No doubt you recognize the name "Rhyan Townsend" round these parts by now. She's the hair and makeup wizard behind each and every one of my Creatures, and she's about ready to pop with her second tiny human!!! And if I didn't have a moody, teething baby crying on the floor under my desk, I would write a novel about how much I adore her as a woman, artist, and fellow girlboss. Hopefully she already knows :)
I'm not saying I didn't enjoy photographing pregnancy before I had a baby of my own, but compared to how greatly I love documenting this transition NOW versus THEN -- it is night and day. I consider it the highest honor to be invited into the last remaining moments of a couple's life before it is forever changed.
I have known Kati & Wyatt long before they became parents. We're talking middle school, guys. And I can safely say that when I think "Parent Goals", I think of them. They are raising some of the sweetest, silliest, unique, and strong girls you will ever come across. I am so blessed to have Kati in my mom-tribe, and am so damn lucky that she only lives 3 doors away.
Now, if you know this little family, you know that they are not the "sit over there and say cheese" type.
Cue the popcorn fights, squish-squash-apple-sauce, trampoline tricks, and family gardening.......
Something magical happens when a family doesn't go into their session expecting to get the "Christmas Card Photo."
Something beautiful occurs when a family just spends an hour BEING a family.
Here, I'll show you.