One beautiful mama in Treaty Oak Park with her two babies snug in her womb. This maternity session was a gorgeous evening in downtown Jacksonville, FL to pause and reflect. Maternity photos will always be a favorite moment for me to capture. Because that’s just what they are in our lives, a moment. If not captured, the sweet bump and belly kicks turn into a faint memory, a dream that you try to hold onto. Pregnancy feels like forever until it isn’t, and the baby (or babies!) are here in your arms. The days are long, but the years are short. Cherish the days, capture them.
and then there were three!
The world has another West on the way!! If you don’t know Maria and Kyle, let me introduce you to them here. If you do know them, you will agree that the world needs more of these kind of people. Maria and Kyle having a baby is a win for everyone! : ) I am so excited for the love and joy that is about to fill their hearts. AND I am personally very excited to add another West to the group of people I know and love.
We found a fun place (Cradle Creek Preserve) to capture their beautiful baby bump AND we scored some AMAZING “where did this come from?!” weather. We couldn’t stop commenting on how beautiful it was. Temperatures had been reaching the 90’s every day that week, so to NOT be sweating felt like some kind of supernatural phenomenon. Miracle weather, miracle growing in Maria’s belly… it was a good day to capture this growing family.
Au revoir, West Party of 2! See you next time with your little dude!
Family: where life begins and love never ends.
Wrangling three boys into a picture – easy peasy! Totally kidding – but we did it! Woohoo! Score! I’d like to take credit for this, but I’ll leave that to the pro-parenting skills of Marie and Ryan. This family has since grown to a family of six – below are some sweet moments I was able to capture before baby Micah arrived.
P.S. I couldn’t showcase a mom-of-4 without asking what her Top 3 Baby Gear Essentials are. Here’s what Marie said: Fisher-Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper (April 2019 update: not sure if these will be on the market anymore), Boppy Newborn Lounger, and NatureBond Silicone Manual Breast Pump. Thanks, Marie : )