Happy Monday friends! I am beyond excited to share this beautiful session with you today – just you wait! One of my favorite things as a wedding photographer, is following my couples as they grow together and capture all their special moments. I have had the honor of celebrating Clara & Dave on this day last year as they became one and tied the knot. Happy anniversary love birds! Now they are just a few weeks away from meeting their sweet little bundle of joy and I am so thrilled to be sharing their gorgeous wintery maternity session at Church Landing!
We had the Church Landing property to ourselves as we explored with the most beautiful, fresh newly fallen snow. It was so fun to be able talk pregnancy and babies with them as I am also newly pregnant with our second baby. I cannot wait to find out if Baby Jude is a boy or girl very soon!
As always, I like to give a little advice to the new parents, that I have learned in my 2.5 years of being a parent. Make sure to spend these last few weeks enjoying the quality time you have just the two of you. Go away for a night or two if you can on a babymoon. It doesn’t have to be expensive or far away but just get away and focus on the two of you. Fill these weeks with dates and special moments.
And once Baby Jude gets here- always remember to take care of yourselves. It can be easy to forget about your needs when you have a newborn but your needs matter too! Don’t let your relationship take a back seat. You two are the base of the family and still need that quality time to grow together and remain strong. You are a TEAM!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help and don’t refuse help! It seriously takes a village and there’s no shame in needing help. Trust me on that one, I tried to be superwoman and when I finally gave in – it was more enjoyable. And of course, soak in every moment with that sweet baby. There will be long days (and nights) but the years will be short.
Clara & Dave, thank you so much for choosing me to celebrate your new addition to your family! Getting to photograph you guys has been such a joy, and I cannot wait to continue to document your sweet family for many years to come! Enjoy this next season in your life, you two