Ryder

Matthew and Jocelyne are great friends of ours from our church. I was so thrilled when they asked me to take lifestyle newborn pictures of their sweet baby boy, Ryder! We’ve all been waiting (im)patiently for Matt and Jocelyne to add a little baby to the mix of crazy kids in our group of friends. Ryder is the perfect addition. We’re looking forward to helping Matt and Jocelyne enjoy this new life stage of parenting a newborn.

Introducing Ryder Leo

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Family Shoot in Small Town Main Street

I absolutely love this family. She’s been letting me take their family and milestone pictures for a few years now. It’s so fun to watch the change in family dynamics as the kids have grown. 🙂 Not only are they stellar clients, but they’re also great friends. I’m so thankful to have them be part of mine and my kid’s lives.

Last year we took some great images in a beautiful sunlit park full of trees, so this year we wanted to change things up a bit. Downtown Richmond is hopping with photographers, especially this time of year, but I’ve only shot there a handful of times. I love the neutral colors of the brick walls and concrete contrasting with the sun flowing in through the big, mature trees. Plus, these kids are so photogenic, even when they’re not having this “photoshoot thing”.

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Carlsen : : Newborn Lifestyle

A year ago I met sweet little baby Judah for his newborn session. And now, here we are again, for his little brother Jedediah! I’m so happy that the Carlsens welcomed me back into their home again to capture these same, yet different, moments with Jedediah. He was the calmest little thing, which is good because that balances out his ball-of-energy big bother!

 

Introducing, Jedediah:

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Aldana Family

Sweet Abbey and her family are good friends of ours (it helps that our husbands are related haha) We get along very well and our kids are only a few months apart so it makes for some very exhausting playdates…
This family is so easy to photograph. You can really see the love between Jonathan and Abbey when they look at each other. I had to tell them to calm down when I asked them to kiss! “WHOA! That’s a different kind of photo session, okay?” Their little boy is a big ham, especially when you bring up superheroes! Baby Ruby is the sweetest little thing, she smiled almost the whole session and never once cried! Hallelujah!

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Titcomb Family : : “Fall” Begins!

I met the Titcombs when their older daughter started taking piano lessons from me. She had been coming a few months when we discovered we had already met once at church! I was leading worship at the church Corey’s parents attend and I didn’t even realize they were the same people! Haha, small world. ☺️
I love the location of this photoshoot – the sun is setting perfectly between the trees. Little Sister was not having the posed pictures but after we got her dancing and chasing Big Sister, she warmed up to the idea of giving me a few smiles.

 

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Sibling Mini Session

Remember that time I gave away a mini session on Facebook? Yeah, many months later Natalie and I were finally able to sync our schedules and she got to redeem that session as a sweet sibling mini session!
These kids were a lot of fun to photograph. I wish I could have fully captured the energy that Natalie’s little three year old had! I have never seen a more energetic little boy. He literally ran the entire 30 minutes of our session.

I look forward to working with this sweet family again!

 

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Micah Shobi : : Newborn Lifestyle

I always giggle a little bit when I talk about “lifestyle” newborn shoots… In reality, the lifestyle of a newborn is milk stains on mom’s clothes, dark circles around mom and dad’s eyes, dirty onesies everywhere, poopy diapers spilling out of the diaper genie, and screaming at the older sibling not to poke the baby’s eye AGAIN.

But we try to block those memories and remember only the sweet snuggles, big sibling’s kisses, and the few times mom found a chance to take a shower.

 

I so enjoyed getting some {fake} lifestyle photos of Mr. Micah last week. His family is so special to mine and we’re ecstatic to have him join our baby family clan.

Introducing Micah Shobi Varghese

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