This job is plenty rewarding. Photographing couples as they celebrate their love, engagement, and marriage. Creating portraits for families. Documenting milestones. Not only telling stories, but listening to them. In the sum of one word, ‘rewarding’ hits the nail on the head.

Then there are the times when I get to photograph people who have been a part of my life for years, and that is seriously incredible. So when my old bestie asked for a boudoir maternity session, my heart basically exploded. I must have said, “YOU HAVE A BABY IN THERE!” at least 120 times. There’s something about friends having babies that truly blows my mind. I can’t really wrap my head around the excitement, so I just scream about it… Which is exactly what I did throughout Laura’s entire session.

I mean, just look at this beauty queen! And I know this is a cliche, but Laura literally GLOWS from her pregnancy. As if my heart needed more reasons to explode.