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.
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.
meet the Peet family -- Josh, April, Ellis and little Hadley (still growing).
there are few things more precious than a child who recognizes the fact that things are changing and she's about to become a big sister. I can't really get over how cute this little munchkin is or how darling this little family is. April also happens to be a WICKED amazing floral artistin the wedding industry I call home, so it was a huuuuuuuuge honor to be invited into their home to document this big shift in their life. needless to say, I am smitten.