Urban Exploration Minis {2019} – Mini Sessions – Richmond, VA

I knew our little city had a lot to offer. But my expectations were far exceeded when we did these Urban Exploration Mini Sessions. It was an area I have always wanted to explore with my clients and I could not be happier about what we found and the pictures we took. Love them, love them all.

This is Carson and Malachi and they are the beautiful children of one of my oldest and dearest friends. Our minis perfectly coincided with a visit from her awesome Dad. So family pictures it is. Carson always brings her sassy style – she rocked her first photography experience with little brother Malachi.

Minis always bring me some awesome new families! And I was delighted to meet this one. This is the beautiful Natalie – her smile is a ray of sunshine and her family was a joy to work with.

How awesome are these two. This is Mia and Ty. Ty brought his par core moves to our session – he chose that light pole picture himself. And big sister Mia is growing up to be quite the young lady. Its been several years since I have photographed them and I just love the little people they are becoming.

Oh boys! Brothers are such a blast to photograph, especially when one is airborne. Don’t worry, he was caught…. every time. And he loved it. So much fun on our first day of mini sessions with Fisher & Judah.

Our second day of minis brought a bit of a surprise – frigid temperatures. It was in the low forties for that morning’s first few sessions. But never the less we carried on and used the nearby train station to warm up. Which also happens to be recently renovated and absolutely stunning. This is Miles and Savannah. They took a few minutes to warm up to being photographed but in the end, they were all smiles.

When it’s too cold to be outside, the Main St. Station is the perfect solution. After all, it is a landmark of our great city and a beautiful place to explore. Clayton brought his sweetest smile for these. Always so much fun with him!

Vallie – this girl brought all her flair to our Urban Exploration Mini Sessions. She was picture perfect. I love the images we captured with her and her family. And that leather coat… oh girl!!!

This is Seth and can you see it – he was all smiles. When this family rolled in , it was chilly, but they wanted to get some of those fantastic Richmond murals in their pictures, so we persevered outside. Trust me, that vest was necessary. And Seth did great! That one with his Dad – its my favorite – love that face.

Never, ever a dull moment with this three. I think we can safely blame that on Everette who rarely slows down. But he is a great brother to his two sweet as can be sisters, Vivienne and Adeline. I have seen this family many times and I think these Urban Exploration Mini pictures are my new favorites of them.

Remember that time your mom planned the perfect outfits for your mini photography session and you decided to throw rainbow tights in the mix? Yup, that’s Ruby! And those tights match her little personality perfectly – bright and full of color. So much joy in these!

I can’t lie – its always a little scary when I pick a new location to photograph. Richmond has so many to explore. But this one…. its perfect. I love everything about this location, especially all the wonderful family who joined me there. Expect more Urban Exploration Minis in the future!

Miss your chance to mini! Fall Minis are in full swing but you are right on time for this year’s Holiday Mini Sessions. You can learn more about them here!

Holiday Minis {2019} – Mini Sessions – Richmond, VA

Holiday Mini Sessions

Tis’ the season, my friends! Holiday Minis have arrived and I am so exited to announce two amazing locations for 2019, as well as a brand new studio set up.

I know I have some anxious fans out there, so lets get right to it. This year there will be several locations and dates. The 2019 Holiday Minis will be $125, with a $50 deposit due to hold your session time. All minis include a 25 minute session and 5 professional edited, high resolution images. Dates and times are below.


Saturday, November 23rd
12:00 – 4:00pm
Tuckahoe Plantation

** LIMITED AVAILABILITY **

We have been here several times in the last few years, but it’s worth repeating. The amazing part about Tuckahoe is that there are so many beautiful areas. So even if you have been before, don;t worry, we will have plenty of new ground to cover.


Saturday, November 30th
12:00 – 4:00pm
University of Richmond

** THIS DATE IS NOW FULL **

Campus will be empty for break, so we will have plenty of space to and beautiful architecture and natural areas to explore. This is the first set of minis Little Loves has ever done at U of R and my new locations this year are proving to be my favorites.


Weekdays December 2nd through 6th ~ 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday December 14th ~ 10:00 – noon
Sunday December 15th ~ noon to 4:00
Little Loves Studio

As always the studio will be decorated with a fresh new theme (which is previewed in the image above). It will be a snowy white and Christmas tree theme. There will be plenty of themed props to keep little hands interested and engaged.

