When you’re pregnant with your first, the concept of having this new person in your life forever is a big one to try to wrap your head around and it’s rare we know exactly when this new roommate will arrive. In the case of Amanda and David, when I arrived for their maternity session on a saturday morning they let me know that they were scheduled to deliver their baby the following monday so this was their last weekend together as just the two of them. This made the portrait session all the more special and to top it off, we shot at their new home which is another exciting accomplishment! I love that Amanda suggested shooting at their neighborhood playground where all too soon they will be taking their babe all the time. I love environmental portraits like these because they serve as time capsules and are so wonderful to look back on when you find yourself further in the future sooner than you ever thought possible.
Congratulations Amanda & David, I can’t wait to meet your little one!
Trust me, the images from this session have been edited, I promise. They didn’t make it easy for me though, what with being so awesome, so gorgeous and so awesome, oh wait, did I already say awesome? Well, it bears repeating.
A morning chasing around two sweet, giggly little boys, waiting anxiously for the neighborhood cat to reappear on the fence, eating snacks out of tea cups and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas is pretty much my idea of heaven and all the more proof that I have the best job and clients in the world.
Here is a preview of my recent lifestyle family session with the (awesome) McBride family at their Austin home.