I have been pregnant three times, and as I sit here, listening to the rain and my hubby upstairs putting our two boys to bed after I put our little girl to bed, it’s amazing to me to realize that the pregnancy years are already behind us. It’s a time where it seems like it’s so long, and yet when you look back, that precious baby did come and very soon wasn’t a baby anymore. This is why we always tell our couples to document these life changes, because if we keep living in them, they’ll pass in the blink of an eye. We’re so excited that Jamie & Kyle here wanted to do just that and chose to hike along Afton State Park for their maternity portraits.
Welcoming a new little one to the family is always such a precious thing. Getting to be welcomed into a family’s home to document their everyday life in the addition of a little one? Even better! Especially when it's the second time getting to! (See Evelyn's newborn session here.) We love the chance to get to be more on the behind the scenes side of photography, to see everyday life, and get to capture photos within a space that you will forever remember as the place you brought your little ones home. So precious! The new little guy on the block here is named Wyatt, and he absolutely rocked his newborn portrait session! Even though he was a week past what we’d call the newborn stage due to rescheduling since big sissie wasn’t feeling 100%, he stayed awake peacefully almost the entire time and only made one sound -- and it was that adorable little newborn squished sound (one of my favs).
What’s better than being a couple’s wedding photographers? Getting to be the couple’s wedding day photographers and then also capturing their maternity portraits! It was beyond fun to capture Rachael and Andy’s wedding at Settlement Hill Farms in Hudson, Wisconsin, and getting to catch up with them again at Afton State Park last week was icing on the cake. I loved walking amongst the empty trees and capturing not only their love for each other, but also their love for their soon-to-be-here baby boy! Rachael is 33 weeks pregnant and beyond glowing!
If it has not been clear, I love my job. Seriously, how cool is it to hang out with amazing people and capture the specialness of their relationship? So beyond #blessed. Matt & Laura here are the best! We first connected back when they were engaged and had the honor of photographing their wedding day at the Grands at Mulligan (you can see that fun here). We then went on to be able to capture their maternity photos last year, and now we’re capturing their family of three with little Nolan here!
This group of people right here are so fun to hang out with and take their family photos! And four generations?! Yes, please! It’s always a great time to connect with the McDonald/Teal family. I first met them all at our church and have had the pleasure of photographing them when the Teal family unit was only 3 and now they’re 5! It’s amazing how quickly life changes and time passes by, but the love of a family overcomes, grows, and yet stays the same love.
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