Princess’ in the Woods

As a documentary photographer, I prefer to shoot my clients in familiar settings-primarily their home. However, a location that is near and dear to their heart is great too. On family land, chasing their dogs among open fields, cows, a creek, and mountains. Playing in the tree house in the middle of the woods that the family used for hunting trips and games of hide and seek.

 

 

The Broadhead Family| Hart’s Desire Documentary Photographer

This family. Oh my goodness this family. I always look forward to their sessions and this past fall was nothing short of amazing. They live in the most beautiful place in the county; among mountains, streams, and the most gorgeous fall color you ever laid eyes on.  Enjoy!

 

 

Brightwell| Hart’s Desire Family Documentary Photographer

Oh how I love this little family. I’ve documented baby B’s parents engagement and then wedding. Watching and documenting their family grow from 2 to now 3 has been such a blessing. THIS is why I’m only offering in-home documentary photography for families in 2016. Documenting your REAL life, real connections, real emotions. Because REAL IS BEAUTIFUL.  You feel most comfortable in your own home so it feels only natural to document you where are you most comfortable.

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Wood Wedding| Hart’s Desire Wedding Photography

Nothing beats a fall wedding in Virginia.

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Location: Flint Hill Public House in Flint Hill, VA.

The Ruger Family| An Intro Into Documentary Photography

I’ll be posting all of my recent sessions over the next few weeks in addition to a wedding and a personal trip.  First up is the Ruger Family. I love this family so much. I went to college with Lori and have been photographing their growing family for 4 years now! I just love watching the girls grow, and they love to pose for my camera!

I’ve been moving towards an in-home documentary approach to my family sessions this year. If you’ve ever had a session with me, you know I’m very laid back in my approach with little to no posing during a session. In these documentary sessions, there is NO posing. Just me, in your home, documenting your family during this season of life. Not every image is technically ‘perfect’ but every image is perfectly you. Real. Genuine. Beautiful. Life isn’t always pretty. Sometimes is chaotic, and messy; with toys everywhere, laundry piled up, or dishes in the sink. But that’s life. That’s real. And I want to tell your family story. I want to capture your real; because real is beautiful.

Hannah| Hart’s Desire Children Photographer

 

Another year has gone by and she keeps getting more grown up and more beautiful.

 

 

I stopped by her house so she could show me her rabbit and new puppy.

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We walked next door to her Grammie’s. How great to grow up so close to family!

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Graduation Flowers

Our little guy graduated kindergarten this past week! Man how time flies!!  We wanted to do something special for his teachers as a thank you for the last 3 years(he goes to a Montessori School and has the same teacher since he was 3 and in Pre-K). We decided to make a flower arrangement for each and instead of buying something pre-made, he wanted to cut flowers from our yard. He cut all the flowers and I helped with the arranging.

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He added lavender and lemon balm so the arrangements would smell good. I think his favorite part is rubbing the lemon balm leaves so he can smell the yummy fragrance!

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And the final arrangements. His teachers loved them!

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the square glass vases came from Dollar Tree

We included:

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Book Your Session Now!

In an attempt to keep a balance in life and to help me grow as an artist, I’ve decided to limit the number of days I am open for sessions.  I work full-time in addition to photography and enjoy MANY extra curricular activities that all helps keep the creative juices flowing and I’ve learned over the last year that the balance is key to keeping me inspired. As of right now, I don’t have a set schedule, I will be making it up as I go as my family is #1 and it has to work around them. 

My next scheduled session dates are June 6 & 7.  If you have been thinking of scheduling a session with me; I would encourage you to do it now as I’m thinking this will be it until the weather starts to cool in the fall.

I am willing to travel a bit on these dates in an effort to keep everyone’s sessions unique to their families and personalities.

These dates are open to just about everyone: families, seniors, children, couples, and I might be able to squeeze in a boudoir session as well!

Thanks to all my existing clients and to those new who have stuck with me during this transition. I do believe that this new schedule will help me to grow as an artist in new avenues that I wish to explore and will also benefit my clients in their authentic images I am able to capture for them.

*if these June dates don’t work for your and/or you are interested in booking in the fall please be sure to send me an email at hartsdesire@hotmail.com and to like my Facebook page as I will open my book up to those individuals first before I announce it on Facebook. 

 

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Chrissy| Hart’s Desire Senior Photographer

Chrissy is an upcoming Senior at Osbourn Park High. We had a great time exploring our location.

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Chrissy-enjoy this next year; it will be a year full of memories to last a life time!

Society6 shop now open!

 

About a month ago I opened up a Society6 shop to sell a few of my fine art images. It’s an awesome concept. You can find great art and have that art printed in all sorts of different ways.  Wall Art, clothing, mugs, wall tapestries, different home décor items, etc. Right now, I have a handful of images available as Wall Art. I plan on adding more images and offering a wider variety of ways to use the images in the weeks to come.  Now thru April 12th you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING! Just follow this link: http://society6.com/hartsdesirephotography/?promo=7Z89B6H7GJG4

 

Some of the images available to purchase at this time:

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Be sure to follow my Facebook page as I usually post the new additions to that page. Have a great day!!!