This session was SO much fun. A mix of intimate maternity photos and some documentary-style family fun, the entire morning was totally up my alley (who doesn't love brunch, amiright?!). Dawne is such a gorgeous mama and wanted to document this pregnancy as they await the arrival of their baby girl. She did such a fantastic job modelling and allowed me to get creative with some harsh lighting and I just loved the results! Then we got together with the rest of the family and captured them preparing and enjoying a delicious brunch. It was such a relaxed and enjoyable session and I can't wait to capture their baby girl when she arrives this month!
From our very first emails I knew Margaret and I were going to be fast friends! She said that she could feel the love between the families in my photos, and wanted me to capture the love in her family as well. What beautiful words for me to hear! Margaret and Wes made this so easy for me, you'll see in the photos below that they just exude love for one another and for their baby girl who is set to make her appearance this month. We did a mix of indoor and outdoor shots, and Margaret was such a trooper hiking around outside, which isn't easy when you're in your third trimester (at least from what I hear, I did no hiking in my third trimester, or in any trimester for that matter)! I left our session relaxed, refreshed and feeling like I had just spent an evening with good friends. What more can you ask for from a session?! Margaret and Wes, I can't wait to capture your sweet baby girl when she finally arrives!
This is my beautiful friend Cait and her sweet baby bump (P.S. she was 38 weeks pregnant during this shoot...doesn't she look AMAZING?!). When Cait first asked me to do her newborn session she thought she probably wouldn't want any maternity photos, but as she neared the end of pregnancy she changed her mind and I am SO glad! When you're going through it pregnancy can feel so long and often unglamorous and it can be hard to feel comfortable in your own body...or at least I know that's how I often felt. But in reality it is such a fleeting time and to me it felt hard to imagine that it had ever happened once it was over. I remember after Levi was born and was in the NICU, lying in my hospital bed and thinking how weird it felt that I was really by myself for the first time in so long. Cait, I hope you look back on these photos and remember this beautiful time of anticipation and closeness with your precious baby girl.