Since the beginning, I’ve loved shooting maternity sessions. Nothing has changed; in fact, I may love it even more now that I know what it feels like to grow a little person inside me. All the anticipation and love that’s felt when baby moves in those final weeks – gently reminding parents of her presence and imminent arrival – is so singular, such a joy to capture. It’s also why, as a mama-to-be, I wanted my own pregnancy documented. Because as Gabriela Mistral says, “Now my belly is as noble as my heart.” There’s simply very few things as beautiful as an expectant mother’s blossoming form and the flush of excitement shown by both parents as they await their little one.

Add to all of this that Jessica and Chad had chosen not to find out which KIND of little person they were having, and you have one ridiculously fun maternity session. Thirty-seven weeks and counting of anticipating not only the arrival of their child, but also the sex! The sparkle in their eyes was unmistakable, and it was an honor to witness. Enjoy! xo

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