hello virginia . newborn travel photographer

Just when I thought I was done with traveling for photo sessions this year, I get a wonderful email from Stephanie Beaty of Lifeographer and The Maternal Lens, who was due with baby #3.

With a little rearranging of the schedule, I was able to hop on a plane to Norfolk, VA a few weeks later to photograph the dark haired beauty who unlike her brothers, made her arrival almost right on time. A sweet, relaxed, adored, loved little girl who will not know her daddy’s arms until December when he returns from serving our country.

How special are photos…how meaningful…how necessary…yet how many times delayed.

On the plane I thought a lot about my goals and such as an artist. What I want to say and how I want to say it. What I want to create and how I want to create it. I felt a spark.

Thank you Virginia.


outdoor newborn photography with mother in leaves and grass

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Divine is the word! Such ethereal softness and beautiful, what a precious babe!

She is absolutely perfect in every single way. Raye, you captured her beauty in your gorgeously amazing style. Stephanie, I am so excited for you… the biggest of congratulations on such a sweet addition to your family.

i adore the images, sweet baby girl and you lovely lady. ox.

What gorgeous photos, R. Such a peacefulness to all of these. I love them so much. So wonderful you could document her newness for her daddy while he’s deployed. xoxo

Oh my, those are stunning. That hair, she is gorgeous. I love the toes image, the pov is outstanding!! Very beautiful work:)

Raye – I am speechless. These are a gift beyond measure — thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the photos I could not have. Her daddy will treasure these and so will I. Your work will forever be imprinted on our hearts. A most grateful mama, Stephanie

Stephanie! What a precious doll you have there! I love her hair! And beautiful photos as well. <3

Gasp – these are amazing. Oh, what a precious, darling, beautiful wee girlie!

Each photograph is more beautiful that the last – her precious curls, the tiny out-flung leg, you’ve captured the essence of those first weeks beautifully. These are truly lovely images of a beautiful little girl.

Raye… What beautiful pieces of art these are! Absolutely admire Stephanie for her contributions to others and she makes such a cute squishy baby too!

Amazing newborn images! And what a beautiful baby! Gorgeous hair. Such a cutie.


This are beautiful! We are friends of the Beaty’s and I know they both will treasure these! Great photos!

These are so lovely.

Beautiful work to compliment this beautiful mother and baby. Not only is Stephanie talented, she keeps very talented company, too! Congratulations on a beautiful shoot!

These are incredibly adorable.

Just beautiful Raye! I love how you see the world!

oh raye, these are absolutely beautiful!

Michele Wilson

Beautiful photos! I do not get to see Stephanie and her beautiful family often enough, so these really hit the “friendship spot”! Thank you for such lovely work!


What a beautiful story and what amazing photos! You do truely incredible work! I believe you capture the world the way God wants us to see it. What a blessing your photography is and what a blessing this baby girl is! She’s stunning!

Pure magic…
These are some of the most beautiful newborn photos I have ever seen.

These are all so gorgeous but I especially love those last ones with Mom in the grass. So precious!

These are stunning. I love how soft the ones of her are, but my favorites are of her with her mother. <3

So adorable Raye!!!

Totally divine. LOVE the mama and baby shots.

Your pictures are seriously AMAZING.

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