April 30, 2018
It was extremely difficult for us to find a dry day in the front half of April, but wow was this session worth the wait. This busy couple finally managed to beat the weather, and even though it was chilly, that golden light was pure magic! There is something so special about maternity sessions – the anticipation, the love – you can feel it at every moment. That’s part of what was so exciting about this particular shoot…mom and dad feel like they’re newbies and old pros at the same time.
Jimmy and Nicole are parents to two daughters already – ages 9 and 12 – and documenting this SURPRISE baby’s impending arrival was truly an honor. These two share such a special connection! As I watched them together, I was in awe of how they are starting all over again as parents, yet so confident and content in each other. So much has changed since they first became parents, but they are taking it all in stride. From the newest baby gadgets and gear to those midnight feedings and diaper changes – they make such a great team and will conquer it all.
This yet-to-be-named little one is one lucky baby girl!
By far, my favorite part of this session was capturing Nicole in this stunningly rich red number from Sew Trendy! I was thrilled when she chose it from my client closet (an entire collection of maternity dresses for my clients to choose from for their shoot!), and we got to use it one more time before spring colors take over. Even without that light, she was glowing – and you can’t even tell how freezing cold she was!
This spot is my favorite little secret! Quiet, out of the way, and perfect for catching that heavenly golden hour light. I can’t wait to go back when it’s greener (and warmer)!
Thank you, Alumbaugh family, for allowing me the pleasure of capturing this special season in your lives before Baby #3 makes her debut!