I was so excited to have the opportunity to take my nephew’s prom photos last year, then about an hour before we were supposed to meet it poured, but fortunately it cleared up just in time to pick up his date. I love family photography, but I have to say, these prom sessions with teens are a bit refreshing because they arrive smiling and eager for photos from the building anticipation of the day.

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A super fun 6 year old on a beautiful morning makes for a great start to the day! A lot of the babies that I started my business with, like this little girl’s older sister, are now big kids, and I’ve discovered they’re an absolute pleasure to hang out with for sessions. Every single child is so different, and I love getting to know them all, especially this girl who has more personality than I could ever muster up.

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That right there is what really makes it fun for the big kids, just letting them do a few shots while having fun being themselves!

I don’t think I’ll ever forget this particular session.   This one took place 5 weeks postpartum while I was still healing from my c-section, and since I was still in between pregnancy and needing to lose a lot of weight, I wore an outfit that would make me feel better about myself, which included boots with heels.  Just a few minutes after taking the first couple shots, as we were walking to another spot in the park, my foot slipped off the asphalt, I slammed down to the ground, and I wasn’t able to hang on to my camera.  I was lucky that the only damage was a scuff mark on my lens, and I didn’t have to switch to my backup camera during the session.  Fortunately these clients are regulars turned friends so they didn’t laugh, they just helped me up, made sure I thought that my incision was okay, and we were able to continue on.  This would be the reason why you’ll see me wearing tennis shoes with jeans or yoga pants at most sessions now.

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Daddy and me photo

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This is hands down one of my favorite families every year!  I remember I was pregnant with my fifth baby and due around the time of their annual family session, so I contacted them to let them know we would have a scheduling conflict, and they gladly scheduled their session for early September.  We met at Belle Grove on a hot, but gorgeous evening for a session with the grandparents.  The sun was setting on the Rappahannock River, and it was such a peaceful place, with the exception of lots of choo-chooing and the Thomas and Friends theme song singing that it took to get some smiles from the little guy.

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Bowling Green childrens photographer

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I met this baby girl for her first birthday photo session, and though she wasn’t fond of strangers, she eventually warmed up to my camera (or maybe it was really just me).  She had her mommy, daddy, and grandparents doting on her the whole time, and it was obvious how much she is loved and adored.  The portraits of her in the garden are my absolute favorites from this session!

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