Happy Tuesday!!! Oh have I got somethin’ sweet to share with you all today!
I first met Amanda a little over a year ago now. We met over ice cream actually. I usually like to meet people over ice cream if I have any say in the matter. I take new clients out for ice cream. It just makes me happy. Who honestly is in a bad mood if they’re eating ice cream!? In any case, this is how I met sweet Amanda, too. I remember chatting with her for a long while over a scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip as the fire next to us quietly cracked and popped. Amanda is also a photographer (a very talented one at that!) and I was so excited to meet her in person and make a new friend in the industry. She was bubbly. She was sweet and she was warm. It didn’t take long for our friendship to form.
When I found out Amanda was expecting, I was totally overjoyed for her. I heard a little more about their journey to become parents when we met over lunch one day weeks ago. Her joy and excitement to be a mom emanates from her entire body. I squeaked with excitement as she grinned from ear to ear, recounting the moments she first knew she was pregnant. There is no doubt that Baby Shaw is the greatest, most perfect gift in Amanda and Andy’s life right now. Glittery gold bow and all.
Amanda had fun plans to reveal her exciting news. She told me about her ideas over lunch and together we brainstormed details that would truly make her news shine. Amanda put this shoot together in just a few weeks time and every ounce – every last detail – was perfect. Even down to our weather. Baby Shaw totally brought the magic together for us that day.
Amanda, Andy, Cheddar and precious baby Shaw – Geez! I’m bursting with excitement for you guys over here!!! This particular shoot is one of the most JOYFUL I’ve ever photographed. No words are special enough to express my love and happiness for your wonderful family. Thank you from the deepest parts of my heart for inviting me into your world during the most exciting time in your lives. It has meant the world to me. Can’t wait to cuddle with your lil babe in February!
So much love and gratitude,
Amanda went to great lengths to see that this shoot was everything she dreamed it would be. She and Andy bought that oven at an antique store just days before our shoot! God Bless Andy for hauling that thing out to that field!
Oh, the light that day – it was spectacular. Thanks, Baby Shaw! ; )
Andy and Amanda are incredibly warm people – always aware of those around them and sure to go out of their way to make them feel comfortable and at home. They’re going to make one incredible pair as parents.
This dream like field? It’s behind their house. Couldn’t have picked a better spot for these photos!
That adorable Bun in the Oven banner in the background? Amanda’s friend helped her put that together and it was a perfect sprinkle on top of a this joyful shoot.
CHEDDAR! Oh how I love this guy! He is a bit on the rambunctious side but we managed to get him to hold still for a few photos ; )
Amanda and Andy have started a happy lil blog to chronicle the exciting months leading up to Baby Shaw’s debut. Be sure to visit them there and leave some love.
As always, we have much to be grateful for.