Lauren and I connected through a mutual friend when I mentioned I really wanted to photograph more pregnant mamas.

It's funny; this spring I've met so many moms, and lots of them are expecting around the same time as me, and are about to make the transition from 1-2. It's so cool to talk about our shared excitement and worries and joys and sorrows. Yet another blessing I didn't expect when I chose to pick up my camera.

It was such a privilege to photograph this beautiful family! And an added bonus; we were joined by a family of deer!