Now Booking Spring 2018 Family Mini Sessions - Bear Lane Photography - Richmond VA Baby, Child and Family Photographer


Mother nature isn't making it easy this year but finally we are able to announce or Spring Family Mini Sessions! Let's hope she's nice to use from here on out and we get some beautiful blooms in April!

Sessions will take place in the evenings of April 14th and 21st at the Azalea Garden in Bryan Park!!

Session Fee is $150 and Includes:

  • 20 Minute session
  • up to 5 family members
  • 8-10 digital images
  • private online gallery
  • print release

Click the Images below to Book your Family Session!

 $150 - April 14th - Bryan Park   

$150 - April 14th - Bryan Park


 $150 - April 21st - Bryan Park

$150 - April 21st - Bryan Park

Below are some images of the park where we will be taking Spring family portraits! Again, PLEASE Mother Nature be good to us!



The last date for Easter Sessions is Sunday March 25th! There are still several week day and weekend sessions available so Book soon! These sessions have been a huge hit and so much fun!!

Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter for special discounts! 

First Birthday and Cake Smash Sessions with Bear Lane Photography - Richmond Virginia baby, child and family Photographer


If you were to ask me what sessions I have the most fun setting up and shooting, hands down it would be Cake Smashes! A first birthday is a huge milestone in a baby's life (And yours - you survived the first year!!) Celebrating with a cake smash photoshoot is a great way to make sure you have lasting memories this fleeting time!

Cake smash session include a complimentary 1 year pre-cake portrait session. After the portraits comes the mess!  I save the cake smash for the second half of the session and there is always laughter and sometimes tears. I have started offering “bath” sessions at the end of the cake smash. These are a great natural progression from the cake smash and always make for amazing pictures. You can choose a “splash session” in place of one of your pre-cake portrait set ups.

15-20 minutes are allotted for the Pre-cake portraits and 30-45 minutes for the cake smash portion. However, I like to let the little ones set the pace and we will go however long (or short) we need to to capture amazing images.

As you can see with my previous work no detail is over looked and the sets can be quite extensive depending on the theme, but I am here to help you guide you through design ideas and choices.  Prior to the session I consult with the client on a theme, color scheme and clothing options! If there are no known allergies, the cake is provided as well as all of the decorations for your cake smash. The cake is made by a fantastic local baker, Dessert First, and we work together closely to match the cake perfectly to your theme and colors.  I have a large wardrobe of cake smash outfits you can choose to utilize or you may choose to bring your own. 

After your session, we will schedule a reveal session for you to see your images and choose your digital/print collection within 1-2 weeks. Because of this, I suggest if you want to have images by a certain date (i.e. birthday party) we schedule your session accordingly. Contrary to popular believe, these sessions do not have to be scheduled the day your baby turns one year old. I've had cake smashers anywhere from 10 months to 15 months in age.

Interested in saving money on a Cake Smash? If you choose one of the themes on my bucket list you can save $50 on your session! Contact me for more details!

Cake Smash Bucket List

Easter Mini Sessions - Booking Numerous Dates in March 2018 - with Bear Lane Photography, Richmond VA Baby and Child Photographer

Now Booking 2018 Easter Mini Sessions


Easter will be here before you know it! Book your Easter mini sessions with Bear Lane Photography today! 

We have two different scenes this year - The egg farm with "chicks" and our Bunny cottage. While we do not offer pictures with live animals for your safety, the bunnies and chicks we use look so real you won't know the difference!

$100 Easter Minis includes:

  • 20 Minute Session
  • 5 digital images dowloaded via private online gallery
  • Print release


Valentine's Mini Sessions Now Booking - Richmond Virginia Baby Child and Cake Smash Photographer Bear Lane Photography

Spread a little extra love this year and book a Valentine's Day Mini Session with Bear Lane Photography!

We have two set-ups a Kissing Booth and Love is in the Air! Both are perfect for kids 10 and under! 

  • $100
  • 20 minute session
  • 5 digital images available for download via private online gallery
  • print release


Delicious Donut Cake Smash Session - by Richmond Virginia Cake Smash baby Photographer Bear Lane Photography

So last year I held a bunch of Cake Smash Model Calls... I've only featured a few on the blog so I'm going to try and get them all up over the next few days! I can't wait for cake smashers in the new year! 

First up - a Delicious Donut Cake smash! 🍩 🍩 🍩 



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Christmas Mini Sessions 2017 - A peek at all the cuties! by Richmond VA Baby, child, family photographer Bear Lane Photography

Between Christmas Minis, Christmas shopping, and every day life - It's been hard to find a minute to sit down and make some collages of this year's Christmas Mini Sessions. I absolutely LOVE how they all turned out. The backdrop was Ah-Mazing guys! All the kiddos were adorable and the families were beautiful. Thank you all so much for allowing me to capture your Christmas Memories!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and hopefully I'll see you next year! Enjoy all the Christmas smiles! 

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Christmas Mini Session 2017 8 month old baby girl in red plaid
Christmas Mini Session 2017 Family girl in red christmas preorder well dressed wolf
Christmas Mini Session 2017 Couple green sequin gown
Christmas Mini Session 2017 Older boy in plaid and pajamas
Christmas Mini Session 2017 sisters in red green candy canes
Christmas Mini Session 2017 Family in red and emerald green red haired girl
Christmas Mini Session 2017 little girl in black and gold
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Christmas Mini Session 2017 family of 5 in studio baby girl in gray
Christmas Mini Session 2017 brothers in red sweaters
Christmas Mini Session 2017 brother and sister in pink with santa

Christmas Mini Sessions | Richmond VA Family, Baby and Child Photographer

Bring your Children for beautiful, stress free holiday pictures that you are sure to treasure for a lifetime. Every year we provide a brand new set up with a new backdrop and props to ensure you will receive unique images from year to year. We add a little holiday magic to every sessions and hope you'll join us in celebrating the Holiday Season.

We have two Session Dates available: Saturday November 18th and Sunday December 3rd, From 9AM-12:30PM. Each Mini Session is 20 minutes in duration. You will receive 5-8 edited digital images delivered via an online gallery. You will receive a print release for all images so that you can spread the love on all your Christmas Cards and gifts this holiday season!

Where the Wild Things Are Cake Smash - King of All the Wild Things - Richmond Virginia Cake Smash and 1st Birthday Portrait Photography Session

Where the wild things are Cake Smash - King of all the wild things theme, boy cake smash portrait photography session by Bear Lane Photography Richmond Chesterfield Midlothian Virginia Photographer

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2017 Fall Family Portrait Photography Mini Sessions - Richmond, Chesterfield, Midlothian Virginia Child, baby and family photographer

The air is getting cooler, flannel will be back in season and pumpkin spice will be everywhere soon! So that means it's time to update your family portraits! What better way to do it than with our Fall Family Mini Sessions. 

Sunday October 22nd from 3PM-7PM

$125 - 20 minute sessions for up to 5 family members at a TBA outdoor location. You will receive 8 digital images with both high and low resolution files.

Book early before spots fill up!


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