This one is really special, you guys! Megan + Kody are pregnant!
Every time I get the chance to photograph a friend it is always such a huge blessing. Every portrait session gets sweeter and sweeter as my friends create their own stories. Megan first showed up in front of my camera when I was first starting out! I had definitely used her as a guinea pig once or twice ;) and to that I feel like I owe her a public thank you. Those first images a few years ago may be completely different to how I shoot now (thank goodness! haha!) but it was still such a crucial time for a friend to help a friend out.
Now, three years later, my sweet friend Megan has started her family and I couldn't be happier (or more confident) to photograph her maternity portraits! After making the drive to the Viroqua area from Milwaukee, these two must have been ready to be out of the car! We traveled to Jersey Valley, which used to be a large lake with some of the only beachfront in Vernon County ;) Last year after another serious flood, the dam at Jersey Valley was destroyed and eventually water found its way. Together (and very carefully!!) we made our way to the hole where the dam used to be. What is left is a small, gentle stream of water which cascades across flat bedrock. To be completely honest, the only thing I could think of the first time I explored the area was "Yeah, I bet a dinosaur stepped here once." hah! 🤷♀️It's completely dreamier than it sounds! If you don't believe me, I guess you'll just have to keep on scrolling.
This sweet lil peanut is already loved beyond belief and I am so incredibly honored to photograph such a tender moment in Megan, Kody + lil peanuts life! Please enjoy some of my favorite images from Megan + Kody's maternity portrait session.