Let me just start with this: Kimberly and Jake are two of the coolest, most laid-back people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and photograph. Through our pre-session phone conversations, I knew we’d hit it off right away. Meeting them in person only cemented it. Kimberly, who runs triathlons in her spare time (no joke), is the poster woman for being fit during your pregnancy. She’s due in just a few weeks, but nothing – not the baby, not moving, not renovating a house – is slowing her down. I was impressed.
Since Kim had been out of state for a long-term work assignment, we had to wait until after the holidays to schedule our shoot. To say it was a cold day would be an undestatement. The wind was howling, but thankfully they had their wood stove fired up when I arrived.
We started inside so we could get a few pics of her bare belly, but decided to head outside for a few more shots. It was so cold – I had to move fast in order to keep the red (and runny) noses to a minimum. I was carrying a step stool and leaping through the snow to get in position (and stay warm), knowing that I had about 10 minutes before we were popsicles. I was sure I was going to bite it on the ice a few times, but thankfully I held my balance just long enough. It helped that they happen to have an awesome red barn in their backyard, a perfect backdrop.
Kim and Jake, I can’t wait to meet your baby in a few weeks, and to hear about your next adventure in parenthood. You’ll be amazing parents for sure 🙂