Michelle Marsh Photography: Blog http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Michelle Marsh Photography michelle.marsh@hotmail.com (Michelle Marsh Photography) Mon, 04 May 2015 17:47:00 GMT Mon, 04 May 2015 17:47:00 GMT http://michellemarshphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u187485242-o1036758179-50.jpg Michelle Marsh Photography: Blog http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog 120 80 The Talented Ash Fortis http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2015/5/the-talented-ash-fortis I met Ash a few years ago and we became fast friends.  I can honestly say she has a heart of gold and is the sweetest soul!!!!  Ash is a very talented hair stylist at G Patton Salon in Ghent.  She's known for her edgy style with bright bold color, as well as gorgeous balayages.   I can't say enough about her talent!  She's doing big things in her field and I'm lucky enough to witness her achieve her success and watch her dreams come true! Her work has been featured by many and one of her latest achievements is being published in a national magazine "New Hair Trends."   I was honored to shoot some images of her working and have them included in the magazine.  Which I will cherish forever:) 

I 've had the pleasure of shooting the Fortis family over the years so  I've included some images from Ash's maternity session to show how beautiful inside and out she is.  Take a look at her instagram @xostylistxo to see her talent for yourself!

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Cooper's Themed Cowboy Party http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/7/coopers-themed-cowboy-party My son Cooper just celebrated his 3rd birthday with a cowboy themed party.  I love party planning and coming up with fun themes, so this cowboy party was right up my alley.  I started planning his party over a month ago and I started with these fun portraits of him dressed as a cowboy.  He's learned to go with the flow and is quickly becoming my little model:) 

I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures of his cowboy party!


Cake/Cupcakes:  Tutu Cute Cakes

Cookies:  Cookies by Design

Food:  Catered by Beach Bully

Ice-Cream truck:  Mister Softee

Decorations:  Made and bought from Shindigz, Oriental Trading Company, Chasing Fireflies


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Stacey's Maternity Session| Virginia Beach Sunflower Field http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/7/staceys-maternity-session-virginia-beach-sunflower-field I've had the pleasure of photographing Stacey and Jake several times, and I can't say enough good things about this gorgeous couple.  I planned a fun gender reveal in the spring for Stacey while her husband was serving overseas.  Needless to say she was over the moon to find out she was having a sweet baby girl.

When Stacey contacted me to photograph her maternity session, I thought it only fitting to have this session close to her house.  She's a country girl, so Pungo was the perfect location.  She worked her connections and we were given permission to shoot at a local farmer's market.  We finished the session at a gorgeous sunflower field just a few miles from her house.  Talk about perfect!  It was a dream to shoot such a breathtaking location!  I hope you enjoy this fun shoot of the cutest of couples!


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Meredith's Bridal Session http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/5/merediths-bridal-session Where do I even start...I've known Meredith since she was a little thing.  I can't say enough wonderful things about her and her family!  She decided she wanted to do her bridal session on her parents property in Cape Charles.  The property is straight out of a Southern Living magazine.  It's absolutely breathtaking! I decided to load up my antique chair and props to style the shoot.  Her wedding theme was French country with blush pinks, pale greens, and mint greens.  This bridal session is one of my all time favorite sessions.  Lighting was to die for and of coarse the location was fabulous.  The hardest part of doing bridals is waiting to share these gorgeous images.  Well today is the day!  Yay!!!!  Congratulations Meredith and Chase Huffman Huffman! 

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Mentoring Session with Amanda Hedgepeth Photography http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/5/mentoring-session-with-amanda-hedgepeth-photography A few weeks ago I had the privilege of doing a mentoring session with Amanda Hedgepeth.  Everything you've heard about her is the absolute  truth!  She's the most down to earth sweetest of hearts girl! I knew right from the start that she was 100% genuine and we could be great friends.  She's made it her mission to help other aspiring photographers and not knock them down and tear them apart.  Her encouragement is a breath of fresh air! 

This dream I started in 2013 has blossomed into the start of a successful business.  When I started Michelle Marsh Photography I was also a nurse working in the Nicu at Chkd.  I worked there for 12 years and meet so many wonderful friends who I can call family.  I took care of the tiniest of babies who I've watched grow into chubby toddlers and young children.  I've spent days crying and days with a since of accomplishment.  That's one chapter of my life that I will miss! 

In June of 2013, I decided to take a break from the nicu and focus on my family and my business.  That was the hardest decision I ever made, but the best! I love being able to stay home with my two beautiful children who have my complete heart and focus on my photography.  

I like to think I add something different to the many photographers out there.  I love being creative and thinking outside the box.  I love coming up with a theme and seeing my vision come to light.  My themed mini sessions have quickly become a favorite for my clients.  My next mini to be on the lookout for is my Lemonade Mini in June. 

Here's a few of my favorite images from Amanda Hedgepeth's mentoring session.  I love taking pictures, but I'm one to cringe when I see myself in images.  So this is me being vulnerable and sharing a little piece of me:)

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Emily and Jackson's Engagement Session| Virginia Beach http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/5/emily-and-jacksons-engagement-session-virginia-beach Emily and Jackson are from Northern Virginia.  They made the trip to the beach to finalize details for their October wedding.  These two were such a joy to work with.  They've been dating for over two years and found love via the internet.  I just love a happy ending:)  They brought their furry son Watson to join in on the session.  We couldn't of picked a better day for this session.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the lighting was to die for!  I can't wait to celebrate with them as they say "I do" in October.

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Caleb's 2yr old portraits http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/4/calebs-2yr-old-portraits I absolutely adore these boys.  I first met this sweet family last year at my first ever Easter mini.  I've had the pleasure of photographing them on multiple occasions last year and this year.  That's the best part about my job, I get to meet some wonderful clients turned friends.   We couldn't of picked a better location or day for this session.  Lighting was gorgeous and the greens were vibrant!  Landon, Caleb's older brother brought his bug collection along for the shoot and found several lady bugs during the session.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful session with two handsome little men!

michelle.marsh@hotmail.com (Michelle Marsh Photography) Child Photography Family Photographer Virginia Beach Photographer http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/4/calebs-2yr-old-portraits Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:28:51 GMT
Gender Reveal http://michellemarshphotography.com/blog/2014/4/gender-reveal Stacey is pregnant with her first child and has had a rough start to this pregnancy.  She's battled the worst morning/all day sickness all while her sweet husband is deployed.  So I contacted Stacey with a plan for a gender reveal.  I thought this would be a fun way to share with Jake as well.  So I went to work on the piñata and stuffed it with the coordinating color.  "Blue or Pink"  We meet at one of my all time favorite gardens in Virginia Beach.  She brought her BFF along to document the reveal.  And she so kindly climbed the tree to hang the piñata for the reveal. The excitement on Stacey's face was priceless!!!!!  She made a care package for Jake and he facetimed her when he opened it.  It seriously brought tears to my eyes.  This little girl is so lucky to have the best parents.  I hope you enjoy this first of many blog posts!

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