Some of my closest friends are having their first babies this year. It has been really fun to watch them on this journey, and celebrate with them. As the resident “veteran mom” of this circle of friends (it makes me giggle a little to refer to myself that way), it is fun to watch them grow into motherhood in their own respective ways.
I met Millie 10 ish years ago when we both worked for USA TODAY and what was then Gannett (the company has since gone through some structural and name changes since.) She tells a story of this weird, chatty girl that appeared out of nowhere and would just come over, use their department’s DVD burner and talk to her. We worked in different departments but got to know each other well thanks to my need to copy demo reels and shows we had produced. Over the years, we changed jobs but our friendships grew. She has been there for me in some of my family’s hardest, and most importantly happiest times and is one of my closest friends.
I was so excited to take Millie’s maternity photos this past spring. She planned to wear a floral dress she found and loved. She also planned a wardrobe change into a dress a photographer friend of mine let us borrow. I have a small collection of gowns, but long sleeve and pink called to her and so we made it happen!
Take a look at her pretty photos! Her sweet new baby boy has since arrived and I can’t wait to share his newborn photos for you. Spoiler alert: He is the CUTEST baby.
If you are looking for a maternity and newborn photographer in the Northern Virginia area, I would love to work with you. Maternity photos are suggested between 32 and 36 weeks and should be booked 1-2 months in advanced. I am currently booking maternity sessions through December. Please contact me for specific availability.