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Spring Maternity Portraits | Virginia State Arboretum

April 22, 2024

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Nothing says spring like flowers and new life! That’s why, when the Hunter family agreed to take their spring maternity portraits at the Virginia State Arboretum, I did a little happy dance. This beautiful family is welcoming their third child in a few short weeks, and boy are they so excited to meet their little one! We talked all things baby, motherhood and shared quite a few laughs along the way. Now equipped with wonderful memories and a gallery full of sentimental photographs, I’d love to show you a little bit from the Hunters’ spring maternity session!

Spring Maternity Portraits at the Virginia State Arboretum

neutral spring family portraits at Virginia State Arboretum

One thing I forgot about was PROM! There were people everywhere. Alas, hidden behind the Hunter family are about a dozen high schoolers dressed to the nines! Shhh, it’s our little secret. 😉

neutral spring family portraits at Virginia State Arboretum
neutral spring family portraits at Virginia State Arboretum

After using the grounds in front of the Battery, we perused the dogwood trail and landed in the scenic garden. There, we found a variety of flowering plants. By far, the favorites were wisteria and honeysuckle. The air was so fragrant with the heady scent of flowers and fresh cut grass!

Family in neutral outfits smiling for maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.
Family in neutral outfits smiling for maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.

We made our way over to a beautiful redbud that had reached its peak blooms, and found the most perfect glow I’ve probably ever seen. The Hunter family danced and played games, basking in the golden sunlight and enjoying delightful peals of laughter.

Family in neutral outfits smiling for maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.
Family in neutral outfits smiling for maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.
A child handing flowers to her mother during maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.

Nothing makes a momma heart swell with love like getting hand-picked flowers from her babies.

A couple in neutral outfits during maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.
A mother and daughter smiling during maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.
A couple in neutral outfits during maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.

Each time I have the honor of photographing an expecting mama, it reminds me of the unique experience of carrying a child. It’s beautiful, yet exhilarating. Of course Alex and Juliana are so incredibly excited to begin this new chapter!

Family in neutral outfits smiling for maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.
A mother kisses her daughter and smiles during maternity portraits in Washington, D.C.

Just look at how Juliana glows! Such a radiant soul. Thank you, sweet Hunter family, for inviting me to share your story and create fond memories together. Heartfelt congratulations on your new little one!

Ready to invest in your family’s future? Hear what other moms have to say about their Maternity Portraits, or visit the Motherhood Experience to view a detailed view of my tailored experience. Hugs, mama!

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