This stunning family came to me as a referral from another client that had hired me photograph her engagement, wedding, and first baby through my babies first year collection. Rebecca had just found out she was expecting her first baby and wanted not only to document the babies first year, like I did with her friend, but also to document her pregnancy at 12 weeks, 24 weeks, and finally at 36 weeks with her husband, Will, and their sweet puppy, Wocket. It sounded great to me and I am always more than happy to customize my collections for each individual client to exactly suite their needs and desires. It was fun for me to set up a backdrop and do more of a studio session for the first two pregnancy shoots, since I primarily photograph my clients on location. It was a bit of a throw-back to my Brooks Institute of Photography days with controlled lighting, but more than that, I loved being able to see Rebecca’s pregnancy progress through all of the stages of belly-hood. As you can see, she was just as gorgeous at 36 weeks as the day I met her. It was wonderful to meet Will at the last maternity session and we all had a blast touring around Standley Lake Park taking some more casual “on location” kinds of maternity photos.
And the baby?!? Oh my goodness…. Little Margaret Mills Essin “Garet” was just as perfect as she could be. She was born a little early on 10/3/13 weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz, and 19.5 in long. Rebecca and Will were absolutely over the moon with their little bundle of baby joy and it was amazing getting to meet her and photograph her as such a tiny little newborn peanut. I am thrilled that I have met this beautiful family and I can’t wait to follow little Garet as she grows & matures this year. Thank you Rebecca & Will for trusting me with such an important part of your lives. And thank you to the Wickliff Family for the glowing recommendation!!