Pink and Green, Lilly Pulitzer Mommy and Me

Alysa is my grandlittle and for anyone who was in a sorority (or fraternity) reading this, you know what this means, but if you’ve never been in Greek life than you may not understand.  In fact, Grammarly just told tried to correct me and when I highlighted over the word it said “Unknown word” haha!  Basically, it means she’s in my sorority family and that we spent a lot of time together through college!  Lucky for me, our fun continued after college when she moved back to Richmond!  We did almost everything together!  From setting up classrooms and class materials to sewing, wine tasting, and even being a practice model for me, it was always nice to have Alysa in the same town to hang out with!  Fast forward to now and she is married and has a baby!  It’s crazy to think about how much we’ve grown since the days back at JMU.

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Announcing Mommy and Me Minis!

It’s finally time to announce Mommy and Me Minis!  ::HAPPY DANCE!::  This is my second year in a row doing these fun spring minis and I love it!  Last year I opened up only a few slots seeing as it was my first time hosting them and they sold out within a week!  I’ve already had people reaching out to get on the list for this year’s sessions!  I’ve got a total of 16 slots available and I’m hoping to fill up as many as possible while in Richmond! Read More »

Puckette Family Portraits

Wanna know why I love working with Maggie and this sweet family?  About a year ago this time I took her newborn images and instantly felt comfortable.  Maggie is so down to earth and easy going the whole session felt like hanging out with a friend.  We got some gorgeous images that are hands down some of my favorites – especially the clean black and whites images that we got.

But then!  Flash forward a few months and I run into Maggie at Jack Browns.  It’s been months since I’ve seen them and they still say hi and talk about their newborn images! Better yet!  She emails me about making sure to get on my calendar months in advance!  AND THEN!  I meet them for our mommy and me session and Maggie says “Alex! I wanted to bring some glasses and wine so we could hang out while we did this but I just didn’t have time to get it together.” GIRL! YOU are my THE BEST!

I love working with women and families like this who are loyal and keep coming back but also who get me! It ends up feeling a lot like working with a friend than just a client and we always get GORGEOUS images.  My favorite part of childhood and family photography is getting to work with families through the years and watch the kids grow up and their family evolve! This loyalty means the world to me and makes this whole business feel x10 more personal and worth it.

For this session we met up at my favorite spot and the light was perfect!   We basically stayed in the same two spots the whole time because the light coming through the background created the most creamy bokeh!

Check out this my favorites of this amazing family of three!

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Hampton Girls – Belle Isle Morning Session

OH MAH GAWD!  So a few weeks ago I woke up early and tried to run some errands around town, you know, pick up dog food, get birthday card for friend, etc. etc. etc. Well the pet store wasn’t open yet so I had some free time on my hands and I decided on a whim that I was going to go down to Belle Isle and walk around.  It was about 8am and as soon as I started walking around I knew that I HAD to do a morning session here!  The light was amazing! Seriously so glowy and clean.  Well a few weeks later Anne contacted me about adding to her mini session with her daughter Morgan and I thought, well I’ll just throw it out there and see if they’d be willing.  Sure enough Anne said yes and it was GAME ON!   I was over the moon!  We set the session up for 8am and while it was early it was SO WORTH IT!  Read More »

Mommy and Me Portraits – Francisco Family

We met early at Forest Hill Park for this session which was great because it got HOT that day!  I got to the park a little early and saw it, the most gorgeous tree with the most gorgeous low hanging branches!  SWOON!  We spent almost the entire time in this one spot.  Margaret wore a purple dress which popped off the background and showed off her baby bump so beautifully.

While this session was a mini and shorter in time than a typical session we were able to go a lot of images and variety!  We were even able to incorporate their dog!!  My favorite part of the session though was playing with Scarlett at the end as she picked me flowers and brought them over to me as little gifts!  Read More »

Zedaker Mommy and Me Mini!

This girl is one of my favorite people!!  She joined our science team at Quioccasin my third year teaching and we became fast friends.  We would laugh our way through the obscure moments, cry through the tough moments (or at least I would) and she always had starbursts for me to eat.  I’ll never forget when she told me she was pregnant with Zack in the drive thru of Chick Fila as she looked at me and said “Oh yeah so.. I’m pregnant”.  I SCREAMED with delight!   Fast forward and she welcomes Zoe to the family making this one cute family of four.Read More »

Mommy and Me Mini Giveaway Winners!

These two!!!!  These two were SO FUN at our session!  Little Miss Sulli Grace is a firecracker!  I just LOVE kids with big personalities and really hope that Sterling and my kids will be full of energy and personality like Sulli.  She was a HOOT!  Very smart and a great talker, willing to listen and do anything for her mom.  She is fun and silly but also very caring and snuggly.  Best part of the session was at the end when she very sweetly came up to me and said “Okay Alex, all done with pictures.” and then preciously lifted her arms up for me to pick her up and carry her.  ::SWOON::Read More »

Mommy and Me Minis!

Save the date and grab your spot!  May 19th I’ll be hosting my first Mommy and Me minis and I’m partnering up with Becca from Stella and Dot!  All the jewelry will be available to wear at the session and order on site or ahead of time through our exclusive trunk show.  It’s time to treat yourself or the mom in your life!

Each session slot is 30 minutes for $125.  The focus is motherhood!  Whether you are an expecting mom looking for maternity images or needing a gift idea for your own mom or grandmother in your life, this session is for you!  For all the dads out there this is a great gift idea for your wives and could be an extra treat to let them pick out some jewelry that they like too. 🙂

Want to pre-shop the Stella and Dot goods before the session?  Check out Becca’s link here! 

There are only seven slots left so grab yours quick!  Email me at alex@alexandra-michelle.com if you’re interested!

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