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Classic First Birthday Portraits | Fredericksburg, VA

When Kora’s family reached out to me about photographing her first birthday, they mentioned that they wanted to work with me to create really beautiful and classic portraits (instead of a cake smash). I was ALL about it! There’s something really special about being able to create portraits that you know will become heirloom products and gifts for a family.

From the start, Kora’s grandfather was involved in the process - and it was great! It made everything even more special for her and the family. On the day of the shoot, we focused on minimal props but the ones we did use created a beautiful classic atmosphere for Kora. And can we talk about how cute she looks in that gorgeous floral headpiece?!!? I love when I get to pull that out in the studio!! Kora had some beautiful eyes - and they were so fun to photograph. She was such a happy baby for us and we had a great time together.

First birthdays don’t have to always be about cake smashes. They’re not for everyone and that’s okay! No matter what your vision is for capturing your little one’s big milestones, we can design a session for you. Your little one should be celebrated! Let’s create some memories for your family next!

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Winter Birthday Celebration | Virginia Children’s Photographer

Mavis! How are you possibly a year old? I was so excited to welcome Mavis to the studio to celebrate her first birthday – especially since I photographed her newborn portraits when she came last February. It was so good to see her and her mother again for our first birthday portraits. Instead of a cake smash, Mavis’s mother decided to do some fun milestone portraits. We decided to go with a winter rustic inspired session and I had a great time designing her set.

Mavis was a blast during her session, laughing and smiling at me! She certainly made my job very easy!! I can’t get enough of her smile – even now. Birthday celebrations don’t have to be about a cake smash if you don’t want! These sweet babies still have fun just playing around in the studio and you have some adorable portraits to celebrate with.  

Happy birthday, Mavis! 

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Bryson's One Year Milestone Session | Fredericksburg VA Children's Photographer

Sweet little Bryson came back to visit me for his Big ONE birthday pictures! Im always so amazed at how fast the first year flys by! It felt like just yesterday mom was bringing him into my studio in his little carrier, Bryson's newborn sessions was one of my favorite from 2017 which incorporated the Teepee that became the famous prop after his session. It was so fitting that his first birthday theme was cowboys and Indians and we got to reuse the teepee and really see how much he has grown in a year!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Bryson's Session!

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Best of 2017 Milestone Sessions with Fredericksburg VA Children's Photographer

Ahh 2017 was such an amazing year!! Moving into the new studio and capturing memories for such amazing families! I thought it'd be fun to showcase some of my favorite Milestone sessions from 2017. My newborns and cake smash's get most of the attention but this year i want to make sure they get just as much focus. having your little one come into the studio during their first year is so amazing! you really get to watch them grow right in front of you! Sometimes its hard to see it until you compare newborn to 3 or 6 month and on! I love when parents come in and saw omg they have grown so much look at their little personalities shinning through! ITS SO TRUE! I really get to see them go from baby to toddler to walker ands on. Its an amazing experience! Please enjoy some of my favorite Milestone sessions from 2017!

Happy New Year!!!

 

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Phoenix's 6 Month Milestone | Fredericksburg VA Children's Photographer

Sweet Phoenix! I've had the privilege of photographing him inside mommy's belly, newborn 3 month and now 6months! He is just one of the cutest little hams I've ever seen! He's always smiling and its super contagious! I love doing these milestone sessions, it really helps document their first year and see just how much they are changing and growing inbetween sessions which is usually 3 months.

Not all 6 mothers are full on sitters by this age and thats ok. I have a ton of props that work great at assisting them while sitting! For phoenix we used an old tub, posing pod and a suitcase! It really allows me to get creative also! Happy Wednesday! Enjoy these super smiley images!

 

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This has to make you smile :)

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Oo those eyes are just gorgeous!

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Mom is a huge harry potter fan!!!

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Born together, Friends forever! | Fredericksburg VA First Year Photographer

Ahh I can't believe I'm even writing this blog!!! How are these cute little nuggets already one today?!! Emma-lee and Eli Made me a proud aunty one year ago on labor day! How fitting right? They entered this world tiny but that didn't last very long! These little peanuts went from tiny to chunky in just a few months! They are the best babies I've ever met and I'm beyond blessed to be their aunty! Its been an absolute blessing watching them grow and change and really develop their personalities! As a young girl and even young adult  (prior to being a mommy myself) I always wanted twins, even though I didn't have twins myself its been such an amazing journey to watch my brother and sister n love raise them! Double the love double joy and double the work is too true!!!

You can imagine how excited I was when I found out that they were having twins!! Pretty much a newborn photographers dream They slept the entire session and We got tons of awesome shots! By the time their 6 month session came around it was amazing to see their personalities shining through! Emma- lee was all smiles and Eli was a little bit more on the serious side. Flash forward to their ONE year/ Cake smash session, roles had changed. Eli was Mr.s Smiles and Emma- lee was a little more serious! They both loved their cakes but Eli really dug in and tore it up!! I could write all day about these little cuties but ill let you enjoy their first year through some of my favorite images of them! Enjoy!! 

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One of the first shots taken at their newborn session! Emma-lee giving me all the smiles!

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All the heart eyes here!!!!!!

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The prince and Princess!!

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My brother played baseball his whole life growing up so of course we had to add in some baseball shots! 

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Too cute for words!!

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The whole gang!! Eli , Romeo and Emma-Lee! 

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 I spy two cute baby bunnies!!! 

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Smash time!!!!!

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Rub a dub dub!!!!

Autumn turns 3!!! | Fredericksburg VA Children's Photographer

Happy Birthday Autumn Lou

I can't believe I'm even writing this blog!! How is my baby turning three already! On this day 3 years ago I gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing 8lbs 8oz head full of hair and chunky little face. The first 6 weeks she was a complete doll baby (completely opposite of her older sister maddie who cried 24/7) but shortly after that I knew we were gonna have our hands full with her.

Autumn is such a ball of energy and she always has been. She has no fear (which scares her mommy) and loves to sing and dance!! Autumn Lou you have definitely given mommy a few minor heart attacks and I'm sure thats just the beginning but you keep us all on our toes and make sure the room is full of energy! I hope you have an amazing Birthday and that this is the best year yet!! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUTUMN!!                                                               

My ice cream loving girl!!
Don't let that smile fool ya y'all!! 
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wow talk about growth!! Both mama and autumn lol!!! 
everyone loves a good wrinkly baby booty!
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newborn, 3 months and 1 year!

Pax's First Year | Fredericksburg VA Newborn, Baby + Cake Smash Photographer

I can't believe this little guy is already the BIG ONE!!!!! His mama and I have been friends for quite some time and i was over joyed to have had the opportunity to capture his first year! Ahh and that red hair and big blue eyes is a photographers dream!! Please enjoy some of my favorites from Pax's first year!

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Such a handsome little man!!!

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This image was soo neat! Mom wanted to re create and image she had done of her oldest daughter annabelle, and i think it turned out simply adorable!

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Little man is ready for his 9-5 with daddy!!!

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Beep Beep!!

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