Sahara | Dance Portraits

July 05, 2019

Sahara was one of my models for my first Dance Portrait Shoot. I absolutely love all the photos from this dance portrait shoot. I had a blast seeing all the girls in their beautiful outfits doing amazing dance moves. My first dance portrait shoot took place in Downtown Norfolk. We went to some of the cool streets and alleyways in downtown and then moved over to the Neon Arts District to use some of the gorgeous murals as backdrops. Sahara was a wonderful model and dancer. Her dance skills were truly amazing. I can’t wait to start photographing more dancers.

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Addison | Dance Portraits

May 31, 2019

Addison was one of my models for my first Dance Portrait Shoot. I have added Dance Portraits as part of my photography business. I knew there were lots of dancers in my area so I decided to provide a way for them to remember their time taking dance. My first dance portrait shoot took place in Downtown Norfolk. I used some of the cool streets and alleyways in downtown and then moved over to the Neon Arts District to use some of the amazing murals as backdrops. Addison was a wonderful model and dancer. Her ballet moves blew me away. I can’t wait to start photographing more dancers.

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Meighan | Indian River High School | Class of 2019 | Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

January 18, 2019

Meighan is a senior at Indian River High School and is a member of the Class of 2019 JCP Street Team. Meighan was a great member of the team. I loved photographing her for the styled photo shoots. She has an amazing personality that shined through in her photographs. For Meighan’s senior portraits she wanted a fall backdrop. She decided to take some in downtown Norfolk in the Neon District. She loved the colorful murals in the area and definitely wanted those in some of her senior portraits. Her two beautiful prom dresses looked stunning in the urban environment. For the second location Meighan chose OAK Grove Lake Park. She wanted to see the gorgeous fall leaves in some of her photos and Oak Grove was a perfect location. I love doing fall senior sessions and Meighan’s is one of my favorites.

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Skye | Great Bridge High School | Class of 2019 | Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

October 30, 2018

Skye | Great Bridge High School | Class of 2019

Skye is a senior at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA. Skye is a member of my JCP Street Team. I had the pleasure of photographing her for the two group photo shoots for the JCP Street Team, so I knew Skye’s senior session would be a lot of fun to photograph. Skye wanted a few different locations for her senior portraits. The first location was Norfolk Botanical Garden. A gorgeous location for senior portraits with lots of greenery, trees and flowers. Skye wore her prom dress for a more formal look and then wore a cute floral dress and denim jacket. Both outfits looked amazing with the garden as a backdrop. The second location was the beach at First Landing State Park. The beach has a pretty wooden walkway that always looks great for portraits and then of course there’s the sand dunes and beach which are always a popular location for a senior session. Both locations were a great choice and made for beautiful senior portraits.

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Lexy-JCP Street Team Downtown Norfolk Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

July 18, 2018

Today's blog is all about Lexy's photos from my JCP Street Team Downtown Norfolk Photo Shoot. Lexy participated in my JCP Street Team shoot with the four other girls. Everyone was a joy to photograph. I wanted to do a photo shoot in downtown Norfolk, but use two different locations. The first location was the Freemason Neighborhood. It's a beautiful area with old historic homes and cobblestone streets. It was a perfect backdrop for the photo shoot. For the second location I chose the Norfolk Neon Arts District. The girls look for this location was more urban with jeans, t-shirt and sneakers, so the gorgeous murals were an amazing backdrop for these images. I'm thrilled with the way everyone's images turned out for the JCP Street Team Shoot and I can't wait to do the girl's senior portrait shoots next.

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Morgan- JCP Street Team Downtown Norfolk Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

June 27, 2018

On today's blog it's all about Morgan's images from my JCP Street Team Downtown Norfolk Photo Shoot. I photographed the JCP Street Team in Downtown Norfolk. The shoot had two different locations, one in the Freemason neighborhood and the other in the Neon Arts District both in downtown Norfolk. Morgan's looks for the shoot were just what I wanted. Her first look was a super cute denim dress with sneakers. This was a great look for the Freemason neighborhood. It worked perfectly with the old brick buildings and cobblestone streets. Her second look was a more urban casual look of jeans, t-shirt and sneakers which looked amazing against the gorgeous murals in the Neon Arts District. One Of My Favorite Shoots!

