Urban Exploration Minis

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

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}

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 {newborn}

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}

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}

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!

Spring Mini Sessions

The May 11th date booked so quickly that I have decided to add a third date.  But its coming fast, so if you are interested in booking a Spring Mini, please let me me know.  Details are below.  Look forward to welcoming in the Spring with you all.

Spring Minis
Sunday, April 28th – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Forest Hill Park (Southside)

Friday, May 10th – 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Deep Run Park (West End)

 Saturday, May 11th –  9:00am – noon 
Virginia State Capital (Downtown RVA)
THIS DATE IS FULL!

These mini sessions will be $100 for weekend dates. Friday sessions will be offered with a weekday discount of $20, and will only be $80. 

And as always, all mini-sessions will include:
– 20 minutes session
– 5 high resolution, professionally edited digital images, suitable for sharing and printing
– online shareable gallery
– photographer time & talent

To book your session time you can email Little Loves Photography.

Easter & Spring Minis!

Two sets of dates, Easter and May! All start booking now. Read on for details!

Easter Mini Sessions

It’s official, Easter Minis are booking NOW!  These minis will be in studio, with a super cute Easter themed setup and all sorts or fun Easter props.  I’ve had quite a few people jump on the chance to book these last week so if you are interested in a session time, please let me know.

Easter Minis
Friday, April 5th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
and Saturday April 6th – 9:00am – noon

These mini sessions will be $100 for weekend dates. 
Friday sessions will be offered with a weekday discount
of $20, and will only be $80. 

And as always, all mini-sessions will include:
– 20 minutes session
– 5 high resolution, professionally edited digital images, suitable for sharing and printing
– online shareable gallery
– photographer time & talent 

Spring Mini Sessions

And without further ado – the locations for this year’s Spring Minis!  I am very excited to add the Virginia State Capital grounds to our list this year.  It is simply stunning down there.   These were unofficially announced to newsletter subscribers earlier this week and are they booked fast! So a new date on April 29th has been added.

NEW DATE ADDED!
Sunday, April 28th 12:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Forest Hill Park (Southside)

Friday, May 10th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Deep Run Park (West End)

 Saturday, May 11th –  9:00am – noon 
Virginia State Capital (Downtown RVA)

Same details as above.

All mini sessions require $50 deposit, payable online to reserve your session time. If you are interested in a Spring or Easter Mini session, message Little Loves Photography today!

“Be Mine” Mini Sessions

Oh this winter chill, I have had enough!  So we are going to warm things up with Valentine’s Day Minis.    I do not do these often, so I am pretty excited!  We are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day with two sweet little set-ups.  The first is a hand-made, vintage inspired,  kissing booth (made it myself y’all!). The other will be perfect in pink and there will be a set of props to go along.

These minis will be for our preschool crowd only (5 and under only please) and will run on two days.  All images will have a 24 hour turn-around and just for V-Day, will include a custom Facebook cover image.    But wait there is more, for these minis only there will be a weekday discount!

Dates & Details

Friday, February 8th
9:00am – 3:00pm
WeekDay Discount: $75

Saturday, February 9th
9:00 – 12:00pm
$100

  • 24 hour turnaround
  • 20 minutes session
  • 5 high resolution, professionally edited, digital images, suitable for sharing and printing
  • custom Valentines themed Facebook cover image

All sessions will be at the Little Loves studio. As per the always, reply to this message now to choose your session time. As newsletters subscribers, you are the first to receive this information. These dates will be announced on Facebook later this week and they will not last.

A $50 session deposit is due to hold your session, payable online by credit card. I will send a payment link and location details once your time is selected.

I am pretty excited about these – they will be super cute. Lets celebrate the love!

2018: Year in Review

What an amazing year, Little Love’s family! What an amazing year all of you have given to me in this little photography business! Almost a decade ago I started on this journey. I wanted to stay home with my own two children (now 10 and 12) and thought I could make a little money along the way by taking pictures. It was a passion, perhaps even a gift, and it was something I could share. So I did.

