A gorgeous mountain overlook, a warm spring sunset and a strong momma-to-be — is there a more beautiful combination??
I was so excited when Patrick messaged me saying he'd like to surprise his wife Ashley with maternity and newborn sessions, in anticipation of their first baby boy after two sweet girls. (Husband of the Year award is coming your way, Patrick!)
Ashley was my favorite art teacher back at Cave Spring High School, so to capture these memories for her years later is such an honor. I love how this job has a way of bringing people back into my life!
It's easy to see just how deeply their little boy is loved already — especially by his big sisters, who can't wait to teach him the alphabet, math and how to wrestle in the living room! I can't wait to meet him in a few weeks!
Their girls made Patrick this bracelet, and he wears it every day!
These four photos are my favorites!
I also love this one on the left — I asked Ashley to close her eyes and reflect on this journey with her little boy.
Laura Richards is a Roanoke, Virginia-based photographer specializing in natural-light family photography. Please email me to inquire about your next session!
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, and I specialize in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. I'm currently based in Roanoke, Virginia, but soon Charlottesville! Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!