Andi and Gabriel are expecting their first baby this spring and we got together to take these photos when they were 38 weeks into their pregnancy. I love this series of window-lit shots with the towering trees in the background and the relaxed and content energy these expecting parents shared.
It was a chilly outside during our early spring photo shoot, but Andi put on a classy maternity dress and chic pea coat, braving the cool breeze of Lake Mendota.
These two had a sweet way of cuddling up and leaning into each other that felt natural and warm. We walked thru the Madison near west side neighborhood, stopping to enjoy some time at the lake and to cuddle with a blanket– and we even got to meet a little baby owl that lives a few doors down who will be about the same age as their baby.
Their beautiful teal couch and the fresh yellow daffodils made it feel like spring inside.
We incorporated a lot of personal items in the shoot like the beautiful quilt from Andi’s church group in Nebraska and the little stuffed animal frog that will be there when the baby is born. We also went with the cooking and kitchen theme after hearing about how they cleverly announced their pregnancy with cookies they baked.Congratulations to Andi, Gabriel and their families as they welcome the first grandchild. A beautiful spring awaits you all!