B & A MATERNITY - Plymouth Indiana Family and Baby Photographer

There really aren’t many couples that could be any sweeter or cuter than this one! These two were so kind and friendly from the very first time we met that there was never a single doubt that they’d make amazing parents to their soon-to-be baby girl. We had such a good time walking around on a really gorgeous evening and just got to capture the truly organic beauty that comes from first time parents who are so excited for this new adventure. While I’m writing this blog a little (ok, a lot) late and Baby Baker arrived a while ago, this is still one of my favorite sessions to date and I’m so honored that this adorable couple chose me to be a part of their journey into parenthood!

KAMPE BABY ANNOUNCEMENT - Indiana Baby Photographer

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This journey to Baby K was a long one for this amazing couple. Through trials and obstacles, they pushed on and prayed. And as hard as those years were, God answers prayers in his own time. Now, they are parents-to-be who just have wait a little while longer before they get to welcome their sweet baby into their arms! What a privilege it was to document this moment for them.

YODER MATERNITY - Plymouth Indiana Baby Photographer

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We had been planning this maternity session for awhile, but with life and weather, it kept getting pushed back. Finally, we had a break from all that and in a very last-minute push, made it happen. And thank goodness we did, because the very next day, Mom was induced and baby arrived a day later!

Can’t wait to meet and photograph their sweet, tiny baby boy who was born about three weeks early!

Rachel's In-Home Maternity Session - South Bend Birth, Fresh 48 and Newborn Photographer

When you think "Maternity Session," you probably think of expecting women draped in flowy gowns standing in the middle of a beautiful field or river. That's been the trend for awhile now and while it does result in some truly stunning photos, I tend to favor the more real and honest moments of a woman's pregnancy. Think sipping decaf coffee while your other kiddos run around happily while you prepare breakfast with your hubby. Sound familiar? Well, let me assure you, it is no less beautiful than the flowy gown photos! In fact, in my eyes, they're even more priceless and gorgeous . 

When I arrived at Rachel's home that she shares with her two daughters and lumberjack husband (no really, he's a lumberjack by trade!), I immediately felt at home. The family's house was so cozy and welcoming and full of bright colors and happy energy, it was impossible not to feel like part of the family. Having known Rachel through her doula work (we've shared birthing mommas multiple times before), we had plenty to chat about. Actually, we probably talked too much because in nearly every other photo, I caught Rachel answering one of my 101 questions! 

Watching Rachel mom is like watching the wind blow: it's natural, effortless and effective. Her girls were so well-behaved and sweet, not to mention they both adore Rachel and their Daddy. My favorite time was when the family played together on Mom and Dad's bed, laughing and giggling in a way that you could just tell happens each and every day. There's no doubt that sweet baby girl #3 will be entering a house filled with fun and laughter and an over abundance of love.