It was that last quiet week of December. The one between Christmas and New Year’s when you take a deep breath and let it out slowly, enjoying family time and eating leftovers. I drove to a neighborhood outside Richmond and parked in front of Jessie and Buzz’s* house, and waved hello to the older couple sitting on the front porch. Jessie’s dad smiled kindly and her mom hurried inside to find someone to translate. They were visiting from overseas and their English was rusty, her sister explained.
We didn’t go far for our backyard session. Jessie and Buzz live in a lovely, sleepy neighborhood in suburban Richmond, and it was a chilly December day. The sun was just peeking through the clouds, casting a golden late-day glow and making the day appear warmer than it was. I positioned family members with hand gestures and a thumbs up, pausing for Jessie to translate my occasional more long-winded instructions.
We poked into the house to get some inside photos before returning to the backyard for some additional fun shots to round out our 30 minute mini session.
Jessie and Buzz, it was such a pleasure to meet your family and hear of all the faraway places from whence they had come to visit. I’m so excited for your maternity session!
*Not their real names