Lauren contacted me a REALLY long time ago about this first initial photo session. They had just moved from Hawaii and couldn’t imagine her maternity photos anywhere but on the beach. She just wasn’t too fond of the Washington beaches so we made the trip down to Cannon Beach in Oregon. Let me tell you, there is something awesome about the beaches up here in the Pacific Northwest. I love the rocks and the sand.. the cold water.. well I don’t LOVE the cold water but its not awful. This summer was an unusually rain free summer in Washington and we really lucked out with this photo session because it was GORGEOUS out.then we had a little wardrobe change and the sun got all gorgeous on us.a lot of people were commenting on how “people free” it was when we were there. That’s not the case AT ALL. There were a TON of photographers specifically out there for sunset. Lauren was so brave!
Natalie and James are seriously two of the nicest people on the planet. Thats right! T H E E N T I R E P L A N E T. I wanted to gift her something for her new and upcoming baby girl but missed her shower date and I think photos documenting something important are just as important as a Halo Swaddler. So I chose photos and since I was in North Carolina towards the end of her pregnancy it worked out didnt it. All of these are at their lovely home. Dont you wish you could just have photo shoots in your backyard? I do, I miss that about NC. They are having a little girl and Natalie was quite tiny for 32 (if i remember right) weeks. I think is was adorable even with a tiny belly. Im also jealous.
I went to highschool with Crystal and she is one of my best friends, best friends. She and Harlan also happened to be one of my first weddings back in 2009. They are expecting a little bundle of baby boy in October. I know one thing for sure- that baby will be very well loved. We were lucky we got to have the session at all because of the weather. It rained on our first session time but we were able to stop back in Orlando on our way back home from Key West. We met early in the morning at the UFC Arboretum. It was where they went on their first date to a bonsai making class. (What an interesting class that must have been!) The arboretum is quite special to the two of them so why not have the session there. :) It was a hot muggy and buggy morning. Im S T I L L applying anti itch cream to my arms and legs! I hope you two didnt get bit as much as I did! Anyway, youre not here to read my words youre here to see some photos.These two are so in love with eachother its crazy!
You two are lovely. I cant wait to see your new little one!