I recently had the extraordinary privilege of taking maternity photos for the Simon family. It was a perfect day. It was warm and sunny, the back drop was stunning, and Lauren and Nick were as cute as ever.
As usual, it took one or two clicks of the camera for everyone to feel at ease. And once that happened, it happened. Lauren and Nick were naturals in front of the camera. Lauren kept asking, “Does this look right?” then she would look to Nick and smile or say something funny and they would both laugh. They were simply being themselves, and that is where good pictures are born 😉
The rest of the session was filled with me asking one hundred questions about the nursery and her pregnancy, and their excitement level… Lauren and Nick have made the decision not to know the sex of the baby before the baby is born. So their excitement level may be a little higher than most 🙂 As we walked and talked and looked for good picture spots, Nick was attentive to Lauren’s every move. He would hold her hand, help her get ready for each pose, he even helped her by getting the grass and dirt off the bottom of her pumps. I feel lucky that my job allows me to witness love it so many different forms. Whether it’s a groom’s first glance at his bride or a couple expecting their first child, each moment is filed with pure, raw, beautiful love. That’s definitely my favorite part.
Lauren and Nick, I couldn’t be happier for you. Baby Simon is one lucky little babe.
**photos were taken at Hidden Lake Gardens – Tipton, MI**