Friday, June 20, 2014

4th of July Maternity Photography Shoot

Since I took my beginner photography class with Jennifer Warthan I've been on a mission to learn more and practice more. With that means I need subjects to photograph! Dynamo and Charlie have reached their picture taking tolerance level and appreciate when I find new people to practice on.

So, when Rachel and Clay asked me to take their maternity pictures I was beyond thrilled! Of course my disclaimer is that I make no promises, but that I will do my best! Rachel said that she knew they would be "heart pics" which I thought was super sweet!

We arrived one Saturday morning to two festively dressed friends!

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Since Baby Lyons is due around the 4th of July it seemed only appropriate that red, white, and blue be the theme!

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First, we snapped some pictures with their sweet dog, Bear, at their home! This is my absolute favorite!

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Rachel was just glowing! You could really feel the excitement!

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It's such a special time to be a part of and witness! There is so much love between them!

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Clay had a great idea to head over to the Carillon and we snapped some great pics!! It had some beautiful architecture!

This little sweater was Clay's when he was a little guy! So, we had to incorporate it into the shoot! It's adorable! The lion for the Lyonses!

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The red on the building went well with festive theme!

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I love this one of Rachel glancing at the flag!

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It was just a glorious day!

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I just loved how the poses just came so naturally for them and fit their personality perfectly!

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They are so sweet and were such good sports! I can't wait for Baby "Lion" to arrive!

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And, you can't be in Richmond without taking pics at a monument!

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We took advantage of the beautiful brick wall nearby...

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I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be with our dear friends and help them document such a grand occasion. Thank you to both of you, Rachel and Clay, for asking Jeff, Charlie, and I to spend the morning with you! We love you!

1 comment:

Pink Chihuahua said...

Beautiful photos - great job! I've seen well-paid professional photographers not do as well.