Michael & Safira: A Maternity Shoot - Peace Valley Park, New Britain, PA

When Dustin and I became pregnant, a small thought in the back of my head was that I never thought Hannah would have cousins close in age on my side of the family. Well, when Hannah was about a week old, her Godfather, Uncle Michael, and Safira came up to meet her. During their visit, they announced they were expecting. You know that saying, "Life happens when you're busy making other plans"? Well, I think Michael and Safira would agree that they know this saying full well. How could we all be nothing less than thrilled? God works in such amazing ways and we are so excited. Michael and Safira came up for my 30th birthday this past weekend, so I decided it'd be a great time to take pictures of Safira's beautiful baby bump since she's about 7 months along. Taking these pictures got me so choked up! Not only is pregnancy incredibly miraculous, it was more emotional to know that I'll have a new sister-in-law and nephew in a couple short months. Even more fun? Hannah's going to have a cousin less than a year younger than her!

Safira was literally glowing during our shoot. We even had passer-bys comment on her beauty.

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Safira bought adorable little baby boy shoes to match his Daddy's! What maternity shoot isn't complete without these shots?


How can you not just love a cute little pair of baby shoes?!

Peace Valley Park is definitely one of my favorite locations to shoot. There's a gorgeous backdrop no matter where you look. As we were walking in between locations, Michael spotted a tee pee off the trail in the woods. Obviously, I made them climb inside!

ImageImageWe got in and out quickly though because we didn't want to subject ourselves to the possibility of ticks and poison ivy.

I certainly can't pick one shot of Michael and Safira that I love more than another. The sun was great, the backdrop was great, and I was incredibly impressed by my brother's willingness to pose and attention span during this photo shoot! Look at them! Tell me you don't have a lump in your throat?!

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I also enjoyed taking plenty of bump shots. Pregnancy really agrees with Safira. Don't you think?

ImageImageImageImageImageMichael and Safira also brought little Bella, so I certainly added her to some of the shots. Though, I think she would have preferred to be in every shot if we let her. She's too cute!

ImageImageImageImageImageMichael and Safira, thanks for letting me capture this exciting time in your life. I love you both and can't wait to see your family grow by one! He's going to be very a loved little boy!!