Watermelon Smash – One Year Portraits

It’s always a good sign when you roll up to a session to meet the family for the first time and you connect instantly with the family and kids.  I arrived to Forrest Hill Park and walked up to meet Kelsie and her husband Brent and within seconds their gorgeous daughter Maddie did what I always hope the kiddos will do, she opened her arms and reached out to me.  AHHH my little heart almost exploded!!  She got passed over to me and I knew in that moment – this was going to be a GREAT session!   Read More »

Balch – One Year Portraits!

This little girl quite possibly takes the cake for the best facial expressions!  This whole session she had me won over!  The best part was seeing how much she LOVES her parents!  She lights up when they talk to her and just howls with laughter when her dad gets her going.

We had this session over at Belle Isle and the light was gorgeous!  The trees were blooming which gave the perfect pink glow in all the pictures!

Katie and Dan – you have the sweetest little girl!  Thank you for sharing this milestone with me, I had so much fun!

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Jones – 1 Year!

This second session I did with the Jones family last spring was magical!  The first session I had with them was last year’s Holiday Mini and I fell in love with this sweet baby girl.  Fast forward to the spring and now we have a spirited little one who makes the funniest faces!! She is so full of spunk and fun!  This family is another one of those families who was more interested in the candids of their daughter playing and exploring (as you know – my favorite!).  Read More »

Downtown Charlottesville – 2nd Milestone – Roland Turns One!

Can I just start by saying, I can’t wait for you to scroll down!  These images are GORGEOUS!!! I don’t mean to be a braggy beesh but… holy kamoli they are really pretty!  After a raincheck for our first date we picked a Sunday afternoon in late August.  It worked perfectly because the temperature had broken, the light was gorgeous and meeting up at the downtown mall of Charlottesville made for a great back drop.  A gorgeous turquoise wall paired with a handmade quilt, a brick wall with ivy growing up it all paired with the perfect light!  Seriously this light made white balance easy!

I’m so happy with these images because I feel like I’m starting to see the big picture of telling a story in a session.  Not just that but I love capturing moments that represent true personalities and not just beauty.  This little man is so full of personality he made it really easy!  He is a giggle machine who loves his parents and especially loves BB-8 (the droid robot int he new star wars movie)!  As soon as BB came out he was all lit up, giving hugs galore to his cute little friend.  Beyond Ro’s easy going, bubbly personality, his parents are the greatest!  They’re fun to be with, easy to talk to and their ability to go with the flow makes for great candids!  The best part of all of this?  We still have at least one more session booked!!  I can’t wait to see how Ro grows even more!

Enjoy some fun – lifestyle-esc images from downtown charlottesville with this cute family of three. 🙂

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Cole is One!

It’s hard to believe that a year ago I was taking this little one’s newborn images!  The first newborn session I had done and now he is one year old! Naturally we had to celebrate with a cake smash!

In the past year Cole has grown so much and I’d love to see how he looks today with that same bowtie on.  He loves to dance to smile at the girls and generally seems to keep a cool dude persona.  I ran into Amanda and Cole at the pool this summer and  I couldn’t believe how independent he was as he bee-bopped around in a float trying to play with the older girls. 🙂

His cake smash was especially cute in that he definitely didn’t know what to do with this new food group.  He loved playing with the balloons and seemed to especially enjoy when I picked up the cake and had it “dance about” – that crazy cake ;).

Happy birthday little dude!  I hope you get to eat lots of cake in your next year of life!

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