It's not often I get the chance to photograph a mama-to-be, but when I do I always leave the session so happy and excited. My friend Dana of Dana Bement Portraits is expecting a baby girl in t-21 days! She's in the home stretch! Lucky for me, Dana lives close by and we get to meet almost daily for a morning walk or just to visit and chat. It feels like every time I see her the anticipation to meet her daughter grows 10 fold. Getting to look at baby clothes, listen to possible baby names, and see her nursery come together gets me giddy. This little girl is so loved already. Dana had always dreamed of having her maternity pictures taken in the lupines and this timely little one fell right into her dream plan! We were able to sneak in a session at practically the peak of lupine season last month. We photographed on campus at the gardens and then quickly rushed over to Braeside where my favorite ever lupine patch is found. I shot there last year (here) and once again the spot didn't disappoint. The great locations combined with this gorgeous lady put hearts in my eyes. Throw in a flowing purple maternity dress and a flower crown and I'm done! The resulting photos are some of my favorites ever. Thank you Dana for giving me the chance to take them. I can't wait to meet this girl!