I’ve been photographing the Hollender family for years now, and did this adorable little girl’s newborn pictures last summer! Look how big she is now! Her mama and I collaborated on styling for this session. I found the perfect little dress with a beautiful lace back, and we incorporated the headband she wore in her newborn photos for a familiar touch and to showcase her growth. They wanted some pictures of their amazingly sweet older dog as well, and we got some really lovable, soulful portraits of him, as well as some heart warming pictures of the two of them together. I’m so excited to see their final images in print form for their gallery wall!
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Little Ashlyn may go down in the record books for being the most well-behaved almost-four year old I have ever photographed! As a family photographer, I usually have a big old bag of tricks up my sleeve when it comes to photographing toddlers, because they can be so unpredictable, but she calmly and quietly listened to every thing I said without a fuss! Here’s a little peek at her whimsical unicorn session!
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I was contacted for this sibling session by Phil, who was searching for a Richmond area family photographer to help them capture some fun and updated portraits of their children to hang in their home. I love working with older children because I can still draw out their silliness, but also because they tend to listen very well, which is quite a change of pace from the toddler age that I tend to photograph a lot, haha.
We got some great formal, posed portraits, but also got a little silly and captured some really fun candid shots as well. They chose the metal prints to display their images, which is a perfect choice for these vibrant portraits. Here is a quick peek at a few shots from their session!
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!
I found out today the official rankings of the photos I entered into the Shoot and Share contest, which is the world’s largest photography contest. I entered on a whim and using only photos that I happened to have handy on my hard drive at the time. The talent I saw during voting was absolutely insane! I was super shocked to find out that I made it as far as I did! I actually had quite a few entries that made it further than I expected, but here are the top four ranking images from my submission.
This image made Top 100 out of nearly 24,000 submissions in it’s category! ❤
This image was one of the more adventurous sessions I had in 2016 (slippery rocks over the river while carrying heavy camera gear almost had me freaking out, not gunna lie, haha). This photo was a finalist in the Lifestyle category, which had over 10,700 entries!
This was probably one of my most challenging sessions in 2016, as you can see, LOL. We had a blast and laughed the whole time, but worked hard to get the final images! This was an outtake I entered into the “That Just Happened” category, and was also a finalist in that category with 4300+ entries.
This portrait of these twin girls is one of my favorites ever. It made the top 10% in it’s category with almost 24k entries. And here are some of my badges for these particular photos, because I’m fancy. 😉
So I thought I had completed my day of mini sessions for this year… and then I stumbled upon this ADORABLE sleigh and just had to offer these sessions to you guys! Seriously, they are so perfect! If you want unique Christmas cards, prints or books for the grandparents, or true heirloom pieces to pass down to your kids, this is it!! I will not have time to schedule individual ordering appointments before the holidays, so the creative fee is only $500 and includes 30 minutes AND 5 high resolution digitals! I can only take on a few more sessions to make it before the Christmas deadline, so if you are interested in booking, please contact me as soon as possible!
I’ve had a few babies to snuggle lately after a little newborn dry-spell! They’re so cute and tiny at this age, and that sure does make me miss my own babies being so little. But I get to snuggle these babies, pose and photograph them, and send them back to their parents and that is good enough for me! Ha!
Here is a little peek at Baby E’s recent newborn session!
I have been insanely busy scheduling and shooting this year’s Unicorn Sessions. The weather has been great for most of them, and the kids have had such a blast playing with the unicorn! I am currently booking into mid June for these speciality sessions, so if you’d like more information or want to go ahead and reserve your spot, please e-mail me as soon as possible so I can get you on my books.