Stefanie & Charlie // Virginia Beach Maternity Session

On my last night on our family vacation in Virginia Beach, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Stefanie & her sweet boy, Charlie, for a maternity session. Stefanie is expecting baby boy #2 this summer. My heart was swelling watching Stefanie and Charlie walk along the beach look for the moon & stars (a nightly ritual) & talk together. Sharing his wonderful Mommy won't be easy for Charlie once his baby brother arrives, but I have faith that Charlie has a lot of Stefanie in him which means he's got a LOT of love to give.


Ashley. Expecting.

I am so excited to be doing Ashley's maternity & newborn photos since she's been a very, very good friend of mine for many years now.  It's always an honor for someone to ask you to photograph the most intimate and special times in their lives, and when it's a good friend of yours, it's no exception.  We did Ashley's maternity session at her parents house where she grew up with her daughter Emmalyn & her boyfriend Ricky.  I was so pleased with the last-minute decision to do it at her parents house because they will be selling this house soon.  This is the house where Ashley grew up & where Emmalyn took her first steps, so it's very special that Ashley's newest addition will also have her own special connection to the house as well. Doctors say Ashley could go anytime next week! While I know the timing isn't ideal for her (rehearsal week for her studio's recital where Ashley & her mother teach & Emmalyn dances!), I'm certainly looking forward to meeting this precious baby girl & documenting the first days of her little life with her wonderful family.