Baby Bump and Charlie the Dog | A Maternity Story in Sugarhouse, Utah

Allison and I met via email on new years eve and since then we have chatted a few times planning her maternity session.  One thing I love doing in my photo sessions is bringing as much of their real life into their session as possible.  For this couple, that meant including their pup, Charlie!  I don't know if you can tell from the photos, but this dog is literally the coolest. I wanted to stop, min-session, and spoon her on the grass until we both fell asleep.  She was just one of those dogs you can't not fall in love with... 
I am so excited to meet their bundle of joy in the next few weeks...  Until then, I will just be over here obsessing over their maternity session! <3
One thing you can't see in these photos is the fact that we attempted to meet two times before this session!  The first time was supposed to be a sunrise session in one of the surrounding canyons, that morning just happened to be a terrible, white out, blizzard.  We still tried to make it there, but by the time I made it almost to the base of the canyon, my car literally stopped moving forward and started sliding backwards on the road...  We unfortunately had to reschedule the session for the following weekend.  That next weekend I happened to have the worlds worst sinus infection!  I feared she would go into labor before we got the chance to take her photos to document her belly- but we did!!!  Third times a charm. She was a champ, and despite having a cold, they both were rock stars! 

Be sure to check back to see the post introducing their sweet bundle earthside.