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One of many incredibly breathtaking moments since my son Michael was born was witnessing the exact moment that my Ryan became a father. From the moment he found out we were pregnant, to finding out we were having a boy, to the moment he held our son in his arms for the first time… these are precious memories that I will cherish forever. The way Michael’s face lights up when Ryan gets home from work just melts my heart! They are a dynamic duo — Michael is truly Ryan’s “mini me.” I love their relationship together, the way they make each other laugh, and I love that this is just the beginning of an amazing adventure ahead. Happy 1st Father’s Day papa bear!

(Images above captured by Emily Gerald Photography)

And now… a note from Michael 🙂

Dear DaDa,

I love you to the moon and back again! Thank you for the amazing Dad that you are. You mean SO very much to me. Thank you for all that you do for our family. I love our snuggles, our tickle sessions, the silly songs you sing to me, the way you rock me to sleep, when you hold me in the air like superman, our dance parties, and the way you love my Mommy so! To the Daddy of the Year! Happy Father’s Day to the nicest, funnest, huggiest, smartest, very BEST daddy in the whole world!!!

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Y’all! I am grinning from ear-to-ear over here!! I’m finally taking a huge step forward to transform my craft, my passion, and my business. I’m starting the journey of learning how to shoot in film.

Film photography has always been something that I’ve been fascinated about… I’ve always wanted to learn but have had too many obstacles in my way to overcome them… until now. Something about the old-fashioned look of holding a film camera in your hands, the process of inserting and rolling your own film, the sound of a film camera when you click the shutter, the anxiousness as you drop off your film to ship to a lab and be processed, the anticipation of waiting for your film scans to arrive in your inbox, the creamy bokeh amazingness that results in a film photograph… I wanted IN! » OPEN POST »

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I’m completely OBSESSED with my new diaper bag. It’s the LAND Mommy & Baby Bag — a durable, colorful, waterproof backpack. I ordered it yesterday afternoon on Amazon Prime — it arrived today and I’ve already filled it up, photographed it, and did a fun vlog review! Mamas… you have to get your hands on this beauty!

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I just loved my time with the Nunn family! Sweet little Niles recently celebrated turning ONE! This was such a fun-filled family session to capture this exciting milestone for Niles. The spring colors in their outfits, the luscious green trees in the background, the giggles from Niles… Look at those little teeth too!! Nikki and Shawn are such awesome parents to their little man. Enjoy browsing some of my favorites from our time together!

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Hi Friends! Happy Thursday!! Hope everyone is having a great week and gearing up for a long weekend ahead! Today I wanted to feature a fun vlog (video blog) giving you a peek inside my office. A little tour of a special area in my office that I use daily. Hope you enjoy!! 🙂

PS – Not the best lighting in the video (it was a rainy day) but you get the idea!

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I specialize in documenting the art of motherhood and families… this includes my love for documenting family milestones. I have had the honor of photographing several baptism celebrations and I get teary-eyed at each one. Witnessing and capturing little ones being accepted into the Christian faith — it’s truly breathtaking. This past Saturday the Kennedy family had a private baptism service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. It was my first-time visiting their beautiful place of worship. It was a beautiful sunny day and they were surrounded by their close family and friends.

Baptisms are a favorite milestone for me to capture because I can get creative with the details. Investing in a photographer to document your child’s baptism is such a great idea so you and the parents can be fully present during the service. The resulting images are more documentary (with the exception of family portraits after the service). Documentary photography — photos that tell a story — is what excites me! Enjoy viewing some favorites from this milestone session.

“Allison captured our son’s Baptism beautifully. She was quick to respond to any questions I had, showed up on time, and returned our pictures to us very quickly! The pictures she took were amazing, and we will treasure them forever!” ~ Joyce

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Ryan got me an Apple Watch Series II for my 30th birthday… and I’m addicted! For those of you that know me or follow along on my blog know that I’m a gadget girl! More specifically… a loyal Apple fangirl! I have to admit… Ryan asked me a while back when the first Apple Watch came out if I wanted one since I basically owned everything else in the Apple world… but I didn’t want another reason to be connected and another device to check email, etc. Plus I’ve never really been one to wear a watch… well… I’m absolutely in love with this little gem and I’ll tell you why! Here’s my personal review on the Apple Watch Series 2 highlighting the bells and whistles of my new favorite gadget. Enjoy!

PS! I’ve been wanting to do this review for a while now but was procrastinating because I wanted the perfect lighting and background… well, while my baby took a nap I knocked this out on my dining room table so it’ll have to do, LOL! Also… I didn’t notice until after doing this video review that my wedding rings were still off post-workout (oops!)… I didn’t feel like re-shooting it.

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One of the greatest compliments in what I do is having happy clients refer more families my way! I take great pride in the way I run my business by providing an overall experience with my clients. As a small business owner, the power of word-of-mouth referrals are my main driver for growth and feed my passion to photograph more families. I greatly appreciate, with all my heart, that my loyal clients value my work enough to spread the word about my services!

The McKetta family are dear friends of my next door neighbors and were referred to me last year. I had the privilege of working with them last April for a family session exploring the grounds of The University of Richmond. Well, earlier this year, Lauren connected with me again to tell me the exciting news that she was pregnant! They were due in April and weren’t finding out the gender until their little one arrived!! On April 22nd Mack joined their family weighing 7 lbs., 11 oz., and 20 inches long. It’s a BOY!! They already have two precious boys, Emmett and Andrew. Now they have THREE cuties and Mama is the queen of the household. » OPEN POST »

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I have a mom truth confession to make… I’ve always had a problem with commitment… to gym memberships that is… anyone else saying “amen!”?! I’ve never been one to love working out… in high school I was on the Dance Team and that was my exercise. I probably stepped into a gym maybe 3 times in college… then when I graduated I wanted to be loyal to a gym… and it never worked out. I’d walk in, get the grand tour, sign up, and then never walk back in the door for months until I finally cancelled the membership… throwing $$$ right out the window was not a good feeling. I did this with ACAC and the YMCA over the course of several years… I’ve never had a consistent exercise plan. I do my best to eat healthy and stay active but I’ve always had a sweet tooth and love a yummy glass of wine every now and then… » OPEN POST »

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The latest trend for pregnant women is absolutely stunning! Many are steering away from the traditional outdoor maternity session and are in favor of a more calm and organic look with milk bath photography. These sessions typically take place in the comfort of the client’s home, filling their bathtub with water, adding milk… and creating some magnificent art! This style is beautiful for newborn sessions too! These sessions truly offer the opportunity as an artist for the creative juices to flow!

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