The power of photography is real and this Descanso Gardens maternity session was a great reminder of just that. I live in this reality every day, capturing images of happy couples at their wedding, newborns during their first few days of life, growing families and business owners taking brave new leaps in their careers.
Each session brings unique feelings and memories. But there is something extra special about taking photographs of someone you know and love so deeply. It’s in these sessions that the power of photography is so real I can literally feel the weight of it around me.
Descanso Gardens Maternity Photos
You see, Brandi and I have been through a lot of life together. We waitressed together (which she likes to tease me it was for a whole 5 minutes). We attended photography school together and were each other’s biggest cheerleaders as we dove headfirst into our own photography businesses. From marriage to motherhood and everything in between – Brandi has been there through it all.
My favorite season of friendship with Brandi has been motherhood – hands down. Specifically, watching her become a mother. She inspires me daily to be the best mom to Jones that I can possibly be.
I had the privilege of documenting her maternity session with their first child, Ruby and it was such an honor to have her back in front of my camera as she prepares to welcome her second baby. And let’s just say, on the record, that editing these gorgeous Descanso Gardens maternity session photos made me want to have a little girl so freaking bad! I mean, the cuteness level was just too much! The bond this family shares is so special and I can already envision how sweet Ruby will be as a big sister.
This family is soon to go from three to four – and it’s safe to say that we are all really eager to meet this new little babe! You can guarantee that I’ll be one of the first in line for those sweet newborn snuggles!