Christene Schaaf, Photographer

About C.S. Photography, Inc.

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.

My blog is filled with the inner workings of my photography passion. I will be featuring sneak peeks, tutorial tidbits, Life Art Décor suggestions, product offerings, client gallery designs and inspiration.

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Archive: ‘Families’

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 A | Chesapeake Newborn Photographer

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Our crazy Hampton Roads weather had better plans for this newborn session when the skies became black and started raining buckets shortly after we started, making it impossible to shoot natural light indoors. We ended up rescheduling and venturing outdoors for part 2 of this session and I’m so glad we did. I adore outdoor newborn sessions. Check out the nursery though. Dad handmade the tree bookshelf which I am absolutely in love with!

A Beach Vacation | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

They were here for just a short stay. I had such a wonderful time with them on them on the beach though. It was one of our crazy weather days where every forecast is calling for rain and then it clears at the last minute. We had the most amazing overcast light for their session.

For Daddy | Virginia Beach Family and Children Photographer

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

These were a Father’s Day gift for a deployed daddy. What a special gift for him. And this momma will be very happy to have him back home soon. <3

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. :)

Belly and a Board | Virginia Beach Maternity Photography

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

This was one of those comical sessions…momma with twins, swarming jellyfish and a surf board that wouldn’t float for us. :) I miss them already. Navy wives get used to goodbyes all too often.

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.

{Jump} | Virginia Beach Family and Child Photographer

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

This was a vision that started as something else. Inspired by a color palette and an idea for a headboard that I handmade. I adore where this inspiration led me and what this shoot transformed into.

1st Place Honor | Virginia Beach Children and Family Photographer

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This past week I received the news that one of my images won 1st place in the Family category of the January 2012 NAPCP International Image Competition!

I am so thrilled and honored that this image was chosen. It’s one of my all time favorites of a family that I adore. You have probably seen it before. It’s one of the main images on my website and blog. But I’ve never actually featured the session yet. So, I thought I would share a few more.


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