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Gable- JCP Street Team Downtown Norfolk Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

June 14, 2018

Today's post features Gable's photos from my JCP Street Team Downtown Shoot. I decided to have the JCP Street Team Senior shoot in downtown Norfolk. I chose two different locations for the shoot, the Historic Freemason neighborhood and the Neon Arts District in Norfolk. Both locations are two of my favorite places for senior portrait sessions. Gable's photos turned out beautiful. The girls wore casual outfits for both locations. Gable's cute black dress looked perfect with the historic buildings and cobblestone streets of the Freemason neighborhood. The second location was the Neon Arts District. It has a more urban feel with amazing murals covering the downtown buildings. Gable wore jeans, t-shirt and sneakers which complimented the urban backdrop.

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Meighan- JCP Street Team Downtown Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

June 06, 2018

Today's blog post is from my JCP Street Team Downtown Norfolk Photo Shoot. I'm featuring Meighan's photos. Meighan is one of the members of the Class of 2019 JCP Street Team. My theme for the shoot was casual urban. I had Meighan and the other girls wear two different outfits. The first outfit was a cute casual dress with sneakers. I photographed the first look in the Freemason neighborhood in downtown Norfolk. This is one of my favorite locations for senior portraits. It's a historic neighborhood with old brick houses and cobblestone streets. Meighan's photos looked gorgeous against the old historic surroundings. The second look for the shoot was jeans, t-shirt and sneakers. I took these photos in the Neon Arts District in downtown Norfolk. This location is so much fun. It's full of beautiful murals done by some of the areas best artists. Meighan's outfit looked perfect with the amazing murals in the background. 

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Skye- JCP Street Team Downtown Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

May 30, 2018

I recently photographed my JCP Street Team Spring Photo Shoot. I decided to have the second group shoot in Downtown Norfolk. There were a few different locations I wanted to use for this shoot. The first location was in the Freemason neighborhood of Norfolk. This is a historic area with beautiful old houses and cobblestone streets. 

The second location was in the Neon Arts District of Norfolk. There were some new murals that were perfect for the look I wanted for the shoot. Skye is one of the members of the Class of 2019 JCP Street Team. I had a great time photographing her for the downtown shoot. She's a natural in front of the camera. Skye had two different looks for the photo shoot. The first was a cute dress with sneakers which worked perfectly in the Freemason area. The second was jeans and a t-shirt, the murals in the neon district were a great backdrop for the urban styled look. Both locations are favorites for senior sessions.

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Gable- JCP Street Team Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

April 18, 2018

Gable was one of my models for my JCP Street Team Photo Shoot. The photo shoot took place at a studio, which was quite different for me, I always do senior shoots outdoors. I wanted a bright colorful look to the photos, so I had two gorgeous backdrops from Katherine Hallberg Design and a fun table set up with Beautiful linens from Waterford Event Rentals. Gable wore two different outfits for the shoot. One was a cute party dress and the other was a fun fluffy tulle skirt with a fitted top. Gable is a great model, I've had the pleasure of working with her on a previous shoot. I can't wait to photograph her again for the next JCP Street Team shoot in May.

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Lexy- JCP Street Team Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

April 06, 2018

Lexy was one of my models for the JCP Street Team Shoot. The photo shoot had a party theme with colorful backdrops and a fun table full of cupcakes and cookies. The girls wore cute party dresses and super fun poofy tulle skirts with black or white tops. Lexy looked gorgeous in both outfits. This was our first time woking together and she did an amazing job. Her photos look beautiful. I can't wait to work with her again for the next JCP Street Team Photo Shoot.

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Morgan- JCP Street Team Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

March 28, 2018

Morgan is one of my models for the JCP Street Team. Morgan wore a gorgeous pink party dress for one of the looks for the photo shoot. The dress looked perfect with the floral backdrop. I styled the girls with cute party dresses and fun tulle skirts for a bright colorful party themed photo shoot. There was a beautiful table with lots of sprinkle cupcakes and tasty cookies. The table was a great prop for the shoot and added an extra fun element to the party shoot. Morgan's photos looked amazing. She's an amazing model and always such a pleasure to photograph.

