Sometimes families just want a few good photos to remember a specific time in their child's life, and that is when short sessions (15 minutes, $150, digital files included!) are really great! Her final gallery included 25 images and three different settings, there is a lot we can do within the studio! Marin was so cute and had lots of great faces for me! Enjoy a few pictures from our session together!
The one year session of a baby plan is always bittersweet. After all, I've spent the last year+ photographing a family every few months and then they "graduate" and I typically see them once or twice a year... until baby #2 comes along that is ;) Lynden's sessions were always fun and her mama is super stylish so they were always a joy to photograph. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our time together:
I got to meet this family in the fall for a mini session and they announced they were expecting a baby and wanted to book the baby plan with me! The baby plan includes a maternity, newborn, 6 months and 1 year (and of course digital files!). Kelsey wanted a light and airy feel to her session, so we chose to shoot in Richmond and it was perfect! Here are a few of my favorite photos from their session:
This family has been a part of my career as a photographer for many years! Austin was actually an amazing babysitter for us while she was going through nursing school, and now she's all grown up and has gotten married and just had a baby of her own! I was honored to be able to capture their engagement session, wedding, maternity, birth, and newborn session which included Hudson! It's amazing how much a baby can change in a week, but he was the perfect model for his studio session. You will see more of him soon because we are also doing a lifestyle session at his home in a few weeks!
I love welcoming families to my portrait studio for newborn sessions because it is a one-stop shop. We have all of the props, blankets, outfits you could imagine and I cater the session to your color wishes. And because my studio is in my home (and the studio for a newborn session is a nice 80 degrees!) if older siblings (or even dad!) need to step out, we have a large couch right outside and a bucket of toys waiting.
This was the second sweet baby girl I photographed for this family, and I am in love with her! She has the longest little feet and the best head of hair. Beautiful like big sis, I cannot wait to watch her grow up!
Here are a few favorites from our session together:
It has been a few years since I photographed this family, since they had their first actually! And now, they are welcoming TWO babies and I can not wait to meet them! One boy and one girl, and it will be the sweetest session. For their maternity session, we chose to go down by the water. I love shooting by the water, it's so calm and photographs so well, and when I can convince a family to get IN the water at the end, I always leave with a smile on my face.
Here are a few favorites from our Richmond Virginia Maternity session:
This family has chosen to do the baby plan with me (which consists of a maternity, newborn, 6 months + 1 year session- where the whole family can be included each time!) and I am loving getting to see them every few months! This sweet baby came in for her newborn portraits and was a total rockstar! And then opened her eyes for family pictures at the end with a sweet little smile. (Don't tell me newborns don't REALLY smile, I know that! But I'm just over here living in my photographer dream world where babies smile at me!)
Here are a few of my favorites with her family:
Lewis Ginter is one of my favorite wedding venues in Richmond Virginia! The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and well taken care of. The guests have plenty of room to dance without feeling crowded, and the food is always delicious. I didn't meet Kelsey and Zack before their wedding day, and sometimes that makes me nervous, but as soon as I met them I knew we were going to have the best day, and that is just what we did! The weather was sunny and gorgeous and provided some of the best light I've ever had for a wedding day. The families were welcoming and the guests were so fun, overall it couldn't have been any better!
Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:
I love welcoming newborns into the studio. Moms of course will come worried but I have a few tricks up my sleeve after working with newborns for almost 10 years, and it's been a while since I had one that did not sleep. During newborn sessions we try to get a few different set ups and include parents or siblings into the pictures. If you are expecting, let's chat so I can tell you all about our different options!
I LOVE 6 month sessions! We typically wait until the baby is sitting unsupported, which could very well be 7.5 months like it was for my first son. The babies are smiling and generally very happy at this session, and it's one of my favorite ages to photograph! Reed was the perfect model and his mama wanted to capture some baby skin, and also some portraits showing how big he looked in regular clothes too, so we got a little bit of everything, and I was super happy with this session and smiley baby!
Okay, so I think I can now claim the title as "THE" Richmond VA Multiples Photographer ;) Oner the past two years I have photographed twins, triplets. and quadruplets! And I love every single session. They are certainly more challenging that a singleton session, but I love a good challenge. These sweet triplets recently turned ONE and we celebrated with a cake smash! It was hilarious watching mom and grandma wrangle three kids, but we finally got everyone settled and looking by singing their favorite song ;) I may not be able to carry a tune TOO well, but I don't mind being silly to get the shot!
