I love traveling to my clients and getting to see a new location. I find that with my clients who live outside San Diego, it can be beneficial for me to come to them, especially when they have been ordered by the doctor to stay close to home because they are pregnant with twins. That’s what I call #twinning.
It was a delight getting to spend a couple of hours with Amanda and her twin baby bump, who she has endearingly nicknamed Rice and Beans. It’s actually rather uncommon for a first time mom to have twins which made this maternity session that much more special.
We started in her ocean themed nursery which has a portrait of an incredibly handsome walrus on the wall. Looking around this nursery gave me such joy and her cat, eloquently named Shelby, hung around while I snapped some shots. Actually, Shelby jumped into the crib for the first time ever to Amanda's surprise. Shelby is the baby for now, so, it was super sweet to get some shots of her. In her collection, Amanda has an unbelievably gorgeous vintage fainting couch, so we eventually found our way toward it, followed closely by Shelby, for some natural light indoor belly snuggles.
Then, we were off. We headed outside to a local pomegranate orchard. I mean, seriously, could the symbolism be any more perfect? Amanda is a bookworm and brought along a book that is close to her own childhood: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Honestly, the whole session was abundant with symbolism and a theme of birds. To top it off, we even found a hatched birds' egg on the ground.
Traveling to Yorba Linda, I didn’t know what I was coming into, and I was pleasantly surprised to find endless natural beauty. As the sun set, our vehicle climbed an extraordinary hill which led us to a patch of cacti that made my heart sing, especially with Amanda's red floral dress juxtaposed against the desert landscape. What a beauty!
Amanda, thank you for trusting me to capture this very special time in your life. Pregnant with twins is a true blessing. You are going to be such a terrific mommy! Can’t wait to meet your little Rice and Beans.