Baby R. || A Libby Hill Maternity Session

Last week I had just like, the BEST time photographing Russell and her beau, Emmanuel. We met at Libby Hill Park in Richmond and, while the weather has been steadily warming up the past few weeks, that evening happened to be SO COLD!

Russell showed up in the most beautiful white dress (which she ROCKED) and was such a champ with the cold weather, barely batting an eye as we all shivered our way around the park!

We began with some photos overlooking the city. And the first thing that popped out at me while photographing the two of them was this:

The love that Russell and Emmanuel share for one another is so obvious.


Watching them together, they were simply giddy at every turn – they could NOT stop giggling and making each other laugh. It was the sweetest thing to watch them interact with one another!



Look at those giant smiles! Grinning from ear to ear!


So much joy!


Emmanuel was beyond sweet with his lady <3

RussellMaternityBlog7At one point I asked Russell if she could put on her best serious face and she burst out laughing! Which immediately caused Emmanuel to start laughing as well. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend time around people whose joy is infectious like that??



I LOVE this photo. To me, it’s Mom saying to Dad, “What am I gonna do with you??” and Dad saying “I’ve got a few surprises up my sleeve!”

Mama brought a pair of little one’s booties with her for some pictures. Have you ever seen shoes more adorable than these BABY MOCCASINS????



A few stolen kisses…


Can’t wait to see his little face!



Mama looking gorgeous and strong.

RussellMaternityBlog15RussellMaternityBlog16RussellMaternityBlog17Russell and Emmanuel, you are both such gems and it was SUCH a pleasure spending the afternoon capturing this joyous time in your lives. This baby is SO lucky to have such wonderful loving parents and he will obviously be so so so loved when he makes his debut.

Wishing you and Baby Boy all the best for a happy, healthy delivery!




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  • RaphiaMarch 27, 2017 - 11:02 am

    Thanks Jessica!!! You came. You saw. You captured!!!ReplyCancel

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