Cromwell Valley Park Fall Portraits

Let’s keep it real. There may or may not have been a snake(s) in that field…. We will never know.

FACT about me. I am NOT brave. Not in an obvious way that is. I cry when getting shots, I jumped around like a LOON to scare away any snakes in this picture and I normally would NEVER be brave enough to wear a hat like this. I am a Plain Jane. I order what I know I’ll like at restaurants, am too nervous to online shop, and try to avoid change at all costs.Read More »

2019 Holiday Minis Announced!

I am so excited to be writing this post and announcing that for the first time EVER I’m going to be hosting holiday mini sessions in BOTH Richmond Virginia and in Baltimore Maryland!

As I was going through the images from last year’s minis it hit me how much I LOVE them!  I’m scrolling through all these sessions with people that I LOVE so dearly and are such good friends I come across my friend Sarah’s mini from last year.  Her daughter had just turned 1 just a few months before and was PRECIOUS!   As I’m looking through these pictures I’m struck by how much smaller and younger she looks from just one year ago! This is my FAVORITE part about family photography.  The chance to be a part of a family’s journey and capture their kids growing up as we try to freeze time – even for just a little bit.  It’s amazing to see how much each kid changes from year to year!  I genuinely look forward each year to minis and getting to reconnect with families and see how much they’ve grown.

This year I’ll be hosting minis in Richmond and in Baltimore and I’m so excited for the locations that have been picked!  I’ll be hosting minis in Richmond on November 9th and 10th and in Baltimore on November 16th and 17th.

So what do Christmas Minis entail?  It’s 30 minutes with a guaranteed 15 images.  It’s perfect for busy families who really want fresh new images but don’t always have the time for a full-on session.  It is also great for those who are looking for a few images for a holiday card! To snag your spot please feel free to email me at alex@alexandra-michelle.com with the day you’re hoping to do a mini for and I will get back to you with more details to move forward.  🙂

So excited to hopefully see you in November!!  In the meantime check out some of my favorites from last year.  Also if you’re in the Baltimore crowd, keep scrolling for a sneak peek for our Baltimore location. 🙂

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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 »

Fall & Holiday Minis 2017!

It has been awhile since I’ve been here.  A lot has happened over the last few months and it has been a crazy adventure that has taken away some of my focus but not my intent.  I got married!  I switched jobs!!  Oh yeah and all of this happened within two-ish weeks of each other!  Our home, is a mess… as of right now we’ve kind of unpacked from the wedding?  We still have an entire room filled with wedding stuff… and another room filled with my teaching stuff…. It’s been kind of crazy but I’m excited to have some time to slow down and come back to this place that has been a great outlet for me and a way to connect with people that I love.  It feels only right to come back with gusto and announce that this year I’m doing not just one but TWO mini sessions in the fall!! Read More »