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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Friday, February 8th
9:00am – 3:00pm
WeekDay Discount: $75
Saturday, February 9th
9:00 – 12:00pm
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!
What an amazing year, Little Love’s family! What an amazing year all of you have given to me in this little photography business! Almost a decade ago I started on this journey. I wanted to stay home with my own two children (now 10 and 12) and thought I could make a little money along the way by taking pictures. It was a passion, perhaps even a gift, and it was something I could share. So I did.
Back then I had no studio space, no real formal training, an entry level DSLR and perhaps one chair to use as a prop. Seriously, just one chair! Over the years things have grown and changed – if you come to my studio now you will see I have more chairs than I know what to do with. This little photography business has grown and changed and truly become a magical part or me and my families’ life. And every bit of it has been because of each and every one of you, and the support you have given over the years. I could go on, but for now, lets pause and talk about one year in particular – this one.
Here we go – 2018 – a year in review!
In case you are wondering – and I know you are because I get asked all the time – yes, this the only thing I do professionally, but no I do not work full time. It has been a beautiful arrangement for our family and allowed me the flexibility to serve each of you. Each year, as we grow a little, I am thankful for all the families that choose to come back again and again. And for all the new families that chose to join me – it was 61 sweet, adorable, (mostly) smiling NEW little faces year. You all are amazing.
“OMG!!! They are perfect and beautiful. Thank you so much for your hard work, and quick response. I cannot wait until the next time I come to you.”
Newborns are a special part of what I do. It is such an honor that so many parents will allow me to capture those first moments. And I was so excited to share those moments with so many families this year. Perhaps it was the year of the boy, or maybe just here – approximately 65% of those sweet babies were boys, only 35% girls. Lots of bow-ties and blue baby wraps! And among those newborns, seven of them were returning with older siblings who I had also photographed as newborns. Say what?!? Yeah, feeling old over here as I watch your families grow.
“OMG!! I LOVE these! Thank you for being so fabulous! “– B.B.
Here at Little Love’s we also celebrated two big milestones with our newborn photography. In May, my 100th newborn came to the studio. That’s 100 amazing parents who entrusted me to photograph their precious little ones, and I am so grateful for each one. This year, I was also named one of Richmond’s Best Newborn Photographers by Expertise. What an honor!
Outside photography always has his moments. Perfect sun-drenched light and dramatic skies mix with crazy wind, unexpected rain, unusually warm days and frigid December mornings. With this year’s record rainfall here in the Richmond metro area, yup, we had rain. If you had a mini session this year, you know, the rain was often not our friend. We rescheduled… a lot… but we made them all work. My appreciation for your flexibility and your patience. And to each family, who despite less than perfect weather, said yes, lets do this… we had some adventures!
‘Thanks you so much for awesome pictures. You made us more beautiful and perfect. You gave me memories for lifetime.”– V.G.
Family photography is about capturing what is important to us and our families. This year we shared so many special moments with grandparents and their new grand-babies – what amazing memories! And to see the special bond so many of those children have with their grandparents – it was a joy! Sweet smiles and giggles for everyone. And the pups…. golden doodles were particularly popular. Including the one dog who managed to jump in the lake before we took a single pictures. Dogs are (almost) always welcome, but their behavior is another story.
They are so beautiful! Thank you so much for capturing this special time in our lives. We will definitely see you again 🙂– K.M.
2018 was year of special moments and beautiful families. SO MANY AMAZING FAMILIES!. You all make my “job” a joy and I am so thankful or each of you. So here’s to 2019, may it be better than the last for all of you. Things here at Little Loves will continue to grow and evolve and I hope you all will continue for the ride. I leave you here – hundreds of smiles, an entire graduating class, some cute dogs, a swim team, a handful of senior portraits, head-shots. moms-to-be, a few logo designs and lots of little newborn fingers and toes.
Christmas Minis! I know, I know, the season has come and gone and if it ever warms up and stops raining everyone will finally get those outside decorations put away. But we had so much fun at the Christmas Minis, I see no reason not to share. This year’s minis were a tremendous success. We met up at an old favorite – the Carillon. Its been under construction forever. But its gorgeous tree lined brick paths are still beautiful as always for pictures.
First, lets have a moment with the beautiful Stella. Her family joins me several times a year and I have grown to adores photographing this young lady. She has all the spunk and look at those eyes. Love her in this winter pink!
Do you not just love those dresses!!! This mom is always on point with her outfits and these girls love the camera. Look at the smiles. Bayleigh and Finley rocking their mini!
So many familiar faces to photograph at these minis. This is Grayson and Aizley. It has been a joy watching them grow up from little newborns. They are all smiles and I am so glad I got to share these holiday moments with them.
Twins! This is Flint, Annalise and Jack! So many beautiful eyes and sweet faces. I saw them just last season for fall minis and they were back for holiday minis – a little bigger and just as cute. The matching plaid is awesome. What a delight to photograph these three!
