Every once in awhile, the time, family, and location combine to make an epic session. This was definitely one of my favorites, and has motivated me to tweak my business model moving forward. (We will talk about that next August) But, yes, it was that awesome. This was a full-session, and we spent a little over an hour talking and playing, looking for the light, but also just allowing life to happen. I love my minis, and I love my families I see every year, but wow, you cannot beat a full-session at a meaningful, gorgeous location, at the perfect time of day.

This is quite possibly the happiest little guy I’ve ever photographed. And the way mom and dad were so easy with one another, just enjoying their sweet baby boy. Sure, I moved us in accordance with the light, but they were absolutely natural and just so, so gorgeous. Not to mention our equine friend. Stunning. I now want a horse to be a part of each and every photo session.

Thank you looking at this one, friends. I know I have been plastering these pics pics everyone, but I am just in love! I am so proud of how this turned out, and I hope you enjoy.

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Taking this little nap time break to update another blog post. Had a full day of work planned, instead I spent the morning getting cuddles and holding back tears to Moana (which I have now seen nothing short of 30 times). It’s always rush, rush, rush, and work, work, work. It’s awful that it takes sickness to SLOW THE HECK ON DOWN and actually hear the universe telling you to stop and that you can’t do it all. Two sick babies, waiting on the third, but we are surviving.

Back to this gorgeous family. Another one of my favorite session to date. I say that a lot, and I guess that is a sign that I am doing something right, right?

With a 17-month-old Big Sister, Mom and Dad definitely have a lot going on. But, you’d never know it. It was pretty awesome to watch them take turns loving on both kids, and each other. I loved learning that they met in High School. How amazing to build a life together, all the while remembering those awkward teen years!! Mine we most definitely awkward…anyone else? Anyway, if you know me, you know I love love stories, and love telling them through my lens. This one was at the top of the list.

Big Sis and I hit it off. We may have actually been best friends while I was there. And little man was so patient and sweet. Enjoy this one, now back to the mommy hood trenches for me. Send me all the healthy vibes.

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falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood
falls church, newborn photography, baby brother, siblings, high school sweethearts, newborn, mom, motherhood

So, friends. I’ve shared a bunch of these already, but this is for sure a new favorite session. I’d like to use this session to show how different and how fun a FULL family session can be, verses mini-sessions, which are obviously more economical and are great, too. But full sessions, with a little bit of homework, are so worth it. The obvious reason why? More time. More authentic moments. We get comfortable, share some laughs, talk about life, see real personalities come through. This is why I do this, and this is what I love.

This is session number 3 together, in one of my very favorite locations. Location is so important. We shot here for big sister’s first birthday, and it was a privilege to share in baby bro’s birthday celebration and try to recreate some special moments. Momma is the absolute sweetest, her smile just lights up each photo, while Dad is such a support and just so fun.

Don’t even get me started on the kids. They are absolutely adorable, right??? Most gorgeous blue eyes ever. We had a little over an hour of time together, and we got to walk the entire park, not rush through our setups, and I am loving the variety here. Please enjoy this session, and let’s dig in and make some plans for our upcoming time together.

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I believe this is my 5th session with this family, and I’ve also had the pleasure of working for mom on several occasions.

I think these two girls helped me to find my place in photography, back when I was first starting out and didn’t know which direction I wanted to go. We began our session, and we laughed and jumped and danced and sang. Basically, just goofing for an hour. And, I loved it. I loved documenting their little smiles, listening to sisterly banter, answering their photography questions, and getting to know their very different personalities.

Now, the years keep slipping on by, and I am so thankful for families like this one, that just let me come in and capture it all. Sure, we plan a bit and set some goals. We even joke about this one being for Grandma, and then we get back to goofing.

Anyway, they basically have the most gorgeous home ever, with gorgeous hearts and smiles to match. I loved how this session turned out, and I look forward to capturing these faces for years and years to come!

Cheers~ Becky

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