We are having a baby next week!!! I can count the remaining days on two hands!! The past nine months have been such a journey. Thankfully, it’s been better than I could have ever hoped for and makes me a little sad that it’s coming to an end. I have loved being pregnant and I am so thankful that I can say that. There have been some struggles along the way but they’ve all been short lived and part of the experience. Ever since we got that positive pregnancy test around Halloween, it’s been a peaceful and joyful pregnancy journey. Thank you, Lord. Last week, David and I met up with our favorite photographer, Emily of The Ganeys, at Philippe Park for our very own maternity session. Oh my looove. I will cherish these images forever!! I will look at these photos and be grateful that this man is my husband, that he was able to successfully recover from a scary accident and be out of his back brace before baby arrived, that my body was able to create and nurture a tiny human, that I’ve never been more confident and comfortable in my body than now, and that our little family is growing in the best possible way.
So excited to introduce you to this little cutie, Adeline Isla! I had the pleasure of photographing her in her new home, with her new parents, in her new world. Such a privilege! This sweet babe’s parents were so calm and gentle with her. Gideon and Trevor are taking on the new role as first time parents like champs. I loved all of the beautiful details in Adeline’s nursery – it’s the perfect spot for this precious girl.
Last weekend, David and I headed to Orlando to celebrate our little man at our Baby Shower! We were halfway to Orlando when I realized I left my camera at home (cue the tears) so all of these photos are from our iPhones. It was such a great afternoon of catching up with friends and celebrating our baby boy. I got to hug some college girlfriends I haven’t seen in a while and rub the bellies of two other pregnant friends! We played some fun games, ate delicious food, and we opened so many wonderful gifts. A few of the most memorable gifts were a onesie that my sister made that said “Hand picked for Earth by my Pop-Pop in Heaven” in honor of our Dad, a handmade, crocheted lovey blanket by our youngest sister (19 years old and taught herself how to crochet!), and so many books with sweet messages inside to stock up baby’s library. I’m 34 weeks pregnant now and counting down the days until we get to meet our little man! We can’t wait!!
After photographing Becca and Jeremy’s engagement session in February, I knew their wedding day was going to be full of love and laughs! Nothing makes a photographer happier than a super sweet, relaxed, constant heart-eyes couple. Becca and Jeremy became husband and wife on Saturday at the Apostles Lutheran Church in Brandon, Florida. After a beautiful ceremony, they celebrated with their closest friends and family at UM Catering Blake Hall in Plant City. They had the best bridal party and the most wonderful vendors! Their wedding day was absolutely wonderful and I feel so privileged to have been able to document it all. Congratulations again, Becca and Jeremy! Have the best time in Mexico!!
Ceremony Venue: Apostles Lutheran Church
Reception Venue/Catering: UM Catering Blake Hall
Assistant Photographer: Tiffany McClure
Coordinator: Taylor Falcon Events
Dress Designer: Mori Lee – Blu Collection
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Hair + Makeup: Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Flowers: Events in Bloom
Invitations: Kirra Reyna Designs
DJ: Robert with Grant Hemond & Associates
Honeymoon: El Dorado Resorts Casitas Royale
My blog has been overflowing with maternity and newborn sessions lately and I looove it! It is definitely baby time this Spring! I loved meeting De and CJ at the end of February for their maternity session and it was so special to meet their little man a few weeks later. Baby Charlie was born at the end of March and I got to capture his newborn sweetness at just five days old. Look at all of that hair!