Monday, September 12, 2011

charlottesville portrait photographer: kristin, dave, savannah, + ella {family session}

kristin and dave are another one of my wonderful wedding couples! they were married on a gorgeous fall day october 6, 2007 at the university of virginia chapel in charlottesville and their reception was held just west of town at old trail. their wedding was one of the first i featured on my blog {and before i learned how to show photos in large format!}

i orginally met kristin and dave in the spring of 2007 when we got together for their engagement session. and since their wedding, we've kept in touch via email and facebook as well as seeing one another at a wedding in raleigh, which they referred to me.  then came the news of the birth of their two daughters, savannah born in 2008 and ella last fall. i just love it when my wedding couples share such exciting news with me, it means so much!

when savannah was about four months old, i returned to charlottesville to photograph their family, which i also featured on my blog.  savannah is now almost three and her little sister, ella, is 8 months old. when they contacted me earlier this summer to arrange for another session, i was thrilled! i met up with them in august at dave's parents beautiful home, which made for the perfect backdrop as they have such beautiful landscaping and gardens.  dave and kristin's company, timberstone landscape design+build, did all of the stonework including the water feature, a gorgeous fish pond and waterfall. very impressive!

their session was tons of fun and their two adorable little girls were a joy to photograph!  we did have to coax savannah somewhat {with ice cream!} but she was a real trooper. i love the photo of dave & savannah towards the end of the session enjoying their sweet treat.  ella was so laid back and was mainly interested in the grass when we had her sitting on the lawn. what a good baby she is! tank, their yellow lab, joined in for a couple shots too.  kristin has already said she wants to make this an annual thing!

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