New year, new parents, new baby -- I like new! Especially when new includes an old friend from college. I went to Virginia Tech with both Lisa and Scott, and though I didn't know them too well, they saw photos I had done for some other mutual friends on my Facebook page
, and voila! They booked me to do a newborn photo session for their precious new baby girl, Maren. I was really glad to reconnect with these two -- they are just awesome and so fun to be around. I am so happy for them, and I'm so excited to share a few favorites from our afternoon together at their beautiful home. Enjoy!
Meet 7-day old Maren. She is just gorgeous.
But it's easy to see where she gets it -- look at her beautiful Mommy...
And her handsome Daddy!
One with her adorable "big sister". LOVE!
In the beginning, I focused on getting some images of Maren by herself.
We did some with "sassy pants"...
Some in hats...
And some in nothing at all. Lisa and I agreed that newborns are best photographed "as is". The result is so angelic.
A different angle. I love newborn baby wrinkles.
Next we moved on to some images with Mommy and Daddy.
Lisa, you look so peaceful and natural. Just beautiful.
Totally adore this one of Daddy and his sweet baby girl.
And this one of Maren's yawn.
And this one of her nursery! Gorgeous! I want to borrow this color scheme for my own girls!
At the very end of the session, we took a few pictures in their foyer. I loved the light coming in their front doors. And I just love how small Maren looks in these!
One of the whole family. Scott and Lisa, congratulations on your precious little Maren! I am so happy for you and so glad I could document these fleeting newborn moments. XOXO ~Kris
Isabel and Jerry are the most adorable new parents, and their sweet baby girl Giuliana, well, can I just say DOLLBABY?!?! What a little angel! I first met Isabel and Jerry when I did some maternity pictures for them, and no pun intended, but we just clicked immediately. Isabel commented on how "easy and relaxed" the session was, and that made me smile. I assured her that the newborn session would be even more relaxed -- basically one big snugglefest -- and it was just that. There is nothing better than wrapping up a year with the BEST present ever. Here are a few favorites. Enjoy!
Last fall during their maternity session. Before....
And after. So so sweet.
So much anticipation...
So much joy!
There is a whole series of these Mommy-Daughter shots and I totally adore them!
Gotta love Etsy hats! And what a perfect little model!
She has her Mommy's gorgeous hair.
Lucky little girl!
"Yes, I escaped the swaddle!" ;-)
Such a beautiful family!
It was a warm November day, so we went outside for a few minutes.
I wasn't kidding when I said dollbaby. She is just stunning!
That's a wrap folks! It's hard work looking so cute!
Isabel and Jerry, I am so happy for you both! Congratulations and Happy New Year! ~Kristine
Last month I had the chance to do three newborn sessions for three PRECIOUS little girls. The first was for my beautiful friend Jenne. She and I went to high school together, and we were roommates our freshman year at Virginia Tech. A year together in a dorm room bonds you for life, this I know. After all these years, Jenne and I are now both living back "home", in the same town we went to high school in, and I am thrilled about that. Playdates are on the agenda, but first, I got to be her photographer. It's always an honor when a friend trusts you with her most precious memories, and I am so excited to share a few favorites of Jenne and John's perfect little miracle, Madelyn. Enjoy!
I thought I'd start with a favorite or two from Jenne's maternity session.
Dylan was sooooooo excited to meet his baby sister.
Madelyn. Just gorgeous.
Dylan did so great for the maternity photos, so I was really hoping we'd have a repeat performance for this newborn shoot. :)
Well, can I just say "out of the ballpark??" He is the sweetest little boy, and he is so obviously in love with Madelyn.
I still can't get over these shots.
I mean, for real. Happiness defined.
Jenne, you are stunning as always. A true glowing mommy.
Daddy's little princess.
Beautiful, sweet family!
Just adore them.
What a beauty!
They have everything they need this holiday season.
And I am so happy for them.
While Madelyn took a break to eat, I got a few shots of her beautiful nursery. Love it!
And since things were going so well, we tried to get one last shot in their stocking hats. So so cute!
Wow. So much love.
