Scott, Dianne, Ethan, and Oliver // Smithfield Family Photographer

Dianne first sent me an email months ago, before Oliver was even born. She wanted to document not just his first year of life, but the year their family would grow and get to know their newest addition. We waited patiently for a day when we could spend time together, to capture the memories that are already being made in their growing family.

That Saturday morning was chilly, but Scott and Dianne brought a sweet spirit and so much love to the session. It also helped that she packed some hot chocolate to warm them up after a few hours in the cold. Ethan is a lively little boy, full of personality and energy, whereas Oliver is on the quieter side. Though he is still so young, he is proving to be a calm little boy, and was a joy to be with.

Scott and Dianne, thanks for being such great sports in the freezing cold - I could tell by the way you looked at each other that you are the best of partners and friends. I can't wait to spend even more time with your whole family this year, as you navigate being parents for a second time. Thanks for choosing me to be your photographer!

Winter family session with gray, blue, and mustard yellow
Winter family portraits session with yellow, blue, and white
Outdoor newborn family session (black and white)
Dad and son family posing ideas
Fun family posing ideas for the winter
Red barn winter family pictures
Winter family portrait session with plaid blanket
Mother and son family portrait posing ideas
Family portrait session with mother and newborn baby (black and white)
Newborn wrapped in plaid blanket
Posing ideas for couple with a baby
Mustard yellow and blue outfits for anniversary portrait session

And to finish it all off, they broke out some hot chocolate at the end! I was tempted to steal some myself ;)

Cute family picture ideas with hot chocolate in the winter
Cute family portrait ideas with hot chocolate in February
Cute family picture idea with hot chocolate mugs

I think Ethan could have stayed there all day...

Cute family picture with hot chocolate mason jar mugs

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.