seriously. how freakin sweet are alexis and adam?! on a drizzly summer afternoon, we found the most perfect nooks around their property to snuggle in and captured some of their last images as a family of 2. i know this baby has been long wished for and i'm so so excited for these first time parents.
i do not shoot maternity sessions enough! i just love a glowy mama and a growing family.
maybe i'm biased because this is my own sister's fam- but they are the fricken cutest! they're so fun, so effortless in front of the lens, and love donuts as much as i do (dare i say MORE?!) this is our third time using Stan's Donuts Chicago as our photo location (2 maternity sessions and a 1 year session)- and i suspect it won't be our last.
i've been photographing this lady for as long as i can remember. from following her and my sisters around with a plastic point and shoot in grade school to wasting rolls and rolls of black and white film on this raven haired babe in high school. i used her as a sort of "muse" for my photo projects in college, then had the pleasure photographing her wedding 2 years ago.
she's completely flawless, as displayed in this first photo...which i shot just to test my light. yes. she IS annoyingly beautiful. plus she's got the heart to match. she's going to be a wonderful, loving, fun mother!
this sweet mama bear is my very first friend. i've known her for 30 years. THIRTY. and when tom asked me if i wanted to photograph their maternity slash SURPRISE PROPOSAL, i couldn't have agreed faster. i love them! i love baby bumps! i love sparkly new jewelry! and i looooove being sneaky!
the weather was perfect, she looked incredible, he somehow stayed completely cool, and the proposal went flawlessly. i am so honored to have been able to capture their big moment through a tear streaked lens.