• Lanie Quijano Garcia

Sandy Bottom Nature Park First Birthday Photos in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Happy First Birthday to little Emma!

I had the privilege of taking her first birthday milestone pictures and got some cute family photos as well!

The weather was not kind to us at first. We had to reschedule due to rain. Luckily, that evening, it cleared up enough for us to take these beautiful images. It started to sprinkle a little bit while we were at the park, as you can see if you look closely at her chalkboard, there's little raindrops. But even with the weather hurdle, these images came out beautifully, and I got lots of smiles from little Emma and her best pup, Nala.

Nala is the first pupper I've ever met named Nala, lol! I've only ever met cats named Nala, haha.

This is my favorite image of little Emma. Her beautiful red hair is just absolutely perfect, and I love the way her eyes light up! I think she was reaching for the dog treats, lol!

I loved shooting for this family. They were very sweet and were open for anything I had in mind.

We took their photos at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, Virginia. This bridge is one of my places to shoot because I'm never disappointed with the results!

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Lanie Garcia is a Hampton Roads based Photographer Specializing in Fine Art Weddings.

She happily serves those living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Chesapeake and beyond by delivering timeless, heartfelt imagery for passionate people who cherish life’s most beautiful and genuine moments.

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With all my heart, thank you for taking the time out of your day to be here and explore my work and my craft. I am so grateful for my clients who have given me the privilege of stepping into their lives to capture the belly laughs, the sweet embraces and quiet moments. It would be an honor to do the same for you.