Another Belle Isle Photo Session

Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian

We were in Virginia for Rob’s brother’s wedding last weekend and after the festivities we spent a few days in Richmond with my family, which means that as usual we met up with our wedding photographer Ashley for some photos. It was so fun to return to the setting of our maternity photos—I can’t believe how big Sophie has gotten and that the last time we were there she was just kicking away in my belly and giving me some pretty serious heartburn.

Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian
Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian
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Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian

We headed down to the river for a few shots of me and Sophie in the same dress I wore for some of the maternity photos—I’m so glad we got to recreate a few memories with her here. Two years ago we were just dreaming about what she’d be like one day and now she’s her own little person with so much personality.

Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian
Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian
Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian

We were even able to get my mom, brother, and his girlfriend in on the action for about one and a half photos together (Sophie was pretty much done by this point). I can’t wait to get some of these printed! It was so fun having everyone together.

Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian
Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian

It’s always so nice to be back in Virginia, even in the mid-July heat. There’s just something so nostalgic and magical about the east coast that makes it feel like home to me every time—mosquitoes and humidity included.

Belle Isle Photo Session | Freckled Italian