Take a moment and think about your family (or those awesome people who you’ve chosen to be your family). Now think about your best day together – what did it look like? Did you go out somewhere? Did you visit a special place? Did you eat something delicious? Or did you simply stay home and spend time relaxing together? For the Elsen family, their best day together could be summed up in this photo shoot. Time spent together laughing, snuggling, exploring nature (Brandon loved trying to find the biggest pinecone!), and reading a book together.

Get to know a little more about Anna, Dalton, and their handsome little man in today’s blog!


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Best Day Together

My husband Dalton and I met in the summer of 2009 and immediately we were inseparable. We got married on March 27 of 2010, then moved to Virginia in April, and have been stationed here ever since. We bought a house in Chesapeake almost 3 years ago. Dalton is now going through the hiring process for the NNSY apprenticeship program, which he will start while I’m overseas if accepted. I will be transferring to shore duty upon returning from deployment. If Dalton is working at NNSY then, we will be in the area for at least another 4 years.

Our little man Brandon is very smart and extremely energetic. He loves running everywhere and struggles to listen when we tell him to stop for his own safety. He loves Paw Patrol, Wild Kratts, Super Why, Little Einsteins, and a few other PBS kids’ shows (I’ll be honest, some of which I don’t know the names). He loves shooting his bow, building things, kicking and throwing any ball, digging in the mud, and dumping his toys out of his toy box. He is in the Preschool class at the Child Development Center on base. We have not decided if we will leave him there for Pre-K or if we will enroll him in Chesapeake Public School District this August. I don’t want to miss his first day of school, so my vote is to leave him at the CDC another year.


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Love What You See? Want to Have Your Own Session?!

If you’ve finished looking at the Elson family session showing their best day together, and are thinking to yourself – I wanna do that too! Awesome!!! We would LOVE to create a custom photo session for you and the ones you love! Feel free to message me by hitting the { CONTACT ME } button or by giving me a call at 757-749-5350. I can’t wait to create some magic for you!