This shoot was a special one for me for a few reasons. First, Leah is an old friend from college--one I was lucky enough to spend a few years dancing alongside--and let me tell you, she is a talent. I learned a lot from and most definitely looked up to her through my college dance career.
As life stepped in after college, I was thrilled when she reached out to me with news that she was expecting a little one. We shot her maternity photos in Oakland at the Mellon Institute and, just six months later, shot her Christmas photos at Frick Park.
To me, it's a huge honor to capture such special moments for my dearest friends, and even more special when they come back time and again. I've loved seeing how Simone has grown over the last year; she was a true angel for her one year-old photo shoot this weekend (obviously she gets it from her beautiful mama)!
This was an incredibly busy weekend--chock full of photo shoots--but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I feel so grateful for every single one of my clients, for the trust they place in me to memorialize their biggest life events, and to be able to give them such a true and beautiful gift.
Thank you to Leah and Simone for yet another lovely session for the portfolio! Happy Birthday, Simone!
Post & Photos by Lauren