Family

A new addition to their family! Woodbridge, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

Anthony and Cassy welcomed Atlas, an adorable great dane who is still tiny, a little clumsy, with big paws and incredibly blue eyes. I love photo sessions with pets, because I see them as family members too, so it's exciting for me to work with people who love their pets so much that they want to include them in their portrait session. 

Atlas was pretty calm, not afraid of my cameras, and decided that I was boring so he took naps during the session!

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Family photo shoot in Richmond, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

Dawn and Donna are among my favorite people in the world. They are genuine, kind and lovely. I can't say enough great things about them. I have had the honor to document milestones in their lives, and this photo session was to celebrate Avery, the newest addition to their family. We met early in the day in a park in Richmond, VA, to get the best light, avoid the crowds and try to beat the heat. We got 2 out of 3 right! It got hot fast, but this family of 4 did so good as we kept them as much as possible in the shade. Avery was not as smiley as usual, possibly because of the heat. But I still got different expressions from him, and his special bond with his big sister London was captured. My favorite photos are when the moms are cuddling with their children. 

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A family photo session at Carolina Beach, North Carolina by Thuy Minh Hussey

A chilly, rainy afternoon isn't enough to scare away photographers! We ventured out to Fort Fisher, in Carolina Beach, NC, so I could take some of Jessica and her beautiful family. Jessica is the owner of Jessica Horton Photography, based in North Carolina (check out her beautiful work here). Baby Kate was a trooper, she even managed to nap at some point! Of course, her parents made sure to keep her all bundled up. When the sun briefly came out, we were able to "unbundle" her. 

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(I don't care if Kate's eyes are closed, I still think her tongue sticking out is adorable!).

(I don't care if Kate's eyes are closed, I still think her tongue sticking out is adorable!).