This glowing mama-to-be is another Mother Tree mommy. Shawna is just day’s away from welcoming her first little sweet pea! I’m so excited for her, just in the few short hours I got to spend with Shawna I immediately knew that she is going to be a wonderful mother! We had so much fun… It was an instant connection! We decided to start off in a beautiful hidden little field that happens to be nestled right in the middle of the ghetto. Ha. You thought I was going to say something charming. Nope! Right in between a gas station and a bus depot is my favorite little field that happens to be in bloom with wildflowers right now. I’ve been telling myself that I have to get over there before it’s too late and this was the perfect excuse that I needed! We had so much fun laughing and shooting, Shawna is breathtaking and has the glow of her pregnancy just beaming within her! Everything was sweet perfection…
Until we got back to the car to go finish the session with some studio shots and found out that I had lost the keys! Let me just tell you that right up there with ‘I forgot to put film in the camera’ is having to say, ‘I lost your keys in that field’. I was horrified and immediately apologizing and trying to retrace my steps which went from one end and back in this (suddenly feeling) not so little field. Shawna was so sweet about it (hence the comment about being a great mommy) and we walked around and tried to find the keys. It was feeling like a needle in a haystack but we each kept saying our little prayers and waiting to be shown where they were. Of course I should have known better than to have doubted, my Adi girl has taught me enough times that even lady bugs can be found more than once when a prayer is given. I was so grateful and counting my blessings when Shawna found them! With my heart slowly returning to a more normal beat we went back to finish the session…. And laugh a little more! Shawna thinks I’m hilarious… It’s cuz I am, I just forget sometimes.
This next one takes my breath away. Shawna is the absolute definition of maternal beauty!
And what’s the perfect way to finish off a maternity photo session? With a tub of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream of course!! This was so much fun! The night before our session I was thinking, I want to do something creative and fun. As Shawna and I chatted and shared pregnancy stories we giggled at how much we both LOVE ice cream when we’re pregnant… Well that reminded me of the tub(s) of ice cream I had in the freezer thanks to that 3 for 5 sale last week! So I handed her a spoon, the tub and said have fun! She did… Oh she did. And it was well deserved after a long day of looking way to fabulous!
Shawna thank you for the awesome morning! I can’t wait to meet your little sweet pea!