Oh this girl – she was all personality and such a joy!
Her family has moved out of the city in the suburbs, but once upon a time they called this area of our fine city home, so it was great that we got to return for a session at Forest Hill Park. It was a picture perfect day.
Lucy has just turned two and she has so very much to say! She spent quite a while directing our session – “No Mommy, with Daddy”. Girl has creative vision. And she loves her Daddy!
And we spent a lot of time playing chase in the old stone gazebo. Fast little legs! Sweet little smiles.
Such a beautiful family. It was so great to spend time with them.
My goodness, its been a busy week for little girls. My studio is exploding with pink and purple and frills…. and as the mom of boys I love it! I was so excited to welcome back this family. Big sister Lucy came here for her newborn session and was a beauty. Two years later, she is just as cute and sweet as can be. She was an angel to her little sister. Gentle as can be. Those matching outfits, so precious. Hand crocheted just for theses girls.
And newborn Daisy is just as sweet. She barely cried a bit. Weighing in a just shy of 9 lbs.
Love these little toes. At just 6 days, Daisy was so perfect at staying all curled up.
Showing off those beautiful eyes…. she even gave us a little smile.
It was so great to have Lucy back with her new sister Daisy. These two are adorable!!
Ok, I will be honest, this sweet thing put up a fight! And it took a while to convince her that is was picture time. New mom was so lucky to have her mom along for the ride, happy to change one little diaper after another. But my goodness, when she settled down she was an angel.
Little Kate is already in training – this ones going to be a Hokie fan. Maroon looks good on this girl. Daddy is going to love this!
Precious little fingers and toes, little feet, little noes. Look how long her perfect fingers are!
Kate has a travel themed room and it sounds adorable! Her mom commented that she wished she had brought the globe. Oh, the things that are hidden among the studio props. She looks like she is all tucked and ready for her adventure!
Welcome to the world, little Kate! So glad you came to visit me!
This guys is such a sweet little character. So many smiles during our sessions. I get to see him every three months these days and its a joy to see him grow each time. Kids grow so fast!
Every month his Mom is photographing that football with him… and plans to continue until he is an adult. Have I said how much I love those traditions. I am glad to play a little part in this one. He is going to be running around with that thing before you know it.
Hunter also got to work his John Deere look this time. So cute! What’s not to love about a baby in that green and yellow logo. Expect more teeth soon…. he loved chewing on those toys!
Piper’s brother has been coming to see me since he was born two years ago, so I was so excited for him to bring his brand new sister back! These two are going to be best friends one day. But, let me be honest, at not quite two, sometimes Pintrest perfect is not on the table. But that’s ok, sometimes just being brother and sister is cute enough and I think those moments are the most precious.
Once her brother left, Piper was a wonderful baby model. Yup, when she yelled she had a voice on her, but once settled she was picture perfect. Which makes for a lovely newborn session.
Not to mention she she is just beautiful. Look at those little toes!
So excited for this growing family. They are beautiful and it was a joy to spend time with them.
Isn’t he just a cutie! I always enjoy spending time with this family. And seeing little Wyatt grow is so much fun. Look at him working that stand. He was so proud of himself and all smiles.
Love this Daddy & Me shot. Love it. And those blocks – every month he takes a new picture. I love seeing so many parents doing that! Such a precious memory!
This guys almost a year – look forward having him back for his ONE YEAR! Because, you know I love a birthday!
Since moving from Chesterfield County, our son now swims on another team. But I am still a big fan of our original swim team and love going back each year to photograph these smiling faces. We have known many of these kids since they were babies, spent time with their families and many of the coaches once babysat our children. Always great to see these folks – Go Stingrays!
This family is saying good bye to RVA and heading west to Seattle. I am so glad they chose to contact me to see them off. Little Jane came to me about 16 months ago for her newborn session and she has grown into such a cutie. Look at those sweet smiles!
Richmond has had some crazy weather lately. Crazy! Thank goodness the rain held out for these two perfect sessions in Church Hill. Having a West End studio means I do not get out there as often as I would like, but I am always happy when I do. Libby Hill Park is amazing and in my mind, the perfect back drop for those last RVA moments. And that rain…. it only lasted about 10 minutes during our session.
At one point towards the end of our session a random mom turned back on her run to talk to us. She said that she had pictures of her family when her daughter (now in her 20s) was Jane’s age. And she was wearing a very similar little red dress and that if her house ever caught on fire, those pictures would be one of the things she grabbed. She said they were precious memories. Precious and fleeting, that right there is why I take pictures.
Best of luck to Jane and her family in Seattle!
Birthday sessions are always fun. Always! Because really, who doesn’t love a kid celebrating a birthday. Especially the first. Its always something special and this mom went all out to make sure we were celebrating with style.
The balloons, oh the balloons. I do not thing little Clella knew what to do with them. So many of them. But they were perfect.
And the tutus and the pearls and the lace and the bubbles…. I only have boys at my house, so whenever a little girl gets her girliness on, I love it.
Happy Birthday Clella!!
PS – wondering about that name. It’s her great, great grandmother. Never heard it before? That’s because there are only 7 of them in US. Its a beautiful name.