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Today, I woke up and was hit with a period of reflection. Time is a funny thing. When we first found out we were pregnant, time seemed to creeeeeep along as slow as molasses. The first trimester -- the scary period when you're worrying about miscarriage and you don't feel comfortable sharing your big news -- seemed to go on FOR.EV.ER. The second trimester flew by. Literally... I feel like I blinked and we were at 28 weeks. WHAT?! Now? NOW I'm at 36 weeks. My body has changed dramatically, my hormones are FULLY ragin' (case in point: tears are currently welling up in my eyes), and my love for my husband -- who has been so wonderful throughout the pregnancy -- has peaked to a new level. He's been the best at keeping me comfortable and calm, and I know he's going to be an incredible father.

It'll only be a short month before she is here and I am in FULL nesting mode. I'm trying to take the time to relax now before our world is flipped upside down (in the best way possible, of course). I am anxious and excited to meet her. To hold her little hands and kiss her little feet. To experience one of the most wonderful things imaginable. I know things will be messy and imperfect, but that's okay. I'm ready to embrace mama-hood fully and feel my capacity for love to grow exponentially.



I'm so glad the hubs and I met Drew during our house search when we first moved from Georgia. He became our realtor and found us our home here in Maryland. We're so grateful to him! And I was very humbled and honored when he asked me to shoot engagement photos for him and his fiancee, Jennifer. I LOVED photographing these two. They were so easygoing and casual in front of the camera. You can tell how much they love each other! We started the shoot in downtown Frederick and ended it at Sugarloaf Mountain, where Drew proposed. It was a glorious sunset and a lovely day (go away winter!). Thanks for rockin' it out, y'all. : )


Their boxer, Brady, is SO BEAUTIFUL! Glad they wanted to include her in some photos. : )


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The view where Drew proposed. So romantic!Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0026Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0027Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0028Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0029Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0030Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0031Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0032Frederick-MD-engagement-session-Drew_0033