Christene Schaaf, Photographer

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C.S. Photography features the unique Home.Life.Art family sessions and Bébe Firsts sessions. What is Life Art? Well...Life Art is YOU! It is the relationship that is captured between family. A moment... a portrait created by me and turned into beautiful Life Art décor that makes you smile every time you walk by it and inspires your home to greet you.

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Archive: ‘Babies’

A Summer Beach Session | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

With the weather turning cold I thought I would bring back the beach weather and share a few sessions I had yet to blog over the summer. Looking back at this family session reminds me of their zest for life. An infectious energy that the bring with them. A session where you return home and can’t stop smiling.

Twins in the Orchard | Virginia Beach Outdoor Newborn Photographer

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

An apple orchard made the perfect location for these newborn twin girls. Their daddy sadly is deployed and won’t meet them for a few more months. This concept was developed with the ladies over at the Hampton Roads Creative blog. The 8 of us had the challenge to interpret the word “Apple” into a concept shoot. I adore outdoor newborn photography and wanted to bring in the natural elements of the orchard for this shoot. You can read more about this concept and the other 7 girls over at the HRC blog! It’s pretty amazing to me how 8 photographers can come up with something completely different using the same idea. :)

Baby S | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Meet Baby S. You’ve seen his big brother and sister all over my blog as they are my boys beloved best friends. I’m so happy this little man is here. I’m getting my newborn fix with snuggles and newborn puppy grunts as often as like. I visited them in the hospital on his birth day and then we stumbled upon a magical little hidden hideaway at one of my favorite locations.

Belly and Baby | Virginia Beach Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This momma and her family is absolutely gorgeous. Big brother was the friendliest and happiest toddler I think I’ve ever worked with. Don’t be fooled by baby brother’s chubby cheeks though. This little preemie decided to surprise us and make an early entrance. :)

Baby C | Virginia Beach Newborn Photography

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

He was a little pop-eye during our time together. Always half asleep with one eye open on me.

Miss S ~ 3 Months | Norfolk Baby Photography

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I could flirt with Miss S all day. She gives you the biggest smile that lights up the room.

{Baby Bits} | Virginia Beach Newborn Photography

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Baby C was a dream baby to photograph. Not only was he the sleepiest, but (with the exception of a diaper malfunction) was accident free! Thank you to his beautiful family for allowing me to capture his first days. And if you haven’t seen them already, be sure to check out their maternity session back in January. She made a gorgeous preggo! /blog/?p=855

Baby S Sneak Peek | Virginia Beach Child Photographer

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The evolution of a laugh as told by 3 month old Miss S…

Sweet Baby Girl and a Field of Light | Virginia Beach Children’s Photographer

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I just realized that I have never shared this child portrait session with my gorgeous niece. You’ve likely seen a few of these pictures but I love stepping away from a session and returning to it with a fresh pair of eyes. Some of these I had yet to edit until now. The dress was handmade by my Mom. I have a few that she has made for me if anyone has a little girl and wants to use one for your session! I miss you baby girl!

Baby E ~ 8 Months | Virginia Beach Baby Photographer

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Remember “E” my Lil’ Rocker Bebe Firsts Ambassador? We did his 8 month session before the Christmas holidays. He has changed so much since our first session together. I love that I have been given the opportunity to watch him grow. We put a 18×36″ framed fine art print in the nursery from his newborn session and for this session we put a 20×20 metal print in their home. I wasn’t able to see the finished product before heading out on vacation but I’m told the metal print is gorgeous! Hopefully I can meet up with E’s momma soon to take a picture of it up on their wall! His 1 year session is right around the corner and I think we might venture outside for it. :D


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