Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Mary Beth Miller Photography
Here is the full blog post from my maternity session with my beautiful friend in Sarasota, Florida!
I met Erin and her family at a homeschoolers gathering and she was just one of those people that you love instantly.
We clicked almost immediately and our husbands and sons all became friends just as fast!
Our two families spent so much time together camping, hiking and playing….
and then one day Erin gave me the devastating news that they were moving to Florida!
I was obviously devastated, but also happy for their new beginnings down South.
As the Mother of two boys, Erin often mentioned wanting to maybe have a third baby,
and how great it would be if it was a girl…
……fast forward a couple of years and Erin called to tell me she was expecting!
We all anxiously waited a few months before finding out she was having a baby girl!
We immediately made plans for me to be her birth photographer!
Ok, I know, I live in PA, she lives in FL, but we somehow thought it was possible….
well, reality kicked in and I made sure she hired a local birth photographer because the chances
of me getting there in time for the birth were pretty slim.
(especially since she ended up having a 3 hour labor and delivery!)
So the alternative was to photograph her gorgeous glowing self while I was visiting for her baby shower in September.
Unfortunately, a storm was brewing as we got ready to head out for photos….
since my time in FL was very limited we had to just roll with it and get in as many photos as we could before it started pouring.
The skies were very dark, thunder was rumbling and it began to rain…
but I still managed to make it work….
oh, and did I mention there was a woman sleeping under the tree?
Thankfully she awoke and kindly moved so I could take pictures.
She designed this beautiful dress and handmade her beautiful floral head wreath.
And she chose the location under this gorgeous old tree covered in spanish moss.
I just had to get a couple of fun shots of those fabulous sleeves blowing in the wind!
Isn’t she just gorgeous!?
The next day we headed to the beach and I just had to get a few more photos there.
I was in love with the giant driftwood trees all around us!
When we got into the warm ocean waters we were graced by the presence of a dolphin!
I definitely squealed with delight like a small child.
I am happy to announce that Erin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in the comfort of her own home!
She had the beautiful homebirth she had dreamed of in a birthing pool in her living room
surrounded by love and support from her midwife, friends and family.
I can not wait to get to Florida in a few months to meet her precious baby!
~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~
Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in newborn, family and child photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.