I always love to hear people’s love stories when I do their pregnancy photos, or their newborn or family photos. And every family’s story is adorable and inspiring and brings out that audible “awwwwww!” from me. But there are a few particular love stories out there that just turn me into a sentimental bucket of mush. I am particularly drawn to stories about people who find each other again after a long time apart, or after a time of growth, or perhaps weren’t even together when they knew each other when they were young, but got together later in life. I love love that gets lost and then found again.

I have known both BethLyn and Jeramiah for years from high school, and it was such an honor to take their maternity photos last month at the Riverfront and Gods Garden in Newburgh. They are expecting another addition to their family in July, and I’m so excited for both of them, and I cannot wait to meet their little one! She was such a stunning mama in her flowy floral dress and their connection was so amazing! They were playful and loved to laugh with each other and sweet Ms. Tresley was so adorable and hilarious! I know a shoot is going to be good when the couple is excited to get out and take pictures no matter the weather. The day was pretty windy, but that just gave us some beautiful motion in the photos. They were both also super willing to work with me as I moved around and played with the sun to try and get some fun shots. BethLyn was amazing hanging out while I moved all around trying to find all of the perfect flares to compliment her bump. And I am so happy with how the pictures turned out.

I am so glad we got to capture this time in her pregnancy for them. Maternity sessions are a favorite of mine. I love capture expecting mom’s, couples and families! I also love capturing a baby’s sweet bump, I believe it’s important to celebrate pregnancies and acknowledge our beautiful maternity bellies! My job really is THE absolute best.

In the meantime, send them good thoughts of sleep and preparation in their last few weeks!