so … i have this amazing friend … who just so happens to be another birth and baby photographer …
did i mention she’s gorgeous?
so … we were chatting … and i mentioned how i was cold (minnesota. winter. enough said.) … and that i really really wanted to go to a beach and take photos … and then she mentioned that she was from san diego and that she had always wanted beach maternity photos.
obviously … we had to. no question.
so we did.
and we kinda got stuck there for a week … A WEEK OF PURE BLISS.
because one. it was warm. two. there were beaches. three. late night chats as we laid in bed in the darkness. four. her mom brought me coffee while i lounged in bed. five. there were warm off the stove tortillas while we shopped dripping in butter. six. we hung around like teenagers doing whatever it was that sounded fun. seven. have i mentioned that i was warm? eight. sunsets. nine. warm toes in sand. ten. warm.
oh. and for my friend … eleven. bean burritos.
and then after all that we had to fly across the country on a red-eye flight … and then had to fly back to minnesota the next morning. and then the plane doors were frozen shut. and we died.
and then we came back to life … our chaotically beautiful full lives. and realized what a treat it had been getting to go there together for a week.
and we managed to accomplish these beautiful images of her on the beach.
and she took my favorite photo of me … on the beach too. (soon to be on my about me page!)