Checking out places in my new state: Virginia!

This summer, my husband and I packed up all of our earthly goods (ok, so WE didn't pack ourselves up this time... first time we've EVER had movers, and we've moved TWELVE TIMES) and moved across the country from California back to the EAST COAST!!!  HOORAY!!  We are thrilled to be back east.  The movers story is probably a blog post for another day.

Anyhooowww, I've been photographing families, couples, military, etc in the desert for the last year, so a change of scenery is so exciting!!  You want to know what else is exciting? One of my very favorite people from California is back east now, too! They actually beat us out here, but needless to say, I'm so happy to have a built-in friend out here.

I needed to check out some new locations for photo sessions, so my sweet friend and her two little girls have become the perfect test subjects!  As fall was just beginning, we packed up in the car together and headed out to this amazing spot complete with rustic, red barns, a beautifully rustic old home, water scenes, something that looks like a vineyard (I'm the WORST at knowing what plants are, ha), and a wooded path.  Oh!  They also have a Virginia is for Lovers sign there!

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Do you see my favorite thing above? (The walking/holding hands... I'm obsessed with that particular kind of photo!)

I've been capturing photos of this sweetie, below, from before she turned one! She's growing up, and is still so adorable. 

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

She loved sitting up so high in the old structure and also loved showing off her new boots.

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Looking for fish in the water with mom.  Then, an airplane flew overhead.  I didn't see it, but I heard about it in the car on the way home! :)

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

I haven't been back to see if this knife is still stuck in the railing of the boardwalk.  I'm going to guess it's not, but I thought it looked strangely interesting against the serene background.

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

My friend is going to have 4382947839274 headshots by the time one of us has to move away, again.  Bless her kind, patient self.  Haha!

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

And, what I think is my favorite shot of the three of them from this day:

Mom and daughters session in Virginia.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com