well hello blue eyes… May 12, 2011   

So sweet.  Here are a few from a recent mini session:

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  little man in a suit May 11, 2011   

Yes, I got to works with this scrumptious little man in his adorable little suit!  He was so, so lovable.  Matter of fact, for most of the shoot he wanted to cuddle with me!  Kids usually like me, but this was a first!

As you can probably see, we started out at the beautiful Clifton Inn

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Such a beautiful family.

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A couple of pretty shots with his gorgeous mama…

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And, some fun with daddy…

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Love this sweet, intimate shot…

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It just doesn’t get any cuter than this.

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Or this…

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Another shot I love.  Love the trees.  Love the light.  Love the family.  Just perfect!

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Then we headed downtown for some gelato.  Thank you Splendoras!

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I’m not even going to tell you the sound I had to make in the middle of downtown to get that expression–but it was worth it!  Btw, loving mom’s shoe’s…FABULOUS!!

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I think he had a fun time!

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Thanks to this wonderful family for a great shoot!  I will really miss you all and am so glad you chose me while you lived in Charlottesville to capture your special memories!  I wish you only the best! xo andrea

  slobber session: dino, sam and hudson! May 9, 2011   

Had so much fun with these pups and their parents!  They kept me busy, and I like it that way!  We got so many fun shots.  Take a look:

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I wanted to get a special shot of each dog with their parents.  Love how sweet and special each of these are:

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And, yes, we did manage to get a few shots with everyone in it!

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LOVE this!  They are all sooo beautiful!

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Such a pretty, special shot.

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I love this too!  This one would be so cool as a nice big print.

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I had so much fun with you all!  Your pooches are absolutely adorable and so much fun!  Thanks for a great shoot!  xx andrea

  april showers… May 2, 2011   

Brought some pretty May flowers!  And we were lucky enough to find some pretty ones for this shoot!  Thank you UVA gardens and all this April rain for giving us pretty May flowers!  Isn’t she a beauty!  Love the orange, green and purple in this shot!

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And her delicious little brother.  How sweet is he?!

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More beautiful flowers.

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And more of this handsome little man…

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Beautiful mommy got some cuddles.

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And Daddy’s girl…

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Such a sweet, beautiful family!

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Awwww.  Every parent loves to see their children getting along and enjoying one another.  So sweet.

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Fabulous blue eyes!  The colors were just fantastic–the subjects too!

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I love this shot!

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And, alas, I let them escape!  I think the kids were thinking I would keep them there forever shooting photo after photo.  At one point, during a game of “Simon Says”, the adorable 3 yo boy said–Simon says “STOP TAKING PICTURES!”  Ha ha!

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Thanks guys for a fun shoot!  I hope you enjoyed your ice cream–you earned it!

  pretty May 1, 2011   

Got to work with this little peach recently.  She was full of life and energy–and absolutely adorable! Just love this first shot!http://www.andreashirey.com/blog/wp-content/images/whi_blog1.jpg

The Easter bunny brought her this little bike–and she LOVED it!

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Kisses for daddy.

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And, snuggles with mommy.

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Love this fun shot!

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We also shot at the Clifton Inn for a few.  Thank you Clifton for letting us borrow your beautiful flowers and landscape.  Absolutely stunning!

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A session favorite:

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And this too!  Love the softness and simplicity of this pic.

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And another fave.  This was literally one of the last shots we took–it always seems to happen that way.  I am thrilled to captured this!

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Thanks to this wonderful family for, once again, asking me to capture their love and memories!  I love seeing your little one grow!

xx andrea