Sarah met Leah and Ryan back in the fall when they contacted her about taking her childbirth class.  I don't brag enough about Sarah being the best childbirth teacher and doula in all of Charlottesville (not only according to me, but also several nurses at Martha Jefferson Hospital too!).  But...back to Leah and Ryan.  They ended up being in Sarah's first Charlottesville class and ended up hiring Sarah to be their doula for the birth of their beautiful daughter, Shiloh.  They found Sarah through her website, but it turns out that we had both been visiting the same church for a few weeks since we were both new to town.  It has been such a great joy to get to know this sweet family, but sadly this is their last week in Charlottesville.  Ryan was here for a one-year program at UVA and now they're headed up to New York where he'll be teaching at West Point.  I know that their family will go on to do great things and we wish them the best.  I'm grateful that I had a chance to document this stage of their lives! On a side note, I'm also sad that Leah and Ryan are leaving because I realized they have an amazing ability for location scouting!  They searched high and low for a location for their portrait session that screams "Virginia."  They found this small farm outside of town through a friend, visited the house this weekend, knocked on the door and kindly asked if we could take some portraits there!  The owner happily agreed and here are a few of my favorites from the results!  If they were sticking around, I might just have to hire them to find more great hidden treasures in the area.

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