When I was told John and Melissa were expecting their second child I was so thrilled for them! I’d done mini-sessions with their daughter Delaney, but we hadn’t done a full portrait session since their engagement photos in 2010. When Melissa told me she wanted maternity photos I was beyond excited!
The weather was overcast, hot and humid – in other words a typical south Florida summer evening – but Melissa, John and Laney were all in great spirits and their session is one of my all time favorite maternity shoots!
I met JoJo in high school. She was a bright, beautiful, outspoken girl back then and when she contacted me to take her maternity photos I was so excited to see her! She is even more gorgeous then she was as a teen, and one of the most stunning pregnant women I’ve ever photographed. The term ‘glowing’ doesn’t even do her justice, she looked ethereal.
Upon meeting her husband Carlos, it was obvious why they are such a perfect fit. They’re both hysterically funny, energetic people, and very much in love. The affection they feel for each other is palpable in many of the photos.
I think between all the laughter the three of us shared we managed to capture some truly meaningful photos of this special time in Jo and Carlos’ life. I can’t wait to meet their baby girl!