Looking back at these images from last March makes me SO EXCITED for spring this year. With the expected rain (oh, hey, El Nino), my favorite locations should be beautiful. This also happens to be one of my favorite maternity sessions to date, not just because the couple was sweet and adorable, but because who doesn’t love a French Bulldog?! So cute!!  

Getting ready for a ton of photos, because it’s just too hard choosing my favorites of my sister-in-law, Jenna!! Back in November, her and Loren were expecting their first baby. Since then, he has arrived and I have enjoyed every snuggle, smile, smooch, and picture of that little guy! I am so glad I got to capture this moment of them with baby Wyatt in the belly. They were excitedly waiting for him to come, as we all were!

Ohhhh, how I love maternity sessions. No matter what, mama always looks absolutely stunning and glowing and has a perfect baby bump to show off. Dad always looks more handsome than ever as his excitement for baby shows in his smile. It’s just so much fun capturing a couple or family riiiiight before they’re about to grow. This afternoon back in November I had the privilege of photographing little Miss Macy in the belly. I loved the gorgeous afternoon lighting… Read more »

I love this sweet family! They let me be crazy and silly with sweet big brother B, and trusted me to do the maternity shoot for #2 and #2’s newborn shoot. Since this maternity session, baby brother was born AND I’ve done the newborn session, but hey, I’m still catching up on blogging all of my fall sessions. Afternoon in the park + a cute baby belly + an adorable big bro = a great family maternity session. Funny story!… Read more »

This sweet couple should be expecting their little bundle sometime very soon! I can’t wait to do her newborn session once she makes her appearance. I love maternity sessions because I think women are just so gorgeous during this time in their life, and I just love all of the love and anticipation surrounding the baby. It’s so easy to get genuine smiles out of these dads because they’re just stoked on what’s coming! Such a joy to be part… Read more »

Do you follow my HJP Facebook page? If not, you should! I have been posting some crazy adorable sneak peeks of Baby B’s newborn session over there. She’s perfect. She’s got squishy little lips. And she smells so good. Yup, that’s what little itty bitty baby girls are made of. While editing some of her session, I couldn’t help but reminisce over her maternity session while she was still cooking in the belly. ;) Here’s a little before and after… Read more »

How stoked is this baby going to be when he or she (yup! It’s a SURPRISE!) comes home from the hospital and realizes he lives at the BEACH?! Legit walking…err, crawling…distance. So rad! Had such a fun time photographing these adorable two for their maternity session. It was SUCH a nice day–woohoo!–which also meant it was a little crowded. Nothing a photographer versed in posing and Photoshop can’t handle. ;)