Once upon a time, I met a couple named Mallary and Steven and their sweet pit bull pup Roxy. Our first adventure was atop a big hill in Blacksburg. It was a dreary day, but they brightened it up with their smiles and love for each other as we took some photos to celebrate their engagement. Fast forward to a few months later, we took our show on the road to Asheville, North Carolina where Mallary and Steven tied the knot. The ceremony took place on the porch of a beautiful cabin they were renting along with their families for an intimate wedding celebration.
We met back in Blacksburg some time later to celebrate Mallary and Steven’s sweet little baby bump. Roxy was already making friends with her baby brother, Ryan. Their house was so stinkin’ adorable and coordinated, I offered Mallary the job of coming over and decorating mine too [I have a feeling she has her hands a little too full now]. The “Give Thanks” Banner might have given away the timeline of their photos as Thanksgiving which means some super adorable Christmas newborn photos of baby Ryan will be coming your way soon. Stay tuned!
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 am so thankful to have had the opportunity to take maternity portraits for the super sweet and gorgeous Lexi from The Perfect Fairy Tale – Virginia! She is a wonderful wedding planner and a fabulous mother. I brought along this sheer lace maternity dress and a flower crown that I made from dried spray roses. Her son and I became BFFs during the photo shoot – he shared his favorite book and Thomas the Train videos with me.