Mike and Katherine are expecting! – Manassas Battlefield Portraits

“She’s got a baby inside
And holds her belly tight
All through the night
Just so she knows
She’s sleeping so
Safely to keep
 her growing
And oh when she’ll open her eyes
There’ll be no surprise
That she’ll grow to be
So beautifully
Just like her mother
That’s carrying”
- Colbie Callet
gosh motherhood is such a beautiful thing. it looks absolutely gorgeous on you, Katherine :)Mike’s son Zach tagged along for the session, so we made sure to make it well worth his time and threw him in some photos at the end :) love this next one!Can’t wait to meet that baby girl in your belly so very soon! :)

July 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm Dianne Mugerditchian - I am in tears! These are beautiful, and I'm so glad you got Zach and Michael together. Can't wait to meet Miss Scarlett♥♥ Michael's Mama:-)

August 18, 2014 - 5:21 am Meet Scarlett – Fairfax VA Lifestyle Newborn Photographer » Jessica Smith Photography - [...] thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” – Charles DickensYou will remember Mike and Katherine from their portrait session just a couple weeks ago, and now I’m thrilled to introduce you all [...]

Meet Kenley Grace- Centreville VA Newborn Photographer

“I never knew
that I could love someone
the way that I love you”
- Ben Rector
every girl needs her tutu!it’s so crazy to see how tiny she is next to her daddy’s cowboy boots:and sweet Kenley has her own pair of boots, that seem to be weighing her down at the moment ;) i’m sure she will grow into them in no time at all!love her expression in this next one, almost like a little smile :)
this girl didn’t want to miss any of the action!
and one last favorite to end with:Happy Monday! :)

July 28, 2014 - 7:50 pm Katie - Love! Such a beautiful family! So glad sweet Kenley is here!

July 29, 2014 - 7:14 pm Grandma - Absolutely beautiful photos of a precious baby girl and her loving mommy and daddy! I can't decide which one I like best....L.O.V.E. them All!

July 29, 2014 - 7:33 pm Grandpa - Great pics! Looks like we are going to have to get Kenley her own pink cowboy boots.

July 29, 2014 - 7:44 pm Sharon smoot - Beautiful family. It's so sweet how Lacey just can't take her eyes off that sweet little Kenley. Hard to look away from a miracle. Good bless your family always.

July 29, 2014 - 8:50 pm Lewis Campanaro - Beautiful! What a good looking family. Hard to pick a favorite.....all are just perfect. Love and kisses to Baby Kenley Aunt Lin & Uncle Lew

July 29, 2014 - 8:57 pm Judy Doster - What a beautiful family! Kenley is adorable and looks like she'll have everyone wrapped around her little finger...as it should be! Enjoy every precious moment!

July 29, 2014 - 10:14 pm Brian Jacobsen - All so very beautiful...especially like the one with the cowboy boots! Uncle Brian

July 29, 2014 - 10:34 pm Sherri Gribble - Such beautiful pictures!! Beautiful moments captured to always remember these precious first days.. Grandma and Grandpa have quite a challenge in front of them. How do you choose from such amazing pictures? Congratulations to Robby and Lacey!

July 30, 2014 - 9:17 am Lewis - Beautiful family..So happy for you both. We can't wait to get our hands on little Kenley...enjoy every moment. The best is yet to come. Melia and Rowan are so excited to meet their new cousin...more girls!!! Lewis, Heather, Melia and Rowan

July 30, 2014 - 10:03 am Nana - Pictures of Kenley & family came out so so beautiful!! Lacey and Robby will cherish forever!!!!

July 30, 2014 - 10:21 am Auntie - OMG Beautiful! Love them all! Can't wait to give her hundreds of kisses. Another beautiful girl to add to our family!

