CONGRATULATIONS Krystal Trager | Rodan + Fields | The Winery at Bull Run

When you gather at a place full of ladies (and a few gentlemen) who are full of life and giggles. As they are all there ready to celebrate Krystal and her earning her Lexus from the AMAZING company Rodan + Fields.

You see this is my 2nd time shooting an event like this… And it never fails to be full of love. These ladies come together to encourage one another. Each ready to share in their stories of a company that has done so much for so many.

I can personally tell you that now I am one of those Ladies. As I have now been learning about how truly AMAZING Rodan + Fields is. And now to be there as these ladies embrace one another and celebrate Krystal and all the hard work she has placed over these months to earn her Lexus was a treasure to watch & capture.

Krystal couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place. A winery that embraces love, life, and family. This say was not only full of sunshine, wine, love, and joy… But was also full of grace. YES! GRACE!

Not one of these ladies acted as if they did it all themselves. They showed how together they work, that together they help each other reach their goals, that together they would celebrate Krystal and her family.

This may seem silly to many as they ready this. Silly how women could come together and praise & embrace each other in earning a Lexus. But it’s such truth! And an honor to be apart of.

I can’t wait till one of these ladies from this group earn their *NEW* Lexus as well !!! Because like the last time, and this time, I am sure I will see many of these beautiful faces again as they celebrate the next young lady and her accomplishments.

THANK YOU Krystal for letting me be apart of such a stunning day! You truly are loved by so many… And it showed brightly on this day for you.

Krystal is such a beauty, strong, loyal, and full of joy. An honor to be able to capture this party of her life and to be able to tell her story. ❤

CONGRATS KRYSTAL !!!

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The Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder…  | PART 1  |  Breastfeeding Awareness Month  | Shore Drive

We have heard it all, we have seen the looks of disgust, and have even been told it isn’t easy. Well the truth is… IT’S TRUE! We have heard everyone tell us their views, we get those looks every day when we are out in the world feeding our babies just as you do yours, and what’s even stranger is we KNOW IT IS NOT EASY! But we fight through! Because we know what is best for our bodies and our babies.

Today you will see just a few sneak peeks of these 3 differently unique women. And in the next few days you will see more of them, their very own story, with their own images. Each different in nationality, age, children, and thoughts.

You see breastfeeding isn’t gross, rude, wrong, or just for one kind of Mom. It is beautiful, brave, just, and we encourage all women of all ages and groups to join this adventure too.

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If you are interested in a ‘Breastfeeding’ photography session of your very own… Please message us! We would love to help you document this moment in your life. And help show the amazing power and gift you have for your baby(s) too! ❤

EMAIL | TashenaShawPhotography@yahoo.com

Tuesdays Together | The Rising Tide Society | Virginia Beach

That moment you walk in the room full of amazing ladies and think to yourself,  “This feels like home.  So blessed to be here right now.”

If you haven’t read my last post about ‘Tuesdays Together’ and what it is all about…  Please feel free to go back and check it out.

Today was one hell of a day for me.  Everything and anything was falling apart around me.  Between my son going crazy, bills piling up, my gallery NOT uploading images correctly (which I am still dealing with), a list of crazy things to get done around the house for this week, and so on down the line…  I just about gave up trying to make it to todays meeting.  But then my Husband made sure that I got there.  He made sure I had time to get ready and took care of the kids.  I don’t think I would have made it there with out him.  ❤  If I never said it before…  I am beyond THANKFUL for such an AMAZING husband!  He is such a gift and light in my life.  ❤

Our meeting was at Panera Bread today…  So of course I walked in and said hello…  And made sure to go and grab a java to sit and relax with.

As I was sitting there I realized that these Ladies weren’t just a dream…  That they all were full of so much love and were still encouraging each other like before.  That last months meet up wasn’t just some fluke.  That this really was a group of supporting ladies.  Those who choose community  over competition.  And I found myself grateful to be there again.

This week we spoke about apps and websites that can make our lives a little better.  That helped us build our business and that helped us bring more time to those we love.  We spoke of sites like 17 Hats and Smugug.  Apps like Instagram and PASS.  We spoke of ways to build our blogs better and how to use hashtags to reach those around us.

I was amazed to see how are little group last month had grown…  Tonight 19 ladies showed up.  Ladies from all sides of the business world.  Photographers, Make-Up Artist, Woman with insight to the social networking world, Ladies who help make cards and build site, and so many other sides of business you wouldn’t even think of.  All of who brought something to share, something to help each other grow.

I can’t tell you how refreshing it was to be around ladies who share the same passions in life, and who choose to use their gifts to help others grow.  IT IS TRULY WONDERFUL!

I can’t wait for our next meeting July 14th 2015 next month.  I can’t wait to see what else we talk about.  And I can’t wait to see these beautiful faces again.

BLESSED TO BE APART OF A COMMUNITY THAT IS ABOUT UNITY OVER ANYTHING ELSE!

(Here are some iPhone & screen shots from tonight.  Please don’t mind the blurriness of some.)

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