One of the most rewarding things about my job is the ability to capture the tiny little moments that, when pieced all together, tell these beautiful stories of the connections and bonds between souls. That is one of the reasons I absolutely love photographing mommy & me sessions. As mothers, we spend so much time pulling out our phones and photographing everyone else as they are creating family memories that will shape their childhood and even entire adult life. We are rarely IN any of these photographs (and I don’t mean those obligatory selfies!). I always encourage mothers to participate and be present in the photographs. Years from now, this little girl will be a young woman and she will always have these amazing images of her and her mother that she will treasure and be so incredibly special to her. She will remember how her mother brought her to a farm in Virginia (all the way from PA!) and she got to meet a real unicorn. She will remember how they laughed and danced and had skipping races through the fields. Looking back on these images, she will remember how her mother used to hold her and gently caress her hair, how she smiled and her eyes sparkled whenever she looked at her. She will remember how she she felt so safe, happy, and loved. It was an absolute pleasure photographing these two remarkable ladies and I am so thankful have played a little part in their memories decades from now.
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I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable little girl recently. She is as sweet as can be and was shy in the beginning, which is very understandable for a kid meeting a new person! I was very shy as a kid, so I feel like I know how to relate and can draw out their personalities… in their own time, of course. Once they see me jumping all over and rolling on the ground like a ninja, me and my big camera just aren’t so scary anymore 😉 We had such a fun time playing together and creating these beautiful images. Watching her dance around like no one was watching and without a care in the world made my heart so happy! We should all live like this.
Catching up on blog entries here and am so excited to share some of my recent work as I go through all of my summer sessions! I had the opportunity to photograph these beautiful sisters just before the youngest sister had a unicorn-themed birthday! Of course, our unicorn was incredibly excited to be loved on and spoiled by them, and we had the most amazing time romping around the farm while I photographed their incredible bond and their mama savored these last moments of pure childhood innocence. I’m so glad that she will have these photographs of her gorgeous girls to look back on. Here are some of the highlights from their gallery!
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Katie wanted to surprise her husband with some portraits of herself and their girls with my unicorn on our little farm. We had the best time dancing in the fields and enjoying the warm sunshine. The girls did amazing and their session resulted in some absolutely stunning images that they selected on metal prints for their walls (metal wall art for the grandparents too!). I’m so excited to finally share a few images from this fun afternoon!
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I think this unicorn session is one of my favorites to date! I had such a wonderful time getting to know this amazing little girl and creating these images with her. Afton’s session was filled with lots of twirls, flower picking, giggles, and sunshine. Unicorn sessions are such a special and unique way to capture childhood innocence before they grow up. They’ve become one of my absolute favorite types of sessions to photograph. I just love creating these magical portraits and it makes me so happy to know that they will be cherished forever ❤
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This sweet family came to me for updated family portraits as well as a unicorn session with their adorable daughter. The kids were troopers dealing with the elements and we had so much fun having a little tea party with my unicorn, Poppy! My favorite part of being a family photographer in Richmond is being able to capture these milestones for families, and being able to provide beautiful, high quality print products so that their portraits may be passed down for generation. I am so excited to get their canvas grouping in and show them! It’s going to look so amazing on their wall!
With the warmer weather here in Richmond this week (in FEBRUARY, for crying out loud), I have been itching to get started on my spring sessions. I have been keeping busy this winter between launching my new product lineup and also hosting boudoir marathons (which were INCREDIBLY fun, so if you’re looking for a boudoir photographer in Virginia, hit up your girl here!). I am hosting another boudoir marathon on Saturday, March 18, so if you’re interested in participating, you can e-mail me or join my private, ladies only boudoir group on Facebook for more details and updates.
Anyways, I have a lot planned for my business this year! I am excited about creating new session experiences, themes, and also brand new wall art options to display everything. They have been very well received by the new clients I’ve had so far this year, so I am super excited to show all of my returning clients that are already on the books for the spring and summer. I am beginning to book heavily into April and May, so if you are interested in booking a family session, unicorn session, or have something else in mind, don’t wait to contact me!