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Baby Colton | Fredericksburg-Stafford Va, Custom Maternity, Newborn, Cakesmash and Family Photographer

Please meet Colton!

Colton's mommy and I met about a two years ago during one of my Mommy and Me mini sessions! At the time she had two precious little boys and we chatted and joked about possibly "trying" for that girl! Well a year ago Kelly messaged me with the great news that their family would be growing and I was ecstatic! And after months of waiting to see if they would add another bouncy baby boy or a sweet little girl I got the message saying they are going to be a BOY family for sure lol! I know Kelly wanted a little girl but I told her she could borrow my girls anytime, and I reassured her girls cost WAY more!!!

Colton's parents decided on a nautical/fishing theme and I was so excited to run with this theme! If you don't know, my husband brother and pretty much every guy in my family is an avid fisherman/outdoors man, so the props were endless! This little guy was a great sleeper also so it made my job super easy! We ended his sessions with one of my favorite setups to date! I think Mom loved it also! Please Enjoy!!

 

Baby Details!!!

Baby Details!!!

Snug as a Bug!

Snug as a Bug!

Love this group of images!

Love this group of images!

How cute is this? Hey Fishy Fishy!

How cute is this? Hey Fishy Fishy!

 

 

Im only half crazy ;)

Ok well let me explain what I mean. This past Sunday I ran a Half Marathon ( hence the running humor of Im only half crazy) which is 13.1 miles! The full marathon is 26.2 (bucket list) miles. This was my 3rd half marathon I've ran and although I didn't PR (personal Record) Im still proud of myself for going out there and giving it my all. For anyone who does any type or sport/racing event you know just how fulfilling it is to see the fans cheering and the adrenaline you get from crossing that finish line. I think thats what keeps brining me back to race. This year was very special for me though, after missing 2 races I was determined to get out there and do this race no matter what! I had the best company and fans a girl could ask for cheering on the side lines! My oldest daughter Madison has gotten to experience mommy racing before, but this was the first year I had both my girls there as well as my husband and mom and dad!! Theres actually a neat shot below that one of the race photographers captured of me racing to the finish line and my moms on the sideline holding her camera!! So being that it was the first race that my whole family would be there I decided to pull out my craft tote and make the girls some cute shirts to wear that had fun little quotes on them for mommy! 

The race wasn't the easiest one I've ran (partially due to lack of training and a Jamaican vacation two weeks prior) but I finished and thats all that counts! Sometimes in life when things are really hard and painful (like this race) you just have to keep pushing through and lean all on those people cheering you on from the sidelines! Always remember that no matter how bad of a day,week or month your going through God is always looking out and prepping you for big things! I hope this helps motivate someone and let them know to never lose faith, don't give up and keep hustling! Happy Thursday!!!

right before the race started!

right before the race started!

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Maddie and Autumn wearing their custom made shirts by their mommy! 

Maddie and Autumn wearing their custom made shirts by their mommy! 

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Thank you Race photographers for the action shots of me! 

Thank you Race photographers for the action shots of me! 

theres mom with her camera and my oldest peeking over the gate to see mommy finish!

theres mom with her camera and my oldest peeking over the gate to see mommy finish!

I finished!! WOHOO!!!!!

I finished!! WOHOO!!!!!

Thank you Marathon Foto for these images! 

Thank you Marathon Foto for these images! 

check out the size of that metal!!! Took up my entire palm!!

check out the size of that metal!!! Took up my entire palm!!

                                                      XoXo,

                                                  Stephanie T

                 

 

Jamaica! Yeh Mon!! | Fredericksburg, Va Photographer

I can't believe its already been over two weeks since we returned home from paradise! If your even considering going to Jamaica, GO!! The land was beautiful and the people were even sweeter! This trip took us about a year to plan and it was worth every bit of planning that went into it. When we got the news thats Suzanne (my husbands sister) and future husband were planning a destination wedding I got all giddy like a little kid! In my mind this meant a vacation, relaxation and kid free time!! And this was all before she asked me to capture their special day for them! So you can imagine my excitement when they asked if I would mind traveling to Jamaica to photograph their beach/ destination wedding! Of course we said yes and the planning started! We decided that since we hadn't been a true vacation just the two of us in over 9 years that this was the perfect time to splurge and go all out. The couple choose Secrets Resort located at  Monetgo Bay! Again this place was fit for a princess! I was swooning over all the details and gorgeous craftsman's ship as soon as we stepped foot onto the resort!

Our adventure started Sunday April 24th (unfortunately we had to leave on moms 60th birthday, but we threw her an amazing surprise party before we left! Blog coming on that soon) and we headed to Richmond airport to catch our 5:45am flight!! Im not normally a morning person or flight person but when you know your flying to paradise, all of a sudden you spring up out of bed no problem lol! With one layover in Charlotte NC and some minor turbulence ( we hate flying) we landed in Jamaica around 10:45am!! We flew over their island  and it was so cool to see the whole island from a planes view before we landed! I had no idea the island had such pretty and lush mountains! I got a few pictures from the plane but my window fogged up pretty bad due to the humidity there. We sat in the emergency exit seats the whole trip  (were both 6 feet tall and need the extra leg room) which allowed me to get some neat wing shots! 

After going through customs and a 30 minute bus ride we arrived at our new home for the next week! I seriously was speechless!! I could see the palm trees and the aqua water peeking through cracks in the walls and I couldn't wait to put my toes in the white sand and aqua waters! We checked into our room shortly after arriving and we officially started to unwind and relax! We were finally in paradise!!! The next few days we enjoyed the beaches the delicous food and company of a pretty awesome couple from the UK we meet. Since we were there for relaxation and "work" (if you can call a desination wedding work) we got there a few days early before the family and friends started rolling in on Wednesday afternoon. By that time we were in complete relaxation mode! We had gotten a couples massage, snorkeled every morning and spent countless hours at the infinity pools and beaches. 

