Hi! My name is Dana Duncan and welcome to my blog! I am the owner of Dana Duncan Photography here in Hampton Roads, Virginia and I specialize in weddings and a variety of portrait types; bridals, engagements, children, newborns, high school seniors, and "Get Glam!" Go over and check out my website at www.DanaDuncanPhotography.com for more information and samples of my work. This is where I post my most recent work and all of my "sneak peeks" for each session, and try to keep things fun! Hope you enjoy my blog.
xoxo Dana :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shane + Kim + Trevor Part II

I'm sure everyone remembers Kim & Shane from their maternity shoot back in February--- Just ten days ago they proudly welcomed Trevor Francis into this world. The sweet bundle of joy made his appearance on Saturday, March 21st at 11:48 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long.

Here is a flash back to Kim & Shane {and Trevor too!}

Now met Trevor---Isn't he ADORABLE?!

Trevor in his milk coma :) Every few minutes he would drift off into a sweet dream and would start smiling---so cute!

Kim & Shane looked like pros taking care of this little man! They have only be home for a few days, but they make this parenting thing look easy!

By the end of the session Trevor was smiling like crazy--- Yawning on the other hand, was not as easy. I think we waited about 20 minutes for him to yawn...and of course he let out a big one right after I packed up my camera!

{ Sweet Dreaming}

Thanks to Shane + Kim + Trevor for letting me capture this great time in your lives. I had a blast and I cannot wait until our next session!

xoxo Dana

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

I cannot believe that I have neglected my blog for this long. For 30 sweet days I was faithful and now nothing. You deserve more than this :)

I am promising new blogs asap.

xoxo Dana

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy 8 Years!

Today Scott & I celebrated 8 years of being together---
The entire day was perfect....We slept in until 10 ish, went on a nice walk, crashed on the couch for a movie, took a nap, made some shrimp scampi for dinner, and just spent some time together. Now we are going to go enjoy a bottle of wine.

I'll be back for some real blogging tomorrow :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

{ 30 Days of Blogging} COMPLETE :)

So I completely missed it, but yesterday was the last day of {30 days of continuous blogging }! When I started this project, I thought this was going to be really difficult to come up with so many topics---not to mention how much work it would be---but I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to get started and how much I really enjoyed the daily updates :) So above is a small {or not so small} collage I put together to commemorate my {30 days of continuous blogging}, I really hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

Over the past few weeks I have received numerous emails from friends, family & clients of support and encouraging me to keep up the blogs. With this in mind....I have decided to keep up the daily blogging!!!! I am not putting a time frame on it this time, but I can tell you will have a daily update way more often than not.

In a related story: Wedding season kicks off in FULL gear starting next month and the posts are going to get more and more exciting! We will have engagement sessions, bridal portraits, {Get Glam!} sessions, weddings, seniors, newborn, families and SO MUCH MORE! Keep checking back for all of the fun updates and some really awesome Sneak Peeks!

I hope you had a great weekend! xoxo Dana

Saturday, March 21, 2009

You've been Knoblich'd!

Sometime in late fall of last year Scott and I were given a business card by a member of our property owners association because the board thought my husband should run for a position. We were already acquainted with this gentleman, but when we got his business card and looked at his name, Knoblich {pronounced KNOB LOCK} , we felt it should be more of an adjective, as in "you just got knoblich'd!"

Meet "The Knoblich"
{Information has been blurred to protect all innocent parties.}

We decided to turn this into a little game, where we each attempted to knoblich each other in the most random ways possible! It would be a subtle way--in a crazy world--to say that, "I'm thinking about you" and hopefully to provide some entertainment :)

To "Knoblich" someone is to leave this business card in a place where the opposite spouse would find at some point. It can be as simple as leaving it in the refrigerator...or as complex as having it served to me at a restaurant {yup--that just happened}. It doesn't have to be done every day, or even every week-- Heck, sometimes we have gone weeks without finding the Knoblich---and it just makes it that much better!

