I was so tickled when Katie recently got in touch with me to do her Missoula maternity photos – not only because she’s pregnant with her first baby (SO EXCITING!), but also because I was so looking forward to seeing her and her husband, Mike, again too. I have had the pleasure of making photos for them before – for their engagement images, their wedding day, and their rock the dress photos, and I was so looking forward to getting to see them again and document this new, wonderful stage in their lives!
Katie and Mike decided to have their photos done at Mike’s parents’ property – which is actually where we did their engagement photos way back in 2011. It was quite the change from our original shoot when everything was covered in snow and we were thigh-high in it in some areas!
And it was the perfect location for their photos – so green and lush! We also got to catch the last of a smoky sunset to start out our session, and Katie was just glowing (she is one gorgeous mama-to-be!). We meandered on down to the creek that runs through their property for some images too. (Katie was definitely a fan of the cool water on her bare feet!) And holy moly – talk about a magical setting for these images. It was no surprise that we had such a blast laughing and cracking up as we made their photos. Katie and Mike’s dog, Drake, even joined in for a few photos too! (He’s also a pretty excellent photo-bomber leaping through the grass, dolphin-style!) Katie’s mother, Connie, deserves a shout out as well for being a most excellent wardrobe assistant, and for being at the ready for any help we needed. (So wonderful to see you again, too, Connie!)
Katie and Mike! I just loved getting to hang out with you two again, and it was so fun to document this new exciting time in your lives! I am so thrilled for you both, and am simply beyond happy for you and your soon-to-be family of three, and I can’t wait to meet your little Ruthie!
On the Docket:
Portraits and weddings! Stay tuned!