I first heard from Hillary back in October, when she and her husband were still two months away from meeting their baby boy.
In that time, I got to know them first as a couple during their gorgeous fall maternity session, then as new parents and a family of three. This is such an amazing transformation to witness and document — and one of the most rewarding parts about being a photographer and artist.
I have so many new all-time favorites from their cozy at-home newborn session. The light that morning was perfect, and their green bedroom wall gave such a deep pop to their images!
Their son's nursery is decorated so carefully with special mementos — like books from their many adventures and Hillary's dad's bronzed baby shoes — and antique, travel-themed toys. I love capturing these details, because one day his room will look completely different and reflect his own interests.
Together, these photos tell such a beautiful and rich story. Hillary and Adam — I feel so honored that I was able to help you preserve one of the most important chapters in your lives!
"Laura is AMAZING! She was so patient with us and our little one. We ... were super impressed [by] how she could use only natural light to get such wonderful pictures. It was so nice to have pictures that were truly us and not in a studio. Thank you again Laura!"
One of my favorite moments from their session as the heirloom frame I offer. It's handmade with hand-torn, float-mounted fine art paper and Italian wood.
Now, check out several of Hillary and Adam's maternity images in this post.
Laura Richards is a family, newborn and maternity photographer in Charlottesville, Virginia. She specializes in authentic, feel-good photographer that tells "the story of you" for decades. Learn all about what makes her different from other photographers here.
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!