I had the honor of shooting my sis-in-love's maternity portraits yesterday at Rose Hill Manor Park, and I couldn't wait to share a few. Kars and Colin (and baby nephew Pax!), it was an honor and privilege. xoxo.
Technically, this is 37 1/2 weeks. Almost at the finish line! I FEEL like this baby boy is going to drop any second now, which is why I had the hubs snap a few photos of me over the weekend. Just for good measure, I also included a b&w one from when I was 37 weeks with Brooklyn. Pretty decently similar... although I think baby boy is slightly bigger. Fun to compare... hair lengths and all. : )
Well, I should say that Kat & Matt's little one is actually already here! I took these maternity photos in Washington, DC a little over a week ago, and THREE DAYS LATER Kat gave birth early to Margot (what an adorable name!). Everyone is happy and healthy, and I'm so glad we got these photos done when we did! I love having these
two (three!) in front of my lens. I photographed Kat & Matt's wedding two summers ago, and it was an absolute pleasure to do their maternity session. Kat is a rockstar model and Matt is seriously the nicest, most sincere guy ever. When I would take solo shots of Kat, he'd be off to my side saying things of encouragement like, "Oh Kat, you are so beautiful." Made me tear up!
I loved the places the couple picked out for their session: a quaint little street near where they live and the sculpture garden outside the National Gallery of Art. The rink was so beautiful with the twinkle lights -- made for awesome winter photos! And we finished with a few shots inside their apartment. Congrats to the happy parents. Newborn photos to come in a couple weeks...! : )
So, so beautiful!
As of today, I'm 39 weeks and ready to meet our lil' lady. : ) And I am seriously LOVIN' all of the blooms in and around our neighborhood recently. Everything is just so incredibly gorgeous. On another note, this might well be my last blog update for a good while (!!!!!), as I'm officially going to be on maternity leave for ~6 weeks very soon (let's hope!). So I just wanted to give y'all a heads up: if you contact me about your wedding or a session here on the blog or via my portfolio site, I'm not ignoring you!... I'll most likely be snuggling or feeding or changing our newborn babe or trying to catch winks of sleep in the in-between time. Thanks for your patience, and I can't wait to introduce y'all to the wee one! Get ready for some over-sharing. ; )