it's a beautiful (extremely) crisp day here in upstate NY, and for once, it's going in a productive direction. :) ever since the move i've felt like there are always four to-do lists i'm juggling that have at least ten items each on them and the past 6 months or so i've just been doing what it takes to live up to my commitments and try and put a hot meal on the table at the end of the day. but- thankfully- my work travel is no more, our apartment is FINALLY looking mostly unpacked, and stuff is getting done. it's mid-afternoon where we are and i've got sufjan stevens playing softly in the background and my little son or daughter is kicking me every so often with soft little jabs to my ribs and side. approximately 13 weeks left to go before we meet this small person and although i can no longer bend over to pick something up off the floor :) i'm getting more and more excited every day. i've always been passionate about families and kiddos and now that i'm in the midst of having my own it seems ridiculously amazing and surreal. i do not take these blessings for granted and thank God everyday that i wake up and have this little bean growing steadily inside me.
thinking back to this past year in oregon, before we left to go east i had the opportunity to photograph some amazingly beautiful families. today i'd like to show you a few photos from my session with michelle, cale, and gideon. they're one of those couples who i've had the privilege of following/shooting through engagement, wedding, pregnancy, and most recently, with their baby boy. doesn't gideon have the most amazing smile, just like his momma?! i'll miss wonderful, supportive west-coast clients like these who have been an absolute joy to work with.
michelle and cale- thanks for trusting me with your memories these past several years! your family is a treasure. :)