July 30, 2014 - 1:23 pm Diane DeChellis - Love, love, love all the pics! Cannot wait to meet Kenley Grace!!! Love you all!!! Deda and Frankie

July 30, 2014 - 7:04 pm Auntie Kelli - SO LUCKY TO HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NIECE IN THE WORLD!!! AUNTIE KELLI LOVES YOU KENLEY GRACE

July 30, 2014 - 9:05 pm Haylie - aww Baby Kenley is so cute!

July 31, 2014 - 12:15 am Great Grandma (GG) & Great Grandpa (Papa) - We love these photos. Can't wait to get some to brag to everyone.

August 1, 2014 - 5:42 pm Ramona and Tom - Kenley Grace is a precious baby. She favors her mom in some pictures and looks like her dad in others. We loved seeing all the photos! Ramona & Tom

August 1, 2014 - 9:02 pm Kimberly Lemli - Beautiful baby Kenley!!!! These pictures are amazing. We can't wait to meet her. Sending lots of kisses! Love Ryan, Kim, Cousin Poppy, and McGee

August 12, 2014 - 10:42 am Laura - Love these pictures! Kenley is so adorable and I am so happy for your guys!! Laura

Gabriela: 8 Months- Vienna VA Family Photographer

“oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little.
- Taylor Swift
As soon as I arrived I got to spend a few minutes with sweet Eliana while Gabriela was finishing up her nap. Aren’t her gorgeous brown eyes the best?!We finally had to wake Gabriela up from her nap, and she wasn’t too thrilled with us. Don’t worry, baby girl, I feel the saaaame way about being woken up too early :) sweet sisters:Gabriela was hilarious watching these bubbles, she really was not too sure about the whole thing ;) love those sweet curls!gosh those big brown eyes would melt me every time! The girls are being baptized this month at their church, so Kristy asked if we could do a few photos of the girls in their special dresses:Happy Thursday!

The Bickham Family: Part 2- Charleston SC Family Photographer

she makes me feel like home’s not so far away
she feels like Carolina”
-Parmaleethe 2nd part of their photos was more of a mad dash around the city that Anna grew up in than a quiet morning exploring the beach. She had a handful of spots that were especially significant to her, which is where she wanted to do photos. She hand picked every single spot you see below, and I’m just glad we were able to get them all in before the sun went down! :) love how the pink on the trees perfectly matches Shelby’s shirt :)man oh man, if you could have seen me trying to balance my camera bag on one shoulder, holding Harper in the other arm, AND trying to take an in-focus photo all at the same time… i’m pretty sure it was quite the sight to see!oooh this baby girl. she’s been wrapped around my finger from day one. her little leg rolls in this next photo just melt me completely! sweet, sweet baby: LOVE those wispy little curls above her ears :) quite possibly my favorite shot of the 4 of them from the whole day. i love Shelby’s laughter in this one :)love this sassy, beautiful little girl: Happy Tuesday!

The Bickham Family- Charleston SC Family Photographer

“and the ocean taught her how to drown in all things bigger than herself. the ocean loved her and knew everything that made her. and every time she’d walk to the shore, she’d smile at the ocean because the waves told her story.” – R.M. DrakeThis sweet Shelby girl has more personality packed into her little body than anyone else I know :) She climbed up in this little nook and promptly decided to strike a pose for the camera, as seen in that image on the left ;)
one of my favorites:this girl is completely her mama’s child, she would have stayed right here splashing in the water all day if she could have had her way:don’t get me wrong I love a good sunset for photos, but sometimes an overcast morning is just as magical:
I think this is their “we’re SO excited to be in Charleston!!” faces… or something along those lines ;) oooh the curls, they melt me every time! Harper’s little tongue sticking out just my be my favorite part of this next photo:so many times over the few days I was there Harper would reach out for Shelby like she just needed a hug from her big sister: I’m so thankful when clients/friends value both photos and places enough to combine the two and allow me to take their family portraits in places that mean so much to them. Stay tuned for part 2 of their Charleston portrait session tomorrow :) You can also go back and see their last family portrait session HERE! :) Happy Monday!