Have you ever met people and thought - "Yep. I like them"?
I 100% remember meeting Amelia for the first time. My husband and I were going bowling at the Grand Sierra Resort with some friends. I'd heard about "Amelia" but hadn't met her yet and was a little nervous. You know, it's a rule of thumb that you need to be nice to the girlfriends of your guy friends - and I didn't want to have to fake it.
When we showed up, Adam introduced us. She was wearing Birkenstocks (the clogs, not the sandals - it was winter and sandals would have been ridiculous). For those that don't know, my favorite shoes are Birks. I've never met a person wearing them that I didn't like and based on her shoe choice alone, I knew we were destined to be friends. Fast forward 6+ years and here we are, announcing that they're pregnant!
When Amelia sent me a text asking if I would be interested in taking a couple pregnancy announcement pictures for them at the airport. I thought to myself, "Um... who wouldn't be?" but simply said. "Yes, please! Of course!"
Here's the skinny on this session. I had known Amelia was pregnant for a while - I'd figured it out while we were camping earlier this year - but they announce yet if it was a boy or a girl. Soooo many of our friends have girls. Don't get me wrong, I love them all and I can't wait to borrow them to do girly things - but Charles and I were doing all kinds of praying that this baby was a healthy little boy. So while Amelia and I waited for Adam to bring the plane around I told her all my thoughts on the baby's gender. She laughed and said, "I'm pretty sure you'll figure it out today."
Minutes later, I'm layout out how the session will go and getting them set up for the first shot. "So, we'll pull out the onsie you brought and I'll take a couple pictures with you two holding it kissing, loving on each other - then a couple with the cute shoes. Super easy and quick!" Adam walked over to the the plane and pulled out the onsie and I almost died. It was blue and red and had the words "co-pilot" in white on the front. "OMG, it's a boy! I am so excited for you - and for me - but mostly for you!" Hugs all around.
Then we took these adorable images.