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:
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 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!
Ohhh sweet baby Benji! (Totally acceptable for me to give sweet baby's a nickname, right?) And side story, we named our first two boys "Eli" and "Luke" because we weren't a fan of nicknames, but more often than not we call them "Li" and "Lu."
I recently read where photographers weren't a fan of parents IN the room with their baby's during the newborn session, some photographers went as far as to say parents WEREN'T ALLOWED in the room. YIKES you guys! You couldn't peel me off of my boys so there is no crazy rule like that in my studio. I love that you get to watch this session, and you are literally two feet away from us the whole time. Now, I will admit you don't have the best view because I always pose to a particular side and unfortunately the couch is pretty much right beside baby's butt, so THAT's your view, but I also encourage you to walk around and get a non-butt view too ;)
Benjamin was such a sweet baby and rocked his first modeling session! His mama booked a mini session for him, which tends to have more simple styling and not quite as many set ups as a full session, but definitely allows you to still have great images of your baby!
Here are a few of my favorites from our time together: