"I knew as soon as we found out we were expecting that I wanted to get some adorable newborn photos made of our new baby. I research everything at length before committing to anything and started asking around and searching the Internet for good newborn photographers in Hampton Roads. I had it narrowed down to a few based on portfolios and started contacting each photographer to ask all the availability/investment/etc. questions. I was immediately impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of Amanda, the photographer/owner of Kimberlin Gray and was ready to book with her shortly after making contact. She met with us to get a feel of our taste and expectations and on the day of the newborn shoot, nailed it with her backgrounds and props. Her ideas far exceeded anything I had in mind prior to coming in and the final shots did not disappoint.
As far as how our shoot went, I was amazed at how Amanda worked with our baby. She creates the perfect environment to keep a newborn happy and comfortable. She was so good with our baby and let her guide the session, even if that meant a long session due to frequent breaks. Our newborn session was our first outing after the baby and it ended up being a very relaxing afternoon (thanks to Amanda), which was much needed for a tired new mom and dad. Because I am a Frugal Fannie, I was hesitant at first about the cost of such a session. However, as soon as I saw the proofs, I knew we had made an excellent investment. We have enjoyed the photos so much and have been able to use pics as gifts, Christmas cards, and even wall art (something suggested by Amanda that I'm glad we did). Amanda has a unique set of talents with her artistry, patience, kindness, and experience as a mommy that have made her such a amazing newborn photographer. We will treasure these forever!" ~Megan