From beautiful Gainesville, Virginia

Love,
Emily

Photographer, twin mama, and sushi connoisseur.  I'm so glad you're here, and I hope you'll stick around and enjoy these blog posts!

WELCOME, I'M EMily!

Virginia Claire | Northern Virginia Premier Birth Photographer

Sometimes you meet new people, and instantly think “we are meant to be friends”. Which is exactly how I felt when I read Ashley’s first e-mail. She was kind, genuine, and just so excited about her third little (surprise) babe on the way!

My feelings were confirmed when we met to get lunch and we hit it off, talking about our lives, our families and interests more than we talked about any kind of birth plan! Because we met before she even knew that she would be welcoming another little girl into her family,I felt like I got to experience all of the exciting happenings throughout her pregnancy with her, which reinforced the feeling of a years-long friendship. 

From finding out she was having a girl to hearing the story behind Virginia’s name and finally her birth, it was truly a blessing that Ashley thought to share those exciting details with me and chose me to be her birth photographer. Even now, just a week or so after she gave birth and is figuring out life with 3 babies, she thought to hand paint and send a gift to me to keep in my office- a quote that reads “there is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation” and I am so glad I was able to play a small part in being able to capture Ginny’s birth story!! here are my favorites! 

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  1. Meaghan says:

    Love all these!!!! So glad Ginny’s birth is well documented!!

  2. Nailah Gilmore says:

    Thanks so much for capturing these!! What a great way for those of us so far away to share a slice of this precious moment with y’all. Beautiful pictures!!!!!!!

  3. stephanie says:

    Such beautiful pictures!

  4. Nicole Jacobs says:

    Beautiful photos! Ashley, you really are the best mom. You make it look so easy and effortless and you look so incredibly happy surrounded by all your little ones. Nice to see that captured in a picture 🙂

  5. Brooke says:

    So beautiful!

  6. Denise says:

    Beautiful. Such a good idea !!!! And makes me hurt for any future labors I may have haha

  7. Elizabeth says:

    so beautiful!

  8. alina says:

    oh my goodness! these pictures are simply amazing! so beautiful ❤️

  9. Emily says:

    I love these so much 😭😭 you perfectly captured such a beautiful day!

  10. Kristen Griffin says:

    Love the Woolsey’s and these pictures are such a nice way to treasure their special day! Ginny is a lucky girl to have been born into such an amazing little family. You can already tell that Peyton and Holden are going to be great big sister and brother!!

  11. KBengtson says:

    Turly amazing and beautiful! Congrats!

  12. Jen says:

    Such beautiful pictures!

  13. Amelia says:

    I especially love the photographs featuring the new family of five.

  14. Isabelle says:

    Amazingly beautiful!! Congratulations!! Love her name.

  15. Leslie says:

    These photographs tell such a beautiful story. Fantastic job!

  16. Nick says:

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations Ashley and Mikey!!!

  17. Michelle says:

    I love how honest these are. Made me tear up a little cuz it made me think of when I had my little! These are beautiful!

  18. ART says:

    Beautiful!!

  19. Sarah says:

    Beautiful!

  20. Haley Bee says:

    You captured my beautiful friend and her family so well. Amazing photos.

  21. Hevmunoz says:

    ❤❤

  22. Momma G says:

    I know how important it was to Ashley to document Ginny’s birth and I have to say you did an amazing job! She was worried about calling you so early in the morning in case it was false labor, but I’m so glad she did! What was truly great was for you to come back and get pictures with Peyton and Holden meeting their new little sissy! Thank you so much.

  23. Gigi T says:

    Beautiful pictures. Makes me feel like I was there to share this wonderful experience with Ash & Mike.

  24. Morgan says:

    Love these! These are such wonderful, candid moments.

  25. Debbie says:

    Omg. Love these

  26. Kerry says:

    How beautiful! My seconds birth was quick and a little crazy but the memories I have from it are wonderful and special! I wish I could’ve had a photographer there to capture it 😊

  27. Kasey W. says:

    Love these beautiful photos to capture Ginny’s birth! The Woolseys and Bussards are so special and I felt like we were able to share a few moments in that amazing day! Hopefully we’ll see everyone soon!

  28. Beth says:

    These pictures are so special! Thanks for sharing them.

  29. Katie says:

    Yay! So beautiful!

  30. Bre Williams says:

    These photos capture such a beautiful moment perfectly!

  31. Debbie says:

    Beautiful family!!!! Beautiful pics to preserve memories!!!!!

  32. Emily says:

    Love them all but last pic is definitely my fav 🙂 so sweet

  33. Aunt Keke says:

    Amazing pictures, amazing family. So beautiful it brought me to tears!

  34. Katie says:

    Peyton and Holden are the best siblings!

  35. Meaghan says:

    Love the last family pic. And the pic of bob he looks so happy!

  36. Rachael says:

    Ash you make some cute as F babies

  37. Allie says:

    What great pictures and an even greater story!

  38. Nicole says:

    What a wonderful testimony to my daughter-in- law. I love this young woman like my own and she has been a blessing to my son and the entire family. In a digital age when so often pictures remain in the device it’s great to see them shared and never forgotten. Thank you for this.

  39. Lindsay collins says:

    Lucky mama to have such beautiful birth pics.

  40. Amy says:

    Love these so much!