Finally, Fall! And it’s not raining. What a beautiful combination! And yup, that means it’s Mini time. Fall Minis always bring out the best colors and so many beautiful families. I am so in love with this time of year. For 2018, I am bringing back an old favorite and trying a few new locations. There will be three date, all during prime foliage season.
Sunday. October 28th
1:00 – 5:00 pm at Forest Hill Park (Southside)
Saturday, November 10th
9:00 – 11:00 am at Deep Run Park (West End)
Saturday, November 11th
1:00 – 4:00 pm at Tuckahoe Plantation (West End)
– 20 minutes session
– 5 high resolution, professionally edited
digital images, suitable for sharing and printing
– online shareable gallery
– photographer time & talent
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 looking forward to serving your families this fall and seeing all of your beautiful faces!
Thank you for your continued business and support!! Happy Fall!!
It is an absolute joy and privilege that I am able to give back to such an important charity in our life. And I am thankful to all of you who help make those efforts possible. Our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes almost 6 years ago. The JDRF has been a huge support to our family and the Type 1 community, funding research that we believe will some day lead to a cure to this terrible disease. To be able to take my talents and abilities to support them, is truly a gift. This year Little Loves Photography was excited to donate $600 to JDRF from these mini-sessions (that is 100% of the proceeds). This has been part of our family’s efforts in the past 6 years, raising over $73.000 for JDRF. Thank you to all that participate, as always it was an amazing group of families!
Meet Kinsley, Nolan and Brooks! I have had the pleasure to meet these sweet kiddos at previous mini-sessions. And this time Nolan brought his smiles, making it all the better. And those bow-ties, oh gentlemen, you are too cute!
The fun and fabulous Stella! These sweetheart is full of spunk and I love the energy she brings to our photography sessions. And those eyes – all sparkle! Always a pleasure to see this family!
I just loved meeting this couple, they are wonderful. This is Julie and Kevin. The JDRF mission is close to their hearts, so it was extra special to have them. Julie is a sweetheart and Kevin is the perfect southern gentleman. They made being in love look easy and amazing.
I also got to meet Mary Alex and Eleanor. These two girls were just amazing and surely destined for great things. Their smiles are so precious. So thankful for their support and all they do for JDRF.
This is such a great family, and our family has known them for many years. Taylor, Brock and Carson are so great to photograph. Not only are they super cute, but they bring those gorgeous smiles without me having to make one crazy face or silly noise. And I appreciate that. And I appreciate them! Love you guys!
My greatest appreciation for all those who supported this year’s JDRF minis. You all rock!
Its Rigby! Rigby is the youngest of three of a sweet family that are dear friends of ours. I have had the joy and pleasure of photographing each of their little boys and watching their soccer team grow.
It is a special gift to me when I get to share my talents and abilities with close friends. Its a wonderful way to be part of their lives. Their lives are hectic…. did I mention they are three boys…. but these were sweet moments with Rigby during is newborn session. Look at that happy smile!
He is the third of these boys to wear the fox outfit. Each wore it so well. I love that this mom and the foresight to do this.
Rigby was nothing short of perfection for his newborn pictures. Look at those little toes. Looking for the best way to sooth your newborn to sleep… its a wood bucket. Clearly. Look at this snuggle. Welcome to the world Rigby!
Oh my sweet, bundle of perfection. Meet newborn Logan! He was absolutely perfect for his newborn session! He even snuck us in that sweet smile. His mamma loves giraffes so Logan got to cuddle with one in his pictures.
Little sleepy owl! I love all these warm, natural colors this family chose for this sessions. They compliment newborn Logan perfectly. He is so precious in that owl hat.
Big man in a bowtie. There is something so cute about a baby in a bowtie. And lets be real, Logan is owning this look. All stretched out and comfortable, showing off those muscles.
Newborn parents spend so much time in the Little Love’s studio during their photography session and occasionally their eyes will fall on something I have not used in a while. Cue the baby hammock. It was perfect for Logan and once we got him in there, he loved it. And that scale, yup, still accurate. Logan is weighing in just under 9 pounds.
This family was so wonderful to work with. So much love from Mom & Dad, its just overflowing from their pictures. You are in good hand, Logan!
These two are so fun! And their parents are a joy to work with. Meet Brylen and big sister, Adele! They are all the cuteness together. Adele is such a great big sister. She works so hard to love on her bother and make him happy.
Brylen is celebrating his first birthday at his photo session today. And he is pleased as punch with that fact. He loved the wobble chair. Look at those big, sweet smiles. Cannot believe it’s been a year since we did his newborn pictures.
Of course, we let Adele in on the action. She loves the camera! And she loves to talk. So many words… so many questions… so many smiles! It makes our time together so fun. Check out this beautiful, smart little wonder. And her big sister skills are on point!
Finally, the big moment. We came to smash some cake, so here we are. This cake smash was hysterical. There were quite a few other people in the park that day and they all got a kick out of Brylen NOT eating that cake. Not at all. We tried everything. Till finally he just left the scene. Happy Birthday Brylen – thanks for bringing all the joy that day!
