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Hi there!

I'm so very glad you're here!  I'm Summer Goddard, the face and photographer behind Bella Rose Portraits, located in Chesapeake, Virginia.  I am honored that you are considering me to capture your baby's first year!

I have specialized in newborn, sitter, and first birthday cake smash portrait photography since 2012.  My studio provides a relaxed, peaceful environment to safely capture your little one.  Your baby's safety is a priority for me and I am trained and very experienced in working with babies and gently handling and safely posing newborns.  

My goal is to provide you with beautiful images that you can display as art on your walls and curate in beautiful, heirloom albums that can be passed on to future generations.  


Select they type of session you are interested in from the menu above or from the categories below to view my portfolio and learn more about the types of session I have to offer!  Sessions are limited so be sure to book well in advance to ensure a spot!


Client Love


Summer was so wonderful to work with for our newborn photos! She was gentle and patient with our baby and her helpful tips and guidance ensured we were well prepared for our photo day. I shared what I was looking for in our pictures and she had so many exquisite props and ideas to make it even better than I had imagined! She walked us through every step, answered all our questions and we ended up with the sweetest photos of our baby and his big brother, too!



We had an excellent experience with Summer from Bella Rose portraits. She was extremely professional and made sure our son was comfortable the whole time for his newborn baby photos. When he was becoming fussy she would rock him to put him back to sleep. The photos from our session came out amazing and I would recommend Bella Rose portraits to anyone looking for newborn photos.



We had a wonderful experience capturing our daughter's first birthday with Bella Rose Portraits! Summer was so great to work with and was incredibly helpful from start to finish. She was fun and patient and knew exactly what to do to get our little one to look her best and smile. I was very impressed with her studio space and her wide array of backdrops and props. Everything went so smoothly and we were able to do several background and outfit changes which gave us a variety of different looks. The photos turned out amazing and I would highly recommend Summer to anyone with children or babies!



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Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Carrollton, & Smithfield in the Hampton Roads area

Open weekdays by appointment

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