Have you ever had one of those full-circle moments that remind you that you are right where you’re supposed to be in life? The day that Emily reached out to me and asked me to photograph her maternity session at Graham Oaks Nature Park was one of those moments for me. Emily was one of my best friends in college. We both attended the University of Oregon and were teammates on the track team. I hadn’t seen Emily in a couple of years. I was over the moon excited to be a part of this special time for her and her husband.
As we walked, talked, swapped stories of old college memories, and I prepped her for life as a boy mama, I couldn’t help but take in how beautiful she was in all her radiant pregnant glow. And her husband was such the perfect doting dad to be, making sure she was safe and supported as traversed the park looking for the perfect shooting spots. I have no doubts that their little boy will be one of the luckiest little ones out there.
Graham Oaks Nature Park provided such a beautiful backdrop for these classic Oregon maternity photos. We had so much fun walking through the park finding sweet little spots in fields and forests. These two were such troopers as we took in the scenery and they picked out a couple of locations they loved. I do have to say though, for a January day in Oregon, we were truly blessed with a beautiful day for shooting; not too cold, no rain, and even a tiny bit of sun. I think this beautiful session was meant to be this winter! I can’t wait for the next chapter in their story and shooting their beautiful baby boy when he makes his grand entry into this great big wide world.
Visit: Graham Oaks Nature Park