Thursday was spent prepping for the big day on friday, but mostly another day of total relaxation and one or two to many pina coladas! Friday came and it was time to celebrate and capture my sister in law becoming a wife and marrying her best friend in a tropical location that only looks like it does in your dreams!! We started off at the beach getting a hour or two of sun before we headed to their 5 star spa (where we had our couples massage earlier that week) to get our hair done and have girl chat while sipping on champange! The day flew by as I captured all the details and patiently awaited the ceremony! At 4:00 it was show time! All the girls hoped onto a golf cart and we were driven down the paths of the resort where we were dropped off at the end of the gazebo path! I got some last minute shots of the stunning bride before she headed down the isle to meet her future husband! The ceremony was gorgeous and everything went down without a hitch! After the ceremony we enjoyed a family dinner back at the Italian restaurant for the evening. 

The next few days after the wedding seemed sorta like a blur! We were trying to take in every once of Gods glorious creations, but the time just seemed to fly by! Before you knew it we were saying our goodbyes to the amazing staff and friends we had made there as well as our family and friends! Ive always hated goodbyes, no matter how long or how far away some one is going. I most always cry ( I know big baby right) well you can imagine how I felt leaving this tropical oasis! Yup I cried! I didn't want to go back to reality just yet! I was enjoying the time I got to connect with my husband again as a spouse and not just another person in the house, I was enjoying my time being Stephanie Tignor not Stephanie Tignor mom, photographer,wife.... you get the picture! But we had to leave so we boarded our shuttle and headed to the airport waving goodbye and promising ourselves that we will be back if its Gods will! We Flew off the island and landed in Richmond safely around 7:00pm and headed to my moms to pick up the girls! I can't leave out one if not the biggest contributor to this trip... My mom! This trip would have never even have been possible if she didn't so graciously agree to watch our two little munchkins for 9 days! We Thank You from the bottom of our hearts Mom! I may have to do a part two of images from my big girl camera but enjoy the ones from my cell phone for now! 

and it starts!

and it starts!

Peace out VA!!!

Peace out VA!!!

one good thing about early flights! Being able to see Gods wonders as the sun rises up over the clouds

one good thing about early flights! Being able to see Gods wonders as the sun rises up over the clouds

Ever been in an Airplane traffic jam? We have!!! 

Ever been in an Airplane traffic jam? We have!!! 

were smiling but we were super scared of the flight!

were smiling but we were super scared of the flight!

Flying over the island! Were coming in for a landing! 

Flying over the island! Were coming in for a landing! 

Paradise!

Paradise!

Red stripe model maybe?? ;)

Red stripe model maybe?? ;)

This peacock would scream every morning right about 6am! it sounded like he was saying "Help me" pretty funny. 

This peacock would scream every morning right about 6am! it sounded like he was saying "Help me" pretty funny. 

A real starfish!!! 

A real starfish!!! 

and a sea urchin!

and a sea urchin!

and a crab lol!

and a crab lol!

take me back!!! 

take me back!!! 

the flowers were gorgeous! wish id taken more pictures of them!

the flowers were gorgeous! wish id taken more pictures of them!

this pool was hoping in the afternoon! We called it the party pool! 

this pool was hoping in the afternoon! We called it the party pool! 

More starfish!

More starfish!

awww were cute!!!!

awww were cute!!!!

the night life here was pretty amazing!

the night life here was pretty amazing!

they even had a little casino there named JAY VEGAS!!! I actually won $250 on a $2 slot!!!!!

they even had a little casino there named JAY VEGAS!!! I actually won $250 on a $2 slot!!!!!

girls will be girls! 

girls will be girls! 

here she comes!

here she comes!

Brother and Sister love!

Brother and Sister love!

the sunsets were AMAZING!!!

the sunsets were AMAZING!!!

Party Time!

Party Time!

checking out all the cool fish hanging around the rocks

checking out all the cool fish hanging around the rocks

took one last look before we left! :(

took one last look before we left! :(

Peace Out Jamaica! Until next time!!!!! 

Peace Out Jamaica! Until next time!!!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

We're Having Twins!! | Fredericksburg Va Photographer

Yes, Twins... double the trouble will be entering our family sometime in September. You can call them the future faces of Stephanie Tignor Photography! Having two children of my own, I was beyond thrilled to receive the excitement of revealing the genders of the twins for my brother and his wife! This gender reveal party was stunning and I was jumping for joy to find out the genders and even more excited to capture it all on camera! 

All our family and friends gathered around a gorgeously styled party that looked as if it was right out of a Pintrest board curtsy of Terri Baldacci!  She didn't miss a single detail! The time and location also help set the mood for the event! We all enjoyed each others company as we watched the sunset over the gorgeous Rappahannock River with a babbling creek in the background! Help me in congratulating these two on the reveal of a BOY and a GIRL!!!!!! Im busting at the seems with excitement to finally become and aunty!!!! Bring on all the cool Aunty shirts and sayings!!! please enjoy some of my favorite images from this very special day! 

How stunning are these flowers!!!

How stunning are these flowers!!!

The details were so Amazing!!

The details were so Amazing!!

Gold Hour!!! SO dreamy!

Gold Hour!!! SO dreamy!

What a cute way to reveal the Big Surprise!!!!! 

What a cute way to reveal the Big Surprise!!!!! 

2 Girls Group!! ( i would have been in this group) :)

2 Girls Group!! ( i would have been in this group) :)

1 Boy 1 Girl group!!!

1 Boy 1 Girl group!!!

2 Boys group!

2 Boys group!

Mommy Daddy with baby A and B 

Mommy Daddy with baby A and B