Michelle and James' Santa Barbara Maternity Session

It's been a while since I've blogged and I am so happy to get back in the swing of it with this *gorgeous* maternity session! 

Michelle and James came to Santa Barbara from the Windy City of Chicago for their babymoon and I was lucky enough to get to shoot their photos. I loved talking to them about their journey to parenthood and the dreams they have for their little girl. James is a long time soccer player and is now a strength and conditioning coach for soccer players and I'm pretty sure they will have a blast watching their little one grow up in the sport. 

You all know how much I love long flowy dresses for maternity sessions, and I equally love a laid back look Michelle decided to have both in her session. I loved getting to play with the light coming through her sweater and the movement of her dress in the water was perfection. Michelle and James were up for all of my ideas and I can't thank them enough for trusting me! From sitting on a questionable log to standing on a cliff (don't worry, it wasn't high and she wasn't on the edge)- they were game for anything and it totally paid off! 

I'm sad I won't get to meet their beautiful baby girl, but I have no doubt that she'll be loved to the moon and back by these two and their families. Congratulations Michelle and James, I hope you love these as much as I do!!

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