Thanks to our photographer friend, Rachel Neumann, who took these pictures for us. We treasure these growing memories every year!
Michael wanted there to be a theme with this years shoot. He wanted it to look like we were traveling together (embarking on this new adventure of adding a fourth to our family). At the same time, I love how the dunes setting cooperated and blows out everything else, so that our little space and our family look like a self-contained little universe unto ourselves. We are so happy together - the 3.5 of us, so I really like how this is portrayed in the images.
This is one of Maren's favorites - she's getting so much love!
8.5 months pregnant. Ah, the joy of the fullness of life!
This is how Maren has to hug Michael while there's a baby belly between us: she has to stand about 2 feet away, then bend in so that her chest and face touches Michael. It's quite uncomfortable and hugs don't last too long at this stage of pregnancy!