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!

Caroline {11 days new} – Newborn Photography, Richmond, VA

Meet little Caroline, just 11 days new when she joined me in the studio for her newborn photography session. I love how precious her big brother Ben was during our entire photography session. She snuggled right in and he was happy to share the love and the kisses.

I know, that song is playing in my head too! And it fits… Caroline was so very sweet. Those baby cheeks and little button nose.

While so many newborn pictures have sleepy babies, it was a joy to see Caroline flash her beautiful eyes. It was amazing to see her so alert, yet so calm. And here he is again, the amazing big brother Ben, ready with a snuggle and a smile. These two will be such great friends.

These may just be my favorites. I love little Caroline in this sweet green bonnet. And just look at those fingers and toes. Because we all know that newborn baby fingers and toes are the best. What a wonderful newborn photo session with little Caroline – it is such a joy to watch this family grow.

Carter & Virginia {1 Year} – Family Photography – Richmond, VA

This family is awesome and I do enjoy doing family photography sessions with them. They are just every bit of the charm in that traditional southern charm. This is Carter and his sister Virginia, who brought her family for her one year old photography sessions. The last time I saw this family, Carter was just one – and oh how he has grown!

Carter is wide open… it makes him a ton of fun! He doesn’t often slow down. But in the moments when he did, he was so sweet and tender to his little sister Virginia. I mean…. that hug!

And it was a joy to meet this girl. The birthday girl, Virginia was of course, the star of our photo session. And she was perfect. She was so calm and happy. Ready give us a huge smile. Just look at that sweet face – she is beautiful. Happy Birthday Virginia! Thank you for bringing your precious joy and your beautiful family to our session.

Rhett & Evelyn {family} – Children & Family Photography – Richmond, VA

For this family photography session, we chose to come to the lovely Crump Park. It is always a hit with families. This beautiful mamma came into our session a bit worried about her shy little bunnies. They had not always had the best experience with pictures. And it took a few minutes and a bit convincing to get these two cuties warmed up to the camera. But Rhett and Evelyn were worth the wait. Look how wonderful they are together. I love the hugs.

You can see a bit of that shy sweetness coming through. Peek a boo in the fence was popular. But there is also a glowing joy in there too and it was amazing to photograph.

The last request was to duplicate a picture with little Rhett that this family had done of Evelyn. It came out so perfect. He is the best little bunny butt. And just in time for Easter. Such a joy to meet and photograph this lovely parents and their beautiful children.

Want to capture magical moments with your little bunnies? You can learn more about Children and Family sessions here: https://littlelovesphoto.com/family-photography/

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.

Luca {11 days new}

Oh sweet Luca! He came to Little Loves at eleven days old for his newborn photography session. He is so sweet. We went with a neutral pallet and I love how they came out. That perfect button nose is just too much.

I adore the way newborns cuddle there little hands. Luca’s fingers are so long… and those feet. They just kept popping up like that. Stripes are my new fav – he looks great in grey.

Baby boys in hats and bowties are so much fun. As our photo session progressed, Luca continued to love those newborn little hand’s right near his face Look how peaceful he sleeps.

Newborns and their parents are always among my favorite images. Those first few weeks are so precious for newborn parents and they can go by in a sleept deprived blur. I hope Lucaa’s parents will look back on these and remember how precious those moments were.

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!

GMS Drama: Peter Pan Jr.

I always enjoy trying my photography skills to things a bit outside my normal wheelhouse. . Particularly when that thing is one of my child’s middle school production of Peter Pan Jr. I was so honored to be invited into the final rehearsal of Goochland Middle School’s fall production of this show. These kids are so talented and so much fun to watch.

It made it extra special that so many of these young actors are friends of one of my children’s and I have known their parents for several years through our school. I was so very impressed with the quality of this production. It was entertaining and even humorous at times.

The entire production was put on by two special seniors and long time members of Goochland Drama. Their heart and souls went into this production of Peter Pan Jr and it showed. Congratulations ladies on a successful production! It was a joy to see and photograph. I heard nothing but rave reviews.

“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!