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"One of our favorite things about being parents is teaching life lessons like kindness, sharing and a deep love of animals/music, and then seeing those values click and stick with them".

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The bond that Vhada and Ariyana share was a pleasure to document. At every turn, Ariyana would cuddle Vhada's leg, play with her hair, or show her the different flowers strewn about.

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"It's amazing to watch my daughter get a personality of her own. She was once a newborn with colic, and now she is telling me which bows she wants to wear with her outfits!".

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"Ariyana has been asking if baby sister can come play with her -- while I am still pregnant". Can you say precious?

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Ronak was attentive and gentle towards both of his ladies during our shoot, and made sure they knew how loved they were...

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Sharma Family | Maternity Session | Lake Nockamixon, Pennsylvania

Vhada won an E. Ashley Photography mini session through a Crohns' and Colitis online auction. I decided to incorporate Maternity photographs because when an opportunity is presented, my finger is on the shutter. We met at Lake Nockamixon in Bucks County, PA on a gorgeous weekday morning. Boat owners were beginning to head out on the water and the only company we seemed to encounter were owners being led by their dogs.

You read that right...

Watching Ronak and Vhada interact with their daughter, Ariyana,was a delightful way to spend my morning. They shared glances of pride and joy as they watched their daughter jog to and fro adventuring, taking in the lake's views. I remember one specific moment when I suggested we get several photographs of only Mom and Dad, and Ronak kindly asked Ariyana to get his shoes - in an effort to distract her). She proceeded to bring over Dad's shoes,  Mom's shoes, and her shoes. During those few moments I was able to grab some lovely portraits of Mom and Dad. With the morning sunlight behind them, their smiles shone just as bright while being entertained by their daughter. Ariyana asked Mom and Dad to put on their shoes so they could walk to the water - grass to concrete and she knew it was hot.

Please enjoy a highlight video from Ronak and Vhada's session below the photo gallery!

 

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