I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph my dear friend, Staci, for her maternity photos. I got to be there through the whole process and now that her little man is here, I wanted to share these special pictures from her maternity shoot! We wanted a more natural feel to it so we found an open field and an abandoned house and had some fun! I could not have asked for lovelier lighting or a more beautiful family. She was such a natural in front of the camera and I am so happy with how these pictures came out. The more and more that I photograph families, the more and more I realize how much I love doing it. I am giving them still portraits of their living memory. Some times it may be hard to get kids to look at the camera and when they are looking, actually getting them to smile is a whole different ordeal, but when that moment happens, it is magical! I also love the ones of just Staci and her little bean. Even though he has not entered the outside world, there is already such an obvious bond that a mother has with her child. I hope you find the magic in these pictures just as wonderful as I do.