{ Cindy } Fort Myers Maternity Photography

Cindy is just one of those special people. She is intoxicating. Her stunning green eyes draw you in and when she talks it’s like you’ve know her forever. Yet at the same time you want to know all about her past. I definitely got the sense that there’s a good story there. (I’ve never asked but I was definitely tempted.) Her natural beauty and connection to mother Earth is both intriguing and beautiful – almost childlike. No makeup. No hair dos. Just Cindy and her perfect baby bump in nature. I recall during her maternity session she asked me to get some photos “in” the trees.

Her sweet and equally stunning mom tagged along on the session, even jumping in to be my assistant at times. The two of them had this adorable and incredible connection to each other, one that I rarely get to see. It was extremely important to Cindy to include her mom in the photos.

40 years old and pregnant with her first child. Such a remarkable thing. Isn’t it amazing?

Naples Homebirth Photography

Homebirth. There really isn’t much like it in this world. I have had the privilege to witness and photograph 2 homebirths and each time I was left in utter awe.

 

Jessica and Larry welcomed their 3rd child and 1st boy to their family at home on January 8th, 2017. When Jessica and I met for our consult she had explained that she had two hospital births but this time things were going to be different. She knew her body could handle birth naturally, as she had birthed both of her daughters without medication.

For days leading up to the birth she thought James would make his appearance at any moment. We kept in constant contact. Luckily I was also a patient with her  midwife when I had my daughter and I had a great relationship with her as well. On January 8th when I stepped into Jessica’s beautiful home and started unpacking my gear and setting up, I listened to her through her contractions. Things started picking up very quickly. Her husband Larry was the most amazing birth partner I had ever seen. He was there at every moment holding her belly and whispering affirmations in her ear. I was in awe of their love and connection.

At 4:15pm James was welcomed Earthside at 8lbs and 20.5 inches of love. Jessica was such a rockstar! Larry was proudly boasting about his wife and how amazing she was. Big sisters joined soon after the birth to meet their baby brother, along with grandpa and grandma. It was a sweet and beautiful moment. It’s moments like those that I live for.

Birth is so amazing.

 

 

{ Gaby & Montana} Fort Myers Wedding Portraits

I am so happy that this session happened for Gaby and Montana! These two adorably young high school sweethearts eloped in Colorado. But they were so dang cold that they had to wear gigantic coats and couldn’t show off their gorgeous wedding garb. So naturally once they returned to sunny and WARM HOT Florida they knew they had to find a way to commemorate their awesome day. Of course, wedding portraits! I loved their style and the love between them shined so brilliantly. To top it off, the morning light on this day was just spectacular AND we didn’t sweat to death. Win win!

They are too cute for words, aren’t they?!

 

 

 

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