It just so happens that when I married Riley, I also married into a wonderful family, and gained a sister in law that is not only a dear friend but an amazing photographer as well. I was so excited to have her take some maternity photos for us because I knew that she would do a fantastic job, and also that it would also be a good excuse to spend some time with her. I will always treasure these photos for the special moment in our lives that they capture and for the fun memories we made while taking them. It was so hard to narrow it down, but these are just a few of my favorites from the day.
After taking several photos in downtown Roanoke, where this part of our story began, we headed back to our house to change and get some more around the property. On our way home, Riley, the ever thoughtful and patient man that he is (even while having his picture taken!) passed a local ice cream place and asked if we wanted to stop. The most delicious homemade ice cream with a scenic backdrop nearby? Yes and yes!
When we had taken some photos around the house, with a few including our very first (furry) addition to the family, of course, we hopped back in the car to find one more location. How often do you have a husband and a photographer willing to drive around and stop on a whim to take some photos? I'm a very fortunate girl, I tell you. Luckily, this field of yellow flowers was just minutes away and only required jumping (or something like it, in my case) one gate to get to.
Many, many thanks to Chelsa Yoder Photography for the photos and the fun time shooting them! I am thankful every single day for Riley and the family that I gained by marrying him. We can't wait to welcome this new addition into the family!