Portrait sessions are special. Photographing families always provides many moments of love, joy, laughter & more. But, every so often, you meet a family that has this unique sparkle to them. Some sessions are just different. Good different. This one was just that.
I already knew it was going to be a unique shoot. Capturing moments like pregnancy during a maternity session is always a privilege, but this one was so much more than that. You see, the beautiful O family’s journey to get to this point has not always been easy. It has been filled with joy, yes, but also with pain and loss no parent should have to experience.
Through the ups & downs, these two have come together to seek comfort & strength from the other. Their desire was still to grow their family – to bring a blessed little baby into a family that wanted nothing more than to love it unconditionally. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and in this case it took loving families & a village to bring this baby into the world and that is just SO beautiful. I think there is such celebration to be had here for women coming together to support other women in their journey, whether it be motherhood, entrepreneurship, etc. If you are an expecting mother with a surrogate, PLEASE don’t let that stop you from having a maternity session!! This is something so precious and something you can still have in celebration of your baby & you – a gorgeous mama-to-be!! Sessions like this are exactly why I do what I do.
And so, here we were to capture this next chapter in their journey. This beautiful baby, not yet born, was already so loved. There was something special in the air that day. There was a powerful calming presence in the air that felt comforting, wrapping around you like sunlight and pulling you into it’s warm embrace. It felt as if it was dancing with happiness around this little family. It was incredibly moving to be a part of capturing this exciting moment for these guys.
It was a privilege to meet you and photograph this family maternity session for you! I am so overjoyed for you all and hope to meet your sweet baby girl soon!!
*update as of April 6, 2018… Welcome to the world Baby Evangeline!
All Photos by Meg Kristina Photography.
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