A Neighborhood Family Session – Larchmont Norfolk, Virginia

The McClure family LOVE their Norfolk neighborhood, Larchmont. They have lived there for several years and the family has grown from one to two children in that time. Because they are a Navy family there is always the possibility of a move so when Amy and I were planning the yearly Fall session, she hitched onto the idea of walking around the neighborhood and using Larchmont as the backdrop. And since they are neighbors of mine (we live on the same street and that’s how we came to work with each other to begin with), I knew all the places to go to hit the memory notes for them in years to come. Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

We started off just walking down the sidewalk in front of their home.

Norfolk Virginia Family Neighborhood Session

The cedar tree on the corner is so beautiful so we had to stop for some pictures in front of it.

Father holding daughter in their neighborhood photo session

Little miss wasn’t ready to get down and walk by herself while I was taking pictures so I had to be silly and get her laughing and smiling. I knew when she was warmed up to me, she would be ready to get down.

Little girl with hugs smiles being held by her dad

One of the big gathering places in our ‘hood is Triangle Park. It fronts up to the Lafayette River and is also a good dog park for the neighborhood pooches. John was happy to pose and be silly for me and also was really good with his little sister, helping her be less shy.

Black and white portrait of 4 year old boy sitting on park bench

Mother and daughter having fun together in their neighborhood

They really wanted to go through that gate but it was locked. I think this shot is so adorable.

Brother and sister look through a wooden gate to the river beyond

LIttle boys and their mamas are so sweet together. John hugged Amy and said “I just love you so much, Mommy.”

Little boy hugs his mom

Those eyes!

Toddler girl with big brown eyes

We are lucky to have beach access to the Lafayette River at the end of Hanover Avenue. The kids had a blast spending time down there.

Brother and sister on the Lafayette River Beach

Mother holding her daughter and brother holding his sister

John is such a wonderful big brother!

Big brother with his arms around his little sister

Children on their parents

Larchmont is a beautiful neighborhood and I’m so glad Amy wanted to capture how much they love living here. The heading home shot was one of my favorites.

Walking home from photo session

If you love the idea of having a photo session in your own neighborhood, contact me through the form on this website and we can begin to plan it together. 

xoxo Terri

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