As a couple of Tar Heels, we love when we get to photograph on UNC’s campus! We met Spencer and Amanda at the southern end of the UNC Arboretum and started working our way through the winding paths.
The light throughout the session was amazing. Something about the crisp and clear winter days, with the bright sun flooding everything with an equally crisp and clear light, really makes this season stand out for us.
We love shooting maternity sessions because we get to see how loved these soon-to-be newborns are even before they are welcomed into the world. Amanda and Spencer are welcoming their first child in the next couple of months and are super excited. They already have a name picked out, but it’s still secret for now. Their families are excited too; it’s the first grandchild on either side of the family!
To get ready, among all the lifestyle changes and doctor appointments, Amanda and Spencer have been writing letters to their upcoming little one in a journal. Photographing this was so special! They have been writing back and forth to each other throughout their relationship, so it just made sense to start including the newest member of their family in the tradition. We can only imagine how cherished those messages will be when their child finally has a chance to read them!
Right at the end of the session, we got to meet the final member of their family, their bulldog, Jorge. This handsome man is something else, and to say we fell in love with him would be a total understatement. We had a hard time photographing him because we couldn’t stop laughing at his hilarious and adorable face, with a tongue that he just couldn’t keep inside his mouth! It was the perfect end to a beautiful shoot!
Amanda and Spencer, thanks for trusting us with these photos! We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite sneak peeks and cherish them for years to come!