My goodness, how gorgeous is this beautiful momma of three and her happy family?! I have known Carrie for a long time – we went to church together growing up, her dad was one of the greeters there every Sunday and gave the best bear hugs that just made everything feel like it was going to be alright. We went to the same high school, as well, and I remember being in an assembly our senior year when they announced each of our classmates who had joined the armed forces, and Carrie was one of the only females whose named was called. I was so impressed by the strength that she showed serving our country as a Marine, and last week I was able to witness a whole new level of her strength – the physical and mental strength that every mother has. I’m catching up on blogging, so anyone who knows Carrie knows that these are a bit outdated and that they are now a family of five earthside – check out a few previews from Ocean’s birth here!
The day of Carrie’s maternity session was pretty much perfect – gorgeous weather, gorgeous sunset, gorgeous, cheerful family excited to welcome little Ocean into the world. We did the session at their farm home in Hunterdon County, New Jersey – pretty much a photographer’s dream! It is so apparent from just spending a few minutes with them how warm and loving this family is.
Seriously though, how radiant is Carrie?!
We finished off the session capturing this stuning sunset – what a perfect end to the session!
Before I left, I noticed this amazing tub that they have in their farmhouse and immediately thought of how perfect it would be for a milk bath session. Carrie, being the adventurous person that she is, was willing to let me try it out, and thank goodness that she did because I am so in love with these.