A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. ~Eda J LeShan
Have you ever had a blast from the past and you were just so excited to hear from them?! That’s what happened when Erin reached out to me a few months ago about doing their spring maternity session. In my tween & teen years, I spent most of the summer with Erin & her sister. We would spend the night at each other’s houses, swim in their pool, watch Gone with the Wind for the 50th time, make up short stories and just be silly. I still remember how cool it was that they had a laundry chute.
Being able to see her more than 10 years later with that baby glow and her adoring husband, Don, by her side was so rewarding for me. It’s good for the soul to see a childhood friend in love and starting a family. It makes you feel like a kid again because you jolt back to so many good memories that you hadn’t thought about in years.
And the weather was perfect for this spring maternity session. Thankfully we were able to switch our original meeting time because it was below freezing then!
I asked them both to share what they are most looking forward to as new parents and I got such sweet, genuine answers.
Erin: I’m looking forward to watching someone experience everything for the first time. It is amazing to me that everything will be brand new to Hannah. I want to watch her grow, learn, explore and discover all the beautiful wonderful things God made for us in this world.
Don: I am looking forward to having a little kid to chase around and play with. I want to take her to the beach and take her fishing.
Erin then shared that she knows he will be one of those great dads who gives the best advice and knows when to talk and when to listen. These two are going to be great parents. Not to mention that their little girl hit the genetic lottery! 🙂
South Carolina is the furthest I’ve had anyone drive to do portraits with me. To be fair, they didn’t just drive for me. While in Ohio, their family & friends blessed them with a beautiful baby shower to welcome little Hannah Faith into the world. Hannah Faith, you are one lucky girl!
Portrait Location: Prairie Oaks Metropark
Are you looking for a maternity or newborn photographer? I love capturing families as they are expanding. My newborn sessions are all lifestyle sessions. You can see more of my work in my maternity & newborn gallery.