I am so excited that not only did I get to photograph Melanie and Justin's maternity session, but I will also be doing their newborn session in their home sometime next month! I can't wait to meet their sweet little boy :) Melanie reminded me a lot of myself when I was pregnant, in fact, I even owned a very similar blue dress! I love how she rocks her perfect baby belly. She and Justin have a wonderful connection which was easy to see in the way they laughed and giggled together. I am so thankful that they trusted me to put them in weird positions, like laying on the ground or having a 9 month pregnant lady straddle her husband's lap in a semi-tight dress. haha. Discovery Park is one of my favorite places to shoot. Not only is it less than a mile from my house (bonus!) but it is so large that all of the sessions that you do there can look completely different. It was warm on the day of their maternity session, but there were hazy clouds giving us a unique look, different than days where I've shot when the sun was shining bright or there were heavy clouds overhead.
Aura and Justin are expecting their first baby, a boy, in April. Aura is a fellow photographer (see her gorgeous work here) here in the Seattle area. Although I've only lived here for a handful of months, I am so thankful for all of the wonderful peers that I've been able to meet. The talent of photographers in Seattle is mind blowing and I am honored when they ask me to do work for them. Justin and Aura live in Gig Harbor so I drove down to the Tacoma area to meet them for their session. Thanks to the help of one of my other photographer friends we found a wonderful open space to give Aura the warm, soft, "California" style images that I tend to shoot. The sun just barely peeked out at the end of our session despite the fact that the weather folks had called for a clear day. The weather in Seattle is so unpredictable in the spring! I am thankful that it was warm enough for Aura to not freeze wearing her pretty summer dress :)