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Summer Family Sessions

Summer Family Sessions Heather Hughes Photography

What a busy summer! Despite the heat, rain, and humidity, I’ve stayed busy with summer family sessions in between my weddings this year. I’ve been to Williamsburg, Newport News, Mathews, Hampton, and Yorktown—and at every place, with every family, there is something amazing and unique to celebrate! Here is just a sample of the great moments I was asked to capture:

50th Anniversary Family Session at Kingsmill Resort

This summer, I had four (yes, four!) 50th anniversary family sessions at Kingsmill Resort. I supplied some silver “50” balloons for those sessions, and I loved how those turned out! It’s nice to have something “different” to do with the decorations. Plus, one of the families built a grandkid pyramid, and that was absolutely amazing too! Some families just know how to have fun.

In addition to all the anniversary sessions, I was also able to go all the way to Mathews for a Midwest family’s trip to visit the grandparents. Those trips are golden—and it’s important to document them for the grandkids to look back on!

Summer Family Sessions

One of the things that I do for my family sessions, especially the outdoor ones, is bring a green mat with me. I can easily take it out in Photoshop when we’re done with the pictures, but that way, we don’t all have to sit in the wet grass. After all, who wants to have wet marks on your cute picture outfits? I also always bring bubbles and blocks for the younger kids to keep them entertained. After all, I know it can be hard to get those little ones to pay attention for such a long block of time!

And then, of course, I couldn’t go without mentioning the birthday session I did for twins Ava and Harper. And the cake smashing home session was totally adorable! What better way is there to spend a summer day than to watch little kids experience so much JOY?

I’m so glad that I was able to help these families capture these timeless memories so that they can look back on them forever. Thank you to all of my amazing families, and thanks also to my assistants Sara, Lazuli, and Buddy for helping with my lights in the heat and rain. You guys are amazing!

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Locations:

Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA

Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA

Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” | WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” Award 2008 - 2019 | Virginia Living Magazine's "Top Wedding Vendor" 2016- 2019 | VA Small Newspaper Photographer of the Year | Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. Blue Medallion Award