When Manuela and I first talked about doing a maternity shoot, she was due in four weeks and I thought I’d have plenty of time to squeeze her in amidst other appointments. But when I called a week later, things were progressing much faster than expected and her doctor expected her to deliver, literally, any day. It would still be a few days before I could schedule a session with her, and I honestly didn’t expect to make it in time. But Baby decided to wait for me, and we got this set of pictures the day before she went into labor! Here are some of my favorites from the session and I’ll post more later. Tell me, have you ever seen a more beautiful pregnant body? She gives meaning to the word “glowing!”
Manuela’s husband, Patrick, and I have known each other since college, but because he and his wife have been living abroad for a number of years, I just met Manuela a few weeks ago. We hit it off right away, however, and I already feel as if I’ve known her for years! I feel so blessed to be a part of this special event, and it was an added bonus to get a few pictures of their little boy. It always feels so strange to see the children of friends I’ve known for years. Are we really old enough to have children of our own?!