I wasn't quite sure what a newborn session in the age of COVID-19 would look like. Turns out, it's just as sweet (but a little more mask-y).
It'd been a few months since Marlee and Michael's maternity session, and I couldn't wait for the chance to meet their little girl! Because of the pandemic, we decided to delay their at-home newborn session by a few weeks, but later is always better than never when it comes to photos. And of course, baby Riley was still just as tiny and precious!
Some of my favorite images from their session are the ones where Riley is awake and alert (I'm finding more and more that I love those images more than the sleeping ones). After all, babies have so much to take in and explore, and capturing that is just the best.
I was so excited that Marlee and Michael decided to preserve their daughter's newborn photos in a leather heirloom album. Together, we came up with the most stunning engraving design for the cover!
They also wanted to included a few of their maternity photos inside, along with a favorite Bible verse and Riley's birth details. These special touches completed the album and tell such a beautiful story — for decades to come. I love knowing that one day, Riley will hold this album in her hands and know that even during a pandemic, there was so much love, beauty, and hope in her world.
"I knew I wanted beautiful maternity and newborn pictures we would cherish forever, so we chose Laura Richards Photography! Everything from start to finish was seamless, professional, and enjoyable. Laura makes the picture-taking process very relaxing and went above and beyond to make sure our photos were capturing beautiful moments of the two of us and our little one." - Marlee
"Our album is a work of art and love. It truly is an experience having pictures with Laura, which makes it all the more memorable. Choosing her as your photographer is something you'll never regret." - Marlee
Laura Richards is a newborn and family photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She specializes in authentic, at-home newborn sessions and heirloom albums. Learn 7 reasons you'll love your own LRP experience here.
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, and I specialize in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!