Jenne, John and big brother Dylan -- congratulations! Thank you for the privilege of doing these photos. I hope you love them as much as I do! With love, Kris
On Saturday November 5th, I photographed Alex & Tommy's wedding at the gorgeous Whitehall Manor
in Northern Virginia, just west of Leesburg. This was an AMAZING wedding. First of all, the bride and groom (and their families and friends) are two of the nicest and most down to earth people you could ever meet. It may have been COLD outside, but inside it felt WARM all around.
Second, they are high school sweethearts who have been together nearly a decade, and upon meeting them for their engagement pictures in the fall of 2010, I totally adored them. Then I found out they are both HOKIES, and not only that, but Alex was a Tri Delt and Tommy was a Sigma Chi. For those who don't know, my bachelor's is from VT, and I was also a Tri Delt. It's crazy how a sorority can bond complete strangers, but it does. As Alex and I communicated via email or Facebook about the big day, we signed our emails, "DL" for Delta Love.
Alex & Tommy's wedding day may have come and gone, but I'm certain that I have new friends, and I'm honored to have been able to document this most happiest day for them. Here are a few favorites as I finish editing their entire set of images. Enjoy!
I showed up at Alex's parents' home to find the beautiful bride getting ready.
Her stunning gown.
And the girls helping her get into it.
The moment her Dad first saw her was really sweet.
It had everyone crying, then laughing.
Gorgeous. Just perfect.
The stem had photos of special family members who Alex keeps close to her heart.
The handsome groom.
Time to get married!
As I was photographing the programs, I saw a ladybug. It doesn't get much luckier!
So much anticipation.
Alex shed a few tears as she walked down the aisle.
I made sure to capture Tommy's expressions too.
As the mother of 2 little girls myself, I can only imagine what this moment feels like.
And there she goes.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful.
Peace. I totally adore the groom's family too - I got to know them when I photographed Tommy's sister's wedding in July.
Portrait time. Are these ladies lovely or what!?!
LOVED the "BM" patches inside their jackets.
From the movie "You, Me and Dupree"
Classic. Their wedding party was so awesome.
I mean, they got inside a barn.
Need I say more??
A & T
We wandered around the property finding neat places for photos...
We practiced this during their engagement session - LOVE!
Reception time. A few details.
What a great idea!
This will make a great coffee table centerpiece.
This is part of their grand entrance.
The first dance.
While guests ate dinner...
I froze to get this shot at night. Worth it - always!
There were wonderful toasts.
Followed by the cake cutting - yes, those are Hokie Birds!
THREE beautiful Kristine Pringle brides. Alicia + Jeremy = July 2011, Alex + Tommy = November 2011, and Lindsay + Andy = June 2012. This is the perfect example of why I don't advertise and instead rely on word of mouth (plus blogging and Facebook).
You know it's a great wedding when you get dance floor photos like this!
Sometimes I "zoom" my lens while taking the photo to get a motion effect.
There's that dip again!
And a sparkler exit.
A & T, thank you & congratulations! I wish you so much happiness as you start this next chapter as husband & wife! DL ~K
Five years ago I photographed her wedding. You know that gorgeous bride that you see when you click on my main website
-- it's hard to believe that was 2006.
Fast forward to 2011, and I got to photograph their beautiful family! My business has come full circle, and I owe so much of that to them.
Their little girl, who is almost 3, is a total dollbaby.
Mom is a photographer, and this child definitely knows how to work the camera!
I had never met her before, but let me say that I just LOVE her!
I love how when she gets thrown in the air she does this little twist thing.
It is so cute.
Perfect. And how I loved their outfit choices!
Mommy said she was excited to see how I would capture her little one.
I can't choose a favorite of her - they all melt my heart!
Though I really do love this one.
Five years of marriage. You two are so blessed.
Outfit number 2.
My favorite portrait of Mommy and her girl. When she saw these yesterday, she told me this was the best gift ever.
That makes me so happy.
It's a huge reason why I love what I do.
Capturing families just being themselves is so rewarding.
Reminder, she is 2. LOVE!
She had a good time climbing on the boats.
And sitting on them.
I wanted to get some more candids...and I knew this was a good way to do it.
One for the playroom!
I could post and post and post...
But I'll stop and just say thank you. I am so grateful for the many opportunities that this family has brought my way. XOXOXO
Today our baby turns 2. Our sweet little Emme, who we welcomed into the world during the blizzard of 2009, is now two. It hardly seems possible.
