Baring Your Beachy Bump

I find that so many women are uncomfortable to show their bump off, let alone shimmy it around in a bikini. And rightfully so, your body feels like it's been taken over by someone else. My favorite quote was Rachel from friends:

Joey: "How does it feel?"

Rachel: "It feels like I ate a meatball sub and that meatball sub is kicking me." 

But there's something so strong about pregnant women. I think I'm just in awe of how you've completely given your body to a tiny human you haven't met yet, but you love so much. I can't say I've experienced this first-hand, but I just see it--the selfless, patient love. It's there long before your baby is born. 

And I think why I love maternity sessions so much is because I love making mothers feel beautiful. It is so rewarding for me to give just a fraction of that love back. So to my new cousin Tara, thank you for bumpin' around in your bikini. You're just the cutest and I can't wait to meet your little girl. 

 

 

Adventures in Hawaii with a Teething baby

It was a goal of mine to travel more after I got married. I feel as though I had a great college experience, but I stayed close to home. I commuted and I'm so blessed that my parents and I worked our tails off to keep me away from debt. Wouldn't change a thing. 

BUT, then I hustled right into trying every job I could for a good three years out of college. So now, it's where to? How lucky am I that I get to work literally anywhere I want? First stop? Of course, Hawaii. I'm so stoked my sister from another mister (the best SIL in the world) was able to come with me and make this trip unforgettable. She came with me and assisted/navigated/fed/modeled for me for 5 days with a teething 6-month old attached to her.

Naturally, I got some great shots of them on our adventures. There were so many, but here were my favorites: