And now here we are in Charlottesville, Virginia! C’ville is my motherland, but it’s a foreign world to Matt, who’s never lived below the Mason-Dixon. And EVERYTHING is new to the Bean. But we’re thrilled to be here and we can’t wait to start taking on local clients. We’re also expanding our child photo business to include weddings and more commercial photography. You can check out Matt’s ever-expanding portfolio on his personal website.

Our first weekend in Virginia was spent on the Cowpasture River in Bath County. This has always been my family’s favorite summer vacation spot, and Matt and I were happy to see our offspring take to the water like a jesus bug.

The Bean's first dip in the river.

The Bean’s first dip in the river.

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Cousin in crime.

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These two handsome brothers have much to teach the Bean about swimming in the shallows and skipping rocks across the water.

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But they will probably manage to dunk her between lessons.

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I am particularly glad to be here in VA. No one lets me shower outside in New York.

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For a city boy, Matt has a great eye for landscape.

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Home sweet Virginia home.