Back then I had no studio space, no real formal training, an entry level DSLR and perhaps one chair to use as a prop. Seriously, just one chair! Over the years things have grown and changed – if you come to my studio now you will see I have more chairs than I know what to do with. This little photography business has grown and changed and truly become a magical part or me and my families’ life. And every bit of it has been because of each and every one of you, and the support you have given over the years. I could go on, but for now, lets pause and talk about one year in particular – this one.

Here we go – 2018 – a year in review!

Miles of Smiles!

  • 57 Mini Sessions
  • 16 Richmond area locations
  • 61 new children in the Little Loves’s family

In case you are wondering – and I know you are because I get asked all the time – yes, this the only thing I do professionally, but no I do not work full time. It has been a beautiful arrangement for our family and allowed me the flexibility to serve each of you. Each year, as we grow a little, I am thankful for all the families that choose to come back again and again. And for all the new families that chose to join me – it was 61 sweet, adorable, (mostly) smiling NEW little faces year. You all are amazing.


“OMG!!! They are perfect and beautiful.   Thank you so much for your hard work, and quick response.  I cannot wait until the next time I come to you.”


–K.G.

Bundles of Cuteness!

  • The 100th Newborn
  • Named one of Richmond’s Best Newborn Photographers
  • 65% boys!
  • 7 Second Babies

Newborns are a special part of what I do. It is such an honor that so many parents will allow me to capture those first moments. And I was so excited to share those moments with so many families this year. Perhaps it was the year of the boy, or maybe just here – approximately 65% of those sweet babies were boys, only 35% girls. Lots of bow-ties and blue baby wraps! And among those newborns, seven of them were returning with older siblings who I had also photographed as newborns. Say what?!? Yeah, feeling old over here as I watch your families grow.

“OMG!! I LOVE these! Thank you for being so fabulous! “

– B.B.

Here at Little Love’s we also celebrated two big milestones with our newborn photography. In May, my 100th newborn came to the studio. That’s 100 amazing parents who entrusted me to photograph their precious little ones, and I am so grateful for each one. This year, I was also named one of Richmond’s Best Newborn Photographers by Expertise. What an honor!

Rain, Rain and More Rain!

  • 3 sessions in deep fog
  • 2 with fancy umbrellas
  • 1 mini in the snow

Outside photography always has his moments. Perfect sun-drenched light and dramatic skies mix with crazy wind, unexpected rain, unusually warm days and frigid December mornings. With this year’s record rainfall here in the Richmond metro area, yup, we had rain. If you had a mini session this year, you know, the rain was often not our friend. We rescheduled… a lot… but we made them all work. My appreciation for your flexibility and your patience. And to each family, who despite less than perfect weather, said yes, lets do this… we had some adventures!

‘Thanks you so much for awesome pictures. You made us more beautiful and perfect.  You gave me memories for lifetime.”

– V.G.

All the Feels!

  • 13 Birthdays celebrated
  • 15 Grandparents photographed
  • 10 family dogs
  • $600 donated to charity

Family photography is about capturing what is important to us and our families. This year we shared so many special moments with grandparents and their new grand-babies – what amazing memories! And to see the special bond so many of those children have with their grandparents – it was a joy! Sweet smiles and giggles for everyone. And the pups…. golden doodles were particularly popular. Including the one dog who managed to jump in the lake before we took a single pictures. Dogs are (almost) always welcome, but their behavior is another story.

And of course, thanks to your support, Little Love’s was again able to donate $600 to the JDRF. Which means, you all have helped raise over $2,000 to support Type 1 Diabetes research.

They are so beautiful!  Thank you so much for capturing this special time in our lives. We will definitely see you again  🙂 

– K.M.

2018 was year of special moments and beautiful families. SO MANY AMAZING FAMILIES!. You all make my “job” a joy and I am so thankful or each of you. So here’s to 2019, may it be better than the last for all of you. Things here at Little Loves will continue to grow and evolve and I hope you all will continue for the ride. I leave you here – hundreds of smiles, an entire graduating class, some cute dogs, a swim team, a handful of senior portraits, head-shots. moms-to-be, a few logo designs and lots of little newborn fingers and toes.

Thank you