Her hands caressed her belly. Her eyes low. Smile soft. Gazing down at the growing baby inside. This isn't her first rodeo, but a treasured 3rd time. A time that is forever held on to. A moment that every mother carries with her when you know it's the last. Take in the foot kicks, the hiccups, the beautiful changing body. A moment in time of pure amazement. Something only a woman can do!
Her tall physique combined with the beautiful chestnut curls that flow over her shoulders make Chrissy a beautiful mother to be! "Creek side!" she said. "That's where I want to do my shoot!" The location of her brother's property made for something out of story book. A true fairy tale! Three acres of forest dreamy-ness following along side the Boulder Creek of Boulder Creek, Ca. It always amazes me when I get to shoot on private land for picturesque shoots like Chrissy's. Top it with a mommy to be and you truly have something magical.
Not only is Chrissy beautiful, she's a friend. A neighbor. Her kids play with my kids. We have coffee together, roast hot dogs over fires together, attend birthday parties together. I can 100 percent say I adore Chrissy and her family and have loved getting to be so close to her ever changing belly! I also can't believe my eyes when she told me this was special to her because today she's turning 40! Beautiful, graceful, heart of gold, mother of 3, PTA co president, night shift nurse, and does it all with a softness I've never seen anyone else carry! I truly love calling you friend, Chrissy. Thanks so much for including me on your photo shoot adventure. I think the adventure part came when the lens went into the creek, but that story might be for another post! Enjoy some of these beautiful images in your fairytale forest!
Happy birthday Chrissy!!