Can't even begin to tell ya'll how proud I am of this particular blogpost. Not only because I oh-so-love these photos.. but because of who the photos are of! If you've been following my work, you'll definitely recognize Shawna & Jake. A mutual friend referred them to me quite some time ago, and since then I have shot their family/engagement photos.. their wedding photos.. and now I'm sharing with you their MATERNITY photos!! How awesome is that?!
So Shawna & Jake already have some beautiful kids (you can see them here).. and now they are expecting baby Avree to turn their family of 5.. into a family of 6! Normally we would have included all the little ones in the shoot, but I think Shawna liked the idea of having the focus to be on Avree. After all, with 3 older siblings, Avree's one-on-one time with mom and dad is gonna be rare and precious!
A few weeks ago I scheduled to meet them at a natural wilderness area north of Whittier.. and I took one look at the steep incline that we would've had to climb in order to enter the park.. and I made a last minute decision to figure somethin else out. The last thing I wanted was for the 9-months-pregnant Mrs. Rojas to go in to labor during our shoot. Happy to report that it didn't take but 5 minutes to find a nearby spot to shoot at.. and I wouldn't have changed a single thing about the day!
So very happy that Shawna and Jake trust me and my camera to capture this incredibly special time in their lives. And excited to be sharing some of my favorite ones with you all!
Hope ya'll love them.. as always they were taken and worked on with lots of love!