Contact Little Loves Photography to choose your sessions time!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during my Mini?
Mini sessions the perfect way to get a set of great shots of your family in a short amount of time – perfect for annoucements, gifts and cards or just updating the family picture. While your 25 minute session is plenty of time to capture a series of amazing images, we will move quickly. It is important to be on time for you mini as they are booked every 30 minutes and there is likely another family scheduled after yours.

What should I bring? How should I prepare?
Your smiling family! Depending on the location and weather, I may also suggest water, a stroller and snacks for when they are done. I will bring props as necessary for your mini, but if you have something special, you are welcome to bring it along.

Before arriving, make sure your kids are well napped and well fed. I also recommend laying out outfits the evening before and making sure they are ironed. Photoshop can’t fix wrinkles!

What do I get?
Holiday Mini sessions include a 25 minute session plus 5 professionally edited, high resolution digital images. You will receive an online gallery suitable for sharing, as well as print rights to your images. They are suitable for holiday cards, gifts and framing. You are welcome to print the anywhere you like. Your gallery will also give you access to a professional print lab so you can print them directly for your convenience.

How long does it take to get images?
Christmas card and gift giving season is coming and I get that! So for the Holiday Minis, all sessions have a 5 day turnaround.

What if it rains… or snows?
Weather happens and we do our best to work with it. As long as it is not snowing, pouring or below 35, we will have our sessions. If weather seems to be an issue, please watch your email leading up to your session. If weather does not permit us to hold the minis, I will communicate alternate plans and rescheduling options. Trust me, I do not want to shoot in bad weather as much as you don’t want to be in it.

How do I book?
To book your session, click the link or reply to the email you were sent. Let me know your preferred date and time of day. Once we find a session time that works, you will be send a confirmation email telling you how to leave your deposit. Your $50 deposit holds your session time. Because Mini-Sessions are limited and book so quickly, deposits are due within 48 hours of receiving your email and are non-refundable.

Contact Little Loves Photography to choose your sessions time!

JDRF Minis {2019} – Richmond, VA Mini Sessions

Mini Session season is running away as quickly as it arrived. Halloween has now come and gone and we can officially start counting the days till Christmas. I cannot believe that I am about to announce Little Loves’ Holiday Mini Sessions Dates (hint, hint!).

But just for a moment, let’s flashback to some of my favorite minis, the ones that start this season off every year – the JDRF Minis. As many of you know, JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) raises money to support research to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes cure, to develop better treatment technologies and for advocacy. And what better day to share this then at the start of Diabetes Awareness Month (November).

This is Riley. She has such a sweet and gentle personality. She is a joy to photograph. And those boots…. too cute!

I have been photographing Kelina for a long time. First in the studio, capturing the milestones of her first year and now each year at our mini sessions. Her personality and smiles are magnetic. Love the images we captured of her and her mom – they are stunning together! Always a pleasure, Kelina!

Kinsley, Nolan & Brooks. These three are such a treat. I was so excited to see them sporting their orange and blue. And even more excited we got three sets of smiles!

Meet Cameron and Griffin! One of my favorite parts about mini sessions is all the new families I get to meet. These two gentlemen were a pleasure. So respectful and quick to share a smile. And they are handsome to boot.

Olivia has always been a stellar model for our sessions – always a glowing smile. He little brother Abel is no different. They are two peas in a pod. And Abel was the first kid to ever pose with my vintage ladder – which I now totally love. Thanks for breaking it in for me with such enthusiasm!

Joshua, Zachary, Ethan, and now little sister Rose, have become a regular part of my mini sessions experience. These boys are so full of energy and always have a fun story to share. When there mom say these, her response was “Wow!” Yes, I agree – your kids are awesome!

As the parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes, the JDRF does work that directly impacts our family. For that reason, we appreciate each family who joined us and helped to support this cause. With your help, Little Loves was able to donate $600 to the JDRF this year! That brings our team’s lifetime total to over $85,000 donated to support a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

You can follow our family’s journey here: www. TreysAvengers.com

Classic Fall Mini Sessions {2019} – Richmond, VA Mini Sessions

I have been hinting at these for a while, so you probably know.  But just in case….  dates for the Classic Fall Minis are out!  These are always the most popular minis of the year. And whats not to love. Beautiful autumn colors and cooler temperatures. This year there will be three separate dates and location.

