I sit here in my bed surrounded in pillows. One under my back, one under my legs, a few behind my head...because I am extremely uncomfortable! I am 7 months pregnant with my 4th child and this is by far the hardest pregnancy I have had. I don't know how I am going to make the next 2 1/2 months without drowning in my own tears. Mostly due to rib and sciatic pain...not so much emotions....I feel pretty happy! But sometimes the discomfort and pain makes forget that ;) Maybe I am a wimp because I usually have fairly easy pregnancies...but, not gunna lie. This one sucks. On the bright side....I am SOOOOO excited to meet our new little one! We decided not to find out the gender so I am on pins a needles for the big day to come!
I have my last session of the year this week, so for the next 5 months that I will be taking off I will be focusing on getting caught up on the INSANE amount of blogging I should be doing all along!
This is Clara and Eric! I did their engagements about a year and a half ago in spring 2015. They were so cute and in love. I saw them a few months ago again at a wedding I was shooting. It is always fun to see people again!
This session was last summer and, you know me, I am just now getting around to blogging it! This sweet family lives in my neighborhood. Now they are expecting another baby girl!
This is my sister and her little guy. We did this little session under the shade of a tree behind my grandparents house. I LOVE these kinds of sessions. They are so sweet and special. A mommy and me shoot isn't one that some of you might consider a primary priority but I think they are SO important! Think of when Jack is grown how much he and his family are going to treasure these pictures of him and his mother at this precious time!? They will become an heirloom and family treasure.
His mother, young and beautiful. Him, during a time when she was his whole world.
We met on a saturday up at Tibble Fork. It is so sweet to see a couple with their first baby! Don't get me wrong, I love the energy (and chaos) of a bigger family too! But there is just something simple and sweet about a couple focused on this one perfect little being.... This is one of the reasons when I do family pictures I like to suggest that each parent gets individuals with each child... even if there are 5 kids! Think of what a keepsake that will be for that child! This was such a fun peaceful shoot. This little guy was curious and serious...with a little tiny smile sneaking out every once in a while....So sweet.
We went to San Diego for a family vacation this last week. It was so wonderful to get away with just our little family and spend some relaxing time together. We stayed in the Gas Lamp Plaza Suites for one night and it was the cutest historical hotel! That is where we did this 5 minute photoshoot. I love these kinds of shoots...so intimate and special. My only wish is that I could have been in them! Alas, someone had to take the pictures. In any case, my husband such a good man. These kids are so blessed to have him as their Dad...and I'm so blessed to have him as my husband. This past year or so has been a little hard for me as a mother, and trying to juggle that with photography. He has been there every step of the way, doing anything I asked of him and all the other extra things I didn't ask for, but needed. On a less serious note (but I am serious!) isn't he so handsome!? I am one lucky lady..... If anyone is interested in these types of photoshoots I would LOVE the opportunity! In home shoots are so special, and I think will be some of the most treasures pictures because they always come with an extra dose of real emotion.