Half the fun of a big event is getting ready, right? Maternity sessions kind of work the same way.
Whether it's your first child or your third, your world is about to change drastically. Taking the time to appreciate and document that "before" time is just so special — and it's amazing what slowing down and preparing yourself can do for your mental well-being.
I'm so thankful for all these beautiful families who saw the importance of preserving this season of life!
The sunset couldn't have been more perfect for Ashley and Patrick's Roanoke Mountain maternity session. See more highlights here.
My sister-in-law completely rocked her session at Smith Mountain Lake! See all the highlights here.
Jessica and Josh had a stunning and fun maternity session on Roanoke Mountain. It was the perfect backdrop for a pre-baby slow dance! Catch more highlights here.
I have photographed Zach, Heather and their son Harrison for a few years now, so it was such an honor documenting this next big chapter in their lives — baby number two! See more from their family maternity session here.
The leaves were totally showing off for Megan and Brian's beautiful fall maternity session this October. See more highlights here.
Hillary and Adam also had a gorgeous fall maternity session! I'm so excited to also do their Fresh 48 and at-home newborn sessions.
Samantha and Blake's December maternity session was my last of 2018, but you'd never have guessed that by the weather we had — gorgeous sunset and about 60 degrees!
This year was monumental for Laura Richards Photography. I created my best images yet. I took a leap of faith that continues to be so rewarding. I had dozens of loving, fun families come into my life and trust me with their beautiful stories.
So to celebrate, I'm going to spend the next few weeks sharing my favorite session images. I've broken them down into three categories: Outdoor Family, Maternity, and Newborn.
First up, my amazing family clients!
This session marked little Emma's first birthday and was complete with homemade cake (which her dog loved as well). See more highlights from the Shelton Family here.
Kristie is a fellow photographer, and she and I did a session swap this year. See more highlights from the McCallum's Carvins Cove session here.
The Kincer session celebrated baby E turning 1! See more highlights from their Roanoke Greenway & Blue Cow Ice Cream session here.
The Shockley family did two lifestyle sessions with me this summer at their little "oasis" in New Castle, Virginia. See more highlights here.
Had to sneak my own family photo in here, too.
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, and I specialize in authentic, natural-light photography in and around beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. I'm also a wife and a mom to the sweet boy above. Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!