Dates & Times

Saturday, Nov. 2nd – 9:00 am – noon @ the Carillon (the fan) ** ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT *

Saturday. Nov. 9th – noon – 4:00 pm @ the Virginia State Capital Grounds ** BOOKED! Thank you! *

Sunday, Nov. 10th – noon – 4:00 pm @ Libby Hill Park (East End)
** BOOKED! Thank you! *

All other details for these minis are the usual – $100 for your 20 minute session and 5 professionally edited digital images. $50 deposit due within 48 hours of booking, balance due at session.  Contact Little Loves Photography to choose your session time.

I am looking forward to serving your families this fall and seeing all of your beautiful faces! 

Urban Exploration Minis {2019}

I must admit, I am pretty excited about these. Richmond has some amazing downtown areas and I feel like I have not taken enough advantage of them. But that time is over! We are going to break away from the rolling hills and luscious trees and wander into some of our great city-scapes. Think industrial, think city, think murals. These will be in the eastern side of the Canal Walk (near La Diff) in downtown RVA.

Dates and details are as follows. They were released several weeks ago to newsletter subscribers so they are already more than half full. If you want in on the Urban Exploration action, now is your time!

Sunday Sept. 22 – 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday Oct. 19th – 9:00 am – noon

All Mini Sessions are $100. There is a $50 deposit due to hold your session time payable online.

To choose a session time, please email LittleLovesRVA@gmail.com with your preferred date and time. Once we choose a time that works, you will be sent a link to make a deposit. Deposits are due within 48 hours.

As the date approaches you will get more details regarding exact location, parking, and what to wear.

Other Upcoming Mini Sessions ….

Classic Fall Minis – these are always the most popular minis of the year. And whats not to love. Beautiful autumn colors and cooler temps. This year there will be three separate dates and location.

Saturday, Nov. 2nd – 9:00 am – noon @ the Carillon (the fan)

Saturday, Nov. 9th – noon – 4:00 pm @ the Virginia State Capital Grounds

Sunday, Nov 10th – noon – 4:00 pm @ Libby Hill Park (East End)

As above, all Mini Sessions are $100. There is a $50 deposit due to hold your session time payable online.

JDRF Mini Sessions {2019}

Each year it is my joy to give back to an organization that means the world to our family. As many of you know, we have a son with Type 1 Diabetes. In the 7 years since his diagnosis, we have walked at the JDRF One Walk Richmond as “Trey’s Avengers” to raise money for the JDRF. They are an organization that supports advocacy and research for this terrible disease. During that time, our team has raise over $73,000 for JDRF and we owe a tremendous gratitude to my clients who have supported these minis.

Once again, for the JDRF Minis – 100% of the fee collected will be donated to JDRF. The JDRF Minis will be at one of my favorite mini locations – Midlo-Mines.

Saturday, September 7th @ 9:00 am- noon

All Mini Sessions are $100. There is a $50 deposit due to hold your session time payable online.

To choose a session time, please email LittleLovesRVA@gmail.com with your preferred date and time. Once we choose a time that works, you will be sent a link to make a deposit. Deposits are due within 48 hours.

Other Upcoming Mini Sessions ….

In addition to the JDRF mini sessions, there will be two other sets of mini sessions this Fall. While I am not officially releasing them, I have opened them up for sign-ups.

Urban Exploration Minis – we are going to break away from the rolling hills and luscious trees and wander into some of our great cityscapes. Think industrial, think city, think murals. These will be in the eastern side of the Canal Walk (near La Diff) in downtown RVA.

Sunday Sept. 22 – 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday Oct. 19th – 9:00 am – noon

Classic Fall Minis – these are always teh most popular minis of the year. And whats not to love. Beautiful autumn colors and cooler temps. This year there will be three separate dates and location.

Saturday, Nov. 2nd – 9:00 am – noon @ the Carillon (the fan)

Saturday, Nov. 9th – noon – 4:00 pm @ the Virginia State Capital Grounds

Sunday, Nov 10th – noon – 4:00 pm @ Libby Hill Park (East End)

As above, all Mini Sessions are $100. There is a $50 deposit due to hold your session time payable online.

To choose a session time, please email LittleLovesRVA@gmail.com with your preferred date and time. Once we choose a time that works, you will be sent a link to make a deposit. Deposits are due within 48 hours.

