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This beautiful couple welcomed their baby boy into the world this past weekend so I thought it was time I shared their gorgeous Fredericksburg Virginia maternity session! Taylor contacted me back in the fall to schedule some maternity photos. I loved this girl immediately, she had some ideas for her session that I knew would…

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I met Sarah several years ago when she moved to the area with Ya and joined our local meetup group.  We were a bunch of girls in their 20’s and 30’s who wanted girlfriends to hang out with and do fun stuff with.  I met one of my best friends through that group and I’m…

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I still remember working up the nerve to walk through her door and introduce myself, I practiced in the car trying to sound confident when I really had no idea what I was doing.  All I knew was that she was a florist and I was looking for wedding vendors to partner up with.  Little…

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I get people asking me all the time if I photograph anything other than weddings and the answer is yes I do!  While couples in love remain my favorite I’ve gotten the chance to stretch my legs and try out other forms of portrait photography including today’s maternity session.  I have not done a maternity session since…

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Yesterday I had the best maternity session ever!  I had a fantastic client that was eager to try new things and really have fun with her pictures.  She also had a beautiful backdrop in her home and a husband that didn’t mind being in front of the camera!!!!  This always amazes me because my husband hates having…

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  • Alex RoloffMarch 11, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Melissa,

    Thanks so much for taking these. You capture Liz’s true beauty, something she will never be comfortable with me doing, but you’ve managed to see the radiance in her, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

    Alex

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