// Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.  Before you were born, I set you apart. // Jeremiah 1:5

I am an odd bird. I'm one of those people who saves conversations until there's time to really discuss. I hate eating my dinner in the car, I have to be sitting down at home in sweatpants. I don't like writing e-mails on my cell because I prefer to have a keyboard to type them out on.

That being said, I was literally hiding this session because I am so in love with it (which doesn't make any sense). I wasn't planning on sharing this until mid-March, but I knew I had to once I heard that sweet Christina finally gave birth to a very healthy and beautiful little girl!

World, welcome sweet Marlowe Pearl!! And a round of applause for Christina to look this gorgeous after giving birth?!

(Christina.. please don't think I'm creepy. I just had to share this!)

I am so blessed to call Christina a friend. We haven't known each other long, but I have such immense respect for her as both a mother and a photographer. She's always been an encouragement to me with my work, and I've always appreciated her honesty.. she's absolutely hilarious and you can tell she has a phenomenal heart for her family. She didn't do maternity sessions for her other two boys (who are, by the way, the definition of adorable) and I'm so glad she chose me to document this special time in her life.

If you can't tell already, she's gorgeous and glowing and we had so much fun galavanting around this secret spot. We managed to laugh pretty much the entire time, between dodging mice in the field and battling the wind (which was actually a great thing for her and her gorgeous hair) and it has made me want to pursue more and more maternity portraits. I hope she feels as gorgeous as she looked when she shares these with Marlowe in the years to come!

Christina, I can't wait to do the family portraits for you and your brood. Massive amounts of love and congratulations to you and your boys!!

^ these four are my favorite from the session. Mama, you're killin it! 

// I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. //  Elizabeth Barrett Browning