I regularly get asked, “What do we do? I am due in the middle of summer!”
Few pregnant mamas want to have a June, July, or August due date in the Valley of the Sun. Hot, hot, hot! I typically suggest choosing one of the following: 1. Do the session in your home. Air conditioning is such a blessing. 2. If shooting outside, shoot at sunrise. 3. Shoot near water. 4. Consider a stay-cation. That way you can quickly cool off AND have a beautiful summer background to compliment the session.
J and M chose a beautiful valley resort. It was pure eye candy for this photographer. It was a super hot day and this family (including two year old Genevieve) faced the elements bravely. Tanner was assisting me on this shoot and we were both wishing we had reserved a room too so we could jump in the pool. That evening a pretty wicked monsoon rolled in and I was oh so grateful that we beat the storm. Monsoon season in these parts can get interesting.
Pray with me that I did not score yet ANOTHER photo radar ticket on this shoot. I could really gripe long and loud about Scottsdale and Tempe on this point.
Genevieve was truly adorable. She is one SMART little cookie and is going to make a fabulous big sis. I keep wanting to get a playdate scheduled between her and Troy. It would be too fun to watch. At nearly a year younger, I think she would talk circles around him and I am convinced the two together would provide great entertainment.
A certain little girl kept creeping into the background of several shots…and I loved it. This is not a photo bomb – it is the real story.
Such preciousness – she melts my heart.
M you are such a beautiful mama! Thank you for allowing me the blessing of capturing this amazing time. (And for being a trooper during a hot, summer session too!) We MUST do dinner soon!