First-time expectant parents Christine (Chrissy) and Avery helped me get over those new-photographer jitters. I met them a few weekends ago through a rather unique project -- the start-up of an online maternity boutique. Chrissy modeled some of the store's merchandise for brand imaging and I got to spend time with her and her husband during a private maternity session.
We spent the afternoon walking around a neighborhood park in Bethesda, talking babies, names and football. This incredibly sweet, incredibly cheerful couple was a delight to work with. One can feel the love they share for each other just by watching them, and I tried to capture that special bond in these photographs.
Chrissy and Avery are excited about their future, and they have every right to be. A new baby brings joys and challenges, but I have every confidence that they will make wonderful and caring parents.