I recently heard a fellow photographer say, "Storytelling photography is giving a gift to your family they don't even know they need."
As soon as I heard that, I thought of these two sessions, shot in June and July at my client's "forever home" in New Castle, Virginia. Now, while I try to make sure all my sessions tell a story and capture their season of life, these particular sessions take that to another level. They are a true depiction of life at their home, their adventurous little boy and three generations of love.
For our first session, I knew they were a little nervous about having a photographer in their home. Anyone would be. But by the time we headed outside to their beautiful little creek oasis, I think everyone felt more comfortable. This family is definitely in their element when they're outside! They're so present, and that's so refreshing to see.
For our second documentary session, Jackie's dad, sister and niece were in town. I loved this opportunity to capture a different family dynamic, and I especially love the little moments between Bowman and his grandpa.
Jackie, thank you so much for inviting me into your home — and your life — and trusting me to capture beautiful, real moments. Thank you for understanding that the small moments are actually the big ones. Thank you for being such a kind, wonderful person and momma!
”Our pictures are perfect. A true reflection of our life. A handful of moments and beautiful memories to last a lifetime. I just cannot get enough of these pictures! I keep finding myself looking at them over and over again, finding little details in each of them that I adore. They truly tell a story of us, little moments that we share with each other every single day that are really the core of life.”
Laura Richards is a family, newborn and maternity photographer serving the Roanoke Valley. 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!