There is nothing quite like the anticipation of meeting your child. I never understood this fully until we were pregnant with Porter. It was truly the most exciting (and nerve-wracking/anxiety ridden) time in our life. How many times in your life will you get to meet one of the most important and impactful people you will ever know? Becoming a parent changes you in so many ways. One day you are you, the next day you are mom. I’m not sure I fully appreciated the importance of a maternity session until we had our own. These are the last photos you will ever have of the two of you. You will show your kids one day and say “there was totally an us before you!” Creating a life with the person you love most, theres just nothing like it. And I can’t tell you how much I love photos of me pregnant. It’s like, WAIT I DID THAT? How empowering! Growing our Porter was the most important work I’ve ever done. I feel proud. I feel strong. Pregnancy is such a short phase of life, one that could soon be forgotten – that’s why I think the world of maternity photos.
This is Josh and Val — great friends of ours. Their little Aida is just 4 months (to the day!) older than Porter. Its going to be fun watching these two toddle around together in the coming months. So glad I could document this time in their life -a fleeting time. When you feel like you’ve been “pregnant forrrreeeveeerrrr” and then all a sudden its over and you almost forget what it was even like. I think this season of life is one to be documented and celebrated. It may only come around once/twice/(three times if I’m lucky) in a lifetime. Congrats (a little late) Josh and Val, we love you! All three of you!
Straders Green House on E Broad — how perfect!? ^^^^^^^^^