Fall family mini sessions {Fredericksburg VA newborn photographer}

I cannot freaking BELIEVE that another fall season has come around already! This time last year, many of you met my sixth baby, Henry, during your family session as he came and went for a snack in between families and this year I am scheduling the last images that I will take before delivering our seventh child at the end of October. CRAZINESS and I blame you, newborn families! :) Your little ones are such a delight to capture and spend time with that it just rubs off on me, I guess! #babyfever

To schedule your family session, email me at stephanie@stephaniemcfarlandphotography.com with three date choices (in order of preference). I will email you back with a confirmation date and an invoice for the $50 retainer fee. I am super excited to offer three choices this year in goodies… a canvas, holiday cards or digital files!

I know there is always concern when a professional that you are working with is close to delivery, but rest assured, all of my children have been born at 42+ weeks and I am certain that this wee one will follow his sibling’s lead. However, if he chooses to not torment his mother, I have a history of returning to work a few days post partum (I hope my OB is not reading this!)… in many ways, it is more relaxing than being home :) If I had to reschedule because I was literally delivering, I left early November, when the leaves are still beautiful, to capture any overflow/reschedules.

I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful faces and check in with all of those growing babies this year!

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My favorite thing {Fredericksburg VA newborn photographer}

I love new babies. I love their yawns and their furrowed brow and their tiny fists that they clench close to their face. I love their cowlicks and their gummy accidental smiles and their surprise at moving their limbs, used to being cushioned inside of momma’s belly.

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But my very favorite thing in the birth of a family. People often ask, since we have so many, if you can ever love your second (or sixth or tenth) child as much as the first. OF COURSE, I always answer. Love just multiplies. But your first is always so special… they make you a mommy and a daddy.

{more to come of this sweet session after mommy and daddy come for their reveal!}

Baby C {Fredericksburg VA newborn photographer}

Baby C is such a delicate little lady. I loved her precious little lashes and adorable, perfect face. I so enjoyed our time together! {And her parents were super awesome, too! :) }

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Baby L {Fredericksburg VA newborn photographer}

Not that long ago, I was photographing baby L’s brother and sister! He is one loved and lucky little man.. and positively adorable, too!

Welcome to the world, precious baby!

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Generations of Women OB/GYN {Fredericksburg Va newborn photographer}

I am SO super excited to announce that my work will now be displayed at Generations of Women OB/GYN! Plus, for all new clients there will be a special gift from their office to use at my studio. Even better, right? So run, don’t walk! They are a group of remarkable doctors who care so much about their patients… and there are CUTE babies and BEAUTIFUL mommies on the wall!

With the huge canvas order and a step stool and gusty winds, I did not drag along my big girl camera, so forgive the Iphone-ography, but here is a peek at the displays for my clients :) I am sure you will see lots of familiar faces! Also, this was the first half installation, so when the next round is installed, I will take real photos!

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G {Fredericksburg VA newborn photographer}

Oh. My. Stars.

I loved snuggling this little guy. Aside from the fact that I absolutely adore his family, and aside from the fact that they are all amazing, and aside from the fact that he had an amazing like almost-didn’t-make-it-into-the-hospital-to-be-delivered birth story, and aside from the fact that he is stinking adorable, I was also partial because on top of all of that, his precious fuzzy head reminded me so much of my own littles and I relished all the snuggling! {And he gave me lots of hours of snuggling because also like my babies, he wanted not a lot to do with sleep :) }

Welcome to the world, precious baby G!

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Mother’s Day intimates {Fredericksburg VA newborn photographer}

I love mother’s day. Both as a mother of children who were born from my body and as a mother to children that we are praying to bring home through adoption, mothers spend a lot of time on my mind. I feel such connection with every new mother who sits in my studio with her days-old baby, a mix of wonder, bliss, adoration and nerves and questions and hopes of doing it ‘right.’

Mothers in other parts of the world are on my mind an awfully lot, too. What a gift and blessing it is to raise our babies when sometimes for the most heartbreaking reasons, some mommies can’t.

Mothers are amazing. YOU, mom, are amazing. For all of our missteps and worries and fears of not being enough, our children’s safe place is our arms. It is just pure magic to see that ridiculous, overwhelming, overpowering, pure love that we have for our little ones reflected back at us. And I want to capture that for you to forever treasure!

This mothers day is all about the relationship that you share with your child. These sessions will be at my maternity ‘water spot’ {often requested!}  and will be fueled by a series of discussion topics to elicit genuine emotion between you and your loved ones. There is no limit on the number of participants… bring your grandma, mother, daughter, and for the first time since I started offering mother’s day sessions, your sons, too!

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Every session includes your session, artistic retouching, plus one album and one companion book (retail value of over $1000). These are true heirlooms, to be treasured for generations and I expect them to fill quickly.

Sessions will be $495 and a $100 retainer is required to schedule. I will have twelve April dates available.