Pocahontas State Park Fall Maternity Session

What I love almost as much as Christina and her sweet family is the colors from this session!  What you can’t tell is that we are literally in a parking lot of the park but the trees in this small patch between lots had the most beautiful fall colors.  Christina came to the session in this deep blue dress that looked stunning on her.  Her little girl Florence was all dolled up in a velvet pink dress but the accent of her flower headband made her curls pop off the background.  Some of my favorite images from this session are definitely those of Florence and her Dad.  Tommy knows just the way to make Florence laugh and these two giggling together is everything I’d want from a picture of my (one-day future) children and Sterling.  They are so precious!  The colors are beautiful in these but more so you can feel how much these three (now four!) love each other!Read More »

Trenton – Senior Portraits

I can’t believe that Trenton is a senior! I first met him 5 years ago (?) at Sterling’s family christmas party.  He is Sterling’s cousin and is one of the sweetest young men you’ll ever meet.  He is always one of the first to say hello to me and helps however he can.  He has a heart of gold and takes care of his mom and sisters in a way that will melt your heart.  He’s a good ole boy who loves everything country, specifically hunting, his truck and his dog.  He came out of the woods that morning right before these images and even cleaned his truck!

The whole time we walked around he kept offering suggestions and was willing to do just about anything – including picking up a log with a tractor and moving it across a field for me. 🙂  Needless to say Trenton is growing up to be a wonderful man who will do amazing things in his life!  Such a pleasure getting to take these and getting to have him as family.

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Had to get some with his mom Brandy, she’s the best!

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He has the sweetest girlfriend!!

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Holiday Minis pt. 2!

It’s time for another four families from this past year’s Holiday Minis!  The colors from these sessions seriously POP and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out!

The Bostain Family

This family couldn’t get any more beautiful if they tried – inside and out.  The best part about getting to spend time with them is that these boys are such boys!  They are explorers and giggly and love to wrestle!  These two boys absolutely love each other too, you can tell by the way to play and look at each other – the way you look at your best friend.

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Kourtney don’t hate me for posting this one – I think it’s so fun!!

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These two boys absolutely LOVE each other!  They are so cute!

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The Bowdens

Best part about this session besides the beautiful family who are good friends of mine – the light! It was so light and airy and gorgeous!  Just look at the rainbow coming across in the bottom corner of the first picture!!  I also had the most amazing little cheerleaders!  After each picture Ryleigh or Parker would give me little doses of encouragement like “oh that’s so cute!” haha it was great!

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The McKays

I have known Cathy since I was 12 years old!  She is a fellow camp girl and also an Alpha Phi!  She was my program director while I was a camper and counselor and then at JMU was my sorority advisor!  Ryan used to be at camp with us too when they were married so I’ve known him forever as well!  Needless to say we know each other really well but this was the first time I got to meet her precious son Cap!  We spend the entire time together laughing and laughing over who knows what!  Honestly I’m still not sure but I think it was ninnies?  Whatever it was, it made Cap burst out laughing!  He is such a hoot!  These images are gorgeous – just check out these colors!

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The Davidsons

Lordy lordy – how cute is Cora!!?  We got to take these images on Thanksgiving and the light and colors were perfect!  The POP of color is gorgeous! Not only that but look how excited Cora is about her baby brother!  ::swooning:: 

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Fall Color Flashback pt. 1 – Franciscos!

So if you know me at all you know that snow is my all time favorite thing – ever!  I absolutely love everything about it.  I love how quiet it is and how calm it can be, I love how people snuggle up inside and drink hot chocolate and watch movies while it falls and I love playing in it!

This weekend when it started snowing here in Richmond I was OVER THE MOON, literally squealing out loud in the library at school… As it was falling and I was hanging out inside watching my movies I realized that with the snow was the official end of fall.  Now snow may be my favorite thing but fall is my favorite season so it did make me a little nostalgic of fall and all the bright beautiful colors.  This got me thinking about how I hadn’t blogged out the rest of the minis and all these beautiful fall images.

And so, to celebrate the beginning of Winter (unofficially- I know it technically doesn’t start until the 21st or something) I am spending this whole week sharing out and reminiscing about fall colors with my #fallcolorflashback!

To kick it all off we have the Francisco family and their beautiful little daughter!  You may remember them from last spring when I did an extended family session with them.  I was excited to see them again for a holiday mini!  The colors in these images are beautiful only to be matched by a really beautiful and kind family!  Margaret and Ben – thanks for a great session!

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Christmas Mini Flashback – pt. 1

Yup, you’re reading that right.  Those Christmas Mini’s from oh you know NOVEMBER, are finally making their way to the blog.  Not because it took me this long to edit them, that would be counterintuitive, but because of the blog funk of ’16-’17.

These images from the Minis are too beautiful to not share so we’re going to have a fall flashback and reminisce about those gorgeous fall colors and these precious families.  This a three part series with 6 families total, two per post.  Today you’re going to get to see the Collier family and the Henry family!Read More »