The Doyle Family | Fall Session | Bayville Farms Park | Virginia Beach

A beautiful fall day full of love and little giggles. The Doyle family was a treasure to capture… At every turn they showed us just how a family is full of life and adventures. With their family getting ready to welcome another bundle of joy, and their sweet little beauty full of life, you can see the amazing memories they are about to make in the months to come.

Oh how I can’t wait till their ‘Lifestyle’ session when their newest addition comes along. These little ones will surely fill more of their parents hearts and lives with such beauty.

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The Barthold Family | Fall Session | Bayville Farms Park

Oh, the joy it brings me to be able to share with you all this beautiful fall family session. Leave it to this little angel Emma to show us all her wonderful family. At each turn their was giggles and exploring to be had. After all you can’t have a one year old little girl show up to a family shoot without some exploring along the way.

I had the pleasure months before to to be able to capture Emma’s 1st Birthday party. And of course Emma on this fall day made sure to show even more of her personality with us all. Those smiles and giggles were a joy to see and capture. I can’t wait to see what this year hold for this family. Each one to beautiful, loving, and full of joy.

The perfect fall session! ❀

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Emma + James | Couples Session | Lynnhaven Fishing Pier

A sweet and simple couples session with Emma and her love James… Both full of giggles and silliness that just burst from them with each snap of the camera. I swear they were the most adorable couple ever! Each time they would look at one another you could see the love that poured from them both, for each other.

Emma was just the cutest with her blue dress, and sassy smile. And well leave it to James to make sure he had the chance to photo-bomb his love Emma. After all it wouldn’t be a real couples session if you didn’t show your real colors. And these two loves did just that!

They showed beauty, class, and silliness at every corner. And it was a joy to capture! ❀

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The Hughs Family Session | Bayville Farms Park | Falls Sessions

Oh how I love when my families return for more moments together… Each so unique and full of character. And my sweet family here made sure to bring the laughter with them… Showing us all just how amazing The Hughs family is. πŸ™‚

The whole session was full of laughter between Father and Son. Each taking their turn to make their Queen of their home laugh and smile at every turn. Whether that be tossing acorns her way, photo-bombing her images, or just by making silly faces.

I can’t help but laugh as I write about their story. I can just see that day and watch how this Queen would laugh and tease them back. A family full of love and adventure. Each showing their own side and personality. And of course in the end they were full of hugs and kisses. Knowing that they would have to make sure their Queen was safe and loved.

I know many families who joke about their uniqueness and beauty… But The Hughs family will ALWAYS stand out as one of the most lovable, sweet, and carefree session to date.

It’s families such as this one that make me enjoy capturing stories and moments I know my families will forever treasure. A blessing the Tashena Shaw Photography Family will forever be grateful for. ❀

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month | PART 4 | Teenae + Alana | Shore Drive

Today we are ending the month of August with a BANG! Another powerful Mama and her little girl show the world age is only a number.

Teenae & Alana had so much spunk it killed me! I was so overjoyed to capture this Mommy & Daughter team as they documented their very own nursing story.

This is the BLOG for all those people, Mamas, and fools who think that breastfeeding stops at one age of each child. And here Teenae teaches us that is NOT the case.

Thank you so much Teenae for your bravery and showing the world what Breastfeeding Awareness Month is truly ALL ABOUT!

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***QUESTIONS***

Name: Teenae Andrea Jacobson

Age: 30

Job: Stay At Home Mommy + Childcare Provider

How Many Children Do You Have: I have 6 kids stepdaughter age 21, stepson 14, son age 9, twin sons age 5 and daughter age 22 months

What Do You LOVE Most About Nursing: What I love most about nursing is the close relationship I have with my daughter.

I have nursed all of my children since birth. All of my boys took bottles and I pumped because I went to work after 6 weeks. But with baby girl we decided it was better if I stayed home with the kids. We were living in Burlington, IA at the time so the jobs were kinda slim anyway.

She wouldn’t take a bottle so I pumped to empty my breast from engorgement for 6 months and stored the milk in the freezer. After 6 months I stopped pumping and just let her eat as often as she was hungry. 6 months then turned into a year and a year turned into 18 months. And here we are 22 months later and we are still at it!!!

With the boys they nursed until 8 months old and weaned themselves off. I do not see Alana weaning herself off anytime soon.