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Skye- JCP Street Team Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

March 21, 2018

Skye is part of my JCP Street Team. She's a natural in front of the camera. The first photo shoot for the Street Team was a studio shoot with a bright colorful theme. I had a gorgeous paper flower backdrop and a colorful paper circle backdrop. Both backdrops were incredible and worked perfectly with the girls outfits. There was also a styled table with sparkly linens, floral plates and lots of food. Beautiful and delicious cupcakes and cookies added a fun look to the shoot. Skye looked gorgeous in front of every backdrop and is a pleasure to photograph. I can't wait for the next photo shoot.

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Meighan- JCP Street Team Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Photographer

March 14, 2018

I recently did my first group photo shoot for the Class of 2019 JCP Street Team. This shoot I wanted to be fun and colorful. I did the shoot at a studio and used gorgeous backdrops made by Katherine Hallberg Design. I also styled a table with beautiful linens and lots of cupcakes and cookies for some super cute party themed photos. Thank you to Waterford Event Rentals for the gorgeous table linens.  

Meighan is a member of my JCP Street Team. I've had the pleasure of working with her on previous photo shoots. I was thrilled when she decided to join the team. I had a great time photographing her for the first shoot and can't wait to photograph her again for the next group shoot and then to finally take her senior portraits. 

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Favorite Photos Of 2017- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

December 15, 2017

I have so many favorite images from 2017 it was really hard to choose which ones to feature on the blog. I did quite a few photo shoots in very different environments. I started off the year participating in a styled group senior shoot with other photographers in Marfa, TX. That was an amazing experience and so much fun. Marfa is in west Texas, a very remote desert town. The location was very different from Virginia Beach, but so cool to do a photo shoot in a completetly different environment. I photographed four models and have some beautiful images from that photo shoot. 

Fall Senior Sessions- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

November 24, 2017

 Hi everyone, I'm Jan Casper. I've been a professional photographer for over 15 years. For the past 5 years I've been focusing on senior portraits. I've always loved portraits and after I photographed my first senior 5 years ago I decided to make senior portrait photography my main focus. I love photographing seniors and giving them an opportunity to express themselves with their senior portraits.

Fall is my favorite time of year. The fall leaves and cooler temperatures are perfect for a senior session. I did a fall group photoshoot last year that was so beautiful.  The location at Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield was perfect and a great location for any senior session. There are many amazing locations in Hampton Roads for a Fall Senior Session. Norfolk Botanical Garden, Oak Grove Lake Park, Downtown Norfolk and the Neon Arts District are some popular choices for senior sessions.

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Skye- Downtown Norfolk Photo Shoot- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

November 08, 2017

I love doing photo shoots in downtown Norfolk. There are so many interesting places to photograph. I decided to do a Fall Urban photo shoot so of course I chose downtown Norfolk for the location. I photographed Skye and three other senior models for the shoot. Skye was a natural in front of the camera. I can't wait to photograph her again, such a lovely girl.

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Halloween Styled Session- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

October 31, 2017

I've been wanting to do a Halloween photo shoot for a long time. So I put together this styled senior session with Morgan & Meighan. I decided to do the shoot in Richmond, VA at Hollywood Cemetery. Hollywood Cemetery is an old historic cemetery in Richmond with lots of trees, hills and really old statuary. It was a perfect location for a Halloween photo shoot.

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Senior Portrait Products- Virginia Beach senior Photographer

Today's blog is all about Senior Portrait Products and how to choose the right products for you and your senior. I have been a portrait photographer for about 20 years and have been specializing in senior portraits for the last 5 years. I've learned a lot over the years and have seen many changes in the industry. Senior portrait products have definitely changed since I first started.

