The best sessions are the ones that don't feel like "sessions" at all. The ones where we never stand and smile at the camera. Instead, we run, talk, play and laugh — and at the end, there just so happens to be a ton of beautiful, tangible memories.
My time with the Cooper family was just like that.
We met on a gorgeous summer evening, at a huge field near their home in Salem, Virginia. The golden-hour light was every photographer's dream, and the mountain views were just what this outdoors-loving family needed.
But the thing I love most about these photos isn't the light or views at all. It's how much you can see Nolan and Harry's pure, childlike love for their parents. It pours out in these images just as much as the sunset does!
Laura Richards is a natural family portrait photographer in Roanoke, Virginia. If I'm the right photographer for your next session, let's talk!
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, a Charlottesville-area photographer specializing in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!