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Fireworks on the James

According to Parade Magazine, I live about 20 minutes away from the best place to celebrate America’s Birthday. (Check it out here)

According a recent survey, I am from the most patriotic city in the country, Virginia Beach. (Check out the survey results here)

This weekend, I spent Independence Day at home, in Chesterfield County. And, it was fantastic. You’ll recall (if you read my previous blog post) that I spent July 4th at a neighborhood fireworks display. July 5th, I went to Richmond to see the amazing Fireworks on the James. This was – hands down – the best fireworks show I have seen in a long time. While I continue to work on the pictures from the newborn family session yesterday, take a look at the photos I captured from the Richmond show. Happy Independence Day!

















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Lewis Ginter, Independence Day & Contest Winner

In Richmond, the place to be during the day is at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. They open up the gardens to the public for free. I took advantage of it (and my husband being on vacation in Michigan without me – silly work project kept me home with the fur babies) to check it out. What a fantastic place to be when there aren’t SO MANY PEOPLE! I was able to get a few shots…not many. At any rate, it was fun to check out.





After checking out the gardens, I went to a cookout with a friend and enjoyed a local neighborhood fireworks show. Here are few more images! In my humble opinion, they look significantly better than the last time I attempted fireworks! (Stay tuned to see how the shots from the Fireworks Over Richmond display tomorrow night!)


















A huge thank you to everyone that entered the contest! Don’t worry, there will be another give away once the Facebook site reaches 300 likes.

And now to announce the winner….Congratulations to Kimy Nalder! You’re the winner of the contest give away! I’ll contact you to set up your FREE photo shoot!


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Spotsylvania County Fireworks

I absolutely LOVE fireworks. July 4 is one of my favorite holidays simply because of the amazing light displays that take place every year. The feeling of the thud in your chest when they explode, the smell of the burn, and the bright, colorful lights that illuminate the night sky awaken my senses. Seeing the awe in the faces of both young and old really makes it fantastic to know that others appreciate the awesomeness as much as I do.

My brother had sent a flyer to us to check out – a little Independence Day celebration was happening this weekend in Fredericksburg. It’s just an hour away and I figured we could make the quick trip up and back to check it out.  It was fun and enjoyable to scope out their celebration. When it finally got dark, we saw this amazing fireworks display.

Keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming post about Fireworks over Richmond!

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