Featured: Sweet Family Session on the Downtown Mall

Whenever a family reaches out for suggestions about where to have their session, I start by asking them “where do you like to spend time?”

This sweet crew is getting ready to move at the end of the month, so when they started reflecting on what they wanted their photos to really say beyond just looking pretty, they realized that they wanted to capture a piece of the city where they started their family.

  • The brick streets they roamed pushing a stroller with one hand and a gelato in the other.

  • The concert venues they sat cozied up together for date nights.

  • The feeling of love they felt they grew here and the memories they made.

Choosing a location is really less about the “background” and more about how that place makes you feel.

Great photos are about more than just capturing appearance - they capture stories, seasons of life, details that would otherwise be lost. So when you can feel a piece of those those things during your session, you and your people are immediately more comfortable — more yourselves. And that’s really what you want most after all, right?

Check out these highlights from the S family’s session with their 5 month old stoic little man on the Charlottesville Downtown mall.