Colton & Abby {family} – Family Photography – Richmond, VA

What a fabulous family and a stunning family photography session. I had so much fun meeting this crew and spending time with them at Midlo-Mines. This is Colton and Abby. These two were so full of energy and so much fun to photograph. Aren’t they just adorable!!

First, can we take a moment to talk about this skirt their mom has on. I could not love it more. It so perfectly complemented the evening light and luscious greenery. I loved it. And I love these family moments. Giggles, hugs and kisses! I will not even tell you what caused Colton’s burst of laughter in this last one, but it was awesome!

These two had so much personality and it really came through during this session. What a delight to meet them all!

Cosima {6 days new} – Newborn Photography, Richmond VA

What a simply beautiful newborn photography session! Meet the adorable and delightful Cosima. She came to visit me at just 6 days old and could not have been more perfect. So quiet! I just love her in this yellow and gray. We chose these colors because they match her nursery and they are so perfect for her.

Cosima’s mom loved the peacoock feathers. And apparently so did she. Love these sweet little smiles she snuck into her newborn session. And those little hands.

Cosima really was a dream for her newborn photography. She was so quiet and settled so well into all her outfits and poses. Perfect angel!

I am so glad we got these parent pictures in. Cosima’s parents are amazing. So patient and loving. You can see they are just so in love with their baby girl. And once again, I love the yellow – it is perfect. We end just where we started this one… with a ray of sunshine! Such a joy meeting this family!

Aizley {cake smash} – Birthday Photographer – Richmond, VA

Oh my sweetness! This is one year old Aizley and she is just a doll! Her family visits often and they are always a dream to photograph, so I was so excited when she decided to come in for a cake smash. First, can we talk about this tu-tu! Love these colors and the tulle – it is everywhere and its perfect for this birthday photography celebration! And that bow… and those flowers….

You never really know what a child will think of their cake, but Aizley seemed to dive tight in. There was frosting. So much frosting. On her face. On her hands. In the mountains of luscious purple and teal tulle. It was everything a cake smash should be, complete with sweet smiles and smudgy, frosting covered fingers.

Happy Birthday little Aizley! Thank you for sharing your cake smash with me!

Spring Minis {2019} – Family Photography – Richmond, VA

Spring Minis! How sweet they were! Spring is such an amazing time to take pictures. The world is coming back alive and it is usually among the first opportunities I have to get back outside to take pictures, after a long winter in the studio. And of course, it brings so many beautiful families!

Our first set of minis were short and sweet this year at Forest Hill Park. Meet Hayden and Tyler and their beautiful parents. These kids were so precious and the hugs…. all the cuteness!

This is the bright eyed Rylee and her brother Kaleb. They were the perfect models. So well behaved and so cute. I am so glad this family joined me for Spring Minis!

The next weekend of minis brought a whole new adventure and a fantastic new location for pictures – the Virginia State Capitol grounds. They were perfect and brought back so may of my favorite families. First Vivienne and Everett, who are becoming experts at being the big brother and sister to their sweet sister Adeline.

Its always a joy to photograph this character. Clayton keeps me moving and always brings a smile. And the hands in the pockets …. just love it!

This girl is growing up before my eyes and I am sure her mom thinks the same. Stella is six going on sixteen. She has so much spunk and girl, I love that pant suit!

Oh my Caybrie and Camden! Are you seeing all the love they brought to our Spring Mini! Big hugs, big smiles and I adore those matching outfits!

These pictures bring me so much joy. Not because I love a crying baby, but because I love real life and these kids are exactly that. Jack is an amazing big brother to those littles, even if he does not know why little sister Annelise insists on crying. Thanks for smiling big brother Jack and helping manage your crew for our photographs.

What a great crew this is – right down to their adorable labra-doodle. I always enjoy my time with these beautiful girls Kaylee and Miranda and their sweet little brother Caden. This location was just perfect for them and those vibrant blues.

This day finished out with a mini that was really special for me. This is my dear friend Jess and her {growing} family! At the last minute, we slipped them in to capture this amazing time. Can’t wait to meet their little boy. PS – isn’t she stunning!?! Always.

As always, my greatest appreciation to all the amazing families that join me at the minis. And particularly to my VIP Subscribers who manage to fill these minis within hours of being announced each season. It is my pleasure to serve you!