Intimate Studio Maternity Session in Richmond Virginia | Maternity Portraits in Midlothian VA

Intimate Studio Maternity Session in Richmond Virginia | Maternity Portraits in Midlothian VA

“The moment a child is conceived, the mother is born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”

Pregnancy is an experience that you cannot prepare for, you cannot ever explain adequately enough the emotions involved. Your body will go through changes that you didn't think were humanly possible. At times you are the happiest you’ve ever been and other times you are so miserable that you’re not sure how you will tolerate things for a minute longer. For some 9 months can feel like an eternity and others it goes by in an instant. No matter what your pregnancy is like once your baby arrives and the years go by your pregnancy becomes a distant memory. You think to yourself looking at your first born who just turned 11 “was that all just a dream”?

One of my biggest regrets is not hiring someone to take my own maternity portraits. I was still new to photography, but thought I knew enough to take my own portraits. Big mistake. I have very few pictures of either of my 2 pregnancies and if I had a time machine I would go back 11 and 7 years and hire the best photographer I knew. I’ve never heard of anyone regretting having professional portraits taken, only the regrets of those who did not.

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I am so fortunate that I have a career that allows me to photograph woman as they become mothers. There is no greater experience she will have in her life. There will be so many firsts once her child arrives, but nothing will even come close to when the mother in her is born.

Professional Realtor Headshots in Richmond and Midlothian VA

Professional Realtor Headshots in Richmond and Midlothian VA

Although newborn, maternity and family portraits are my specialty I love when I’m asked to do something a little different. David Gaulden contacted me regarding professional portraits for his real-estate website and business cards a couple of months ago. After learning more about his business we decide the VMFA would be the perfect location! It was really great meeting and photographing David. I loved hearing about his vision for his business and could see that he had a true passion for what he does. David can help you find commercial and residential properties in central Virginia. You can contact David through his website (CLICK HERE) or email him (CLICK HERE).

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Trailside Tree House in Richmond Virginia

Trailside Tree House in Richmond Virginia

The Trailside Treehouse was by far one of the best experiences my family has encountered. I heard about the Treehouse a couple of years ago and new this was a place we had to stay. This spring I started looking at dates and it just so happened they had an opening (one of the few openings still available) on my son’s 11th birthday, so I booked it. When we arrived we were greeted by Carrie (the host) her children and Huck (their chocolate Lab). You may feel a little weird at first because the treehouse is in their backyard and you pull into their driveway, but the minute you meet Carrie she puts you right at ease!

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Richmond Virginia's Top Maternity and Family Portrait Photographer

Richmond Virginia's Top Maternity and Family Portrait Photographer

Are you looking for a unique location for your portrait session? I spend a lot of time scouting the Richmond VA area for locations that are beautifully unique and not too crowded! This is one of my favorite spots that I’ve found. It’s simple, beautiful and has the most amazing light (on a sunny day that is)! If you love nature this would be the perfect spot for you!

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Best Newborn Photographer in Richmond VA | Newborn Portraits in Glen Allen, Midlothian, Williamsburg, Chesterfield Virginia

Best Newborn Photographer in Richmond VA | Newborn Portraits in Glen Allen, Midlothian, Williamsburg, Chesterfield Virginia

What are you looking for in a newborn photographer? There is one thing that should be at the very top of your concern list and that is newborn safety!! There are no regulations or training required in the newborn photography industry, so how do you know that your photographer is qualified for the job? Don’t be afraid to ask your newborn photographer a lot of questions. The more you know about your photographer the more comfortable you will feel about them working with your brand new baby! The most important questions though I would ask is how do ensure the safety of newborns during a photoshoot? Do the work with an assistant? These are important questions to know before you schedule.

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