I cannot explain how surreal it was to be able to take maternity pictures for one of my oldest and closest friends. Who would have thought that girl I sat next to in photography class freshman year (because we didn’t know anyone else) would become one of my best friends, and 10 years later, would be sitting in front of me with her HUSBAND and a BABY in her belly !?! I can’t even describe how happy I am for these two and how much I already love precious baby Gunner who will be here in just a few short weeks. It was so fun taking pictures in the nursery knowing his sweet squishy face will be filling this very room so soon!
After our indoor photoshoot we took to the outdoors to get some beautiful photos during the sunset. I always joke with Melinda that I don’t even feel like I’m in Florida when I’m in her backyard. The huge rolling hills and large trees make you feel like your hundreds of miles away somewhere in the midwest. And the sunsets are always to die for.
Mid shoot Melinda planned to “go change into another outfit” while Wyeths brother Griffeth waited outside and “let me test my camera settings” on him, complete with a very realistic impression of pregnant Melinda 😉 haha. She was secretly watching inside while Wyeth snuck up behind Griffeth with a sign asking him to be baby Gunner’s Godfather.
As you can see, Griffith was pretty excited! 🙂 haha It was such a cute and sentimental moment for the three of them! Afterwords Melinda changed into her next outfit, for real this time, and we finished taking picture just as the bright red sun sank behind the tree line. <3