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

Jody & Billie Jo {mini}

Jody and Billie Jo came to my studio on a snow-covered Saturday afternoon for a mini-session. I honestly can’t recall a time when thirty minutes passed by so quickly! I love spending my time with light-hearted, life-loving, genuine people…and that’s exactly the impression I got from these two newlyweds. Their laughter is contagious and I believe their positive spirit is bound to keep them afloat in their life together. Go ahead…keep scrolling…and get ready to smile along with them. 🙂bsomeIMG_4193 bsomeIMG_4195bw bsomeIMG_4199bw bsomeIMG_4202bw bsomeIMG_4205 bsomeIMG_4206 bsomeIMG_4210 bsomeIMG_4227bw bsomeIMG_4228bsomeIMG_4246 bsomeIMG_4232 bsomeIMG_4253 bsomeIMG_4263 bsomeIMG_4268 bsomeIMG_4271 bsomeIMG_4277bsomeIMG_4287 bsomeIMG_4285 bsomeIMG_4291 bsomeIMG_4296bsomeIMG_4301 bsomeIMG_4309 bsomeIMG_4314 bsomeIMG_4319c bsomeIMG_4322 bsomeIMG_4303 bsomeIMG_4330 bsomeIMG_4336 bsomeIMG_4337 bsomeIMG_4342 bsomeIMG_4344bsomeIMG_4354 bsomeIMG_4350 bsomeIMG_4352 bsomeIMG_4353 bsomeIMG_4357

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