Baby on board! {Sneak Peek: Maternity Photography}

Today I did a maternity photo session with one of my favorite people (and her husband is pretty high on my list of favorite husbands too). Normally I wait a day before I look at session photos because I tend to be hypercritical of my own work if I don’t look with a fresh eye. But I couldn’t wait with these, so here’s the fastest sneak peek ever — the same day as the session!

M & J love the outdoors and their little one will be introduced to the ocean and mountains early, so we thought it would be fun to visit a couple favorite places. We started at the outlook park where J proposed to M three years ago (oh how I wish I could have been there to see M’s mom jump out of her hiding place in the bushes!). Then we headed to the beach, where M & J watched the sailboats and talked about their dreams of sailing around the world. Their dream trip has been put on hold for a bit while they wait for their baby to join them, but they are already talking about how much more amazing it will be to share it with their child(ren).

Isn’t this mama just gorgeous? And dad couldn’t keep his eyes or his hands off of his beautiful wife and her baby belly. These two are so excited to meet their little one, and it’s clear that waiting and preparing for this sweet addition to their family has just made them closer and more in love than ever.

They stole kisses throughout the morning, but when they were by this tree, it took everything I had not to start screeching “M & J sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G…” (OK, maybe I did say it. But to myself.) And aren’t their first 3 kids (of the four-legged variety) great? They don’t look quite as excited about the impending arrival of baby as mom and dad are, but I’m sure they will love the little one just as much.

Just one last photo to show you what I mean about how in love these two (three) are. This is what they looked like between photos, when we were taking a break or getting ready to head to a new spot. Just beautiful. I can’t wait to meet their little one and see how their love grows even more!


  1. Judith June 1, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    Love these! So sweet and gorgeous…nice work Wenmei!

  2. Dick Bek June 1, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    As Meg’s dad I am so proud to have been a part of bringing Meg into this world. She is a beautiful woman, a most loving daughter, and my sweetie for ever. And Joe is absoultely wonderful! Jen and I too look forward to seeing their love grow. How blessed are they, and how blessed are we all to know and love Meg and Joe. And to think that we can be a part of sharing their baby puts it over the top! Jen and I are looking forward to sharing life and love with the Gaffney family.
    Dad Bek and Jen