Wyatt (9 months) – Children’s Photography, Richmond, VA

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!

Surreywood Stingrays {team} – Group Photography, Richmond, VA

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!

Jane {family} – Family Photography, Richmond, VA

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!

Clella {1 Year} – Children’s Photography, Richmond, VA

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.

Richmond Regional Homeschool (Graduation) – Richmond, VA

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The Richmond Regional Homeschool Graduation is one of my favorite events to photograph each year.  I was invited back for the 4th time and this was no exception.

The young men and woman at this graduation are always exceptional to work with.  And as I sit though their commencement ceremony each year, I am always inspired by their talent and their passion.

Congratulations Class of 2016!   I wish you all the best in your life endeavors.

Alena {8 days new} – Newborn Photography, Richmond VA

It always makes me happy when my newborn clients come back with their newest addition.  Watching my families grow is such a blessing.  My visit with newborn Alena was no different.

Little Alena came into the studio at just 8 days.  Eight wonderful days and she is beautiful. Perfect little pea-pod, our time together was a joy.

I am growing to treasure itty bitty baby parts.  Little nose, little toes.    All of  newborn Alena’s are perfect.

Love these pics with Alena and her family.  Love, love, love them.

As I went through this session I just kept finding new favorites.  Hand shots can be tricky…. little hands don’t always like to stay where you put them.  We grabbed this one at the end or our session and I do not think it could be more perfect.  Those pudgy two year old hands are so precious and Alena’s chubby little cheeks are adorable.    So much love!

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Charlotte {24 days new} – Newborn Photography -Richmond, VA

This girl…. oh my is she adorable!  And so pretty in pink.  Charlotte was a Mother’s Day baby – I cannot imagine a more perfect gift!

Sweet little parts – perfect ears, eyes, toes and fingers!

The pink bow came by special request from Mom.  I cannot always meet requests, but if given enough time, I try.  They  prompt me to try new things and pick props and poses I may not have considered.  This came out more perfect than I expected.  All wrapped up with a bow on top – as I said, Charlotte was the perfect gift!

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Charlie {3 months} – Children’s Photography, Richmond, VA

Jack has been coming to see me for a few years.  Now he has his three month old brother Charlie tagging along…. and you all know how much I love watching the families in my studio grow!  These two are so precious together – Jack is showing his little brother all the love!

And this little guy!  Our photo session and all that brotherly love clearly wore him out.

This month they will leave me and Richmond for their new home in Kansas.    Jack & Charlie’s parents bravely serve in the Army and its time to move west.  We will miss them so much!

Judah {10 days}- Newborn Photography – Richmond, VA

This little guy – just 10 days old.  Could he be more precious!  Judah’s brother has been coming to see me since he was one and is such a hoot.  I love having growing families come back to the studio!

And these tiny fingers and toes – oh the moments go too quickly!

Emma {family} – Family Photography, Richmond, VA

I was so excited when Emma’s mom contacted me and said she wanted to do her session at a local farm.  How fun is that!  And not to mention beautiful.  The owner of this farm in Powhatan was so gracious to invite us onto his property to enjoy the views.  The family has several grandchildren themselves and every bit was set up to be a kid wonderland – from the friendly animals to the colorful garden.  And little Emma came up to task with her super cute cowboy boots.  Still not sure if she loved all the animals but they certainly loved her.  Whats not to love – she is adorable!  Emma and her family were a joy to work with.

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PS –  I love goats (and alpacas and sheep for that matter).  The have crazy eyes.  Emma and this goat – too much.