The time in our lives we always dreamed of has come. My best friend (well more like baby sister) and her lovely man are going to be welcoming their first baby into this world and I couldn't be more excited!
Rhea and I met in preschool and became trouble makers right from the start. I remember making mud pies with her in my back yard (we know them as pitas & johnnys, haha, don't ask), making up what we thought were "cool" handshakes on the trampoline and running around with no care in the world. We really have to thank our Mommas as when my family moved away, they kept us in contact and I was sure to see my best friend for at least our birthday parties every year.
The sky that night of our session was so cool! It was so smokey from all the fires around us, I was scared we wouldn't get that beautiful golden hour that we'd been hoping for. When we arrived at our location, we were pleasantly surprised as the smoke had lifted a little and the sun was shining down on us. I think at that point is when it really set in - my best friend was going to have a baby and I was finally going to be an Aunty. Seeing her dressed all up with this gorgeous baby bump, just made it so real.
It is crazy how time really does go by fast and that the older you get, the faster it goes. I am beyond blessed to be able to have captured this amazing moment and that is why I love shooting these special times in life. To be able to freeze the moment in time and look back on it, is something pretty incredible.
Rhea and Phil, you are going to amazing parents and I cannot wait to see the love that you will devote to your little one. Don't worry, I'll be sure to be the fun Aunty who sends him/her home with loads of candy.