I mean, I’ve kind of known that for a while. But, it took over 6 years of living in this house, approximately 20 minutes away from this lake, for me to ever actually see it. We’ve now been in this house for 9 years and I can count the number of times I’ve been to Lake Pleasant on 3 fingers.
As a midwestern girl, I’ve seen lots of lakes. Really beautiful lakes. Lake Pleasant is not exactly beautiful in the way I am use to. But it is a large body of water, in the middle of the desert. And this water-loving girl will take whatever she can get.
Lauren was excited to shoot at a new location. I was excited to get photographic proof of this final pregnancy. And my kiddos were all desperate to play in the water. It ended up being a winner of a situation for all of us. Except maybe Scott. Photo sessions aren’t his favorite. But he knows how important they are to me, so he put on his smile and made it happen.
It was a beautiful night to be out at the lake. There had been threats of a monsoon, but no storm came through. Instead, we just ended up with some really amazing clouds. Lauren has a beautiful client wardrobe for her pregnant mamas to select clothing from, so I had two amazing dresses to wear during our session. My kiddos were all in a good mood. It was just the perfect night and the perfect family maternity session.
She also got some goofy ones of Scott and me (because that’s about all you’ll get from us). And despite really not liking solo photos of myself usually, I have to say, some of my most favorite images are of just me and my bump!
I am so glad that with a small push from Lauren, we made a family maternity session happen. I know that as this era of my life comes to an end, I will look back and really treasure these photographs of pregnant me.
Be sure to check out more of Lauren’s beautiful maternity and newborn work here.