I get to gush a little in this post. My sister, Stephanie is expecting baby Gunnar in November. I am beyond excited and as a first time aunt, I wasn’t about to miss the opportunity to shoot her maternity pictures. Recently, my mom, Sam and I went to Arizona to throw Steph a baby shower. The challenges of planning and throwing a shower out of town is having to do everything: shopping, cooking, decorating all the day before. It went perfect and it was great to meet all my sister’s friends.
The next day was all about pictures!! I wasn’t exactly sure where we were going, but trusted my brother-in-law and his jeep to get us there. I found the hardest thing was finding shade. Its hot, sunny and a desert. Luckily, we found a dried riverbed with surrounding brush that made the perfect backdrop for this Arizona maternity. Ok, almost perfect – there was one very stubborn horse fly that was determined to follow us around. I fell in love with the golden light, rocks, mountain background and a dead tree that I couldn’t have placed in a better spot if I tried. We had a great time and I am eager to return and meet my nephew.