David + Sara + Scarlett | Fall Family Session | Bayville Farms Park

Have I ever told you just how much I love when I get to see my clients again for more family session ??? WELL I DO !!! My heart just leaps when I see those I have captured before. My heart leaps knowing again I get to capture another one of their stories.

On this fall day I got to see our sweet Scarlett again !!! Anyone who has seen Scarlett’s Homecoming with her Daddy knows just how AMAZING she is. Forever adventurous and full of life. During their fall session Scarlett did not let us down. Again she showed us how amazing life is and to love your family with all your heart… She made sure to share in the giggles with them and with us.

I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I did capturing them! They are truly a spirited family full of love and life. ❀

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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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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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Rachel + Kassie | Engagement Session | Shore Drive Beach

I can’t believe that September 10th is around the corner… And these two sweet souls will be standing in front of their loved ones and friends as they promise each other their love for one another.

Capturing Rachel & Kassie was the cutest thing. Kassie isn’t the biggest fan of the camera or being the center of attention. So when you pair her up with Rachel, you just watch the beauty shine through Kassie. Watching how Rachel would just say something and Kassie would just light up. Seeing how there were moments between these two that even the camera knew was true love. It was the sweetest of things to see!

There were moments that you would just catch Rachel looking at her love with a heart that was so full. Like she still couldn’t believe how lucky she was to have Kassie by her side forever.

My heart can’t wait for their special day! To be lucky enough to have been chosen to capture their story is a gift I am forever thankful for.

These two are the simplest, sweetest, and truly the most genuine couple I have captured in a long time. It’s going to be a joy to be there on their special day. ❀

Congrats Rachel & Kassie!

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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!  ❀

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