Shipp

I’ve always adored the idea of a woman with a pregnant glow. But it wasn’t until I met with Angel for our session that I truly appreciated what that means it all of it’s entirety. This gal blew me away. And it’s not like I don’t know her…I’ve known this girl for years. In fact, she’s one of my most favorite people. Her and her husband, Josh, are two of my close friends. Not close as in we hang out daily but close as in, they’ve been there. Ya know? They are great people and I would do anything for them. And I believe they’d do the same for me…because they have. It was an honor to help them document this special time in their lives. So many laughs and frantic, excited waving of hands. It’s what we do. I can not wait to meet this precious baby Shipp sailing our way in early September. brandy somers photography 0911 brandy somers photography 0900 brandy somers photography 0906 brandy somers photography 0904 brandy somers photography 0917 brandy somers photography 0921 brandy somers photography 0925bwbrandy somers photography 0944brandy somers photography 0934brandy somers photography 0951brandy somers photography 0969brandy somers photography 0965brandy somers photography 0966brandy somers photography 0972brandy somers photography 0980brandy somers photography 0983brandy somers photography 0987brandy somers photography 0976brandy somers photography 0996brandy somers photography 1008brandy somers photography 1013brandy somers photography 1011brandy somers photography 1017brandy somers photography 1022brandy somers photography 1031brandy somers photography 1047brandy somers photography 1046brandy somers photography 1062

The artwork pictured in the beginning shots was created by Ashley Sauder Miller. Contact her directly if you are interested in her work.

 

Fuller-Hughes

This baby bump session is extra special to me because this beautiful mama-to-be is my cousin. Kasey and Josh are expecting their very first baby boy in late May and I just couldn’t wait to get my lens on that belly! So many loving arms are waiting for the arrival of this sweet bundle of joy.
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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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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

Hughes Sisters

Personality is an understatement. These girls are full of life and entertainment. I met with the Hughes Sisters at MOD Displays in Downtown, Harrisonburg. Why meet at an office? Well this office is owned by the girl’s parents and it offered the perfect space for a mini-session.  Lots of light. Lots of space. And perfectly stark to let little personalities bounce from wall to wall. When I arrived they were mid-coloring session but soon enough they were striking poses and showing me their human frog and dinosaur impressions. Oh what fun it is to be a kid! They invited me upstairs to “Daddy’s office” and gave me a crash course on how to run a business. From phone calls to keyboard…stuff to concentration faces to the max. At the end of the session they hopped back up to the table, grabbed their crayons and got back to work.
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Amber

It was reeeaally hard to choose only a few shots from this session to share. Can I get a YOW! This lovely lady asked me to do a boudoir session with her as a Christmas gift to her fiancé. Time melted away as we wandered around the house taking photos. The natural light loved this woman and her caramel, smooth skin. Let’s just say…her fiancé loved his gift.
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Fraits Family {mini}

It’s always a pleasant surprise to have a group on the other side of my lens who feels comfortable just being themselves, interacting as if my lens is just ‘one of the guys’. It allows for genuine, natural photos… my favorite. That’s what happened when I spent my afternoon with the Fraits Family. These kids have a heart of gold. What a lucky daddy. Fraits Family 1 Fraits Family 2 Fraits Family 19 Fraits Family 18 Fraits Family 5 Fraits Family 6 Fraits Family 4 Fraits Family 3 Fraits Family 7 Fraits Family 8 Fraits Family 9Fraits Family 10 Fraits Family 11 Fraits Family 15 Fraits Family 14 Fraits Family 13 Fraits Family 12 Fraits Family 16Fraits Family 23 Fraits Family 20 Fraits Family 21 Fraits Family 22Fraits Family 24 Fraits Family 25 Fraits Family 26 Fraits Family 27 Fraits Family 28 Fraits Family 29Fraits Family 31 Fraits Family 32 Fraits Family 33 Fraits Family 30 Fraits Family 34

Rascal {mini}

So there I was in Classic Tuxedo, picking up a bow tie…for a dog. Don’t mind me. I was pumped to do my first puppy session. Especially with a pup I’m so fond of. Especially with a pup in a bow tie! What?! When I got back into my car to drive to my studio all I could do was think of puppy puns (and crack myself up). Here goes: Pupxedo. Dress to the K-9’s. Bow-wow Tie. Furmal Session. Dog Photog-RUF-y. Ok ok…that’s as far as I got. It was a short drive. Feel free to leave your punny thoughts in the comment section.
Meet Rascal: He’s…a little rascal. And as sweet as can be.
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