Early Christmas present | Announcement | Louisa, Va family photographer

Christmas came early for this adorable couple, and I couldn’t be more excited!!!


Brandy knew exactly how she wanted to announce her special news…….with all FOUR of her brothers in ‘guess who is pregnant’ How stinking cute, right?!?!?! And it happened right in her home town, and quite a drive from VA Beach. I am completely honored to capture this sweet moment and can’t wait to watch this baby bump grow. Congrats to y’all again!!!!

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Plaster Maternity l Crump Park l Glen Allen, Va Family Photographer

This session was such a pleasure to capture as this was the first time I got to see Dani and Joey after they told me the wonder news as I passed along their Wedding Photo Book after their big day. 
Dani you are STUNNING as a mommy to be and I am completely honored to capture you from a bride to with child. You and Joey look even more happy now than y’all did on your wedding day, and I didn’t think that was possible. 
THIS IS LOVE, and this is what life looks like after the wedding day. LET LOVE GROW!!!
 Love that baby bump!!
 AAAHHH Dani, you are one gorgeous Moma to be!
 and how cute is Ms Gracie, as she is so excited to be a big sister
 EEEEKKKK another fav!
 and this special moment….. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 

Annahy’s Country Maternity Session l Crystal Reyns Photography l Keswick, Va Family Photographer

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, this week has been a little more geared towards the Mom’s. So it wouldn’t be perfect without a perfect spring baby bump feature. πŸ™‚
Annahy contacted me a few weeks ago to set a date for her maternity session, she had already planned the location and all the details for her session. Kudos to her, because I didn’t really know that what this gorgeous property entailed until I arrived……WHAT AN AMAZING LOCATION!!! Offering an amazing garden, a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and some show horses. Can you believe this is someone’s home???
As Annahy and Santigo begin to prepare for this bundle of joy, they have decided to wait until birth to find out if it is a boy or a girl…..serious HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?! I know many moms and dads just can’t wait to find out to get the nursery ready before baby. So with just a few short weeks waiting I know Annahy can’t wait to welcome this baby into the world, and I can’t wait to get an update after he or she is here! πŸ™‚
Without being too chatty check out probably my favorite baby bump session to date:
Serious Annahy you are STUNNING!!
How cute are they?!?!?!?!
Socks kissing the baby bump while they share a kiss πŸ™‚

A mountain maternity session l Greene, Va Family Photographer

I have really loved these last couple of years getting to know Amber and Haizel better. When Amber first contacted me to do a pregnancy announcement shoot, I could see the glow on her face. There was a change about her……she was happy and it showed. At their gender reveal and meeting Brandon, I knew exactly why. Y’all are awesome as a couple, and I know this little girl will grace your presence soon and be loved above and beyond by you two!!! 
 The morning of their maternity session was a cold and brisk one. I made the long drive up to sky line drive in Greene county where we passed many deer and gorgeous gorgeous over looks. I have a small obsession with nature and the mountains so this was perfect for me as well for a change of scenery. My favorite part of the day was Haizel asking “where is crystal going?” As previously she has been rather shy, and I love when kids start to open up and feel comfortable around me, even with a big camera pointing at them making weird noises. πŸ™‚ 
 EEEEKKKK How cute is she, and this was the first shot?????
 And she made her leg girlie just like mom, without me asking her…..total cuteness overload!
 I think I can say Haizel is a little excited for a baby sister!
 Amber you are just too cute with this baby bump!!!
 Absolutely LOVED this rock wall.
 I love their LOVE!!!

Jones Maternity l Louisa, Va Family Photographer

The theme this week is family, babies, and baby bumps….all things that love brings.

Ashley and Conard are no stranger to being in front of the camera. As they are expecting baby number TWO, another boy, I was very honored they wanted me to capture this special time. Boy oh boy did we have fun and some great laughs during this session.

Little Conard is going to make a great big brother.

Absolutely LOVE her smile and gorgeous baby bump!!

LOVE this!!

I love that kids are so excited to be in the water.

The way he is looking up at his mom…….melted heart!

I told Ashley and Conard to look down at the belly….she said “which one”…..then I captured THIS:

How sweet?!?!?!?!

Conard loved the sunflowers too

Ashley please hang this one on your wall…..in a LARGE print!

ooooohhhhh the jokes we told that day….but made perfect for catching up and perfect ‘real’ smiles

And you know I’m favoriting this one too πŸ™‚

Bonovitch Maternity l Louisa, Va Family Photographer

There is one thing that is true about this family: I LOVE their LOVE. The LOVE Aaron and Bethany have that is still growing, and the love they have for Emmie. πŸ™‚ Y’all make me believe this world is better with just a little look into your life.
 I actually didn’t place their hands in a heart, but while looking back it is pretty perfect. Aaron and Bethany hope and prayed for a baby for quite some time, and when they found out I can gladly say I was one of the first.
Emmie hoped for a baby brother, and that is what she will be getting. Gavin is to make his appearance in September. I can’t wait to capture his first moments in this world……
The thought of being able to capture Emmie holding Gavin brings happy tears to my eyes. I know she will just in awe of how tiny he will be. His ten tiny fingers and his ten tiny toes. I can’t wait to hear her say ‘Crystal, look at how cute my baby brother is.’ As she did tell me she is the Queen and Gavin will be the King. 
 Gavin will surely be welcomed into a family full of love!
 Favorite ‘family’ picture to date!!
 Aaron you need to catch up…. πŸ™‚
 And this moment is why I can’t get enough of these two. Married with a toddler, and one on the way, and they still know how to have FUN!
 This is what LOVE looks like!
 Love that baby bump, coral dress, and wet feet!!
This crazy girl….melts my heart!!
 Please put this on the wall….SWOON!!
I leave ya with a funny one, only because her faces are AWESOME. This was after she told me she was ‘done’ and ‘I’m out’ about 5-6 times. LOL

Amber & Brandon’s Gender Reveal l Greene, Va Family Photographer

The secret is out…..IT’S A GIRL!!!! Haizel is going to be so excited to have a little sister to play with.

