Jayme is one of the clients I have the honor of working with multiple times a year.
When she first reached out to me, she knew she wanted to document her kids during each season and preserve all her favorites from each session in a yearly album. I can't begin to tell you how much I love this idea! There is no wrong time to start a project like this — your children can be any age!
Even in just two sessions, I've gotten to know these kids, what they're into, and what makes them smile. For L, it's her friends and the fun things they do at sleepovers (like starting a homemade slime business at 4 a.m.!). For E, it's jokes about guts and farts (which make me laugh, too).
Big sister loves her turn front of the camera, while little brother isn't always enthusiastic about it (which is perfectly fine and normal). And yes, they do taunt each other and fight like siblings do.
We embrace all this, go with the flow, and find all the little moments of love along the way.
I can't wait to see these guys again — we're keeping our fingers crossed for a snow session soon!
I don't consider myself a morning person, but I will happily wake up early for sunrise sessions.
Sunrise sessions are so magical and dreamy — I'd consider it one of the best ways to start your day! Seriously. Dedicating one of the first hours of your morning to loving on your family in a stunning, inspiring setting sets the tone for the entire day.
I am so thankful to this sweet little family for not only waking up early, but for traveling to Charlottesville from Richmond! Their dedication paid off ten-fold. Just look at the glow in their images — both from the rising sun and their love for each other.
All the benefits of a sunrise session:
This beautiful Motherhood Session marked my third session with Jenna and her kids. The first time we met was in 2020, before her daughter was even a thought! Fast-forward two years, and her little boy is a big kid and little Anne Paige is a walking adventurer!
We lucked out on a not-too-cold winter evening with a sunset that turned from partly cloudy to completely glowing. I chose this location in north Charlottesville for its long, golden grass, which I knew would add warmth to an otherwise bare backdrop — something that's so important for outdoor winter family sessions!
We spent our hour together jumping, spinning, snuggling, hugging, and giving mom LOTS of love — which is pretty much how every session should go!
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