These two are always so fun – Lucia and Allie! I recently go to do Lucia’s senior portraits and she was stunning. Her little sister Allie never fails to make me laugh. So much love with these two sisters.
Liam and Audrey – oh my they are growing so fast! This family is just beautiful and I love them with that holiday tricycle.
Love, love, loved these minis. Hang on tight because we are not done rolling with the holiday season. Crump Minis are coming next!
Get ready for some pink, people, cause this girl was all over the pink! Meet one year old Hayleyh! One year ago I had the joy of doing her newborn pictures. This fall she joined me again in studio to celebrate her first birthday. And there was pink… so much pink! She has such a sweet gentle spirit about her.
After sharing some precious smiles, it was time to get down to some cake smashing business. Hayley found this to be a rather serious pursuit. She was so focused on that cake that somehow she kept that amazing gold glitter crown on for the rest of her photography session – it is usually the first thing kids rip off. Look at those inquisitive, sweet eyes likely wondering why her mom was encouraging her to touch that sticky frosting. Loved this perfectly pink birthday explosion with Hayley!
Happy One. Hayley! It’s a joy yo see how much you have grown!
What a wonderful maternity photography session with Mia & Spencer. They were so adorably sweet and in love, it was simply perfect and I had so much fun taking their pictures. Mia and Spencer met in the military and have recently moved to the Richmond area. So we decided to do a little sight seeing and exploring during their session. Downtown’s Brown’s Island and Canal Art Walk seemed like the perfect location.
The great thing about this area is that there is a variety of backgrounds and areas. So pretty there. And we used them all. You can’t tell with those changing leaves and tall grasses, but it was cold. Spencer was freezing, but he stayed with us and was smiles all the way.
Such a special time for this couple – preparing to wecome your firsst child into the worls is such an amazing journey. Spencer and Mia seem to be embracing every bit of it. Mia is just glowing in all these pictures. Their son, little Malachi is due in Janaury. I know he will be well loved.
Seriously people, you all brought your fall fabulous photography A-game this year for the mini-sessions. I am just so in love with all of pictures. We got perfect color and great weather for our last weekend of Fall Mini and I am so excited to share!
Meet James & Jude. Their mom tells me they love to smile. I totally believe her, but not for our session. They would not crack even one for their pictures. Super serious. Super cute. Love these little plaids for the fall mini sessions.
Maybe it was in the air because many of my little friends were a tough crowd for their pictures. They put this photographer to work. Reese and Lydia also tried to hide the smiles. Reese was actually quite adamant that she would not come near the camera. Tree hide and seek to the rescue. And we got the sweetest pictures.
Boys are so fun – especially when they are in coordinating plaid – what’s not to love. This family took a long trek down 95 to meet me at Deep Run and I am so glad they did. Blake and Trevor were a blast!
Clayton! I see this little character often for his pictures. And he is always a delight. All giggles and smiles. And that vest – I love it. Always too cute Clayton!
One of my youngest mini kids. This is Wyatt and his parents – they really have all the love! These moments are so precious. And those eyes – beautiful baby blues. It was so great to have them join me for fall minis!
Meet big brother Flint and his twins! What a sweet family this is. And spoiler alert – I got to see them twice this season. Annalise and Jack are the perfect balance to each other – a little bit of smiles, a little bit of serious. But 100% adorable.
Mini-sessions bring back so many past clients and, to my joy, lots of new ones. Like this family, who were just a absolute pleasure to photograph. And I am not just saying that because I got to put away my silly songs and crazy noises for 30 minutes. Sara and Maddie are amazing young woman – patient, respectful, kind and yes, beautiful .
This family first came to see my several year’s ago when someone gave them a session as a gift. What a gift it has been to us both. Always love seeing this wonderful family. Barbara and Sebastian are so fun to work with (not pictured here are the awesome umbrellas they insisted we photograph them with). And I am so glad they brought along their pup Cody. He has been a special part of their family for a long time and seemed to enjoy all the love he got during our mini.
It all ended so perfectly. Jackson and Piper rolled into their photography session all giggles. They were rocking adorable and smiley before I even had the camera ready. They were the last session, so to compliment their fantastic little personalities and joyful faces, we got amazing fall light. Can’t get enough of these two! Great way to end another set of amazing fall minis!
Oh my goodness, meet the sweet and smiley Reid! I mean this kid was all smles. He really took to our photography session like it was a great adventure. Do many things to discover when your one. And we had a blast.
Reid was so energetic. Such a little explorer. We definitely played a bit of chase during our session. Love those little legs, moving just as fast as they can.
I love when it all comes together just perfectly. Fall colors, falling light, perfect outfits and a smiling little boy. Reid has awesome parents and they were all just so precious together. Feeling the love here!