Fall Minis – Forest Hill Park {2018}

It’s Fall!  Like for real, those colors have FINALLY arrived!  Love these crisp fall days!  And love Fall Minis.  In fact, this year you all loved them so much I ended up doing four sets of them.  So we are going to break this up.  Today, I bring to you the lovely families of the Forest Hill Fall Minis!  It was wonderful to welcome back so many familiar faces and a joy to meet so many new ones.

This was my first time meeting little Madison and her family.  They were awesome.  She was all smiles.  And they had their beautiful pup with them.  Where is he?  He decided to take a leap into the lake before we started.  Sneaky pup!

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Look at that joy on little Marian’s face.  And what’s not to smile about, she has the a fantastic big brother.  So much fun with Marian and Nicholas during our Fall Minis!

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Savannah and Miles are such cuties and I always love seeing them.  Their mom called me worried she did not know what to put them in for our photography session, but let me tell you, these kids always have style that is on point.  Always adorable!  And now that Miles can walk…. always keeping me on my toes.

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Meet little Riley – isn’t she precious!   That little smile is just too much.  This family was so sweet and it was a joy to photograph them. Cuteness overload!

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I haven’t seen this next character since his newborn photography session last year.  His mom asked if we could smash a cake during our mini to celebrate little Seth turning one.  I said, yup, lets do it!  She had the mom wisdom to put some berries on the top of the cake and he loved them. Photography win! Happy Birthday Seth – love that hair!

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This family has been joining me this time of year for their family pictures for 6 years.  is that possible?  And its been a joy watching these kids grow up.  Love this family moment by the lake – nothing but love here!

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Little Miss Vallie -she has grown into such a beautiful and sweet little girl.    She is always lovely to photograph.   She brings all the sweetness and style.  Look at those shoes – and it was not warm.  So good to see you all at Fall Minis!

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Mom matched the daughter, daughter matched the dog.  The blues, maroons, the frilly suede boots.  This family was so adorably coordinated.  Meet Harlow and her sweet dog Loki.  This family was amazing and if that were my dog, I would be hugging i –  like all the time – too.

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Oh Kelina!  Love this girl.  She is so beautiful and full of personality.  Hard to believe I first met her as a newborn and now is is 6.  Six!  Where did the time go??  Always a pleasure to take pictures with her.

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I have so loved Fall Minis this year.  But wait, there is more.  Two more days of fantastic fall pictures. Stay tuned, they are coming!  Happy Fall y’all!

Luca {9 days new} – Newborn Photography – Richmond, VA

I do love watching families grow.  Two years ago, I was honored to do the newborn session for little Giovanni.  A few weeks ago, he welcomed a new little brother into the world and I was delighted to have this family back.  This is Giovanni and his little brother Luca.  Let me tell you, this boy could not have been sweeter to his little brother.

Luca wanted to spend some time checking out the studio and show off those eyes.  He was so curious and alert.  I am so glad he did, those eyes are beautiful.

He finally gave in to sleep and we got to spend lots of precious moments together.  Bowties are always adorable on our newborn boy crowd.  And they always look so big.  Luca will grow out of it soon.  But for now, sweet yawny faces and restful sleep in that stunning blue blanket his mamma made him.

It’s fall, so we had to do it.  Bringing in the spirit of changing leaves and the harvest for this autumn baby.  These colors look divine on little Luca.

Little hands, little feet.  Newborn Luca was so perfect for his pictures.   Love him in these soft grays and whites.  What a joy to see this family again!

 

 

Holiday Mini Sessions {2018}

Well I must admit, over the last several weeks I have simply had the hardest time committing to locations for these minis.  I wanted to make them something special for you all.  In the meantime, so many of you have been asking and I could not appreciate your excitement more.  After much deliberation, I have finally decided on the perfect locations for 2018.  We are going to do some old familiar locations, with some new ideas. These minis will not be background heavy, but will instead focus on beautiful light and locations with lots of fun props to bring in the holiday wonder.  Think fuzzy blankets, vintage tricycles, wreaths, wrapped gifts – fun little pops to bring in as much or as little holiday cheer to go with your families personality.  Can’t wait to do these with all of you!

 

Dates & Locations

Sunday November 25th –  BOOKED – THANK YOU!

1:00 – 4:00pm at Carillon (Fan)

Saturday, December 1stBOOKED – THANK YOU!

9:00am – 12:00pm at Midlo-Mines (Southside)

Sunday, December 2nd

1:00 – 4:00 at Crump Park (West End)

Friday December 7th – Saturday December 8th

Limited morning INDOOR session at the Little Loves Studio (far West End)

 

 Details

  •  $100
  • 20 minutes session
  • 5 high resolution, professionally edited digital images, suitable for sharing and printing
  • 5 day guaranteed turn-around
  • online shareable gallery
  • photographer time & talent

Message Little Loves now to choose your session time.   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.

These holiday minis will be so fun and I look forward to working with each of your families!

Thank you for your continued business and support!!

Meera & Reeva {1 year} – Children & Family Photography- Richmond, VA

This family is so sweet and I enjoy always working with them.  Meet one year old twins, Meera and Reeva, and their parents.  I first met them a year ago when they brought these twins in for their newborn session.  Oh my, how they have grown!

These two are best of friends.  Each with their own little personality.  They were all giggles on that chair.  I love the red dresses their mom chose for their picture.  And those brown eyes are just beautiful!

Then came the cake smash.  And this will be one for the ages.  You never really know how kids are going to react when having a cake, or in this case, CAKES, placed in front of them.   And at first, these two were as sweet as sugar with their cakes.  I love all the pinks and frill.

But soon there was cake flying everywhere.  EVER-Y-WHERE!  It was amazing to watch.  A little less amazing to clean up, but totally worth it.  Happy Birthday Meera & Reeva!

Fall Mini-Sessions {2018}

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.

Dates & Locations

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)

Details

$100
– 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!!

Contact Little Loves today to book your session time!

 

JDRF Minis {2018} – Family Photography – Richmond, VA

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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My greatest appreciation for all those who supported this year’s JDRF minis.  You all rock!

Rigby {14 days new} – Newborn Photograph – Richmond, VA

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!

Logan – 8 days new – Newborn Photography – Richmond, VA

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!

Brylen {1 year} – Children’s Photography, Richmond, VA

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!

Xavia {maternity} – Family Photography – Richmond, VA

 

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!