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Winchester VA Photographer | Lilly, "the looking glass"

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Winchester VA Photographer | Lilly, "the looking glass"

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a dear old friend of mine. Lilly and I were best friends in middle school and we haven't seen each other in eight years! A lot can change in eight years and while our lives are different now, catching up and laughing about the past felt the same. The most beautiful thing about this experience is that now we've reconnected as friends and will definitely see each other more in the future. That's another thing about my book that I love. It has given me the opportunity to sit down with old friends, catch up, and reconnect - but also seeing how beautiful my friend's are.

While I knew Lilly when we were preteens, I got to meet a version of Lilly that I've never known - a wife and a mother. She's still the same person, but now her life revolves around the people that are so near and dear to her. I met her precious daughter, Vivian, and I can see why! The love between them was a sight to see and I'm so proud of my friend. As always, I can't wait for you to hear her story in my book that will be available in two weeks! <3  

Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. I love being someone’s everything.
— Lillian Titus

Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, lifestyle, and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia
and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Winchester VA Photographer | Sarah | "the looking glass"

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Winchester VA Photographer | Sarah | "the looking glass"

Sarah has a beautiful soul. Primarily, I have known her as an artist over the years. She's the first person that I've met that loves fashion photography as much as I do, but also hates the industry. We both agree that the beauty in women should not be altered or modified to meet societies standards. A few years ago, I had the honor to be a part of her senior gallery exhibit focusing on said views. A few years later, I've asked her to be a part of mine and to be a part of something that focuses on how beautiful and inspiring woman can be - not who society wants them to be. 

I was so ecstatic when she agreed to be a part of my project! She's so passionate about art and how it matters in the world. I always looked up to her when we were in school together. She was a role model to me through academia and as a person. I can't wait for you to hear her story, amongst the others. <3

and thank you Shelby for being an extremely photogenic pup. <3

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Winchester VA Photographer | Gretchen | the looking glass.

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Winchester VA Photographer | Gretchen | the looking glass.

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Gretchen is a very caring person, a loyal friend, future wife, and fashionista. Talking to her was so much fun and such a fascinating experience. A lot of the women I have interviewed thus far have had one or two people in their life that have inspired them, but Gretchen finds everyone in her life to be an inspiration to her! The people that have supported her, helped her, have been there for her over the years have made her more open-minded in life, especially her fiance, Ryan.

This past year has not been easy on her, but what I saw before me was a woman that held her head high with her feet on the ground. Her late mother's words have pushed her through these past several months --her mother admired her bravery and how strong of a person she is. Being someone that has also lost their mother at a young age, I truly admire Gretchen's bravery and can easily see her mother's words carry on with her. She's a beautiful, inspiring, and strong woman. I'm so proud of her and so honored that she was willing to be a part of my book.

Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, lifestyle, and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Winchester VA Photographer | Valerie | Mini Session

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Winchester VA Photographer | Valerie | Mini Session

Hello friends. As you may have seen floating around Facebook and Instagram, I am currently working on a new series that will turn into a book. I'm very excited to share my process with all of you and present the final product. I'm also working on the book cover, so once I have the finalized, I will have a post solely dedicated to the book.

In the meantime, please enjoy this mini session with my beautiful friend, Valerie! She will be featured in my book with a beautiful story to tell the world. <3

Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, lifestyle, and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Winchester VA Photographer | Eileen | Headshots

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Winchester VA Photographer | Eileen | Headshots

I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely woman recently in the beautiful Shepherdstown, WV. She is taking a step into the world of theater and performance and asked me to take some headshots of her. I mean, how can anyone say 'no' to that? She is such a treat to work with and she has this beautiful energy about her. We tried about six different locations and her surroundings complimented her in every way, no matter where we were. It was a very sunny day and I was nervous that we would have issues with lighting. Ha! I was proved wrong.

She's a very talented individual. Eileen is a great writer and a brilliant romantic. I know that whatever she does, she will succeed at it. That's just in her nature. In this session, I didn't want to just take your typical, cliché headshots that you see on a playbill. I wanted to capture her romanticism so that her future employers will know who she is. I will say, I'm very proud of my final product and I can't wait to hear about all of her great accomplishments with it. <3

Thank you Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery in Shepherdstown, WV for allowing us to invade your space for this photo session! :)

Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, lifestyle, and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Winchester VA Photographer | Hannah | Senior Portraits

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Winchester VA Photographer | Hannah | Senior Portraits

Graduate: Hannah Coffey
Photo Shoot Location: The Woods Resort in Hedgesville, WV
Graduation Date: 05.27.15
 

This little chickadee has blossomed into quite the young woman. I grew up with her older sister as best friends and I quickly merged into their wonderful family - that was twelve years ago. Now, here she is, graduating from high school and moving on to go to WVU to study psychology. It blows my mind how quickly time passes. She's had quite the year and nothing is slowing her down. Needless to say, I'm very proud of her and wish her all the best. I know her family is just as proud as I am and are excited to see her through the next part of her journey in life.

Congratulations Hannah!!

Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, fashion, engagement and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Winchester VA Photographer | Prom in Hedgesville, WV

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Winchester VA Photographer | Prom in Hedgesville, WV

It was a perfect cloudy day when I met with these anxious teens in Hedgesville, WV to photograph their gorgeous dresses and tuxedos before their senior prom. We were outside for an hour and a half to capture their moments together and about 60 seconds after leaving the location, it poured! Talk about luck! Granted, it was a little chilly but it was worth it. 

This was a nostalgic session for me. I'm sure you all remember your senior prom. My senior prom date was a good friend of mine and I had the most amazing dress I have ever owned. It was black and white, floor length, with a braided strapless top. We met with a big group of people to go out to dinner and danced the night away 'til the very end. Seeing how excited they were, how much fun they were having, reminded me of all of this! They were a really fun group. There were several moments when they couldn't hold a pose because they were laughing so hard - which was very contagious. :)

Another reason why this season was so nostalgic for me is because it reminded me why I got into this business. My passion for photography originated in sixth grade when I was just twelve years old. At a young age, I realized how important it is to capture and cherish all memories through photographs. Mental memories are wonderful but physically seeing them on screen or prints lasts so much longer! You can look back and be reminded of someone or of a moment at any time. We didn't have fancy cameras or video cameras growing up and I wish we did! I envy those that have home videos or a photographer that photographed their 1st birthday. I hope these girls and boys look back 10, 20, and 30 years down the road and are so touched that they were able to have these memories captured! 

Taneisha Marie Photography specializes in portrait, fashion, engagement and wedding photography in Winchester, Virginia and surrounding areas including but not limited to Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

 "Prom in Hedgesville, WV" Photographer:  Taneisha Marie Photography  Copyright ©2015

"Prom in Hedgesville, WV"
Photographer: Taneisha Marie Photography
Copyright ©2015

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