Wildflower Maternity Photo Session WV

I’ve always dreamed of doing a gorgeous maternity shoot in a field of wildflowers as far as you can see! One small problem, I couldn’t find a huge field of wildflowers, but I did find a small patch by an  intersection. I am so grateful that Rachael and Dustin were so willing to go for my crazy shenanigans!  They were so fun to shoot, both glowing with joy! You can see the love when they look at each other. Racheal was stunning with the perfect baby bump and I’m obsessed with her dress!wildflower maternity wv
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“Your heart beats because of our Love. Our Love beats stronger because of you.”
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Valentine’s Day Winter Engagement Session New River Gorge

It’s awesome when you can call up your friends and they are down to go on a little snowy adventure to do  a super fun Valentine’s Day Winter Engagement Session in the New River Gorge! I am so grateful that they were down  to put up with below freezing temps! I am so excited that Karrah and Brian will be tying the knot! They are an awesome fun couple and you can really see how much they love each other! Also we should take a minute to point out they are a gorgeous couple and Karrah is a snow princess! Although they are both gorgeous I have to admit  the true star of the shoot was  Molly  the model pooch, and she knew it! I love photo sessions with fur babies!  This has been the most adventures engagement session that I have done to date, but that is totally fitting for this couple! We started the session with  a beautiful hike out Fern Creek Trail and then hit the road after some near by gunfire. Then we  headed to play around some frozen waterfalls and huge icicles.  Crazy fact about this adventurous  couple, Brian has kayaked over these waterfalls and Karrah has worked as a zipline guide flying high above this creek! I also learned that standing under giant icicles is super sketch as one came crashing down when we walked away!  This is the kind  of shoot I love , where I can just tag along on a fun adventure and capture moments as they unfold! I love that their love is real and you can see it in their eyes when they look at each other! Thanks  for letting me tag along! I am excited to see all  your future adventures together!

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Senior Representative Jeri Landers

I am excited to announce that Jeri Landers is a senior representative for Tabitha Stover Photography for the 2016 graduating class! The main requirement for being a senior rep was having true inner beauty! Jeri was a perfect fit to be a senior rep because of her positive attitude and huge heart!  She volunteers to help get animals adopted at the Fayette Co. Animal Shelter!  Jeri is the daughter of Tina and Jerry Landers and I love that they have raised her to be so well rounded and level headed! It is awesome and rare to find a girl who loves hunting and fishing and rocks at pageants! Speaking of pageants, she is the raining “Veteran’s Reunion Queen”!  She is a true West Virginia girl and loves the outdoors and beauty of our state! When she isn’t hiking around, she enjoys spending time with family and friends! She will graduate from Fayette County High School and wants to study nursing!

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“West Virginia Girls… Fire and ice in our blood. We can ride 4-wheelers, be a princess, throw a right hook, pack heat, fish with the boys, bake a cake, love with passion, and if you have an opinion you are going to hear it!

Belcher Family Photo Session

The perfect morning for a shoot at Wine Cellar Park in Dunbar with the Belcher family! I loved meeting up with an old friend and getting pictures of  her beautiful family!  Its hard to believe not too long ago we were dressing up as spice girls and now we have little ones together. I will avoid posting the spice girl photos. You can tell that Kennedy is there whole world!  I loved chasing little Kennedy around the park, she was a blur, she has running in her blood just like her parents! She loved running across the bridges and pointing out the birds! The only time she slowed down was for  a little peek a boo!

 

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Reidun’s Enchanted Forest Photoshoot

I feel beyond lucky that I get to do fun shoots like this!  I was so pumped to shoot Cate and Jake’s adorable baby! I have really  lucked out with getting to shoot the cutest babies and Reidun is no exception!  I love that Cate brought these beautiful wings for the shoot! I could not picture anything more perfect for this baby! You can tell that Reidun is a little angel baby who has overcome so much already in her life! She is truly a gift! She is such a sweet baby I would take her home Ha! I also have to take a second to talk about these vintage outfits, the most beautiful vintage dresses I have ever seen! Look at that beautiful red hair!!! I felt like a was shooting a real life doll HAAAA! Reidun’s Enchanted Forest Photoshoot was a blast and I hope to do more like this in the future!

