUS photoshop/composite work you are about to see!!! My kids wanted full on silly Troll portraits and that is what they are getting. Their special requests included being picked up by King Gristle and sitting in Lady Glitter Sparkles hair just like in the movie. I did the best I could and the giggles I will receive from them in the morning is well worth the hours it took me to create all these images for them.

Enjoy our Halloween portraits below! I hope you enjoy your day as much as we will!

Until next year…. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

 

 

Lauren Dunlap Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography in Hampton Roads / Coastal VA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, York County and Poquoson.

Halloween & Fall Mini Sessions | Hampton Roads VA Halloween

It’s that time of year again! The BEST time of year! Fall leaves, crisp air, football, all things pumpkins, and HALLOWEEN! Now booking mini sessions. Studio and outdoor sessions are available. Perfect time of year to update pictures of the kids, document their choice of costume this year, and/or update those family pictures! Please note studio sessions are for children only. To book a time slot please email hellolaurendunlap@gmail.com. Include the following in your email. I will try to keep time slot availability updated. Booking on first come first serve.

NAME

CHILD NAME/AGE

SESSION TYPE / DATE

FIRST TIME SLOT REQUEST

SECOND TIME SLOT REQUEST

 

1) FAMILY MINI SESSIONS – NORFOLK NEON DISTRICT (URBAN SETTING). SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH. $250

Urban setting family session. Think buildings, brick, warehouses, concrete, graffiti. 20-30 minute session. All digital images. Print release included.

SUNDAY 9/17               SUNDAY 9/24

5:45PM                          5:45PM

6:15PM                          6:15PM

 

2) HALLOWEEN / FALL HARVEST MINI SESSIONS (*studio) – SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH.  $150

Must be in Halloween costume and/or fall harvest attire. 2-3 backdrops will be available. I will have one that is more geared towards spooky (not scary for children) and another one geared more towards fall harvest/pumpkins. ***Images below are from previous years and do NOT reflect this years backdrops. 20 minute session. 10 digital images. Print release included.

9AM

9:20AM

9:40AM

10AM

10:20AM

10:40AM

11AM

11:20AM

11:40AM

12NOON

1PM

1:20PM

1:40PM

2PM

 

3) PUMPKIN PATCH MINI SESSIONS – FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH, SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH, SUNDAY OCTOBER 22ND. $200

Local pumpkin patches to be determined. (On the Peninsula.) Just kids or entire family are welcome. Fall attire required. 20 minute session. 10 digital images. Print release included.

10/6                     10/8                    10/22

5PM                     5PM                    5PM

5:20PM               520PM               520PM

5:40PM               540PM               540PM

6PM                    6PM

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Dunlap Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography in Hampton Roads / Coastal VA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, York County and Poquoson.

 

 

Bennett Cameron | Dance Photography

Recital Weekend has come and gone and once again it was AMAZING! Bennett had the time of her life and is ready to do it all over again. She found out what next years production will be and has already discussed characters, casting, and songs that would fit the production for next year…. NEXT YEAR people!!!! Yes she may be a little excited. 😉 It is hard for me to find words to describe a recital weekend. I feel like I am still learning how to be a Dance Mom even though we’ve been doing this for five years now. Recital week can be described as chaotic, nuts, all consuming, exciting, stressful, and exhausting. And those are all my emotions. Bennett would probably use words such as AMAZING and the BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR! It is all worth it to see how happy she is to dance and be up on that stage. A huge huge shoutout to all her teachers at DanceWorks for believing in her and helping her grow this year. This year was a lot of firsts for her. She was cast in her first production of The Nutcracker, put on by The Richmond Ballet. She traveled with her studios dance company to her first dance convention and learned all about a weekend full of non stop dance training. She also loved every second of watching the girls compete. She loved it so much that she auditioned for company a few weeks later and was offered a spot. She spent the second half of the season training with company and competed with the team at her second convention weekend. Each year her costume number grows and she was so so excited to be in so many recital dances. As a mom I love watching her do something that she loves to do. But more importantly, I have loved watching all her hard work, dedication, sacrifices, and heart towards something that means so much to her. I know as her mother I am suppose to be teaching her about life, but most days I feel like she is teaching me. So proud of her.

Most of you know Bennett requests a dance session every year of all her costumes. We captured all but her opening number costume this year… (because after two and a half hours I called it quits when she wanted to keep shooting HAHA!!!) Check out some of my favorites below. 

 

 

 

Lauren Dunlap Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography in Hampton Roads / Coastal VA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, York County and Poquoson.

Lauren Dunlap Photography | Newborn Sweetness

Happy Friday to everyone. Ending the week with some newborn sweetness to share from a few months back. Not only was this baby girl so good to me but I had a great time working with the entire family. It is always great to be at work but feel like you are just hanging out getting to know someone. Mom and Dad were super sweet and big brother was totally awesome hanging out in the studio while he waited for his turn to hold his baby sister. Check out some of the sweetness captured from this session below…

And because it is Memorial Day Weekend coming up… I will leave you with this capture requested by Mommy and Daddy to match big brothers newborn picture they have of him. <3

 

 

Lauren Dunlap Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography in Hampton Roads / Coastal VA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, York County and Poquoson.

Mermaid Cake Smash | Lauren Dunlap Photography

Mermaid Cake Smash Cuteness on this Monday morning. You know I love my newborn snuggles but first birthday cake smashes are SO. MUCH. FUN. Seriously… what is better than an adorable little one and frosting??? Nothing… the answer is nothing is cuter!!! Add super fun colors and a beautiful mermaid and I’m in love. Check out birthday girl Lorelei and her mermaid smash.

 

 

 

Lauren Dunlap Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography in Hampton Roads / Coastal VA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, York County and Poquoson.

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