On Friday, I put my out of office on, deleted instagram for the weekend (as I try to do nearly every weekend), sat with myself (margarita in hand) and when the babes woke, had some much needed family time with my girl and hubs. Creating this space, honoring this space, being in this space feels cleansing, enabling me to come back and share with my whole self.
I mentioned last week, I have A LOT of new content to share and my goodness, over the next couple weeks I will be sharing some of the magical sessions I’ve been honored to document recently.
I am going to start right here, this very session, that of Kimberly and Joe’s maternity portraits. The location was chosen as it was so very special to their relationship, their story, even their engagement portraits were taken here. The date was picked with a safe boundary after the second wave hit and before she got too close to the end of her pregnancy. Typically I try to do maternity sessions around 32 weeks, but this mama here was close to 34 weeks. With the date being chosen months in advance, the weather, the temperature, the tides, it’s what the universe presents. This very day was during that insanely hot weekend where it was pushing 100 all weekend and the fires had really started to hit, all around us. The sky was dark, really orange and dark and quite eerie.
I have to be honest, it took me a while into our session before I built a relationship with the sky as it was so foreign to what I am used to shooting with. Once that relationship was built, I think I squealed (like I usually do when I really get excited) and moments such as these came to life.
It’s incredible as, to me, photographs have this magical way of stopping time - even just for a second. They are an imprint on the now, and will quickly become the past, a piece of us, a part of the puzzle that makes up these immensely beautiful, unique stories of our existence. For this, I fall in love with being a photographer each and every time I stand behind my lenses.
Thank you for the amazing honor of documenting your little lady in your womb.
I know you will hold these close.