Is there anything sweeter than friends and beloved clients having their first baby? I've said it before, but I could talk about how much I endlessly love seeing clients go from engaged to married to first baby and second and ... ! Life is such a miracle and I'm blessed to be chosen to capture it for such dear people like Brian & Rachel.
I knew Brian in high school, when student council shenanigans ran high and the next thing I know, he's contacting me because he recently asked Rachel to marry him. From our first meeting at their save the date session, I had a gut feeling these two were something extraordinary. Their wedding day was nothing short of fabulous and actually, it was the final wedding I shot as a marketed wedding photographer. I'd say I ended on a high note ;)
Fast forward to fall 2015 and I'm offering studio mini sessions. Brian contacts me with a request to do an anniversary session. I jump at the chance to see these two again! They arrived at the studio with a secret surprise: they were expecting!! I will never forget the moment of standing in my old studio, these two beaming and we're all crying happy tears. It ended up that it wasn't an anniversary session after all, but a pregnancy announcement they were planning to share with the future grandparents in two weeks at Thanksgiving.
After a long winter, spring arrived and with it, a baby bump! We met at a park near my home to photograph this mystery baby - Brian & Rachel chose not to find out the gender until birth, so these photos mean that much more, at least to me. Little did we know there was a little ....
I'm not going to spoil the surprise until I share the "fresh" session we did at the hospital less than 24 hours after the little one arrived. If we thought we were all heart eyes over these maternity images, wait until I share the ones coming up ... grab a Kleenex! :)