It was a joy to be able to connect with Annie & Dustin (and their dog, Olaf!) for a lovely Fort Collins maternity photography sesh in the woodsy east side of Horsetooth Reservoir. Annie is a long-ago friend / sibling of a high school friend who has ended up in the same town I live in, with her handsome husband after both attended Colorado State University. The bubbly and whitty 15-year-old that I remember is all grown up, happily married to her high school sweetheart, and a gleaming, glowing mother-to-be. It had me giddy inside to be able to capture this chapter for Dustin and Annie, on a perfect Spring evening. They’re due with their very first baby (boy or girl, anyone’s guess!) in mid-June and of course will make his/her photographic appearance here when I will be able to capture the family of 3’s newborn / lifestyle photo session.
It was an overcast day off and on, but the gorgeous tall woods from along the bank of the reservoir provided a whimsical setting that evening and created a warm glow to the photos…
Annie is a fashionista (and fashion blogger!) so of course, I couldn’t get enough of her stunning maternity style that she pulls off so well. Multiple outfits were essential, because seeing her in the ones she chose for this maternity session, I can understand how difficult it would’ve been to select just one.
I loved that Olaf got to make an appearance…I mean, a bulldog sitting pretty with future baby brother or sister’s cute kicks? Stopppppp!