I don’t shoot maternity sessions. It’s not that I don’t want to – or don’t like to – it’s simply that I haven’t really been presented the opportunity (save for once, at the very beginning of my career). So when my friend Cortney asked if I’d be interested in documenting her and her husband Trent’s journey into parenthood, I (literally) jumped at the chance. I’ve known these two for nearly seven years, and just after we met they got married. I raised a glass and toasted their love, and I danced voraciously with them afterward. I was pregnant with my first child at the time, so in a lot of ways it’s as though the circle is completing itself.
Cortney and I worked in the same office for a number of years – and we spent a lot of time together. Talking. Dreaming. Planning. Laughing. Encouraging. I adore this girl – this couple – so very much, and I cannot wait for the birth of their little one. They are going to be remarkable parents, and this child is already blessed beyond measure.
As for me – I don’t know that I’m necessarily going to foray headlong into the world of maternity photography, but I do know that I will never turn down the opportunity to document this kind of story. I will never say no to the chance to photograph two people who are more in love than ever, on the brink of the most amazing new journey. Especially when it’s two people as amazing as Cortney and Trent.