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RACHEL + GARRET • COZY IN-HOME MATERNITY SESSION

In a mere number of days, baby Oakley will arrive…

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…which is so hard to believe. It feels like it was only yesterday when Cam and I headed to Garret and Rachel’s house to photograph their pregnancy announcement!


September 15th, 2018


But then again, it also feels as if their gender reveal party was only yesterday!!!


November 3rd, 2018


Time has moved right along, to the point of almost leaving me speechless.

And if I’m feeling that way, I know that Garret and Rachel must be feeling the same way––except a thousand times over!


Garret and Rachel’s excitement for Oakley’s arrival really is special to witness. Rach already has her hospital bag packed, a plan for what to do when she goes into labor, and I think it’s safe to say that she has done an exquisite job of “nesting” around their home! (You’ll see what I mean when you see photos of Oakley’s nursery. Omg.)

Rachel believes baby Oakley will arrive sooner than his due date (which is April 16th), and I told her that I’m predicting he’ll make his arrival on April 9th. It just sounds like a good day to me…especially since it’s the day that Cam and I first met one another last year. She smiled and said, “I like that day!” (Seriously though, how neat would that be?)


Rach decided that she wanted her maternity photos to be in their home just like their pregnancy announcement session was, and I was more than happy to fulfill that wish!

If you all have been following along on the blog, you already know that I love in-home sessions!

I adore the authenticity of shooting within a family’s home. It allows me to step into a completely unique reality, away from the rest of the world, and photograph them for who they truly are. Where else is a family going to feel more comfortable than in their own safe haven?


I think you all will be able to feel the coziness as you scroll through these images.

And it’s crazy to think…the next time I see Garret and Rachel...they’ll have a baby!!!


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Garret and Rachel,

It’s been beautiful (and an honor) to be a part of this incredible journey with you guys! Cam and I can’t wait to meet Oakley, to see the two of you become a mom and dad, and to watch this little guy grow up!!!


Until next time,

Skyler

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