We’re in a season of maternity sessions over here — and we’re loving every minute of it! There’s something so special about photographing a couple during three of the biggest milestone moments of their life (engagement, wedding and maternity) because we get to witness (first hand) a changing and growing love between them, and save it for generations to come. We shot Kelli and J.A.’s engagement session in the desert last year (click here to see their engagement session photos) and their wedding a few months after that at Paradise Valley Country Club (click here to see their wedding photos).
Both times –– this maternity sessions being no exception –– we were struck by a few things. First, their impeccable style. J.A., this is Jordan speaking, your Greek friend from across the Mediterranean. I LOVE THE RED JACKET, dude. So. Classy. Second, Kelli and J.A. are so joyful. They smile constantly and contagiously, because they’re so genuinely happy about life and in love with each other. It’s hopefully lovely to be around, in a refreshing kind of way. Third, they’re thoughtful and generous with everyone around them. On their wedding day, from the people they knew to the people they didn’t, who were just there serving them for the day, they were so aware to look people in the eyes and graciously and sincerely say, “Thank you.” It was obvious to us before we ever even met their families that they came from great families. When we met their families on the wedding day, it confirmed it even more. Plus, Kelli and J.A. hooked us up with some of the BEST sticky buns in town from the country club restaurant at the end of a warm session. We had them with coffee the next morning and, Wow! So now we’re like stray kittens who’ve been fed for the first time: loyal to the bone.
Kelli and J.A., we love you both so much and feel simply honored that you’ve invited us to be part of your life for these precious, but fleeting moments. We hope you love looking back on these memories through our eyes as much as we’ve loved seeing them through our lens. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family!