This beautiful mom could not have been more stunning at our maternity session. I love her white gown – she was simply glowing in it.
And her husband – they were magical together. They were so loving and full of joy. We had a great time wandering the gardens, on what turned out to be a lovely morning, talking about their growing family.
I could not love these pictures more. X’avia, you are just beautiful. Wishing this family all the best!
Last week I got to meet a brand new family and they were delightful. Meet big sister Madison and her brother Logan.
Older sister Madison was quite the character. And she did her very best not to smile for me…. and she did it with the greatest joy. In the end we caught a few and I got to find out all about Madison’s little life. And we found lots of painted rocks, which may have saved us. Love that one on the bridge. Pouty, introspection – why must my mother make me take pictures?!!
Little brother Logan, as on the other hand, all smiles. And when he smiled his little face lit up the world. So much happiness and curiosity in this sweet guy.
In the heat of July, we could not have asked for a more beautiful day for our photography session. It was cool enough to explore and have a great time. This mamma had so much love for her littles and they were a simply beautiful family. They were a joy to photograph and I look forward to seeing them again.
Oh my, this sweet little gentleman. Adam was perfection during our newborn photography session. I mean he barely made a sound. He is just adorable in that blue fur (we affectionately call it monster fur here at the studio, because it is the softest thing ever and so perfect to cuddle in).
And speaking of blue – Adam embraced all the blue things. Look at that sweet face. He is so handsome in that bowtie. Why are babies so cute in bowties!?!?!?
Adam came at the perfect time to use one of the new wreaths in the studio. I love it. And I love little Adam in it. Just too sweet!
Adam also brought along big sister Racheal. A few years ago, I took her newborn pictures and it has been a delight to watch her grow. She was a little hesitant with her new brother, but still had all the love and was so patient during our session. Love that sweet kiss. She is going to be a great big sister.
When Rachael is here, one of her family’s favorite images was with her in the pink owl hat. So Adam definitely had to take a turn in one. They both wore it so well and he slept right through these sleepy owl poses.
Then he rocked this… and well, swoon. Those sweet little cheeks and kissy lips.
This family is awesome! Our newborn pictures with baby Adam could not have gone more perfectly. It has been a joy to watch then grow over the past several years and I am excited I was able to share another milestone with them. Welcome to the world little Adam, you are so loved!
Oh sweet girl – meet newborn Brielle who joined me at just 7 days new for her newborn photo session. She was so perfect. And I love the navy floral her mom brought. Just look at this beauty!
Brielle has two older sisters. And they are truly a delight. They are going to be amazing big sisters. They were so excited to have a baby in their family and they were so gentle with her. I love all of these.
This little lady was such a delight for her newborn pictures. Perfect little bit of sweetness. I love these colors, the coral and teal. They are perfect for little Brielle. She was quite comfortable, all stretched out. What a joy!
My goodness, look at this little bundle of cute. Meet 9 day old Ava. She joined me in the studio for her newborn session at just 6 lbs. She was just sweet as a pea.
She brought along her brother, Kai, who I had the joy of photographing when he was a baby. They grow up so fast. And then they get sisters! Kai was a little unsure about his new sister, but he was still so sweet to her.
Ava’s mom has a fabulous style and brought along a bunch of super cute things to dress her little doll up in. She looks perfect in these blues and aquas. And totally prompted me to add more florals to the studio selection. (Ok, lets just be honest, it doesn’t take much for me to add the the prop collection, I love new stuff in the studio!)
There she is, Miss Ava. My goodness, she looks so tiny. And her mom – you can see all the love. It was so great to share these moments with this family – love seeing them grow together!
Oh my these two! I get to have an adventure with these two growing boys (and their family) every few months and it is always such a blast. This time we were gathering to celebrate little Connor’s first birthday. But first, here are Brendan and Connor, sharing all their sweet smiles, precious energy and hugs. So many hugs – maybe its love, maybe is a tackle, sometimes with boys its hard to tell.
Then we took the time to grab some family shots. I love that this family always wants to get mom and dad in the mix. They are such a beautiful family.
Then there was cake! BIRTHDAY CAKE! Connor was so funny about this cake. It was so fun to watch him explore it. At the end Brendan jumped in to help. Connor may not have been so sure what to do with that pile of cake and icing, but Brendan knew. It was perfection – Happy Birthday Connor!
Baby Aizley could not have been more perfect for her newborn photography session. She decided to join her family two weeks early and then came to see me at just 5 days old. And in her age and wisdom, she was the prefect baby model. Calm and peaceful for our entire newborn session.
She also brought her less calm, but equally adorable, big brother Grayson. Grayson came to me just a few years ago for newborn pictures too. Now he is all grown up and ready to be a big brother. And he is great at it. They were precious together.
Aizley brought along this precious mermaid costume. Yup, her mom loves the bright colors. And I love that coral starfish. And those sweet kissy lips.
Her brother had a similar blanket as his session. Oh and there he is! Look how little he was. They were both so cute as newborns. And I love these sweet blankets.
So many peaceful moments with Aizley. She really was a doll. It has been so amazing to grow with this family. They are wonderful people… and they make super cute kids.