One of my favorite things is reflecting on how a friendship found its way into my life. For Jessica, I met her through another friend, and then one day I invited her along on a photo shoot (she’s a photographer, you see), and then we talked a tad more and then a tad more. Next thing you know, she’s one of our two fabulous photographers for my son’s wedding, and then there I am, taking her maternity (and then newborn) pictures. I love that we have been present for some of the most important events in each other’s lives, and that we can both agree that it is better to enjoy photography together than to treat each other like competition.
Our attempt at this session went the way of many summer maternity sessions — canceled on account of rain. We actually almost canceled on this day too, because, well, rain, but we decided to go for it, and if nothing else, we’d at least be able to say hi and “see ya next time.” But the weather played nice, and I got to witness two beautiful people in love and excited about their baby. And oh, if you have never watched how Ben looks at Jessica, you are missing something very important in life. Seriously.
Jessica was absolutely glowing and gorgeous, and every beauty needs a crown of sunflowers —
What we thought would be a sweet wish-upon-a-dandelion photo ended up being a series of hilarious moments, many of which I was able to capture without laughing too hard —
And y’all, that look. I think they like each other a little. Just a tad. A smidgen.
Coming up next? Their beautiful baby boy — an at-home newborn lifestyle session just days after their gorgeous little man arrived.