Radcliffe Maternity

My life was about to change... I didn't know if I was to lose the baby or if he was just going to be very sick his whole life... but I loved him already and both aspects made me sick on top of all my morning sickness.  After a hard few days trying to wrap my head around the scary ultrasound I had, I did my hair, put on some pants and went out to shoot... because while my heart felt as though it had stopped, life still went on around me and I had to hold my head up and keep goin'.  And somehow in the goin', our hearts begin to mend and start beating again. 

I stood there hearing the river trickle next to me as the sunshine came streaming through the trees while I captured this beautiful family on the horizon of a beautiful new addition and it made me feel happy.  Life can be so very difficult at times but also so rewarding and breathtaking.  This world we are in is full of beauty and grace and we can find it everywhere, even during times of trouble and it can pull us up out of our grief and make us smile.  I promise it is there.  It will always be there. 

Reid Maternity

Surrounded by thousands of trees and mounds of Spanish moss, the four of us walked around basking in our surroundings and the loud sounds of cicada bugs.  While the location was beautiful, what really made me get teary eyed behind my lens during this session was the sweet love these three shared for each other.  Never have a shot a session that went so easily and smoothly.  Together they spent the small moment in time we had together thinking about and feeling the love and gratitude they have for each other and their family- something I direct families to do.  And they REALLY did that, and I think it comes across beautifully in their pictures.