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Maternity Photography: Brooke and Andy

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!



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September 11, 2012

Alex - I should wait for someone else to comment first…okay, I paused – sooo I love the photos! Nice work Aimee! Of course, beautiful subjects does make the job easier. :)

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