Joe, Leslie, Jalen, Aiden, & Austin // Newport News Family Photographer

The five of them - Joe, Leslie, Jalen, Aiden, and Austin - met me on a gorgeous Friday at Newport News park just two weeks after Austin was born. Leslie shared with me that she had several complications with her pregnancy, and at times it was a little scary to think about all the could-be's and what-if's. But, nonetheless, Austin came into this world as a happy, healthy, baby with the fullest head of red hair you ever did see.

Watching Leslie become a new mother has been a beautiful thing to witness. Her care for her little one is obvious in every smile, and in every gesture. Aiden is growing in his role every day as a new big brother, and one of the sweetest moments was when he held Austin, looking at him like he was too perfect to be real.

Seeing this family grow from four to five is truly an honor. Through all the sleepless nights and dirty diapers, this mother wouldn't give the hard parts up for anything. I am so blessed to have met such a beautiful, loving family, and I can't wait to see each one of them grow with each other in their lives together.

 Mother and son family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Mother and her two sons in  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Mother and her two sons in  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Intimate redhead newborn shot during  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Mother and father with redheaded newborn during  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Cute redhead newborn yawning during  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Mother and father gaze at their newborn baby boy during  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 Black and white picture of the beauty of motherhood with her newborn baby boy
 An older brother holds his newborn baby brother during  family portraits on a picnic blanket in a park
 A classic family portrait with a newborn baby surrounded by gorgeous trees in a park
 A father and his newborn baby son   surrounded by gorgeous trees in a park
 Mother with her newborn redheaded son during family portraits, surrounded by gorgeous trees
  A smiling newborn redheaded baby boy
  Mother with her newborn redheaded son during family portraits, surrounded by gorgeous trees (black and white)

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.