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If this is your first time here, it's really nice to meet you! I will start right off let you in on a little secret. Writing terrifies me? I think I just get afraid of putting my thoughts out there for the world to read. I've read so many blogs that I get a bit intimidated. I never intended to start a blog, furthermore, I am still not sure anyone actually reads it! LOL!

That all being said, I have so much great information running through my head on a day to day basis. I figure this would be the best way to get it out to the world. Most importantly, to YOU! I guess what I want to accomplish with my blog is to provide you with information related to taking pictures, learning about your camera, composition, safety, and anything else related to photography! Hopefully, you will find the information I put up on here useful to you!

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Ever wanted to learn more about how to use your camera? I have a 1-2-1 Beginners Photography Course that can help you do just that! Find all the information about my Camera Basics Course HERE! 

Hello and welcome!  I'm Meredith Hodge, a family photographer in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  I love to show off my latest sessions, tips and tricks for photographers and photo enthusiasts alike, and try to get all of the crazy information running around in my head down on paper.  Feel free to stay and hang out a bit!  I've got so much to share with you! 

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Do you know how to calibrate your lens? Did you actually calibrating is something you should be doing with your camera often?  Calibrating your lenses is absolutely essential to your photography and is easy to do. Lenses have a number of delicate glass pieces to them.  During shipping and after a bit of use, it […]

]Top 5 Tips for Photography with Christmas Trees Christmas is nearly here!  Soon all of the decorations will be up. Christmas music will be played on every station, and the spirit of Christmas will be in the air!   Today I’ve put together my top tips for taking Christmas pictures in front of the tree. […]

Christmas picture ideas for kids

I’m Loving That Fall Glow!   There is Something So Magical About the Fall 🍂 The changes that Fall brings to the landscape is simply breathtaking. In the fall you get that ambient light that is so highly sought in quality photography.  Fall also brings overall cooler temperatures  so we can both be more comfortable […]

family, child, bokeh, photographer, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, Virginia, boy photography

Taking your photos from Great to Spectacular through Color Schemes Clients often seek advice on what to wear once they book their session.  I say, picking a color scheme is the best place to start when deciding what to wear for your family photos.  Keeping your family’s style in mind is key to choosing your […]

Are You Lost When it Comes to Picking out What to Wear for your Family Pictures? Congratulations!  You’ve found your perfect photographer, and are ready to start planning your photo session! Now you can begin to search for the perfect outfit for you and your family.  Pinterest is calling out to give you inspiration. No […]

what to wear for family portraits

As a photographer, I often have clients or other photographers ask what kind of kit do I keep in my camera bag.  I’ve finally decided to open up the bag and give you a look inside! What You Will Find In My Camera Bag There Are Usually Two Cameras I’ve owned several DSLR cameras between […]

The Canfield Family at the Chesapeake Arboretum, May 2019 I met The Canfield Family at the Chesapeake Arboretum back in May.  I’ll preface this by saying I’ve known Wei for a while.  We run in the same circles and have a lot of mutual friends.  We worked on a charity event together and we attend […]

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How the Sturgeon Family Rocked their Family Photography Session at the Chesapeake Arboretum! What a great time of year to explore the beauty of the Chesapeake Arboretum!  If you’re looking for the best place to go for your family photography session in Chesapeake, look no further!  I couldn’t get enough of those sun flares, radiant […]

Chesapeake Arboretum gazebo family photography

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

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