Maternity sessions represent such a quiet and beautiful moment in the journey toward motherhood. Having four children I vividly remember those last days of pregnancy, where the anticipation is almost too much as your thoughts are always focused on the new life growing inside. When my dear friend Erin asked me to take some pictures to commemorate her pregnancy, I was beyond honored. Erin is expecting her fourth, a miracle baby after believing for years that she was done having children. This session was made even more special because Erin's daughter lovely Selah came along. What an absolute joy to be a part of this time in their lives, to photograph these beautiful women in anticipation of this new baby girl filled my heart to bursting.
Erin and Selah had their make-up done by the incredibly talented Bethany Schiltz, I absolutely love her work. When Erin saw Selah she was speechless, her little girl looked so gorgeous and grown-up.
I mean, how stunning is Selah?!?
After we finished in the studio Erin and Selah were up for a little adventure, we drove to a nearby forest preserve to take a few shots outdoors. It was cold, it was muddy, we were on the side of the road, and Erin was smiling the whole time! I love her heart, and I thought this was such a beautiful and unique tree...
So perfectly gorgeous and serene, Erin is such a beautiful and natural mother. I can't wait to meet baby Sarah in just a few weeks!