rachael | monrovia, ca

Rachael and I spent a sweet afternoon together documenting this time while she was expecting.  Rachael is so beautiful inside and out and capturing these intimate moments with her was so special.  Our aim for this shoot was to not only celebrate this fantastic time in her birth story but to fully embrace her femininity.  I am so amazed when I observe women who are expecting.  I have always heard there is this glow about them, and though that is true there is something else that can’t fully be described in words.  Especially for first time mothers, such as Rachael, there is a tenderness, courage, and even a bit of insecurity that makes them come across as endearing and vulnerable.  There is no, and will never be, a time like this in their lives.  It is simply beautiful.