PRINTS & IMAGE BOXES

Prints have always been popular and still are very popular today. There are lots of sizes to choose from and the print quality that I offer my clients is outstanding and definitely worth every penny. Another great item clients love is a Custom Image Box. The image box holds a 5x7 print of every image from your senior session and is customized with images and text on the front, back and sides of the box. A great choice for storing your prints.

WALL ART

If you're Interested in wall art there are a few different products that my clients love. Standouts are a great choice to display your images. Prints are mounted to a lightweight foam board and edged in black or white. A very modern stylish way to showcase your senior portraits.

Another beautiful option for displaying your photos is a Canvas Wrap. Canvas Wraps give your images a contemporary high end look and make your senior photos look like a piece of art. 

Storyboards are another popular choice among my senior clients. Storyboards give you the ability to display multiple images on one product. They are super fun and stylish and have a white or black edge.

PHOTO BOOKS

Photo Books are a new modern way to display all of your gorgeous senior portrait images. Forget the old traditional album. I offer my clients a variety of Photo Book options, from hardcover coffee table books, to custom magazines and foldable accordion books. There's definitely a photo book that's a perfect fit for every client.

Hardcover Photo Books come in 2 sizes an 8x8 book and a 10x10 book. These books have lay flat binding and come in either a pearl or matte finish. An excellent choice for showing off your senior photos.

Accordion Books are super fun alternative to a traditional book. Accordions allow you to display multiple images in a fun small package. Great for displaying on a shelf or desk. They're available in 4x8 and 3x3.

Magazine Look Books are a fresh new option for my clients. You can now have your very own custom magazine to show off all of your different looks from your senior session.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Announcements are of course a must have product to purchase from your senior session. My grad cards are 5x7 printed on high quality pearl or matte paper and include white envelopes. Perfect as an invitation to your graduation ceremony or party.

Which products will you be purchasing from your senior session? Have questions about any of the products, give me a call and I'll be more than happy to answer them. 757-348-6027


Garden Senior Photos- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

August 17, 2017

When booking your senior session one of the most important things to decide is your location. Where should I take my senior portraits? There are plenty of great locations to choose from around Hampton Roads. Gardens and parks are two popular locations for senior sessions.

Norfolk Botanical Garden is one of the prettiest places for a senior portrait session. The garden is huge and has many amazing places for your session. From beautiful flowers, to gorgeous greenery and fine renaissance gardens, Norfolk Botanical Gardens will make your senior session a day to remember.

Another great location is Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield. It has beautiful rustic barns, lots of trees and big open fields. This park will give you plenty of unique gorgeous backgrounds for your senior session.

Red Wing Park is a beautiful location for a senior session. Located in Virginia Beach the park has winding trails and a line of gorgeous trees that create a scenic background for your senior portrait photo shoot.


Beach Senior Portraits- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

June 05, 2017

The beach is a perfect and popular destination for senior portraits. First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach has a beautiful beach with the prettiest sunsets in the area. Another option is Fort Story beach, it has lots of really cool locations to use with wooden walkways, gorgeous sand and large rocks. Virginia Beach has plenty of gorgeous beaches to choose from for your senior session.

Please Contact Jan Casper to book Your Beautiful Beach Senior Session.


The Perfect Prom Dress- Virginia Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

April 27, 2017

When it comes to prom, the dress is undoubtedly a necessary part of prom. Always be on the lookout for your perfect dress because it can be found in the most unlikely place. It doesn’t have to come from a dress store specifically. It could come from your local Goodwill or the clearance rack at Target. You never know!

There are so many different styles and colors to choose from. Do you want a long flowing gown or a cute, short party dress. Bring your friends with you and try on lots of different styles to find the right dress for you. If you are willing to spend the extra cash or know a friend, getting your dress tailored to you can really enhance your body shape!

Ask friends and family for their unbiased opinions to help find the most flattering gown for your body type and skin tone but don’t make a decision solely on their opinions. Remember you want their guidance but you don’t need their approval!

Most importantly, be sure that your dress is something that reflects your style and personality, something that you will feel comfortable dancing the night away in. Don’t be discouraged to try something new and step out of your comfort zone. You are the most beautiful you when you are truly yourself!