• Lanie Quijano Garcia

Maternity Photos at Rankin Lake in Gastonia, North Carolina

I am especially excited to show off this gallery! Jaleesa has been my friend for thirteen years- since I was in fifth grade! We grew up together, shared secrets and laughs together, and talked about the future together! Now that we're in the future, she's a beautiful mommy to be! Josh and Jaleesa are expecting their baby boy, Josiah, in March! We celebrated their new arrival at their baby shower shortly after their maternity session.

We took their photos at Rankin Lake in Gastonia, North Carolina. The day started off dark and gloomy, until Jaleesa, Josh, and baby Josiah showed up. As soon as they stepped out of their car, the dark skies parted and the sun started shining! You think I'm lying, but Jaleesa and I were texting back and forth possibly talking about rescheduling and being so sad we might not get to shoot because the weather looked like it was about to rain. If that isn't a sign of true love from the Father above, then I don't know what is!

Please enjoy their gallery!




Lanie Garcia is a Hampton Roads based Photographer Specializing in Fine Art Weddings.

She happily serves those living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Chesapeake and beyond by delivering timeless, heartfelt imagery for passionate people who cherish life’s most beautiful and genuine moments.

Dear Friend, 

With all my heart, thank you for taking the time out of your day to be here and explore my work and my craft. I am so grateful for my clients who have given me the privilege of stepping into their lives to capture the belly laughs, the sweet embraces and quiet moments. It would be an honor to do the same for you.