chelsea | maternity photos

Bloom Baby, Bloom!

Earlier this month my beautiful mama-to-be friend Chelsea and I took a Sunday morning stroll through a garden that could have been straight out of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The garden belongs to Chelsea’s family friend, Julie Gaver, an incredible woman who I had the opportunity to meet who brings together women in the community through Must Love Shoes. There were gorgeous photo opportunities around every corner, but Chelsea truly stole the spotlight with absolute elegance as she sports her adorable baby bump and radiating pregnancy glow. It’s hard to believe that in three weeks or less this friend of mine will experience the life changing joy of motherhood.

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After leaving the garden, Chelsea and I went to her house to take a couple photos with the rest of the family – her husband Tim (an incredible potter: Sherman Ceramics) and of course their two golden retrievers Tucker & Charlie who are also anxiously awaiting the arrival of their sweet baby sibling!

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Cannot wait to go back next month once baby arrives to capture the new addition to the Sherman family!

Asia & Autumn | Mommy and Me

What do you get when you combine a 2-year-old, matching twirly pink dresses, and a secret garden? This fairytale Mommy and Me session!

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

I had the absolute pleasure of shooting a Mommy and Me session for Asia & Autumn this past weekend! They are such an energetic pair full of love, laughter, and playfulness and when you combine their cheery personalities with gorgeous matching pink tulle ballgowns, you get a photoshoot that dreams are made of! I went to school with Asia and when she contacted me for a Mommy and Me session, I was overjoyed! We originally had plans for a spring shoot but rain caused us to postpone. Finally this past Saturday on the day of our shoot, we lucked out with a 70 degree summer day. It was absolutely the perfect weather to explore the magical gardens of Surreybrooke. The endless gardens on the property were blooming with beauty, and sweet little Autumn loved to walk around the paths to see what she could discover! Whenever I have the chance to take photos of children, I can’t help but smile as I catch a glimpse of the world through their eyes. Autumn loved watering the flowers, chasing the kitty that walked around the property, and having a tea party with her mommy. Enjoy these photos from our magical morning!

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Fun fact: Asia didn’t show Autumn her dress until the day of the shoot. When Autumn saw her dress she couldn’t wait to put on her pretty princess dress. She spent most of the time at the gardens twirling around in her dress and anytime her flower tiara fell off she wanted it back on immediately! #princessautumn

Thank you Asia for allowing me to capture you and Autumn’s special bond. Now time to schedule a playdate between Autumn and Lucy ❤