I have been seeing this family since Nico was 6 months old, and he is quite the charmer! ;) I asked this family if they wanted to take a chance on a field that I drive by every day, but to the normal eye doesn't look so great, and they said yes! So here we are, in a field behind a CVS.. ha! But, looking at it you would never know that! Thank you for trusting me to find a beautiful spot for your family and I can't wait to see you again!
I met this family for the first time this fall, and fell in love with how photogenic they were! They were so sweet and next time we will convince dad to join in. I was able to use Peterson Family Farm for this location and I just adore their overgrown grassy areas!
This sweet family recently came to me for a newborn session and brought their pup and grandma who was visiting to help post baby! So it truly included the whole family and I loved it! :) In my studio I have everything needed for a session, but sometimes clients want to incorporate a few things that are special to them and that is great too! So we included baby girl's sweet rose blanket and one piece outfit. (Outfits can be really tough at this age so if you want to search for something special, go to etsy and type in newborn photography outfit for the best choices.. otherwise, baby may be swimming in it!)
Here are a few of my favorites from the session..
I have been shooting this family for years, and now, they've added their third baby, a sweet boy, to the mix! So far for this baby we have covered a maternity session, a newborn session, and a 6-month one. The only thing we have left in the baby plan is the 1 year that includes a cake smash (I provide the cake and decor!) I love the baby plans because babies change so much in that first year and it's a privilege to see them grow up! From curling up (we took River's newborn portraits in the best spot... down by the RIVER ;) at the newborn session to smiling at the 6 months, it's a great way to capture your whole family for a year. Here are a few of my favorite images from our sessions:
This session. OH MY GOSH. When Jessica contacted me and shared her vision for the session, I was SO excited. I love confident women, and mixing that with the beauty of pregnancy, what a combination! She coordinated her outfits (the only thing that is the studio's is the long black dress that looks SO gorgeous on her!) and brought her husband and best girlfriends along. It was SUCH a fun session. I think I said that about 726 times while working with them during the hour. I always love maternity sessions, but intimate maternity portraits are definitely a favorite! I cannot wait to meet their sweet little babe in a few weeks!
I recently met this family and realized I had just photographed their oldest daughter at her school for portraits! Richmond is such a small world and it's fun to see all the connections of my clients and how the paths cross a lot. I am super exciting about fall portraits this year and this family helped to kick them off, even if it still feels like summer. This family was a treat to work with, their personalities made for a fun session! Here are some of my favorite images from our time together:
This couple is so special to me! Years ago when she was in nursing school, Austin was my babysitter, and now she's planning her wedding and I get the honor of being the photographer! They equally love the beach and country, and since they're having a beach destination wedding, they really wanted to incorporate their love for cotton fields and the country side in to the engagement session. And of course we had to include the fur babies, which only lasted about 3 seconds down at the water location before jumping in for a quick swim. I am very much looking forward to this wedding next year!
You may be seeing this and being like WHAAAAAT she's pregnant?!? I missed her whole pregnancy! I think they JUST debuted this gorgeous belly on Facebook in the past few days, and she's going to be delivering that baby ANY day! I often wonder if I could do a surprise pregnancy and just be like "here's my baby!" at the hospital but I think I take waaaay too many selfies for that ;) So maybe I could if pregnancy lasted like, 3 hours.. ha! And of course this family's friends all know, they just never got around to making it "Facebook official" until recently. I am so in love with these images we captured for them during this special time. And you couldn't take a bad picture at this location, unfortunately it's on private property so I won't get too many more opportunities to shoot here, but I am so glad they got their portraits done next to a waterfall!
I have been working with this family since Susan was pregnant, and what a gorgeous maternity session THAT was! We met at Maymont in Richmond VA, which, in my opinion has no spot in the whole entire park that isn't photo worthy, and I got to see all sorts of gummy smiles from little miss! It was a warm "fall" day that kind of felt more like summer, but we all hung in there and now the family has some gorgeous portraits to hang on their walls! With our sessions, digital files are always included and I don't limit the number of images you receive, because I can't pick favorites either.. I love them all! :) See you next time, L family!