The Lugar Family: A Spring Maternity | Roanoke, Virginia | Roanoke Family Photographer

I don't normally shoot maternity sessions, but with the history between Beth-Ann and myself, I absolutely had to! I mean look at her and her adorable family! I first met this beauty when I was in high school and she was my Spanish teacher and her now husband (they weren't dating at the time) coached with my Dad. They met shortly after and now look at this family they've built. Since then, we've both grown into professional photographers (check out her work here)!

Funny story though, we had planned their maternity shoot a couple weeks in advance for a gorgeous sunset at the best location ever. Then the rain came... and it just wouldn't stop. After we noticed our plans were crumbling due to the weather, we saw a small window on Monday where the rain would hold off and we knew we had to make it work! So we met up at the Virginia Western Arboretum and I screamed like a little girl the entire time in excitement of how gorgeous she is! And how can we forget little Emma?! If you can't tell, she knows what she's doing and she is the SWEETEST thing ever! She's been in front of my camera before, but she's been in front of her momma's camera since she was born!

I could go on and on about our spring maternity session, but I want to hear what you think? Leave a sweet note comment below to congratulate them on their precious baby boy coming soon!

Floral Crown: Crowned by Kelsey Macintosh

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Ariel: A Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate | Maymont | Richmond Virginia Photographer

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

I first met Ariel at Mill Creek Baptist Church when we were kids and over the years, our families have grown close & we've been on so many adventures together. Now, she's all grown up and graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University and I couldn't be more proud of her. I made the trip up to Richmond, Virginia to visit her and capture her biggest academic achievement. Although we've had severals snows this spring, she was bound determined to have some pops of color in her pictures and what better place then Maymont? I think its safe to say, she had a great idea! Those colors were perfect in every way, just like she is! Congratulations my dear, I can't wait to see what God has in store for your future!

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David & Hannah: A Winter Wedding | The Kyle House | Virginia Wedding Photographer

At first, I was hesitant to share this wedding being that it was in December and it's now March. Spring is upon us and while flowers are blooming & bushes are growing, they are calling for snow this week so I thought, "why not share the only winter wedding we photographed from 2017"?! Ladies & gentleman, meet David & Hannah!

Although it was early winter at the Kyle House, we had perfect weather before the sun went down! With limited natural light during their wedding, we had to be creative in every aspect of our day.... especially with our portraits. Luckily, I grew up in Fincastle, Virginia and have photographed at the Kyle House many times so I had some new ideas to try! Their bridal party was so patient and trusting. I'm pretty sure the guys were buzzed, but they were troopers!

Nevertheless, David & Hannah wanted a fairytale wedding & I can definitely say they got it! From Hannah's dress (don't even get my started on her dress) to all the small details they incorporated into their day. We first met during their windy engagement session (visit here) and Hannah was actually one of my other bride's bridesmaids so they saw me in action before her big day! David and his men wore black suits while Hannah wore a fitted Martina Liana wedding gown and her bridesmaids complimented her with burgundy dresses & brown furs for warmth! With hints of pink, burgundy & cream, it was nothing short of a fairytale... and don't even get me started on her shoes!! Thank you David & Hannah for choosing me to capture your dream wedding and shoutout to your family and friends who made your night one to remember!


Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Venue: The Kyle House
Day Coordinator: Michelle Day with Day Events
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Caterer: Jim Schaal Catering Inc.
Floral Design: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
DJ: Troy Ham
Hair: Sarah Cook
Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Dress: Martina Liana
Videography: Something Blue Films

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