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I am so excited to capture some fun and memorable moments of you and your family!

Below are a few tips & tricks that are intended to help our session run smoothly. Please take a minute to read them carefully!

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia USA 23220-4007

The parking deck is open daily during museum hours and for special events and programs. Parking is free to VMFA members with membership card, $5 per day for nonmembers.

The parking deck can be accessed from the main museum entrance on Boulevard or from the intersection of Sheppard St and Stuart Ave. Walkways leading to the museum are available on every level (the walkway at the middle level is flat and is accessible via elevator from the upper or lower levels).


From Interstates 95 and 64
• Take exit 78, the Boulevard exit.
• Follow the Boulevard (Route 161 South) for 1½ miles.
• Turn right onto Kensington Ave (Virginia Historical Society is at that corner).
• Take first left onto Sheppard St and go straight for half a block.
• The entrance to the parking deck will be on your left.

From Downtown Expressway (I-195) and Powhite Parkway
• From the Downtown Expressway (I-195), take the Floyd-Cary exit. Follow Floyd Ave east to Belmont Ave (five blocks).
• Turn left on Belmont Ave and proceed three blocks to Stuart Ave.
• Turn right on Stuart Ave and proceed straight for one block. The entrance to the parking deck will be straight ahead.

• From the Powhite Parkway, take the Cary St exit.
• Follow Cary St east to Belmont Ave (five blocks).
• Turn left on Belmont Ave and proceed five blocks to Stuart Ave.
• Turn right on Stuart Ave and proceed straight for one block. The entrance to the parking deck will be straight ahead.

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Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to your session. This will give you time to park, brush hair, make sure faces are clean, etc…

As soon as my previous session is finished, I will come to greet you and we can begin!

My cell phone number is 804-822-2897.  I will have my phone on me all day, but cannot take calls. If you are going to be late on the day of your session, please text me as soon as you can to let me know and we can figure out if we need to reschedule or bump your time back a bit.

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Kiddos and Cooperation

We have all tried taking pictures of our kiddos and they just aren't having it! If 8 years of teaching 1st grade taught me anything, it was lots of patience. Kids like to have fun and that is exactly what I try to do during our time together. You will definitely see me making faces, being silly, and laughing, a lot! And, I hope you do, too. If they get a little too wild, THAT IS OK. It happens at almost every session I have. We will do our best to reign them back in. I can honestly say that my favorite images are those where everyone is engaged and has those big, genuine smiles! 

There are a few things you can do to help prepare your children for our session:

*Eat a snack/meal before our session and use the restroom.

*Talk about our session and the purpose of it.

*Have a small treat to give afterwards for good behavior AND talk about what they will receive for good behavior on way to our session.

Capturing those little moments

Don’t be afraid to pick up your children and toss them in the air.  Give your hubby a sweet kiss on the cheek.  Tell your kiddos how much you love them.  Have fun.  Laugh. Giggle. Joke. Embrace.  Kiss.  Snuggle.  Play.  Doing these things will allow me to capture real emotions and smiles.

The best photographs are often the ones where everyone is engaged or interacting with each other.  Understand that not every picture needs to have everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.  If you are engaged as a family and loving on each other, your eyes will be on your family members and your smile with be natural!

These are the photographs that you will cherish most because they depict your family's connection and your love!

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If you're anything like me, you will be waiting on pins and needles to see your images! I will start working on them right away and will have your completed gallery to you in 2 weeks.  You will receive an email from me that contains a link to your online gallery.  You can look through your images, share the gallery with friends & family, and download them right to your computer.

You can even order prints and canvases directly from your gallery that are printed and shipped from a professional print lab and shipped right to you! 

If you wish, I can post a sneak peek or two on Facebook/Instagram! I always love sharing some of my favorites as I am editing!

Your session fee is due on or before the day of your session. You can pay directly through my site using the prompts below, or bring cash/check to your session. Please make checks payable to Ginny O. Photography.

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