Happy couple maternity

I’m so excited to finally share this session! Allison & Kyle are the cutest, aren’t they? I met them in early January because they were interested in doing both a maternity and a newborn session. So I created the Grow with Me bundle for/because of them. 🙂 (Spoiler alert, their son is so, so cute!) Together, they are just so sweet. You can see in these photos how very happy, excited and just thrilled to be pregnant. They knew they were expecting a little boy and could not wait to meet him!

Our maternity session was in mid-January, when Allison was about 32 weeks pregnant. She had such a perfect belly! We spent a couple hours walking around Downtown Portland’s Pearl District, taking advantage of all the interesting backgrounds: lots of brick and a surprising amount of greenery. It was a chilly day (remember those?) so there were lots of cozy sweaters.

At the end of our session, I told them about the awesome idea I’d recently had–bubbles! And they were totally game to try it out. Kyle provided the bubbles for some of the shots, and then for a few, I managed to wave the wand while also taking photos…it was not easy and I’m sure I looked like a crazy person, but I was happy with the result. 🙂

Both of them are from Bend, so they’re fairly local. Kyle works for Nike and Allison is a kindergarten teacher! She kept teaching until something like 39 weeks, which is some kind of superhuman feat, if you ask me. Teaching kindergarten takes a really special kind of person, and to keep up with five year olds while pregnant must make things exponentially harder. But even the first time I met her, it was clear that Allison is such a warm and wonderful person and must be an amazing teacher!

Anyway, it was pretty easy to photograph these lovely people together, and it was obvious that they’re going to be wonderful parents!

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Man, woman, baby shoes

Sweet couple maternity photo


Reflective maternity portrait

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Thank you so much, Kyle & Allison! What a treat to photograph this special time of your growing family!


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