Northern VA Maternity | Courtney and Nate

I am a little behind in getting this maternity blog post up for my sweet bride, who is now the momma to a sweet baby boy! I traveled to Northern Virginia to celebrate Courtney and Nate’s journey to becoming parents. I photographed their wedding back in 2013  at the beautiful Mayhurst Inn in Orange VA, and both of my maternity session in the last few weeks have been and will be brides of the same location! 🙂

Courtney and Nate had been on the road to parenthood for a couple of years, trying, losing, trying again, losing again and the road to parenthood seemed to be an endless road of disappointments, heartbreak and loss, but just when the night seemed the darkest, they were given hope and finally a sweet baby boy…their rainbow baby.  So when Courtney reached out when she felt it was safe to get the ball rolling on doing her maternity session, I was overjoyed with their good news!  They live in a beautiful neighborhood with just the perfect place for their session, we never left their house / yard.  It was perfect. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.  

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Courtney was not a fan of the flower crown, but she induldged me just a little so I could get just a couple of images with it.  I think she is stunning.

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The woods behind her home was the perfect place for this maternity session.  Just the right amount of sweet light!

Nate…is the funniest guy!  He’s gonna make a great daddy!

Just a few short days after this session they welcomed this handsome little fella into the world!

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Photo courtsey of his momma. 🙂  Look at that head of hair!  So sweet!








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