A Bun in the Oven.

One of my absolute dearest friends is expecting her first child in mid-October. 

Meet Ashley, who happens to be one of my first Chicago friends. I think we initially bonded over how cold it was here- Chicago winters can really be brutal! (To give you perspective, she had just moved here from Florida, and I just moved from Virginia Beach. Muuuuch warmer + more humid climates.) We met while working at a Lincoln Park dental office, and we've since stood up in each other's weddings and now hosted each other's first baby showers. 

I love how she and her hubby are choosing to be surprised with their baby's gender. (My hubby and I did the same for our first baby.) There's just so few surprises left in life. And I couldn't be more thrilled and excited for them! 

I'm so glad I talked her into doing this maternity session with me, because I absolutely loooove the way these images turned out. We did this session in the city at sunset. You really can't beat this killer light and ethereal glow it just gives her. I also had a baby's breath head wreath made that I think really helps add to the image. It's really all about the details. 

I cannot wait to do her newborn lifestyle + posed session for her once her little babe arrives!!