Today was a BIG day for a new friend! Not only did Nellie welcome home her hubby from a deployment overseas, she should also be welcoming baby Deacon.That should be one proud, happy, and probably loud household tonight!
I met Nellie through emails a few months ago with my work for OpLove. She was looking for someone to capture the arrival of her husband, but with 2 toddlers and a new baby on the way, she couldn’t do it all herself. That is where I came in. We conversed back and forth numerous times. She decided to bring the boys to me for a session on the farm. (You can see those images HERE.) I immediately fell in love with the little fellas.
When I mentioned that I would like to do a “different” type of maternity shoot, Nellie volunteered. (You can see those images HERE.) I was and still am over the moon with the images we captured that day! I have never seen a more beautiful pregnant woman. Wow! Wouldn’t we all like to look like that?!?
Today was the HOMECOMING!!! I have never witnessed this before. Oh my goodness! It was AWESOME! You could really feel the excitement on the pier. All of these people surrounding you that haven’t seen their loved ones in 6 months. It was pretty emotional. You can’t help but to get caught up in it! (One sailor even asked his girlfriend to marry him as soon as he stepped off the ship.) Nellie’s boys were ecstatic to see Daddy as you can see by the pics below. Nellie was pretty happy, too.
On top of all that, Nellie left a note on my facebook “wall” letting me know that she was having contractions 3 minutes apart. woohoo! I had a feeling that it was going to be today. Last Wednesday, she started having contractions. (Not to be confused with braxton hicks. After all, this is a Mommy to 2. She knows what is what.) We were worried that little Deacon was not going to wait for Daddy. Well, Sunday, the contractions stopped. But, we should have a baby by now or pretty close to it. yay! I look forward to his newborn pics soon!
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***Disclaimer #2 *** Please keep in mind that these images were taken in full sun. This is not the ideal light for my sessions. But, today was all about the love, not perfect pictures.