ALDIE FAMILY SESSION - KELSEY & PETER

Can we talk about this adorable family right here? This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Aldie, Virginia to photograph Kelsey & Peter Walsh along with their new addition to the family, sweet Baby Harper. One thing I loved to see was how natural they both were when it came to taking care of her, and for her being only a month old, you'd never know it by the way they both interact with her.

One of the sweetest moments of the evening, was capturing Peter holding Harper. The way this father looked at his daughter and how he was so attentive and caring, was so so special to witness. I know plenty of new fathers who are always nervous about hurting a newborn, but Peter was such a natural and you could tell how much he simply adored her! The moment I saw Kelsey with her, my heart stopped. First off, Kelsey looks like a rockstar from only one month out of having her and she brought forth this energy that was so calm and easy going. It truly set the tone for the evening and she made it hands down, one of my all time favorite family sessions to date! 

I feel so incredibly honored to have taken their first "official" family portraits, and I cannot wait to see what life has in store for them next! Thank you Kelsey & Peter for taking time away from Sunday Night Football and letting me capture your adorable family of five (we can't forget the pups!). I wish you both nothing but the best! 

 

CHEERS TO YOU!

 

 

LEESBURG IN THE FALL - WHEATON FAMILY

I met Brian about 7 years ago...and WOW thinking about that makes me feel wicked old! Shortly after meeting him, I had the pleasure of meeting his sweet girlfriend Megan! They were so great together and you could tell right off the bat how much they adored each other. I only spend a few moments with Brian, but whenever I did, he was always so nice to me and incredibly personable. 

Many years have gone by since the last time I saw them both, and man have our lives changed! Since we've last seen one another, Brian and Megan tied the knot, had a beautiful daughter named Addison, and moved back to Ashburn from Texas (where they first met). It was so great to see these two again and to see how their life has transformed from dating one another, to starting a family! They truly are one of the sweetest couples and they have raised such a doll baby in Addison!

Just an hour before the shoot, the weather was definitely not on our side. It was dark, gloomy, rainy, and a bit windy. I was certain we would have to move the shoot to the next day, but Brian was wanting to do it anyways, regardless of the weather...and thank the good Lord above that we did! As soon as they arrived to the site, the sun came out and all of the clouds just drifted away! It truly was an answered prayer and I am so grateful to have spent the afternoon with them! Wishing you both the very best and I hope it's not another 5 years until we see each other again.

 

CHEERS TO YOU!