The Donald family. Where do we even begin? I guess, we could begin way back in the year 2000 when Carrie and I first met - in middle school! One of the sweetest people I had ever come across, it was such a treat sharing classes with Carrie. Who knew that this would span another 20+ years! Thankfully, it has! Documenting the growth of this sweet family has meant so much to us. The session we had this fall was just another spread of icing on the cake! After rescheduling from a previous date that had been completely washed out, we settled on a date in early November and prayed that the fall foliage would still look as stunning as it had been all season. Lucky for us, Mother Nature did not disappoint! On a very brisk but sunny morning, we met with the family including Carrie's super helpful parents for what would turn out to be an amazing session! The cold quickly became a non-issue as we strolled through the pristine gardens of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. We could not have asked for a better morning!

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The MSV is where Carrie and Caleb were married in a beautiful wedding! It must have been awesome for them to come full circle and capture their family photos here now!

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When you are a teacher, you often seize opportunities to educate and share knowledge. This is one of the zillion reasons teachers are SO essential and wonderful! Here, Carrie is teaching Sawyer all about the sundial!

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We are so grateful for being able to document moments like this!

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The foliage was SO colorful and perfect! It made such a great backdrop for this beautiful family.

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Carrie, you are STUNNING! 

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This is what they mean when they talk about that pregnancy glow? She is radiant! 

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As promised, Sawyer was rewarded for being so great during our session with a session playing in the leaves! Check out the pure joy on his face!

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On the way out, we couldn't resist snapping a few photos of Sawyer playing with his grandparents. They were awesome the whole time keeping Sawyer happy and occupied during his downtime.

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Thanks for a great photo session, Sawyer and family! We know you are going to be the best big brother! 

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