maternity

Diede Family

Although I can’t officially claim them as family, Tulla’s sister is my sister-in-law, which means we are practically related, right? They recently moved to Spokane and it’s been so great to see each other at the last few family events. During the planning of this session, Tulla shared with me that they wanted an urban setting +  trees and I think we found the perfect spot! Sweet little Harrison smiled from the moment he arrived and I about died over the cuteness factor of his cardigan, khaki pants, and Sperry Top-Siders! Looking just like his Daddy!

Baby #2 is due in March and I know they are all so anxious and excited to meet their little girl! Me too! Thank you Diede family!

Baby Copeland

Isn’t it amazing how God just opens your heart and allows it to grow 10,000 times when you have a baby? Almost as if you didn’t even know it was possible to love someone this much. And then you have baby #2 and He does it again! I have watched my dear friend, Ginny, plan and prepare for the arrival of her baby boy, Copeland, this past year and I have loved every minute. From conversations and prayer (long before she was even expecting) to baby showers and maternity photos, it has been such a blessing to be by her side. Ginny & Gabe are two of the most loving and intentional parents I know. I just couldn’t be happier for this sweet little growing family!

Before you scroll down to his newborn session, I included a few of my favorites from her maternity session! 

And a few from his birth. So tiny and new!

And his official newborn session took place on his 7th day of life! Love!

See more of this darling family here!

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Expecting Baby Long

Photography has brought so many opportunities to reconnect with people from my past and each time it happens it is always such a blessing! I've known Damian since he was a little boy (his older sister was my best friend growing up), but I think maybe 15+ years have passed since I last saw him?! I have heard so much about his family and loved meeting them! They all came to their session ready to PLAY and I love that; so easy to get those natural and fun interactions. They are "home" in Spokane now, but will return to life in Kazakhstan later this year.

They were expecting baby #3 at the time of these photos...sweet little Tesla arrived about a month after this session. I will post her newborn photos soon! 

Thank you Long family!

Expecting Baby Townsley

I met Andrea several years ago, but hadn't met Chris until the session. He had all sorts of "suggestions" when it came to posing, none of which Andrea (or I) allowed him to do, but I give him points for trying. :-) Most of all I loved how much he made Andrea laugh throughout the entire session. Such joy and love at the center of this marriage! Their baby girl, Townsley, is due to arrive in September!

Expecting Baby Harper

I saw Mandi step out of the car and was so excited to photograph her in that beautiful long maternity dress! She looked stunning! And then I noticed that Brandon was wearing PINK and perfectly coordinating with Mandi...I think someone is ready for his little girl to arrive! We hadn't met prior to the session, but Mandi's cousin is one of my dear friends from High School and I just knew we would hit it off. These two are so calm and loving with each other...only in their mid 20's, but already have been a couple for over a decade! One of my favorite things about this session was the sweet handmade items they brought along to include in the photographs...Mandi made the quilt, Grandma made the darling outfits, and the cute nursery decor were gifts they received from their baby shower. So much love, joy, and thoughtful details all in anticipation of little Harper's arrival.

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And....she's here!! Little Miss Harper Grace arrived on Sunday, May 25th - 15 days early!! Baby + Mama are doing great! I can't wait to meet her!

Expecting baby Lipps

Josh & Deanna are the sweetest couple. I was posing Deanna at the end of our session and at one point Josh just said to her, "You look beautiful!" and truly she did look beautiful! There is something about that pregnant GLOW...Deanna has it! I can't wait to meet little Adelyn or Griffin and good for you guys for waiting to be surprised!!! That is not easy to do!