Using Your Very Own Neighborhood For A Photo Shoot  |  TIPS FOR LOCATION  |  Virginia Beach Photographer

I get asked all the time about my locations and how I pick them. I have clients who worry so much about that 'perfect' spot and afraid it just isn't good enough. Well I am here to show you with the help of my little girl just how using your very own neighborhood can make …

Choose To See The Roses… | God’s Grace For Us | Personal | Encouraging | Virginia Beach Photographer

It's Friday morning and life is crazy! I'm going to be honest here... Life can suck sometimes. Like really suck! There are days I want to scream, and sometimes I do. I'm not always the best Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, or Friend. I have my good moments and my bad. I am only human. I …

Copyright Stealing And What It Means To An Artist | Frustrated | Virginia Beach Photographer

I woke up this morning to a message on my Tashena Shaw Photography 'Like' page... Showing me links to an Instagram account. Thinking nothing of it I take a look and see my work all over this page. As I go on looking I see this lady is claiming them as her own. Images such …

Weddingwire Award | Thank You Brides! | Wedding Photographer

I will admit I have been feeling defeated and just all around low when it comes to my photography. And although I know I am doing great. I know I have AMAZING clients and brides. I know that I LOVE what I do with a passion! There are still those moments I feel I don't …

Always Remain True To Yourself… | Forgiving A Bully | Personal

I'm going to vent my thoughts here a little... So please forgive me for this, as I know we all have moments of needing help too. I am sharing this because these past few months I have been dealing with a cyber-bully.  And yes anyone can be bullied, harassed, and hurt...  Age doesn't play a …

Don’t Let The Darkness Overshadow Your Dreams. | Inspiring | Virginia Beach Photographer

I can't tell you how many times I will wake up feeling defeated and I just want to give up. I will receive back emails and messages from Brides and potential clients who don't need me. I will read things like, "Your not the right fit. Your to expensive. Your new to this. Your not …

Making Sure To Teach In The Little Moments | Personal Mommy Thoughts | God’s Time | Virginia Beach

Today was such a beautiful day!  I decided to take my daughter for a walk.  We love our walks together.  Doesn't matter where we choose to go.  We love to explore and see what is around us.  We use that time to talk about whatever is on our minds.  And today as we were walking …

Well You’re Just Not Good Enough… | Camera Gear | Photographer | Virginia Beach

You know me...  I'm honest with my life, my family, my thoughts, my past, and well my photography as well.  So after I have received my latest comment about my camera gear I wanted to scream.  I admit I receive comments all the time about my camera. - "That's a little camera.  Sure it can …

Never Say NEVER… | Shoot & Share Contest | A Small Time Photographer | Virginia Beach

That moment you are questioning whether or not your images will EVER have a chance to go up against the BEST photographers in the world... "I can do it!  It can't hurt!  No.  Wait.  I will just be laughed at.  Just forget it!" Those were just a few of the thought I had going through …

When you lose a client because of your faith… | Personal | Photography Business | Virginia Beach

Thought this might be perfect for a Sunday evening post... As photographer we all hear those stories of our 'ideal clients' and our joy for working with them.  But not many people talk about the potential clients who refuse to work with you because of some strange reason.  I mean I have had my share …