a birthday & a baby bump.

A very special mommy-to-be, who just happens to be one of my best friends, has a birthday today. I hustled to get her maternity photos edited in time to surprise her. We had her session last week, in between days of rain and snow, I still can’t believe we were gifted such a beautiful day. It was perfect. Beyond perfect.

I have known Emily for 8 years, and never in our friendship have I seen her look more radiant.

It honestly looks like we took these photos on two different days, and possibly two different locations. Same day. Same hour. Same location. Just a sun playing peekaboo, and two very different but equally adorable outfits. I am SO looking forward to the arrival of another honorary niece! Happy birthday to you, Emily! I love you so.

sponsored by marshall’s.

Living in Batavia, I struggle finding unique and adorable locations to have my sessions. Typically I do my scouting on back roads and borrow people’s farms and hay-bales without asking. This lady right here did alllll the talking and got us into the back orchard at Green Acre Farm & Nursery in Greece. No customers allowed. It was a dream.

Michelle had about 400 outfit changes and hung her clothes on their hangers all around the orchard. It was like a very rustic Marshalls. I had a blast photographing these two, and loved how well Chris tolerated our crazy.