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“it is no slight thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”
– charles dickens
Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks01this handsome little man is the newest addition to dan and lindsay’s family, and has the whole crew wrapped around his tiny little finger! :) Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks04Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks06Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks08Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks10Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks11Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks12bwturner leon ricks shares a name with his wonderful grandfather, leon, and i love that we got to work in a few photos of the two of them together :) Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks16Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks17Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks32Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks33Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks36Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks37Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks41Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks42Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks48Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks53Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks56Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks60Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks64Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks67Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks71Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks75Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks78Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks80Oakton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Ricks83 thanks for having me over for the evening, it was wonderful to see you all! :) congratulations again!

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“if you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. you shield it and protect it. you never abuse it. you don’t expose it to the elements. you don’t make it common or ordinary. if it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. it becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes on.”
– f. burton howardUniversity_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo01andrew and allison showed me all around one of their favorite places in the world for their engagement session, and it couldn’t have been more perfect! i always LOVE when we can work in a location that really means something to my clients! we had a gorgeous evening, and the campus almost completely to ourselves!University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo03University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo04University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo05University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo07University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo09University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo13and look who else tagged along! :)University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo15University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo20University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo25University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo28University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo30University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo33University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo35University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo38University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo41University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo43University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo44University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo47bwone of my favorites!University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo53University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo57University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo59University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo61University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo62bwUniversity_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo67University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo70University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo78University_of_Virginia_Engagement_Photos_Russo82august 20th will be here before you know it! :) can’t wait to see you both again soon! happy thursday! :)

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“they didn’t have you where i come from
never knew the best was yet to come
life began when I saw your face
and i hear your laugh like a serenade
how long do you want to be loved?
is forever enough, is forever enough?
– dixie chicks
Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher01back in 2012 i was photographing craig and lauren’s perfect backyard wedding, and last week i got to meet their real life dream come true- baby jack! i really can’t say enough what a blessing it is to be able to photograph my couples year after year in all of these important seasons for their family. and this little boy is about as sweet as it gets! Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher02Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher04Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher10Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher15Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher16Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher19Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher20Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher21Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher24Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher27Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher29Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher33Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher34Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher37Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher39Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher45Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher50Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher53Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher55Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher56sweet tula is going to be jack’s best buddy :)Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher58Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher61Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher64Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher65Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher67i believe this was the expression that begs, “can we pleeeeeease be done now so i can NAP?!?” ;) Clifton_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Whitcher68thanks so much for sharing him with me! i’m so happy for you both! :) happy tuesday!

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  • Andrew & Denice

    So, we’re just loving these pics… they’re ALL beautiful and special. We can see the love and devotion of Craig & Lauren and the wonder in their eyes. We know the feeling.

    Little Jack is so cute!!! We wish only the very best for all of you.

    Blessings,

    Andrew & Denice
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“if you were a boat, my darling
a boat, my darling
i’d be the wind at your back
if you were afraid, my darling
afraid, my darling
i’d be the courage you lack
oh, do you know we belong together?
oh, do you know my heart is yours?”
– j.j. heller
Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen01remember this little lady from her first birthday portrait session? well these days she’s a big sister to a band new baby brother! :) Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen03Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen05Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen08Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen13Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen14Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen18she thinks he’s pretty great :)Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen22Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen24Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen29Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen32Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen34Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen37Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen46my favorite portrait of mccoy! i loved the little white crib packed full of old quilts, and that sweet boy on top! :)Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen49Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen51Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen57Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen58Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen59Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen63Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen65Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen67Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen71Willowsford_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Jacobsen78congratulations again! :) happy thursday!

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“i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship.”
― louisa may alcott, little women
Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite01the last time i saw this little lady she was just TWO days old! time flies when you’re having fun, huh? :) Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite03Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite04Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite06Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite08love her cute little belly sticking out!Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite10Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite11Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite12jack had important work to do instead of taking photos ;) Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite14Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite16Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite17Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite19Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite26Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite28my favorite!Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite29Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite30Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite34katie had the cutest prints made for annie’s room, and we were able to work a couple of them into the session!Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite40Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite44Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite45Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite47Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite49Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite54Green_Springs_Gardens_Photographer_Waite58you can go back and see annie’s newborn session HERE! happy monday! :)

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