Catherine Verdier   |    Hampton Roads, Virginia   |    703-615-1552    |    willowbayphotography@gmail.com

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January 31, 2018

S. and her children (British accents, gigantic violet eyes) accompanied us to the Hermitage Museum's Stickwork exhibit when it was new, a loooong time ago, and I brought my camera along to try out a new lens. I didn't intend to tell a story with the photos but what I f...

January 31, 2018

When some people think newborn session, they think of a POSED newborn session, with babies posed on beanbags with props and buckets and sweet furry backgrounds. I am a huge fan of those sessions. They make lovely prints to display. But I do feel, when I see them, like...

January 25, 2018

This is the question I am asked the most by clients. What should we wear to our session? 

For sessions featuring multiple people, I advise clients to start with a pattern. For instance, a beautiful floral dress or shirt, like in the photo below. You can then reach into...

January 23, 2018

When should my session take place? 

I find around the start of the third trimester is when mamas-to-be are feeling their best and most glow-y.  But we've taken beautiful maternity photos of women all the way up to a day or two before delivery ... all baby bellys are bea...

January 7, 2018

Around Christmas, a canvas we'd ordered from a recent family session arrived and as we hung it on our living room wall, my six-year-old daughter looked at it and proclaimed: "It's like we're in a museum!" As a mom, I was glad she enjoyed it but as a photographer, it ma...

January 4, 2018

What makes a beautiful wedding? It would be easy to say that it is a combination of lush flowers, a gorgeous cake, a really cool theme (geodes!) and a truly amazing location (in this case, the magnificent Anderson-Wright Rooms and Gardens in Portsmouth). 

But I thi...

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