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.

Lauren Dunlap Photography | Happy Easter

Happy Friday to everyone. With Easter this weekend I wanted to make sure to get these shared today. Each year, Teeny Tiny Farm brings us the sweetest bunny for our Easter Mini Sessions. This year Arielle graced us with her sweetness. Seriously could not have asked for a better bunny. Teeny Tiny Farm never disappoints but I might have to say that Arielle the bunny is definitely my favorite. I know many little kids that left the studio asking Mommy and Daddy if they could have a bunny. She loved to snuggle and her favorite place to be was in your lap. All (well… almost all) the kiddos were excited to meet and snuggle her. Check out all the cuteness we captured and I hope everyone enjoys their Easter weekend.

Happy Easter! – Lauren

Lauren Dunlap Photography | Dunlap Valentines

Happy Valentines Day from Lauren Dunlap Photography and the littles! <3

These three pushed for a Valentines session of their own so I absolutely couldn’t say no. They have the sweetest hearts and are so excited to spend the day handing out their personalized Valentines and treats to their friends and family. I’m not a huge fan of the holiday but seeing it through their eyes makes for such a great message. Thankful I have three little kids who are innocent and pure at heart and want nothing more than to put a smile on their friends faces without expecting anything in return. I hope you spend your day doing something you enjoy with the ones who mean the most to you. Happy LOVE day.

 

 

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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