I first met the Lombardi family when Paul commissioned me for Fine Art Blacksburg and Virginia Tech landscape photos to help surround his family with photos of some of their favorite places including the Pylons, Burruss Hall, and Lane Stadium. We returned to many of those same picturesque locations for family Christmas card photos when they came to visit Blacksburg again. I loved goofing around with Paul and Ali’s kiddos in Lane Stadium and meeting their sweet fur babies who wore adorable Virginia Tech Hokie bandanas around their necks!
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!