This was my second maternity session on Roanoke Mountain, and I'm convinced there's something magical about it. It's usually very quiet, and when you time it just right, the sunset light is unbelievably dreamy.
Jessica and Josh are expecting their baby boy in just a few weeks, and I was so happy we were able to squeeze in a maternity session. I love when couples take time out and capture this precious time. Life will change so fast and furiously soon!
These two got married on top of a mountain in Lexington, so they thought it would be fitting to do their maternity session on one, too. I loved getting to know them during our photos — they are so in love and can't wait for their little guy to join their team.
My favorite part of their session was when I asked them if they liked to dance. They both seemed to light up as they clasped hands and started swaying. And the sunset dancing through the trees provided the perfect, magical backdrop.
Jessica and Josh — thank you for an amazing session. I can't wait to see you two as parents!
Jessica is such a stunning momma-to-be!
I love the photo on the left — Josh is telling her about the moment he fell in love with her!
A friend of theirs made this little fox — how adorable is he?!
Josh is a huge Top Gun and DC Shoes fan — so these were a must!
Laura Richards is a natural-light maternity, newborn and family photographer in Roanoke, Virginia. Learn about the LRP experience.
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