I will never forget when I got matched with my freshman roommate, Valerie, the summer before college and she sent me that first email and a photo. She was gorgeous! And accomplished in every way! I was so bugged. Then we met and she was the nicest person in the whole world. Not hyperbole, I'm serious. Eleven years have passed and she's still one of my closest friends. And she takes photos. Good ones:
I've never done the mom and newborn photo thing before, mostly because I'd rather hide out those first few months postpartum than preserve 30 extra pounds on film forever. And the trendy newborn photo shoots with props are cute but not my style. But I am so so pleased with these. And amazed that she took these photos in my house which has the worst lighting ever. And dying at how little Golden was. It's gone too fast! So glad I have these photos to remember that stage. I'll love these forever.
P.S. Valerie has a pretty, new website if you're interested in seeing more of her work or booking her.