When mama Ashley contacted me about doing a maternity session, she said she was hoping for a "casual, family vibe, celebrating the new baby joining our family." We definitely achieved that vibe and added a super playful vibe for her little almost 2 year old daughter. Together we spotted airplanes, looked at seashells, threw rocks into the water, climbed on logs, and she snuggled her parents and gave great big hugs and kisses to her sibling to be in her mama's belly. All that and a thousand and one smiles and a ton of laughter thanks to her daddy's tickles and her mama's spins in their beautiful flowy dresses.

Ashley is another mama whom I was lucky enough to meet during @fit4momwestseattle stroller strides. Talk about one strong mama! She has been a Fit4Mom instructor throughout her whole pregnancy! I couldn't bring myself to do more than walk during either of my pregnancies. I am so in awe of those mamas who can do it! Thanks for keeping up R past bedtime for this gorgeous sunset session Ashley and Andrew, it was seriously so so fun! I cannot wait to meet that little baby soon!