I remember wanting nothing more than to be a mom, while still having fears over just how life-changing it would be. Maybe that’s why I LOVE maternity sessions and being an Outer Banks Maternity Photographer so much. After our own journey to become parents was fraught with tears and stress (and yet we will didn’t have it as difficult as some!) it gives me so much joy to capture these moments for other parents-to-be. Being a parent gives a whole new meaning to “on the job training”. You can read all the things and hear all the stories, but nothing really prepares you. It’s the wildest, hardest, and most rewarding job I could imagine!
Growing a human is hard y’all. Growing a human while trekking all over the beach in deep sand it even harder. Dominick and Lauren took a little “baby moon” to the Outer Banks and as a surprise he booked me for a beach maternity session. He is such a thoughtful guy and Lauren is such a beauty! We spent a beautiful (but WINDY!) spring day on the beach in Nags Head to capture their photos. I know they were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their sweet little baby and it was much a honor to preserve this special time in their lives.