 

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Enchanted Forest Fairy Photo Session

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I love nature and I love capturing magical moments with the love of my life, my sweet baby WIllow!  I have been wanting to do an enchanted forest  fairy photo session since she was born! She has cute little pointed fairy ears, so she was made for this! I had a blast following her around on her adventures playing/ eating the flowers! I love doing enchanted forest and fairy themed photo sessions and look forward to doing many more!

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DIY Glamping Party

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Had an awesome time celebrating my bests birthday in style over the fourth of July weekend  with a DIY Glamping Party! Glamping is a fun theme for all ages, plus I’ll take any excuse to eat  smores!

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I am a foodie, so the  key to this party was good eats! We had hotdogs and mac and cheese casserole! But, you can go as fancy as you want with Glamping! A smores bar is also a must for the occasion! To glamp it up a notch and take our smores to the next level we mixed it up with a wide variety of chocolates from Reeces, cookies and cream, and chocolate mint, the possibilities are endless! We also had mushroom cupcakes! These cupcakes were adorable and easy  with a slice of apple on top od a marshmallow!

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We had lots of fun glamping activities! A painting station where we painted rocks and log pieces! We also had a dream catcher station! We took three twigs and used twine to form a triangle and weaved the string around in the middle, then attached feathers dipped in glitter to glam it up! We had a nature scavenger hunt. Then we took off on a grand adventure to explore waterfalls and hike!

 

Everyone also received a glamping kit:

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What Is Glamping?

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I have been a fan of camping and backpacking for a long time, but I was just recently introduced to the term Glamping! My bffab ( best friend forever and beyond) just bought a tent and I was so pumped to go camping together! Then she informed me that she would not be going camping, but she would be Glamping instead.   What? I actually had to Google it. What is Glamping, you ask? Its glamorous camping! Yap, you heard me right. Haaaaa!  Because camping is oh so glamorous, sleeping on the ground, bugs and all.  I was a bit skeptical at first, not the most practical   past time. But, the more I researched, and by research I mean the more I looked on pinterest, the more I was intrigued. Glamping combines your traditional camping set up with  a luxurious twist and some of the convinces of home. I decided to give Glamping a go and surprise my husband with a little Glamping under the stars set up!

Along with camping I also love junking and repurposing old items, so Glamping gives me another use for some of my favorite finds! I like to decorate with rustic elements and add a little feminine flare to the items to create a romantic cozy space! You can go as simple or as fancy as you like with Glamping. I took four twigs and crisscrossed them to create a tepee and reinforced the structure with some zip ties and twine. I covered the structure by making a patchwork quilt out  of old blankets, sheets, and a lace table cloth. You can even Glamp up an old yard sale tent! A few elements are key to Glamping it up a notch !  One of the universal elements of Glamping is having a comfy spot to sleep. It’s amazing how a sheet and a comforter can transform an air mattress! This beats being confined in a sleeping bag any day! Throw on a couple pillows and you have a luxurious nest!

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Side tables can also up your glamping game.  I used an old crate I found at a flea market for 3 bucks and an old chest I found at goodwill.

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My favorite Glamping accessory was the chandelier! I took an old lantern and  I added some strands of glass beads to Glamp it up!You can add battery operated led lights from Hobby Lobby to make it functional.

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I also added a rug to make the spot even more cozy and comfortable! I would love to see pictures on how you put your own flare on glamping, so post away! I think this would be an awesome set up for an engagement photo session so I can’t wait to use it! The whole family enjoyed!

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Mother Nature Maternity Shoot

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I am so excited about this shoot! I have really wanted to do a mother nature inspired maternity shoot. To take this to the next level I had the idea to attempt to make a bed out of moss and put it in the forest!  I had no clue that building a bed out of moss would be a little harder than I anticipated. Turns out it takes several garbage bags of moss to make a bed, incase you are thinking about putting one together. But my moss gathering skills paid off because it looked really cool! Then I just needed to convince a pregnant lady to come hang out on it!  Luckily, my bffab Sarah Freed convinced Kayley Dotson to get on board! They made a daytrip down from Bridgeport with two of her beautiful daughters! Ridiculously cute, and hilarious! This family is gorgeous! Believe it or not  Kayley will be welcoming her sixth baby into the world! Crazy! I would love to look like that with six little ones!  She is hardcore! Nothing phased them, it poured the rain and was hot and humid, and Kayley was totally down to make it work, even pregnant.   I also have to take a second to mention their awesome vintage dresses! LOVE! We had a blast from taking pics, playing in the creek, and attempting to hold baby goats against their will!