I have been so excited and eager to share this maternity session since....well, since I was actually photographing it at one of my favorite Southern California beaches. I was so honored when Lauralee contacted me to capture her growing family. Lauralee and I have known each other for many many years (too many to count) and she has got to be one of the sweetest and most genuine people I know...not to mention, she's a killer surfer chick; so the beach was the most natural choice for their session. Gahhhh we had so many laughs and fun on this evening. And I mean come on, can't you just feel the love and connection these two have for one another!? Wowzers and holy smokes!!! Congrats to this now family of four on welcoming their sweet little girl earthside.
Looking back, I think the funniest thing about this session was after it was over. I realized once I got to Chipotle (its my fav!) that I didn't have the dress she wore (I've started a client closet). I texted Lauralee and didn't hear back from her right away. So I grabbed my burrito and headed back to the beach...it was 9pm and pitch black! I walked down the long path to the beach into the crashing waves and through the rocks to look for that dang dress...with my iPhone flashlight. Only to fear that I would end up on the 10 o'clock news "Girl eaten by flying shark while looking for dress with dinky flashlight." Well, I didn't end up on the news or with a dress in hand. Once I got into my car and blasted the heater, Lauralee text me and she GRABBED THE DRESS! All was well, and I enjoyed my burrito. I mean, you would have gone back for this dress too, right?