What Do You HATE The Most About It: I don’t think their is anything I hate about nursing… But I do hate when people ask when will I stop nursing my daughter. Like their is suppose to be a timeline to nursing your child, UGH! So darn annoying! Whenever she is sick, tired, cranky, or uncomfortable it always soothes her. I’ve even nursed during vaccinations.

What Is Your Worst Interacting During This Breastfeeding Adventure: Nursing in public people always stare as if I am doing something wrong and unnatural. But I don’t care at all! If my daughter is hungry I’m going to feed her! This is my last child so I will be sad when this journey ends for us both. But will always treasure this experience I’ve shared with her!

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If you are interested in a β€˜Breastfeeding’ session with Tashena Shaw Photography… Β We would love to chat with you and set something up.  ❀ Β Feel free to message us to chat!  ❀

EMAIL Β | Β TashenaShawPhotography@yahoo.com

FACEBOOK PAGE Β | Β www.facebook.com/TashenaShawPhotography

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month | PART 3 | Nicole + Preslie | Shore Drive

Today we share another story… A story of Nicole and Preslie… How a Mom shows us you can push back fears and the world to be able to have the sweetest bond with your little ones, as you both venture in to the world of Breastfeeding together. Showing us fears can hold us back from what we want.

Nicole was so cute dressed up with her little Preslie… Both showing a style of their own and all the cuteness in the world during their session together.

But of course Preslie wasn’t shy to stop her nursing to look back at me like, “WHAT DO YOU WANT!?” lol. It was the funniest thing ever. She was also GREAT at showing us ‘Baby Yoga Nursing’ as she would place her little toes in her Mommies face while nursing. NOW THAT IS PRICELESS, lol.

We also made sure to ask Nicole a few questions as well… And she shared with us her fears and regrets. So to all our soon-to-be nursing Mamas this is this Blog for you! ❀
***QUESTIONS***

Name: Nicole Hart
Age: 36
How Many Children Do You Have: Two kids. 6 year old (thinks she is 16) Kylie. 9 month old Preslie.

ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?

I didn’t breastfeed with Kylie, I thought of every excuse not to. Then I looked at the benefits, the real story, lol. But she turned out just fine. No allergies. Ect. The only real part that bothers me is the bonding experience. I wish I had at least tried. ❀

With Preslie. About half way into the pregnancy I decided I would give it a go. My husband was on board for whatever I felt comfortable with doing. I thought to myself challenge accepted! I can do this! We can do this! The first two weeks were rough!! But so much fun. I laughed more than I cried. After that it’s been easy. She is a trip! I love the little smiles. The milk drunk. When your milk decides it’s coming whether you are ready or not.

I told myself, “I’ll try until 3 months, 6 months, and so on. I’m pretty sure I will make it a year.” I’m very proud of myself. My Husband was a huge help. Especially in the beginning. He had no problem helping out!

I haven’t had to many bad experiences. I plan around. But will feed her if I need to. I’m not a fan of pumping. I do it because I have to. I thought in the beginning that’s all I would do, nope! It’s annoying.

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If you are interested in a β€˜Breastfeeding’ session with Tashena Shaw Photography… Β We would love to chat with you and set something up.  ❀ Β Feel free to message us to chat!  ❀

EMAIL Β | Β TashenaShawPhotography@yahoo.com

FACEBOOK PAGE Β | Β www.facebook.com/TashenaShawPhotography

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The Byrn Family | Lynnhaven Fishing Pier | Shore Drive

The beauty of life is being able to look back and giggle at moments you will cherish forever… And during the Byrn Family session they did just that.

Leave it to Chuck to be the goofball and embrace his craziness. Thankfully he has a beauty like Sharon that is willing to just laugh and giggle though his moments of being goofy. All through their session it was full of love, life, and laughter. The perfect making for a summer session at the beach.

Sharon grew up on this beach, right by this pier. Her sweet memories are tied to this very sand and water. So to her this was the place to capture her family. To be bale to capture more memories of her loves, her life, and her children.

So of course being able to meet these 4 souls down there was a pleasure and honor to be able to do for them.

But, the even greatest part was when a man walked up on us during our session to chat. Asking Chuck and Sharon if they had just got married. And telling them how they should have fun with these photos. So when that funny man jumped at the chance to capture an image with them… Leave it to Chuck to show the goofy side we all know and adore.

This session was GREAT and PERFECT at every turn. Thank you so much to the Byrn Family for allowing me the chance to join you at your special beach for family photos. ❀

And now for this sweet and crazy family session. ❀

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