Once you have been Knoblich'd the rules are simple: 1st- Do not discuss the Knoblich. {It is kind of like Fight Club} We both know what just happened. Often after being Knoblich'd, Scott & I exchange a glance--we both chuckle a little bit---and then move on. 2nd: You must now take on the responsibility of the next Knoblich---and it better be good. 3rd: Do not lose the Knoblich. This rule is pretty cut and dry...but we would be devastated if this game came to an end...and how in the world would we explain this to Mr. Knoblich if we needed another card? "Excuse me Ed....My husband and I have spent the past year cracking up over your business card....Can I have another?!"

Although we are not really allowed to discuss the Knoblich's....Scott and I thought it would be fun to explore some of our favorites from the past....purely for the benefit of the blog, of course!

Back in September, Scott & I took a nice trip to Antigua--One day I was lounging out by the pool and I turned to the next page in my book, only to find the business card. I think I spent the next few hours trying to figure out how to get him back.....Then there was the time Scott was at the grocery store and pulled his wallet out to pay---only to see the business card in place of his check card! BooYA!

The book Knoblich really caught me off guard :)

Simple---yet effective!

So we went around re-creating a some of our favorite knoblich moments for everyone to see. I have a few more great ones up my sleeve and Scott said he does too, this should get very interesting in the coming weeks! Enjoy!

Left: There is nothing like waiting at the refrigerator while you are filling up a glass with water----then BAM--You just got Knoblich'd! Right: There is nothing like heading into the studio in the morning only to find this looking at me. What an amazing way to start the day :)

Scott & I play cards ALL of the time. It is one of our favorite things to do while we are just lounging around the house watching movies or catching up on our DVR. This one was one of my personal favorites :)

Good Morning Sunshine!

I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into the world of the Duncans. We are always exploring new ways to keep ourselves entertained, however goofy they may be, I am sure we'll come up with something else next week!

Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

Friday, March 20, 2009

{I <3 Edward Cullen }

Tonight I stood in line with my hubby & friends to get the midnight release of Twilight :) I know we sound a little obsessed....but we are totally addicted to the series and we have been waiting FOREVER to have the dvd! Scott thinks we are total dorks---but I think he gets a kick out of how funny we are :) I also managed to get a TEAM EDWARD shirt---wahoooo!

They are at the ballet studio now---I'm going to go watch more Edward :)

xoxo Mrs. Edward Cullen Dana

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Updates :)

Hello Everyone :)

Happy Friday!!!

I wanted to make sure that I kept up the blog for today; however, Andy & Meg's pictures were so much fun and I really wanted to keep them towards the top for a few more hours. This afternoon's blog is super long---so make sure to check back :)

On a slightly more random note---I think I am allergic to BBQ sauce. Kind of random update, but Scott & I had barbecue chicken for dinner last night and I am pretty sure I had a really bad reaction to it. When I got up this morning my fingers/ankles were so swollen I had to remove my rings and take a Benadryl. I have never really had an allergic reaction before...so I thought that I would take this medicine and the swelling would go down---but it knocked me out for a solid 5 hours---CRAZY.

Other than that---it has been pretty quiet here at the Duncan house :) See you in a few hours!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

{Andy & Meg Sneak Peek}

Last week I headed up to DC for Andy & Meg's engagement session. For a while now I have wanted to get up to Georgetown for a shoot and I was really excited about spending the day with such an awesome couple :) Andy & Meg were awesome hosts and had so many fun ideas for the session :) We spent the majority of our day on "M" street just looking for fun walls/alleys---and boy did we find some great stuff!

After the session I got to have dinner with Ashley R :) at the amazing Ted's Montana Grill---yummmmy----and then I headed to IKEA for some studio needs. While I was shopping at IKEA I got an email from Meg informing me that Brad Pitt & his daughters had spent the day shopping just TWO STREETS OVER from us! I would go into futher detail..but it acutally makes me sad becuase we were SOOO CLOSE! I digress...

Below are a few of my favorites from the session :) Enjoy!

This picture cracks me up-- This guy was very interested in what was going on...

Happy Thursday :)