family

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 mother daughter picnic at Salubria, Virginia by Thuy Minh Hussey

In France, we love picnics, even in Paris! We love getting together with friends and family for coffee or a bite, and when Spring's here, it's so nice to lay a blanket in a grassy area, with some good wine, cheese, bread and a plate of charcuterie (I know it seems cliché, but it's true!).

Catherine from Davis and Main Style loves the concept of a picnic too, and created this family friendly setting, with some beautiful touches and outfits, like her daughter Elliot's whimsical waist cape and body suit.

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Elliot loved those macaroons from  Cassis .

Elliot loved those macaroons from Cassis.

Vendors credits:

Styling:  Davis and Main Style | Flowers:  Good Earth Flowers | Photography: Instant de Vie Photography | Macaroons: Cassis | Jeweler: DND Jewelers | Outfits: Xaria and Co, Little Posh Co, Anthropologie and Joy Joy | Toys: La Lovie and Moulin Roty | Film Scans: Photovisions | Venue: Salubria