Emme is such a miracle, and she has blessed our lives in ways we could have never imagined. She is our little athlete, and she loves to learn and talk talk talk. Just like her Mama! And her big sister. Scott and I are completely in awe of her, and we wanted to share a few photos that sum up who she is at this very moment.
Emme Ann Pringle. 7 pounds 8 ounces. This is how I still think of you.
My sweet little tiny baby who liked to sleep on my chest. Actually, you still do and that just melts me, even if I don't get much sleep at night.
As much as you are still a baby, you are getting so big. You love to get "horsey rides". (thanks to my intern Jocelyn for this amazing photo and the one at the end too!)
You melted Daddy's heart from day 1...
And your sweet little laugh still does. Even more.
How you go from this...
To this is just beyond me.
It really seems like yesterday that I first fell in love with you.
And now I love you so much more, my little jumping bean.
This year, you and Elsa played indoor soccer. You are SO good!
You love to climb. On everything. It keeps me on my toes.
And if you're not climbing, you're jumping. No wonder they call you Nadia Comaneci.
This fall you started school. You are doing so great and learning so much.
You're learning your letters...
And soon you'll be a "Super Reader"...
Just like your big sister.
Emme you are beautiful.
And you have such a zest for life.
You remind me to enjoy the simple things.
Thank you for that.
You also remind me that anything is possible. Ride a dinosaur - why not!?!
And that all you need is love. You LOVE animals.
Santa, not so much. Only from a distance.
The snowman had you smiling again.
Happy birthday baby girl!
You completed our family and we are so thankful. Love, Mommy and Daddy
Lindsay and Andy are high school sweethearts, and they are just TOO adorable together! They have been together for nearly a decade, and this coming June, they will tie the knot. Their wedding is going to be amazing -- the location is awesome -- but for now I want to talk about their engagement session. We took these photos at Chrysalis Vineyards
in Middleburg, VA, and with the fall colors and the mountains, it was truly a gorgeous spot for photos. Throw in a gorgeous couple who is so obviously so in love, and we have this -- photos that look like they belong in a magazine. Here is my best attempt at a few favorites. Enjoy!
Lindsay and Andy = too cute.
This was outfit number one. Lindsay and Andy said they were "nervous" but they could have fooled me!
Truly an amazing setting. Too bad we got "in trouble" for trying to climb over the fence to go down by the pond. Apparently we might have gotten attacked by bulls. ;-)
The vineyard. Loving the depth of field with the vines.
Something you can't do in a wedding dress. So fun!
Lindsay, you are stunning. Can't wait to see you as a bride!
There were a lot of fences at the winery, and when I saw this one with the backlit sky and single tree, I knew we had to have a silhouette shot.
Outfit number 2. Love her red belt and shoes!
We did some pictures that were a little more posed...but still relaxed....
Some that were really sweet.
Some that were totally candid and fun.
Some that were romantic.
And some that were just ummm, hawt. Like 7 levels above regular hot. This has to be one of my favorite dipping shots ever!
Outfit number 3. I loved their variety. Thought this one would be perfect for the stone wall.
A favorite of the favorites.
And another. By this point the nerves were gone, and they will be so ready for the camera on their wedding day!
Lindsay and Andy, I can't wait! Congratulations and I will see you in June! Hugs! ~Kris
Amy and I were friends in MIDDLE school. That was a long time ago, but I am so excited that we now we both live in the Richmond area, where we first met. Even more excited that Facebook reconnected us and that she asked me to do pictures for her beautiful family. Even though Amy and I did go to the same college (yay Hokies!), Tech is a BIG school and I'm fairly certain that our last real conversation occurred at age 13 and probably had something to do with big bangs and/or hairspray. ;-) So you can imagine how nice it was to see her after all these years, and to meet her husband, Terry, and their 2 boys. Their session went really well, and I can't wait to share a few favorites as I'm editing the rest. Enjoy!
Meet ADORABLE 6-year old Dylan and 2-year old Owen. It was a really chilly morning, but these boys did soooooo great!
We started off with some sibling shots, and they just kept getting cuter and cuter!
Next we moved on to some pictures of the whole family. Beautiful!
We walked to a new location...
And then I got a few shots of the boys alone. Love that smile!
