This has been a session in the making! Long before these sweet souls were clients, they were friends. You may remember Ben and Tessa's super fun pregnancy announcement - if you haven't checked it out - click HERE for a fun way to announce your pregnancy. Personally, I've been planning Tessa's photography journey to motherhood since she told me she was 8 weeks pregnant. Now, something you have to understand, Tessa and I met right before COVID started - she welcomed me and my open mind to getting motivated and healthier as a new trainer to the gym. But man, I didn't know that what started as a initial fitness consultation would turn into a friendship that I consider as close as a sister. Ok, now I'm getting all misty-eyed. Okay, moving along before I get weapy. It was during a recent diagnosis and isolation with COVID that I reached out to Tessa to start planning her session and to catch up. She was already at the 30 week mark and we knew we didn't want to wait much longer to get the session planned out. Another photographer friend was gracious enough for us to use her property that backs up to Prettyboy Reservoir. It was the most perfect location to give Tessa her dream of a BoHo Chic Maternity Session this past Sunday evening - yes, as in two days ago! Tessa was radiant and absolutely glowing in a Reclamation gown that highlighted her growing bump and a custom flower crown made by a local florist. Ben, along for the ride and a few photos was eager to get into the water once we made it down to the rocks along the waters edge and ready to love on his glowing wife. Ben kept telling me how beautiful Tessa was and how she has handled this pregnancy incredibly well. I mean, who tiles and grouts their master bathroom shower when they are 25-32 weeks pregnant all while working at the gym full time and keeping up with their own mental and physical health - Tessa does! Tessa + Ben, it brings me great joy to capture this journey you are on together. Aunt Casi can't wait to love (and of course spoil and photograph) your sweet babe once he/she make their grand debut soon!
Enjoy some amazing moments from Ben + Tessa's Boho Maternity Session. It was so hard to narrow down the ones I wanted to share!