Shelby Bazemore Photography

Welcome to my blog. I am an on-location portrait photographer working in areas surrounding Suffolk, VA and Northeastern, NC . Here you will see some of my latest work and sneak peeks from sessions that I've done. Feel free to browse and leave a comment while you're here. Thank you for visiting.

Little Miss R – 3 of 3 | Suffolk, VA Newborn Photographer |

Join me in welcoming Little Miss R!  This sweet little lady came calmly into this world and was just as calm for her 1st photo session.  She was awake just long enough for me to capture some amazing open eye shots and even some smiles and then she nodded off to enjoy a nice nap.  Little Miss R is number 3 of 3 beautiful little girls in this family and I can already imagine all of the fun times and late night giggles in store for them.  For now though – Mom, Dad, and her big sisters are just enjoying the sweet snuggles, cuddles, and love of having a newborn baby girl to complete their family.

Suffolk, VA newborn photographer


Suffolk, VA newborn photography




Suffolk, VA children's photography

Happy 7th Birthday A & A!

I don’t often share personal photos here, but I just had to share “a few” snaps from my little guys’ 7th birthday celebration.  A & A woke up to a room filled with balloons and a birthday banner – they look forward to this every year.  As much as I and probably every other parent…would rather not go to Chuck E Cheese, we knew that going there would make them happy.  Their favorite food, cake + classmates and cousins = happy boys!  They enjoyed EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE…  Today when I asked them about their 7th birthday they summed it up as SUPER DUPER!   Thank you to all who attended and to those who sent birthday wishes via phone, text, and on FB and thank you to my nephew Anfernee for taking over and getting lots of good snaps from their happy celebration.


Cute Face Miss E! | Suffolk, VA Children’s Photographer |

Welcome to the official blog post for Cute Face 2013 – Little Miss E.  We waited until the weather was warmer to schedule her prize session…..only to have much cooler weather roll in that day.  Once Miss E saw the tutu, crown, and flowers, she was determined to be a princess.  She gave me lots of pretty smiles and funny faces.  We couldn’t leave Mom and Big Sister T out and were able to get some beautiful family shots.  So, despite the cool temperatures we had an awesome session!  Now for the goodies!

Suffolk Children's Photographer







March of Dimes 2013 | Suffolk VA Events Photographer |

My little guys and I recently participated in the 2013 Suffolk, VA March of Dimes March for Babies.  Besides being a great day to be out, it was also great to march for such a wonderful cause.  There were lots of little ones and many groups, families, and organizations from the area as well as a few of our furry friends who participated in this year’s march and all of the fun and games.


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ME’s Birthday Finale ! | Suffolk VA Children’s Photographer |

Where does the time go?  It seems like Miss ME was just a baby, but  now she’s 4 YEARS old.  ME may be little, but she celebrated BIG!  The entire month of March was hers!  She celebrated with classmates….and a trip to the beach where she celebrated with her own family….. and THEN there was the birthday finale – a skate party where family, classmates, and friends all attended.  ME was all decked out in a cute pink dress, and fun striped leggings,  colorful beads and jewels,and her new in-line skates – Pink of course.  ME even made sure her parents and brother were beautiful/handsome on her day.  She chose yellow jeans, pink shirt adorned with a yellow flower, green headband and pink chucks for her mom and  outfits complete with bow ties for her dad and brother. There were glow necklaces and buttons for everyone.  Family, friends, classmates, cupcakes, pizza, and skating….What a day!  On the last Saturday of HER month, I can say that ME was one very happy 4 yr old and I do believe that her birthday wish came true.

1st A few snaps taken during ME’s skate partyAnd one of Miss ME all dressed up on the last day of HER month.

Cute Faces Contest | Suffolk, VA Photography Contest |

Thank you to all who participated in the 1st Annual Cute Faces Contest. It was a great success !!!

I’m happy to announce that Little Miss E is the 2013 Cute Face!

I’ll be looking forward to working with Miss E and her family for their session. CONGRATULATIONS!

Warm Smiles on a Chilly Morning | Suffolk, VA Family Photographer |

I’m so happy that I was able to photograph the R family. There was the holiday rush, busy work schedules, rainy weather, travel, and cold temperatures but we made it happen! You would NEVER guess that this beautiful family met me on a very chilly morning for their session. There were no sleepy faces here and with coats and blankets within reach the little cuties didn’t even have a chance to shiver. Mom was just as radiant as always and Dad and Big Brother came with handsome smiles and tickles. R family – Rain, work, travel, holiday hustle, cold weather didn’t prevent your session and I’m so happy that I was able to work with you!

A Walk in the Park | Suffolk, VA Family Photographer |

What a perfect Saturday evening for a session at the park with the beautiful M family. I’d been to this park before, but only the play area for my own little guys to play. Not this time – We explored parts of the park that were a bit off the beaten path and perfect for some gorgeous family photos. I didn’t tell them before hand that we’d do a bit of trekking in the woods, but they were such good sports and the boys seemed to really enjoy it. They didn’t even ask about the playground equipment! M Family – You were such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for choosing ME!

Hugs, Giggles, and Love | Suffolk, VA Family Photographer |

An unseasonably warm evening in November and a beautiful location were perfect for this amazing session. There were lots of giggles, love, hugs and big smiles. Handsome Little Mr. X wasn’t camera shy at all and he and his beautiful mommy’s love definitely shined during this session. There is nothing like the love between a mother and a son! Thank you L and X for letting me capture just a little bit of your love on that warm November evening.

11-21-2012 Thankful | Suffolk, VA Children’s Photographer |

Thankful for these two little guys.  Oh how I love them.