Balboa Park Maternity Session | Michael and Jennifer

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This is Michael and Jennifer. They are the kindest, sweetest people you’ll ever meet.

And kind, sweet people happen to make really wonderful parents.

These two are going to be AMAZING parents, which is why this session makes my heart so stinkin’ FULL.

Jeff and I photographed Michael and Jennifer’s wedding four years ago, and their little family of two has just turned into a beautiful family of THREE.

These two asked if I would photograph their journey, and I was so honored to capture this stage of their life. As you may know, I don’t do very many maternity or newborn sessions, but I certainly love them for our incredible past TY Couples!

A few months ago, I spent an afternoon with Michael and Jennifer at Balboa Park for their maternity session, when they had nicknamed their soon-be-bundle of joy, ‘Toastie’, because they chose not to find out if it was a boy or a girl.

The wait was so meaningful because they had the most beautiful GIRL name Caroline, and the photos from the newborn session are coming tomorrow! Can’t wait!

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Keep an eye our for their oh-so-cute little newborn session with their baby girl, Caroline, on the blog tomorrow! This family is adorable!

Hugs,

Erin

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