The Baileys | An Abingdon, VA Beloved Maternity Session

So y'all, I'm just gonna let you know that the next few posts are all going to be about Baileys. You see, I just can't get enough of the Baileys. ;]

This is Caitlin + Tyler.

I photographed their wedding about 2 years ago. (And yes, the previous post is about Tyler's brother and his family) I love these two a whole bunch! When I found out Caitlin was pregnant I was over the moon excited for them and when she asked me to photograph their Birth Story I think I about died of excitement!

This past Saturday, very early in the morning, before the sun was even awake, their baby boy made his grand arrival! Before I share their Birth Story, I wanted to share some of my favorites from their mini maternity session. These are always some of my favorite sessions. I love working with married couples who are expecting their first baby. It's so fun to see them snuggle, talk, and dream about this new little one who is about to join their family! Anyway, I will save the talking for their Birth Story and let these photos do the talking! 

Em

The Baileys | A Tennessee Family + Newborn Session

A Homegrown Love Story

I've known this sweet little family for a few years now, ever since Zac's brother got married! They are the kind of people you just enjoy being around because they are so kind and sweet. I actually had the privilege of doing maternity photos for them when they were expecting their first baby boy so it was so exciting when Bri contacted me to tell their Birth Story for baby boy #2! 

On a very cold, windy February day we met up with maternity photos and talk details for the birth that was a few weeks away. (side note: I promise to go back and share some of their maternity session soon!) Little did we know that we would have fewer weeks that expected! Their little guy decided to make his grand arrival 3 weeks early. Unfortunately it also happened to be while I was in Texas photographing a wedding. I got Bri's text saying her water broke as I was walking to the car moments after hugging the bride + groom. I could have about cried! Thankfully Sara Parker (Sara Parker Photography) was able to fill in for me and did a wonderful job!

So that brings us to the newborn session. We had a perfectly springy day, with just the right amount of sunshine streaming into the windows of Zac and Bri's house. I loved getting to meet Grey and to get in a few baby snuggles. Also, Ellie (and Mike) tagged along so she had a blast playing with Rhett! Zac and Bri, thanks again for inviting me into your home and trusting me with your special memories! You guys are wonderful and I hope you treasure these images for years to come. 

Emily

The Esteppes | Southwest Virginia Family Photographer

I've known this sweet family for several years now but due to moves and weather and scheduling we hadn't been able to get together for a session. We got lucky this year and Keith + Spring (and their cute kiddos) were in town right as the weather was perfect and the leaves were stunning! I had such a blast laughing and hearing about their cross-country adventures.

Spring and Keith, thank you guys for trusting me to capture these memories of your family! 

The Baileys | Southwest VA Beloved Maternity Session

Back in the summer I shot a gorgeous wedding at The Barns at Chip Ridge in Abingdon, VA (see it here!). Zac is the brother of the groom so these two love birds were in the bridal party. I had such a great time getting to know Zac and Bri. I was so excited to learn that they were expecting their first sweet baby in January but was so sad that they live too far away for me to do birth photography (to the lucky photographer they chose for birth photos, I'm jealous ;] )!  

Zac + Bri, I am so glad I had the priviledge to get to know you both and capture these sweet moments for you! I hope that these remind you of the love you have for one another as you welcome your new little guy into your family!