Family Portraits in Richmond VA Midlothian's Best Family Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Family Portraits in Richmond VA Midlothian's Best Family Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Family Portraits in Richmond VA Midlothian's Best Family Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

There are never any guarantees what the weather will be like or the light when you schedule familial portraits outside. Regardless of sunny or cloudy skies it’s the love and connection your family shares that is most important. When you do happened to catch the light at the perfect time, at the perfect location with a family wearing the perfect wardrobe it is magical!! The backdrop almost looks like a painting! I just can’t get enough

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Richmond VA Family Portraits Midlothian's Favorite Family Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Richmond VA Family Portraits Midlothian's Favorite Family Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Richmond VA Family Portraits Midlothian's Favorite Family Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Love this family and love all of these gorgeous fall colors!! I first met this family for their newborn portraits and I am thrilled to be photographing them once again almost a year later for their fall family portraits! Adding a few props like a blanket or a cute picnic basket can really enhance your family portraits!

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Richmond VA Lifestyle Family Portraits Midlothian Portrait Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Richmond VA Lifestyle Family Portraits Midlothian Portrait Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Parents are always worried that their children are not going to cooperate for family portraits. I tell them to stop worrying bceause if you have a toddler, unless they are an exception, that there is no chance they are going to cooperate so why worry about it? When you have toddlers and young children you have to be realistic about who they are. If your child is very active and has a big personality why on earth would you want me to capture them sitting perfectly still like a little statue? My goal is to capture your family's true nature, so when your children are grown and you look at your pictures you are taken back in time remembering how precocious and rambunctious they were and how much you loved them for it. This beautiful family embraced their kids for who they are and I wouldn't have wanted this session to have gone any other way! 

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Midlothian VA Family Portraits Richmond VA Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

Midlothian VA Family Portraits Richmond VA Photographer | Sarah Kane Photography

It feels like so long ago that I began this journey as a photographer! 2011 was the year it all began. It's not easy building a business from nothing, finding clients who are willing to take a chance on you, and staying positive and in the game even though you feel like a failure and want to quit. This family is very special to me because they are among the few of my first "real" clients. They've stuck with me throughout the years and I am beyond grateful. Watching Ty grow into a little man is so rewarding. I will never forget their first session at the Main Street Train Station (when it was still free to shoot there). I was so nervous to meet them and scared that I was going to mess everything up and ruin their family pictures. That all just disappeared though the moment I met them. Ly and Michelle were so kind and down to earth that I was immediately at ease and loved capturing the love they shared as a family.

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Fall Family Portraits at Robious Landing Park in Midlothian VA | Sarah Kane Photography's Fall Mini-Sessin 2014

holiday pictures in Richmond VA | Sarah Kane Photography

Three years ago I got this crazy idea to hold a marathon of family portraits in one day! I would choose one location and have clients come to me at a discounted rate. I would call them "fall mini-session". Genius! Turns out I wasn't the only one with the bright idea to knock out several family portraits in one day and I didn't coin the term "mini-session" either. Here I thought I was original, but many photographers have been doing this long before I did and calling it a mini-session! I was so naïve. I've come a long way in 3 years!

Regardless of whose idea it was, I posted my mini-session special on facebook and slowly but surely I managed to fill five 20 minute spots! I was beyond excited! Thanks to my wonderful clients posting their images on facebook I had enough inquiries to schedule another day of mini-sessions! I was moving up in the photography world. Ten sessions in two days was more than I had booked all year! Woo hoo!  

Here I am 3 years later and my fall mini-sessions have become so popular that I've added two full days (10 sessions each day) and a spring mini! Who knows perhaps there will be a summer mini too? Another crazy idea I had was to get a snow machine! Best idea and investment. My families seemed to love it, especially the kids (well almost all of the kids). I am to not only take beautiful pictures, but to create unforgettable family memories!

It seems this year I picked the most popular weekend for fall festivities. Every park I first thought of was holding their annual fall festival the same weekend as my minis! As I was racking my brain as to wear to hold the first mini I remembered the park my sister brought me to when we did her "trash the dress" session (See blog post here). I remembered all of the spectacularly huge yellow leaves that were scattered everywhere! On the trees, on the ground, it was perfect! I headed out to Robious Landing Park and new when I saw the angelic light shining through the paths that this was the perfect place for this year's mini session! It was perfect. The light was perfect the entire day, the trees acting as a helpful diffuser and the snow machine was a success! I love my fall minis and can't wait to start planning for the spring!

Seems this bee is the only thing to get this little guy to smile (and being tossed in the air by his daddy)!