And I adore that serious face! Soooo cute!
Silhouette time! We got a few different versions and I love them all. I thought I would show one in black and white...
One in color...
And one in sepia. Gorgeous!
As if our session wasn't already going great, then we got this! One of my favorite "posed" family shots ever! Such a beautiful family, and seriously Amy, other than the big bangs we all had, you haven't changed a day since middle school! :)
We did some more portraits, but I made sure to capture those in between moments.
The more candid images that just freeze a moment.
And then the boys just played! Love this!
Their smiles were priceless.
And as they looked down at the leaves, I was able to capture their sweet little features and their beautiful eyelashes.
What a handsome little man!
One last sibling shot...
And then we were off to the park.
These boys definitely earned it! I love this for a playroom!
Amy and Terry, thank you so much for asking me to document this little slice of your family history. Amy, soooooo great to see you and catch up a little! Hugs! ~Kris
It is SOOOOO fun when you get to photograph an old (and I only mean "old" in the best way imaginable!) friend from high school and his BEAUTIFUL wife and kids. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
So I went to high school with Kevin, and I actually went to college with both Kevin and Emily (we're all praying for VT today), but I hadn't seen them in forever. Until Facebook that is. Last Christmas Kevin contacted me and purchased a gift certificate for his wife, and this fall they used it for a family photography session. We had amazing light, lots of smiles and laughter from the kids, and since it was right around Halloween -- lollipops! I am so excited to share a few favorites of this gorgeous family. Enjoy!
Meet super handsome 5-year old Ethan.
And his stunning little sister, 2-year old Lila.
Kevin and Emily said they wanted just "like one" family picture. To me that means "a couple". First we got this one and I just love it. Of course, so did the kids!
Another thing we accomplished first....upon entering their home, I saw a beautiful wall portrait of their son Ethan, taken at age 2. He was sitting on a step, smiling but looking away, and they told me they'd love to get one of Lila to "match" it. Look what she did for them! Soooooo cute!
She really is a beauty.
Love her serious face.
A few favorites of Ethan.
He has the best laugh.
And he is so well-mannered...
What a little catalog model!
Love how the kids looked at each other.
I encouraged Kevin and Emily to get a picture individually with each of their kids...
And then I made sure to capture those moments when they were least suspecting it. Love it.
What do you do when a session is going really well?? Lollipops of course!
Oh my goodness it doesn't get much cuter!
Ethan will always protect her. I could tell this after spending 2 hours with them.
Back outside, Lila had fun running around...
And Ethan had fun jumping.
We still needed a really good shot of the 2 of them together though...this was the spot I wanted.
Got it! Love it! These kids are soooo precious.
Kevin and Emily, thank you so much! It was so wonderful to see you after all this time and to meet your adorable kids. Hope to see you all again really soon! Love, Krissy :)
Meredith is an up and coming professional photographer, and I am so flattered that she chooses me to photograph her beautiful family. (Thanks Mer!) I called this blog "Captured" because Meredith, being on both sides of the lens, can truly appreciate all that goes into getting a great photo that looks effortless. Sometimes it's about capturing a moment, and other times it's about capturing the child! Literally. ;-) More times than not it's a combination of both. ;-) Here are just a few favorites from our awesome session. Enjoy!
Gorgeous sweet family! I think this should be canvased in their home!
This is Meredith and Jeff's oldest daughter, Kaitlyn. What a beauty!
This is her little sister Ally. She looks like a model.
And this is their adorable baby brother Luke, who just turned one. Love!
In an effort to "capture" a good shot of all 3 kids, I started off with the girls first. I love this, and I hoped that Luke would soon join them on his own.
Yay! He did! Most of the frames look like this...still cute and all...but then...
SUCCESS!! One of my favorite sibling shots ever.
So we repeated again for a walking shot. Girls first.
Kaitlyn tried to capture Luke...
And a few minutes later we had the perfect photo again. I was a happy girl.
Then we just played.
Luke had earned it!
We got so many sweet candids...
A lot of them were of Luke running...
But every time he paused, in a split second, I was ready to capture it.
A few more of the kids in black & white.
How does a preschooler get hair like that??
Meredith and Jeff, this was so fun! Thank you for choosing me to photograph your sweet family yet again. With love and appreciation ~Kris