As much as we love photographing weddings and families, sometimes it’s really, really fun to shoot something that isn’t in our normal wheelhouse. When our pals Sammy and Shannon asked if we could take some photos of them for a couple upcoming projects, we jumped at the chance.
I do wish every session involved a personal concert with two incredible vocalists! It was impossible not to smile behind the camera shooting two of my favorites doing what they do best. And seriously- how cute are they?!
LOVE YOU TWO. TOO TOO MUCH. More soooooon! <3
We got an email from someone who told us about Dee’s story and wanted to anonymously gift her a maternity session. Just two days later, Dee emailed us asking to book a maternity session, and told us that even though she didn’t have much of a “bump” yet, she wanted some photos done to capture her pregnancy before chemo. I wanted to reach through the computer screen and hug her immediately, but just a few days later we were meeting our newest friends in Celebration.
I don’t even know what else to write here, because I feel like no matter what I try to say, I can’t put into words the unfairness, empathy, confusion, and love I have towards this woman I just met. Pregnancy is hard enough, life is hard enough, being a human being is hard enough- But meeting a couple like this, going through all this, and still smiling and snuggling and laughing? Just puts it all in perspective.
Such a sweet, naturally love-y couple- Their baby boy won the parental jackpot, for sure.
To follow this crazy strong woman’s story, head over to her blog here—> Breast Cancer During Pregnancy. Dee, you’re so strong and brave to share your story with other women who may find themselves in the same spot. I’ll be reading along every day and can’t wait to meet your baby boy!
Meet Juliana and her fiance Ryan, who we first met a yearish ago at her sister Gina’s Disney wedding! :)
See, another one of Gina’s bridesmaids, her friend Valerie, was getting married and brought us up to New Jersey for her wedding. A week before we got there, though, Gina’s little sister happened to get engaged so things timed out perfectly for a session with them while we were there! :)
One of my favorites! :)
Juliana, you’re ridiculously beautiful! :)
And then we found this location, which had Nate grinning behind his camera for a good 20 minutes!
Juliana and Ryan, thank you for having some fun with us and we can’t wait for your wedding!! :)
More of Gina and Bob and their awesome friends!