Leary Family

Any reason to see my friends, Brian and Reshella, is a good reason. But this time, the reason was a tiny human: chubby cheeks, chilly toes, bright eyes. Gah! They introduced me to their son Hudson as we hung out in his nursery (…really trying to hold back my “hanging at the crib” joke here). Evening light poured in through the windows and my children made googly eyes at Hudson from behind my lens. After our session we all went to Vito’s and ate our weight in pizza. On the way home I fantasized about a system where I would only do photo sessions in exchange for pizza. Or sometimes sushi…or Taste of Thai. Or pretty much just food in general. Make an offer.bsomeIMG_1780 bsomeIMG_1761bsomeIMG_1787bsomeIMG_1804bsomeIMG_1819bsomeIMG_1848bsomeIMG_1855bsomeIMG_1864bsomeIMG_1873bsomeIMG_1901bsomeIMG_1924bsomeIMG_1941bsomeIMG_1948bsomeIMG_1952bwbsomeIMG_1951bsomeIMG_1958bsomeIMG_1956bsomeIMG_1964bsomeIMG_1967bsomeIMG_1969bsomeIMG_1976bsomeIMG_1977bsomeIMG_2018bsomeIMG_1986bsomeIMG_1992bsomeIMG_1995bsomeIMG_1993bsomeIMG_1982bsomeIMG_1987

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Blosser Family

On my way to the Blosser’s home for their family session, I got lost. And right after that, I lost cell service. And soon, I would lose daylight. After zigzagging around Fulks Run, Virginia for nearly thirty minutes, I found their home tucked away on a beautiful patch of land. As the sun began to settle in for the night, their three dogs greeted me with barks while darting circles around me. The baby, Harper, stared at me for a few minutes…then fell asleep, right on her daddy’s chest. The whole evening was perfectly imperfect, just the way I like. What a sweet little growing family!
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Ellison Family {mini}

Not only did the world gain a precious child…but the family pup gained a baby sister. And now it is his sole duty to watch her every move and raise an ear to her every whimper. Delissa Ana, or Dela, was a quiet, sweet babe on the evening I met her. But I was not fooled…I could sense a depth of personality in those stare-a-hole-right-through-me eyes. This girl will do great things. Thanks for spending an evening of your life with me, Ashley & Mahan!
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Jenner Family {mini}

When I asked Rachel to say something to make Andrew laugh, she uttered “explosive diarrhea” without skipping a beat. Ok, it’s like that. And it worked – we all laughed. Except for Alexander who sat comfortably in his freshly changed outfit with a look of guilt across his face. What a sweet little laundry maker.

Rachel and Andrew invited me into their home to spend some time with them, their sweet dog, Foster, and their new baby boy, Alexander.  I love love holding a session in someone’s home. I’ve been a guest in the Jenner house many times but never for the purpose of photography…and that changes things.  I love seeing the way people live, unapologetically, on a day-to-day basis. I love the way coats rest and dish towels hang and blankets are tossed and plants bask in the sun. I love the smells. The sounds. The light. And on this particular occasion, the baby and his furry big brother were pretty easy on the eyes too.bsomeIMG_3818 bsomeIMG_3817 bsomeIMG_3821 bsomeIMG_3823 bsomeIMG_3825bw bsomeIMG_3826 bsomeIMG_3833bsomeIMG_3839 bsomeIMG_3837bwbsomeIMG_3848bw bsomeIMG_3846bw bsomeIMG_3843 bsomeIMG_3844 bsomeIMG_3849bsomeIMG_3851 bsomeIMG_3855 bsomeIMG_3859bw bsomeIMG_3863 bsomeIMG_3864 bsomeIMG_3856bsomeIMG_3878 bsomeIMG_3866cbw bsomeIMG_3868 bsomeIMG_3873bsomeIMG_3892 bsomeIMG_3895 bsomeIMG_3882 bsomeIMG_3893 bsomeIMG_3894bw bsomeIMG_3938bsomeIMG_3935bw bsomeIMG_3917 bsomeIMG_3922bsomeIMG_3921bsomeIMG_3932c bsomeIMG_3923 bsomeIMG_3909bwbsomeIMG_3946bw bsomeIMG_3949bsomeIMG_3954 bsomeIMG_3957 bsomeIMG_3965

