I have been photographing this family since their daughter was a newborn, I love watching their family grow together and soon they'll be welcoming another sweet baby girl to the family. We met up for their Blacksburg maternity photos at the beautiful Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech where we enjoyed the beautiful lush foliage, Koi, and the extra friendly mallard ducks. I made Ali a fuchsia chrysanthemum flower crown to wear for some of her photos, once we were finished using it for the maternity photos, Catherine got to try her hand as a flower child and take it home as a souvenir from her photo shoot. Next we moved on the Virginia Tech Duck Pond where we got a quick few photos before we succumbed to the heat and pizza cravings. I cannot wait to meet their sweet new baby in a few weeks!
I would love to introduce you to my friend Jackie Harder. For ages we knew each other online. I was so excited when she contacted me about taking photos AND in one of my favorite locations. Playing like faeries in the lush forest foliage and splashing through waterfalls was an amazing way to spend a warm spring afternoon.
Jackie Harder creates faerie and anthropomorphic creatures that come from her imaginary enchanted world of the Trillium Forest. Every character she "discovers" is a mix of cute and creepy, each with a name and detailed background story. Her pieces are created using polymer clay, resin, epoxy clay, acrylic paint and other mixed media materials. She is very active on social media with Instagram being her top choice platform. You can follow her from the following links: