Richmond Lifestyle Newborn Portraits - Emmanuella Joy

Before little Emmanuella Joy arrived, her mommy Carrie already had grand visions of taking portraits of her little October baby in a pumpkin. I admitted that I'd never actually photographed anyone in a pumpkin before, but that I was game to try!

Scroll down through some of my favorites from this sweet lifestyle session with new parents Carrie and Dustin, and their adorable baby Emmanuella!

 

Richmond Lifestyle Newborn Photographs

Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn Emmanuella Joy

Carrie shared that she'd never preserved her wedding gown and thought it could be a fun prop. I may have actually been more excited about taking this picture than Carrie was. And that's saying something! 

Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn
Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.'" (Matthew 1:23)

Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn

Carrie and Dustin both went to Bridgewater College, and their time there is very important to their love story. They met at Bridgewater, began dating at Homecoming, later got engaged at Homecoming and eventually got married that same time of year. It should come as no surprise that little Ella's original due date was the same day as Bridgewater's Homecoming!

Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn
Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn
Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn
Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn
Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn Ella
Richmond Fine Art Family Photography - Newborn Baby in Pumpkin

It was an honor to take this tiny beauty's first portraits. The little princess rocked her first session and then immediately decided it was naptime! How cute is she?