That first time we spoke over the phone about having her birth photographed I knew I was about to meet one of the sweetest mom-to-be. Through her voice I could tell all her excitement of the arrival of her first baby. Don’t you love it when someones emotion clearly translates through their voice? I met her a few weeks later and we planned the beginning of her birth package, her maternity session.
It was so fun and easy to hang out with these two during our shoot together in the beautiful botanical gardens. The day was absolutely perfect for a portrait session outside. It had been my first time visiting the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, ( weird I know, living in Miami so long I have no idea how I missed out ) and I was just in awe with all of the beautiful flowers and butterflies that call that place home.
Samuel and I made it a plan to visit again just to spend time photographing the butterflies. So many beautiful and diverse butterflies. Yesi was so radiant and glowy through our afternoon together, absolutely stunning. Her husband Jose, was such a good sport about this all. It happens so often that the guys arrive at the session believing that this is going to be really stressful and uptight, posing and keeping still, the kind of thing they dread even thinking about. But then somewhere along the first fifteen minutes of us hanging out together they realize I am no fan of those kinds of pictures either. I want my couples to enjoy the morning or afternoon together. Somehow leaving the session more in love with one another.
Thank you guys for having us document this special time in your lives. I cannot wait to meet baby Derek this summer!
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