There are a lot of beautiful things in the world: a golden sunrise/sunset, love - in its various shapes + forms, your first cup of coffee on a Monday morning, an empty 405 freeway at 5pm on a Friday... I could go on forever! But, a glowing expectant mother + her partner celebrating the new life that's to come? That's definitely at the top of my list.
I've known Lorraine for years as she's one of my best friends' older sister + while I've only known Catherine for a couple years, hanging out with them on this gorgeous Saturday afternoon made it feel like we'd been friends forever. It was such a happy surprise when Lorraine reached out + wanted to schedule her maternity pics. She was nearly 36 weeks + wanted to make sure she captured their time before Baby D arrived. Needless to say, we jumped at the chance to preserve this moment for them!
While we were walking, I found out Baby D's name was a shout out to his mom's birthplace of France + felt that was such a special way to honor Catherine =) They laughed together at how not-quite-ready they were for his arrival yet couldn't wait to meet him. Cat was so attentive + gentle with Lorraine while Lorraine rested on Cat during the breaks. And it wouldn't be a family shoot without their adorable first (fur) baby, Xela!
Their partnership + dedication to each other as a team shines + Baby D is so lucky to have two amazing mothers! Congratulations to you both Raine + Cat... we are so excited for Baby D + can't wait to meet him!