Maternity Photos || Junebug 2018

June 6, 2018

What a fleeting season this has been. From the moment we found out we were expecting at the start of October to the start of baby's birth month in June, time has found only a few occasions to slow down. Once I hit the third trimester, I started thinking about our maternity and newborn photos. Husband and I wavered back and forth on whether or not we wanted to do a maternity session. Would it matter if we opted not to? Would we regret the missed opportunity? We went back and forth, then husband ultimately decided that we would be sad to see this chunk of time go by without documenting it properly. Plus, he wanted this little girl to have keepsake photos, just like big sister does. Right then and there we decided a session to document the end of this pregnancy was worth it. So we booked a day during my 36th week, and crossed our fingers for no rain.

Ashley Powell went above and beyond to capture this season. I'm SO glad to have found her; not only is she super sweet, but she's also extremely talented as a photographer. If you're local and really love a photography shot in natural light, this girl is your girl! I'm very much looking forward to our newborn session with her too! Can you imagine photos with my two girls?!

Oh my heart! How is my first baby so big and grown-up looking? Time really slows down for nothing. She's going to be an incredible big sister, and I can't wait for her to meet her baby sister whom she has so lovingly been snuggling (her head gently on my belly) every chance she gets. 

I love this photo (the b&w above) more than words. I can't believe we are approaching five years of marriage, two-and-a-half years as parents, and welcoming our second little girl. I so vividly remember our dating days during senior year of college. Who would have guessed then that life would like this now. Almost seven years together has brought about my most loved and happiest moments. This guy, loving him and liking him more every passing day. 

Here's to the next final days as a family of three. I hope they are sweet and relaxing, full of little moments we'll tuck away and hold onto forever. Then on to a family of four with more love, less sleep, and abounding joy. Junebug, we're over the moon to meet you!

Outfit Details:
Him: Slacks || Button-up (similar) || Loafers
Her: Maternity Dress || Clogs (similar)
Toddler: Dress (similar) || Sandals || Bow

All photos taken by Ashley Powell of Ashley Powell Photography
Thank you so much for these beautifully taken memories! 

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