Best of 2019: Fall Family Portraits

How many times have I posted to this blog to apologize for not posting to this blog?

Well, I won’t do it again!

Just piping in to say happy new year to you and your family.  I hope 2020 brings you plenty of good luck, lots of laughter, and just the right amount of adventure.

Here are some of my favorite outdoor family portraits from 2019, and this time they all happen to be from the fall.

I also got to meet a bunch of newborn babies and high school seniors, photograph a couple wonderful extended families, and spend time in several family homes taking documentary photos this year, but those images need their own posts.  And as for personal photos… I took them!  But my daughter and her friends have learned to google, so I’m not sure many will ever make it to this website until she can at least preview them first.  (Hi, Caroline.)  If you want to keep up with us at home, or even follow my new 365 project (I predict it to last 9 days), be sure to follow me on Instagram: @nataliegibbsphotography.


Harrison & Gail | Homestead Family Portraits

The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, is a fantastic place to gather and relax with family: there’s delicious food, swimming, a spa, golf, and beautiful architecture to admire everywhere you walk.  (I still daydream about the blackberries I…


Baby Finlay | Blacksburg VA Newborn Photography

Baby Finlay has the good fortune of having not one, but TWO amazing older sisters. We took plenty of photos of Finlay with her mom and dad and on her own, but in this session, it’s the photos of…

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Baby James | Blacksburg Newborn Portraits

Sometimes you get lucky and are there to capture it all: engagement, wedding, pregnancy, and baby.  I have loved working with Taylor and Kevin over the years and was so honored to be the one to photograph their little…

Blacksburg newborn photography

Baby Tessa | Blacksburg Newborn Photography

I met baby Tessa last winter, and spent a cozy morning at her house with her mom, dad, big brother, and dog.  (I loved that dog.)  She wasn’t very interested in modeling solo, but that’s okay. When I think…


Baby Huck | Blacksburg Newborn Photography

Amy is one of my most special friends.  We’ve worked together, played together, and spent many long evenings at the Olive Garden gnoshing on desserts and yacking until we are finally asked to leave so they can close.  And…


The Golladays | Blacksburg Lifestyle Photography

I get invited to spend a lot of big moments with families: weddings, reunions, the arrival of newborns at home.  But honestly, it’s capturing the little moments that I find most fulfilling.  Kids at play in their rooms, snuggling…