Yoder Family {mini}

What a pleasure it was to visit the home of Ashley, Josh and Leo. The land their house sits on is a photographic playground and we wasted no time before tromping through the tall grass to their old barns. It was a beautiful day to spend with beautiful people who are a true inspiration to me.bsomeIMG_8735 bsomeIMG_8743 bsomeIMG_8741c bsomeIMG_8755 bsomeIMG_8753bsomeIMG_8913bw bsomeIMG_8908bwbsomeIMG_8915bsomeIMG_8768c bsomeIMG_8763bw bsomeIMG_8791bw bsomeIMG_8792 bsomeIMG_8794 bsomeIMG_8786bsomeIMG_8798 bsomeIMG_8801bw bsomeIMG_8810bw bsomeIMG_8807 bsomeIMG_8814bsomeIMG_8824 bsomeIMG_8823bw bsomeIMG_8821bwbsomeIMG_8829bw bsomeIMG_8830bsomeIMG_8863 bsomeIMG_8840 bsomeIMG_8843 bsomeIMG_8854 bsomeIMG_8853bw bsomeIMG_8852bsomeIMG_8868 bsomeIMG_8865 bsomeIMG_8874bsomeIMG_8880 bsomeIMG_8892bw bsomeIMG_8896 bsomeIMG_8899bwbsomeIMG_8922bw bsomeIMG_8933 bsomeIMG_8929 bsomeIMG_8939bw

Marker Family

Six months ago, Baby Beckett was my first ever newborn model. The time moves quickly and suddenly here it is fall and Beckett is a whopping six months old! I met him and his mommies at the park for an evening shoot. Beckett was all squished up and napping the way babies do when we started so we let the pups do the baby-sitting while I snagged a few shots of Kelsey and Megan. Beckett joined us and his brotherly connection with their pugs is dang adorable. I just can’t get enough of Beckett’s expressions and personality. Look out world. This kid knows what’s up.bsomeIMG_5240bw bsomeIMG_5249 bsomeIMG_5247bsomeIMG_5253 bsomeIMG_5244bwbsomeIMG_5266bsomeIMG_5262 bsomeIMG_5255bsomeIMG_5309 bsomeIMG_5300 bsomeIMG_5283bw bsomeIMG_5285bw bsomeIMG_5296bsomeIMG_5314bsomeIMG_5317 bsomeIMG_5313bw bsomeIMG_5305bsomeIMG_5522 bsomeIMG_5330bwbsomeIMG_5347bwbsomeIMG_5383bw bsomeIMG_5375 bsomeIMG_5367bsomeIMG_5409 bsomeIMG_5401bw bsomeIMG_5428bwbsomeIMG_5432bsomeIMG_5436bw bsomeIMG_5437 bsomeIMG_5439bsomeIMG_5455 bsomeIMG_5454bw bsomeIMG_5465 bsomeIMG_5493bsomeIMG_5483 bsomeIMG_5484 bsomeIMG_5485 bsomeIMG_5498bsomeIMG_5508

Thompson Family

I’ll admit it. I was a little nervous agreeing to do a photoshoot for fellow photographer Kristina Thompson.  And of course the forecast (80% chance of rain) didn’t help matters. But when you’re a mom with a baby boy and two princess daughters, getting everyone cleaned and dressed at the same time (on the same day) is no easy task. This shoot was happening! I met Krissy, Dave and their three beautiful children at Barren Ridge Vineyards. We headed out back to their covered patio space to start the shoot and after a few laughs and snaps, the rain stopped just long enough to get some shots with the gorgeous backdrop at the vineyard.

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Baby B

This baby might be the cutest baby I’ve seen (…since my own two of course…) in real life. This kid’s got the look. I was thrilled to join Kelsey and Megan soon after the birth of their baby boy for some shots that will memorialize this tiny human and all his preciousness. What a gift he is and will continue to be.
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Brady Family

I will refrain from making Brady Bunch jokes….I’m sure they’ve never been heckled about their last name. I’ve known Tim and Kelly for a while now and there is truly never a dull moment around these two. I was honored to take photos of them and their precious new baby boy.  So much character in such a tiny human…wonder where he gets THAT from?
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