When Amber first got the great news that her and Brandon were expecting, I was one of the first people she contacted. (super proud to say that πŸ™‚ ) Amber knew that she wanted to capture every little moment of this journey she could, and I was and am totally excited for being there with her and Brandon for this chapter. 
I knew for their gender reveal I wanted something DIFFERENT, and something that would be fun and capture both of their personalities. Brandon is from Mutton Hollow (in the country we call this a Holler) located in Greene County, Va. A place that is amazing gorgeous and serine, plus there is no cell phone service which is sometimes a nice change of pace for me. His family owns quite a bit of property along the mountain side, where a few cabins sit. When we discussed doing this session Amber let me take control of the creative side, but we chose to do the session on his family property.
A few trips to hobby lobby and a phone call to Ms Kacey of Faithful Flowers the planning had started. πŸ™‚
 A lemonade reveal, in the middle of a field between two mountains.
 Cupcake were actually from Food Lion.
 Look at her cute profile πŸ™‚
 The very first shot with them was pure perfection of love and happiness πŸ™‚
 Brandon I truly LOVE how happy you make this gorgeous girl. In the last few years I have known her I haven’t seen her smile so big. Keep making her this happy!! πŸ™‚
 LOVE their smiles!!
 How cute are they?!?!?!?
 I LOVE how happy they are, I will say that over and over again, but this is what makes doing photography SSSSOOOOO worth it!!! πŸ™‚

Joanna and Corey’s Yorktown, Va Maternity Session l Crystal Reyns Photography

Have you ever felt so much love for your clients? I  think that is the only way to explain Joanna and Corey. I absolutely love everything about them; their laughs, quirks, spunk, and on top of all that their love for one another. Watching them grow as a couple has been such an amazing experience and eye opener on how life should be spent. They love each other fully, and compliment each other to a T.

In learning of this next chapter, Corey wanted me to be on of the first to know so I could open up my schedule to be with them every step of the way, document their life as it takes the next step. During this journey, I learned how hard it had been for them to make this journey. As this little miracle will make his (see gender reveal here) appearance before we know it I wanted to share some of my favorites from their maternity session in Corey’s home town, Yorktown, VA.

I know how much Joanna and Corey wished, hoped, and prayed for this miracle. I asked Joanna to take a dandelion, or two or three, I won’t tell, for this images right here. I wanted to capture exactly what they did before they got a positive sign. And now they only have wishes for Baby Bell. (I’m team Owen)

We started out at Surrender field, where I got to meet some of Corey’s family. I mean why not throw in a family mini while everyone is together right?!?!

The sun may have been hot that day, but in the shade was heavenly.

I am also hoping for a red headed baby, fingers crossed!!

EEEEKKKK!!! I am so in love with her baby bump!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!


Love her red hair!! πŸ™‚

Another thing I absolutely love when working with Joanna and Corey is when I tell them to kiss, they KISS!!

Groome Maternity l Louisa, Va Family Photographer

I have a small obsession with baby bumps, which may not be a secret anymore. I LOVE maternity sessions, and I absolutely loved this early morning session with Valerie and Brandon in Beaverdam, Va. We started out our morning with. “I only allow you and Brandon to touch my belly.” <—– LOVE that!!! Why? Because I have to rub the baby bellies, it is a small obsession I am working on. hehehe

I have been looking forward to this session since Valerie told me the good news, and I had to keep it in for a few weeks until they announced it publicly. Brandon and Valerie are both red head, and I am soooo hoping for an adorable fully red haired baby Brantley when he makes his appearance. πŸ™‚

Their session was full of so much laughter, and Valerie’s smile and laugh can light up a room. Brantley is already so lucky to have such loving parents. I can’t wait to watch them grow as a family. πŸ™‚

LOVE that bump!!
Valerie you are GORGEOUS, and yes I am jealous of your natural ginger hair.
My FAV!!
So cool you gotta wear shades πŸ™‚
LOVE this!!!
HA HA Ha you have to LOVE their sense of humor!!
Another FAV!!

I loved this hat, so I had to incorporate it into a few poses. πŸ™‚

Haizel’s going to be a big sister l Louisa, Va Family Photographer

I am so ecstatic to finally announce Miss Haizel is going to be a big sister!!!
Amber contacted me a few weeks ago with the great news. We picked a date for this session, and I couldn’t wait to see these two lovely ladies again. As we always hope for a sunny day for an outside session or wedding, sometimes mother nature doesn’t allow that to happen for us. Saturday morning was not sunny and 75, but Amber and Haizel totally rocked this session in the rain. I told her at the end of the session, “thank god we are country girls.” πŸ™‚ 
 We began our session in the town of Louisa. As cars drove past they stared, probably thinking …..they are crazy to be taking pictures in the rain. During this time I got to take in how amazingly happy Amber is. I have known her as a client for almost two years, and I have never seen her smile so much. Girl you are glowing, and you are so radiant. Tell Brandon to keep you happy because I love you this happy, and your smile is contagious!!! 
I am completely honored to capture this special time in your life, and I can’t wait until y’all’s gender reveal πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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 Amber you are GORGEOUS!!!
 LOVE this door!!
 I’m not always a huge fan of pictures at an angle, but I LOVE this one!!