last night i met one of my good friends, kate, down at the lake for a maternity photo shoot. she’s having a baby any day now and asked if i would take some pregnancy photos for her. i was so nervous and excited all at once. it’s one thing to take photos of my kids….if they don’t turn out, i can take more tomorrow. however, when it’s a scheduled event like this, if they don’t turn out, there’s not really a second chance.
this photo was actually a happy accident. it wasn’t planned, but when i saw it, i moved quickly to capture it before anyone moved! my friend’s hubby was just watching the boys while i took photos of her and they were in the perfect spot to snap in the background. i love how sometimes the things that are the least planned turn out to be my favorites.
we took a few full-family shots as well since everyone was all dressed up and looking nice. kate and i actually met when we were both pregnant with our oldest boys. they were born 6 days apart! her second boy is a little older than my baby, so when we get together it’s a house full of rambunctious boys! to top it off, the little one waiting to be born is another boy! (apparently we like sticking with what we know best!)
she also asked for a photo of the two handsome boys together. her oldest is completely opposite of my little dude when it comes to taking photos. we had to pry a smile out of him while my little dude strikes a pose as soon as he sees me with a camera in hand! i like this photo because it looks a little more casual and not so posed.
kate and her hubby karl sharing a sweet moment together in the sand.
another unplanned photo that i like. once again, karl was trying to keep the boys contained while kate and i took individual photos. in my book, there’s nothing sweeter than father/child photos.
there are more photos from the shoot on my flickr site. feel free to check them out if you’d like to see more.