Oh, y’all! My heart is so full. My best friend, Emily, is PREGNANT!! Her family is expecting their 3rd child in January!!! You may recognize this sweet family as I’ve captured Tripp (their son) from pregnancy, to newborn, to Smash Cake session… and many other family sessions in between. If you walked into their lovely home it is literally a shrine of canvases upon canvases upon prints of Allison Shumate Photography. It warms my heart to see all of the images I’ve captured over the years hung up on their walls. It truly shows how much they appreciate the art of photography!
This family has such a special place in my heart. I was over the moon excited to hear that they are growing their tribe! Emily and Greg share a beautiful love story and they are the world’s best parents to Finley and Tripp. I couldn’t be more excited to share this pregnancy journey with her! Michael and their 3rd baby will be in the same school year… crazy!!! I look up to her in so many ways – she’s a loving, talented, and beautiful mother inside and out. I love her (and her family!) to pieces!
When Emily told me the exciting news and that they hadn’t told their kids yet… I knew that we needed to make this family milestone special! Finley, their oldest daughter, has been praying and praying (and praying!) for another sibling! We met over at Emily’s parent’s house for an intimate backyard family announcement session. The sun popped out of the clouds just before we got started and I had chills of happiness watching the moment unfold in the golden hour glow. I knew that I wanted to capture both photography and video so I could put a fun slideshow video together for their family to always cherish.
I strongly believe that little ones inside of you should be celebrated from the moment you find out they’re joining your family. Hearing Finley’s squeals of delight when she found out the news that she’s going to be a BIG sister AGAIN… was just precious!! The way she looked at her Mommy in awe as she felt her belly… the way Tripp and Fin stared so proudly at the ultrasound photo… the way they each wrapped their little arms around Mommy and Daddy and squeezed them tight to thank them for this blessing… it was all so very beautiful to watch.
It is milestone moments like these that make my heart sing! I certainly do not take this gift of creating timeless memories for granted. It is such an honor to be a part of these moments and trusted to capture it.
Enjoy browsing some favorites from their session. Be sure to scroll down and watch the video for more!! 🙂