families, featured

One year old family photos at home | The Dunn Family

backyard family photos in the summer by charlottesville family photographer
I'm Leah!

I’m obsessed with stories of family, creativity, and simple joys.  A nostalgia nerd, educator, wife, and mom of 3, I believe life’s most fun when you’re dreaming big and having kitchen dance parties. 

hey there

Are you a photographer?

Ooooh yes

Education and articles for family photographers

TOp categories

FAQ's and guidance for stress-free family and newborn sessions 

Essays, letters, favorites

Highlighted family and newborn photography sessions

This crew invited me to their home on a bright summer day for a family session to celebrate baby boy turning one. While many families will choose to have lifestyle newborn photos at home, I met this little guy when he was just hours old for a Fresh 48 session in the hospital. This made our session at home even more special, as we got to capture details of that environment like his nursery and the way he’s grown into this family over the year.

There’s something so magical about witnessing how relationships become so comfortable through daily life together.

Instead of a big cake smash, we simply let him try a cupcake on the front porch at the end of our session. Big sis encouraged (and excitedly shared!) the treats with both her little brother and the family dog. I will always and forever be obsessed with the simplicity and lightness that comes from family photos at home.

Featured: One year old family photos at home with The Dunn Family

one year old photos in crib
family photos at home in one year old's room
mom with baby photos at home
one year old photos at home in nursery
family photos at home one year old birthday
family photos with one year old at home
charlottesville family photographer at home sessions
charlottesville family photographer at home session with toddler
mother daughter photo from family session at home by charlottesville photographer
photo of parents, in home family photos
playful family photos at home in the kitchen
backyard family photos in the summer by charlottesville family  photographer
kids with dad pose family photos at home
one year old family photos at home
family photos with toddler and dog at home

Are you interested in making heartwarming family photos at home with me to celebrate both your milestones and everyday moments?

It’s literally my favorite thing. These sessions are about more than just your faces, but witnessing and reflecting the bond your forming and the comfort your creating within your walls and arms.

Reach out here with any questions and to get the ball rolling.

You might also like:

What to wear for fresh 48 photos

Charlottesville Pregnancy and Newborn Resources

The magic of playful family photos at home

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Home is the key to removing some of the biggest stressors that most people say they hate about family photos - like getting everybody dressed and out the door on time. Here's how. 


This post is meant to be a super helpful gathering of Charlottesville pregnancy and newborn resources from aaaaaall their words, advice, experience, wins, and fails.

Client tips

A morning person, nostalgia- obsessed, book-loving dreamer + doer

Hi, I'm Leah.
Family photographer and educator.

I am endlessly curious. I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself and love a good kitchen dance party. My kids inspire and delight me daily. My superpower is seeing magic in the mundane and thinking way too deeply about it. I’ll talk your ear off about business, purpose, and the ways art can fuel both. I believe the best way to care for people is to really see them. Every man in my life taught me that strength starts with black coffee and every woman showed me that you can be both sweet and spicy. 

Learn more