Regretfully, I haven’t had much time to submit my clients’ beautiful weddings over the past six months (will get to that after my maternity leave!), but I found out today that Erica + Patrick’s LOVELY D.C. wedding at The Carnegie Institute of Science was featured on Borrowed & Blue today! This blog features all things gorgeous, and I’m honored that they chose to showcase Erica & Patrick’s deserving wedding! Go check out the full feature HERE. : )
Last weekend’s weather was glorious and happened to be the peak time to view the famous cherry blossoms in DC. I was DYING to visit them at the Tidal Basin, but to avoid the crowds and to be kind to my quickly swelling feet, the hubs and I visited Georgetown instead. : ) We were able to bring the pups and he grabbed a few photos of me and the bump. Not long now! Here’s to spring staying put and meeting our little lady (hopefully) soon. : )
I love love love this family. Back in 2011, I shot Kristin & Reed’s wedding and this week I got to photograph their new bundle of joy. They welcomed their son, Sutton Wells, on March 28th. I LOVE watching families grow and feel extremely privileged to capture special moments in time for them. This particular shoot was very emotional for me, because it’ll be a few short weeks until we meet our baby! From the very first snap of the session, I was able to recognize in Kristin & Reed the pride and love in their faces. It was so perfect. And y’all, I was smitten with Sutton. He’s such a sweet little man!
A little technical note: because Reed & Kristin’s house is full of dreamy neutrals, I mixed up my editing a bit and went for a more “film” look. I’m happy with the result! Enjoy Sutton at 12 days old (and don’t miss Gaddy, his protective older brother). : )
Gaddy might have stolen a piece of my heart, too. ; )
Isn’t his nursery absolutely adorable?
One of my faves!
Ohmygoodness… matching denim shirts. Twinsies!
Gaddy tested out the set-up first. : )
Edited with VSCO.
Today, I woke up and was hit with a period of reflection. Time is a funny thing. When we first found out we were pregnant, time seemed to creeeeeep along as slow as molasses. The first trimester — the scary period when you’re worrying about miscarriage and you don’t feel comfortable sharing your big news — seemed to go on FOR.EV.ER. The second trimester flew by. Literally… I feel like I blinked and we were at 28 weeks. WHAT?!
Now? NOW I’m at 36 weeks. My body has changed dramatically, my hormones are FULLY ragin’ (case in point: tears are currently welling up in my eyes), and my love for my husband — who has been so wonderful throughout the pregnancy — has peaked to a new level. He’s been the best at keeping me comfortable and calm, and I know he’s going to be an incredible father.
It’ll only be a short month before she is here and I am in FULL nesting mode. I’m trying to take the time to relax now before our world is flipped upside down (in the best way possible, of course). I am anxious and excited to meet her. To hold her little hands and kiss her little feet. To experience one of the most wonderful things imaginable. I know things will be messy and imperfect, but that’s okay. I’m ready to embrace mama-hood fully and feel my capacity for love to grow exponentially.