We are all patiently anticipating the arrival of baby Asher, which could be any day now, so I figured today I would share some of my favorites from Lauren’s Maternity Portraits from First Landing State Park here in Virginia Beach! I was SO excited when Lauren and her husband Alex were down to hike the two miles necessary to get to this “secret spot.” Not sure if it is such a secret or just that I pretend not many people know about it, but regardless, it is very special and so beautiful! When I first moved here to Virginia Beach and visited First Landing, I just couldn’t believe all the mossy trees, I felt like I was in Savanah GA.

Lauren and Alex are definitely adventurers and love being outdoors, so I can’t wait to see where they go and the fun things they will do once they are a family of three!

This wasn’t the easiest of pregnancies for Lauren, but she is incredibly strong and had the most positive attitude throughout, even on this hike she never complained once. Her cousin Andra of Candy’s Cuts and More did her hair and makeup, which was gorgeous and it really was a perfect summer day. It was overcast, wasn’t super hot or humid (shocking for here in Virginia!) and there was a nice breeze.

I’m so glad I was able to do this for Lauren and Alex, they are going to be the best parents and I can’t wait for baby Asher to get here!!

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August 30, 2018

Lauren’s Maternity Portraits | First Landing State Park | Virginia Beach Portrait Photographer

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