Yates Maternity | Southwest Virginia Family Photographer

A few months ago Joanna emailed me saying that she and Josh were expecting their first baby. Having gone to school with Joanna (and Josh too) and knowing her just a little, I was so excited for them! When she asked me about birth photography I was even more excited! For years I have loved birth photography. I always wanted to be a wife + a mom and birth photography just grabbed hold of me long before I would ever shoot my first birth! Joanna said she loved my photography and didn't even question that I hadn't shot a birth before. We set up their maternity session for mid-September and we had absolutely beautiful weather. It was so much fun talking babies and birth and just getting to know one another a little more.

Now Joanna is nearing the home stretch of her pregnancy and I am waiting ever so patiently (sort of ;] ) for "the call" saying they are heading to the hospital. I cannot wait to capture the story of their sweet little boy making his entrance to this world! For now, here's a few of my favorite images from their maternity session! Be sure you check back for their birth story in the coming weeks!