Kayleigh is One Year Old!! | Noland Trail, Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, VA

Oh this family! And this sweet, sweet, darling, little girl!! They rock my world!!!!!
This is now the… FOURTH time I’ve had the pleasure of capturing Kayleigh’s milestones and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to see them again last week!
(Check out our previous sessions here, here, and here)

We kept our fingers crossed for sunshine and warmer temperatures and decided to meet again at Noland Trail, part of the Mariner’s Museum Park, in Newport News for our session. This park is a particular favorite for this family – mom’s an avid runner and has spent many hours and many miles enjoying the beautiful landscape of the trails around the museum. Thankfully, we were in luck, the weather cooperated, and we were able to capture some gorgeous images of this sweet little 1-year-old and her wonderful family. AND Miss Kayleigh’s momma even brought along a cake for a little cake smash!!

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I happened to remember Mis Kayleigh’s momma having an affinity for purple, so I put together this penant banner for our session. It worked perfectly with the little red wagon Miss Kayleigh had received as a birthday gift, just the day before!!

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How much fun is this wagon??

How much fun is this wagon??

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What little girl doesn’t love a string of pearls??!!

One very happy family!

One very happy family!

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Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!

Thank you, Smith Family, for inviting me to capture so many milestones for your family!! Every session has been such a joy and Miss Kayleigh could not be any sweeter!

Expecting Baby Smith – Hampton Roads Maternity Photographer

Allow me to introduce you to the very first Portraits by Anna maternity couple!! I cannot express how awesome it was to receive my very first inquiry from someone I had never met. Karen is friends with my sister, also Karen, and had seen the pictures I had taken of her and her bf and asked if I’d capture this very special moment for her and her husband as they anticipate the arrival of their little girl. I was soooooo honored and excited! ((And terrified… because, what if I screwed this up?? What if the images weren’t any good?? These folks wouldn’t just be nice cuz I knew them… they might be honest!! *yikes!*))

Let me just tell you from the first shot in the camera, this session was a dream! I had been worried over nothing! Karen and Todd are so happy and content and and in love and in tune with each other, they just fell into the most perfect poses and looked like something out of an advertisement. They just naturally moved together and looked in the same direction that I caught myself sitting back and capturing their awesomeness.


Karen and Todd are avid runners. At just two weeks til their little lady is scheduled to make her debut, Karen is still hitting the trails! Talk about inspirational!

My sister had suggested including running shoes in the session and I just knew this HAD to happen. I was sooooo excited when Karen told me she even had “running” shoes for the baby!!!


Here’s the story behind these last set of images:

When I asked Karen and Todd to kiss, they started out with a chaste little peck, and then things got a little silly when they started joking that a kiss was what got them into this mess!

And what a beautiful mess they are in!