When I asked Sean & Stephanie what they were looking forward to most about being parents, they said, "We just can't wait to meet her, and see what she looks like."
Instantly, I was transported back to being 9 months pregnant feeling those same feels (minus the morning sickness, thank GOD) -- spending every waking thought wondering what kind of human being my daughter would be, and being so restless because I just couldn't wait to have her out of my body and into my arms.
I see pregnancy in an entirely different light now, and documenting this insane part of a couple's love story is even more powerful to me than ever before.
When people ask me what my favorite thing to photograph is, I say "couples. hands down." Why? Because there is something so powerful about the energy between two people in love. They alone have the power to bring a certain spark out of the other person. Joy sizzles like power lines between them. Laughter ripples the air, affecting everyone within hearing radius. And I get the honor of documenting all this magic as it unfolds.
Jake and Arianna are the EPITOME of my reasoning.
If you are able to get through this entire blog post without feeling something, you are dead inside :)
Meet Taryn & Rhiannon -- the sisters behind the Velvet Sugar fashion blog.
After months of trying to coordinate schedules for this shoot, the stars aligned and we got to chase the sun over the hills and through the forests of Montana De Oro. These girls are not only stunning to look at, but a joy to be around -- their dreamer hearts and creative individuality is nothing short of inspiring.