Brooke was one of my first and most favorite friends when I moved to La Jolla. She’s the type of friend who listens to you with a full heart and shares fully in your joys. Sadly, she moved all the way across the continent to the state of New York last year. Okay, fine, across the country. I don’t want to get all dramatic. But, really, what do you do when one of the sweetest people you befriend leaves? I cried with her mom in their former house that was empty of the people we loved and full of moving boxes. That’s what I did! So, I was more than a little excited the first time they came back to visit.
Seth and I met up with them at a local Mexican restaurant for dinner with a few other friends. Now, it’s no secret to anyone who knows Brooke that that girl loves herself a margarita. So, I was a bit suspicious when she ordered a virgin. However, another friend was ordering a virgin as well and I figured the girls might just want to take it easy. Brooke and Andy had their twins through IVF, a boy and a girl. So, they were done with babies. However, it turns out that babies weren’t done with them! Brooke and Andy announced that surprise baby number 3 was on his way! (Our other friend made a similar announcement a few months later. The lesson to be learned? Only pregnant women drink virgin margaritas!).
When Brooke emailed me to ask if I’d take maternity photos, I said yes without thinking twice! I was so very excited. Never mind that I had never taken maternity photos, that it would involve chasing 2-year-old twins around, and that we would probably have to shoot before the “golden hour.” However, with a little persistence on both our parts, Brooke and I turned out a pretty nice photo session.
Thank you, Brooke, for being patient with me, committed to getting the perfect shot when we went over our allotted hour, and being simply beautiful ;). I appreciate you trusting me with your family photographs. I hope you enjoy them!
A special thanks to grandma and grandpa for helping with the twins. Sorry, I gave you the boring job of holding the reflector while grandma got to make the kids smile, Grandpa!