Kirsch-Lilly

I recently met with Brittney and Jr at Bella Luna to talk wedding details. eee!  Before I knew it, we were knee deep in plans for a Richmond engagement session. Jr’s band, Driven By Chance, had a show in RVA and I was traveling to the area for a project, so it seemed like the best.idea.ever! And it was. The universe smiled on us that Saturday morning…the only Saturday since the new year without the threat of a snowstorm or a tornado. <–that really happened the day before the shoot. There were puddles and birds and blue skies and sunshine…all the teasers of spring. We packed our heavy coats in the trunk, dusted off our sunglasses and made our way to the always lovely, Belle Isle.
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With tummies grumbling and the road home calling us, we grabbed a bite at Millie’s Diner and inched our way home. A unanimous decision to detour led us to Castle Hill where the light poured as golden as the cider.
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Newton Family

I met with the Newton Family  on a day with a forecast of 100% chance of rain. All day. When they arrived at my studio, the rain stopped and it didn’t come back until the very last set of shots! Yesss. There is so much love in the Newton Family…like a sunshine-followings-them-around kind of love. 🙂bsomeIMG_4414 bsomeIMG_4412 bsomeIMG_4423bsomeIMG_4422 bsomeIMG_4418bw bsomeIMG_4436 bsomeIMG_4439bsomeIMG_4441 bsomeIMG_4445 bsomeIMG_4457 bsomeIMG_4454bw bsomeIMG_4459bw bsomeIMG_4451 bsomeIMG_4449bw bsomeIMG_4464 bsomeIMG_4463bsomeIMG_4470bw bsomeIMG_4467 bsomeIMG_4472 bsomeIMG_4478 bsomeIMG_4479 bsomeIMG_4482 bsomeIMG_4474bsomeIMG_4491 bsomeIMG_4497 bsomeIMG_4507 bsomeIMG_4509 bsomeIMG_4519 bsomeIMG_4520 bsomeIMG_4529 bsomeIMG_4536 bsomeIMG_4541 bsomeIMG_4543 bsomeIMG_4548 bsomeIMG_4550 bsomeIMG_4556bw bsomeIMG_4569 bsomeIMG_4557 bsomeIMG_4576 bsomeIMG_4578

Sydney & Alison {mini}

It took all of about five clicks of my shutter for these two sisters to get used to me and my camera. As the session went on, they became more and more comfortable being their silly self in front of me. So many giggles echoing through the branches. What fun it was to watch their unique personalities shine through! bsomeIMG_9395 bsomeIMG_9398 bsomeIMG_9400bw bsomeIMG_9402 bsomeIMG_9404 bsomeIMG_9411 bsomeIMG_9413 bsomeIMG_9415bwbsomeIMG_9419 bsomeIMG_9424 bsomeIMG_9408 bsomeIMG_9426 bsomeIMG_9427bsomeIMG_9435bw bsomeIMG_9436 bsomeIMG_9428 bsomeIMG_9442 bsomeIMG_9446 bsomeIMG_9456bsomeIMG_9459c bsomeIMG_9461bw bsomeIMG_9464 bsomeIMG_9468bw bsomeIMG_9470 bsomeIMG_9471bw bsomeIMG_9466bsomeIMG_9477 bsomeIMG_9490 bsomeIMG_9492 bsomeIMG_9496bw bsomeIMG_9498bw bsomeIMG_9501bw bsomeIMG_9510bw bsomeIMG_9505 bsomeIMG_9507bw bsomeIMG_9512

Amisha & Braelea

Amisha and I have scheduled half a dozen photo shoots in the passed two months but the late spring rain was not falling in our favor. When this day finally came, it was a sunshiny miracle! Braelea, her daughter, hopped out of the car saying “cheeeeese” and  flinging phrases like “Oh pickle juice!” around. She is a hoot! Her personality shouts through these images and had me smiling and oohing and EEEing all the way through the editing process. And Amisha! Not only is she gorgeous(!) but she jumped a barbed wire fence with me for a photo op. In a dress. And sandals. Ok so we switched shoes for a hot minute but she was up for it and still looked stunning standing in that wheat field. One tick, an eskimo kiss and a few rosy cheeks later, our session came to an end and we drove away smiling. bsomeIMG_7114collagebsomeIMG_7107bw

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