It’s hard to believe this beautiful momma-to-be and I used to ride the bus together in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I can just imagine the conversations we had as we cruised around on Miss Debbie’s yellow bus, #342. And then we talked about first crushes and gel pens and those middle school teachers we couldn’t stand. A few years later high school came and bus routes changed and we started hitching rides to school with our older sisters or friends that could drive. Homecoming float decorating and term papers and Mr. Gift’s psychology class and prom. And then one day…graduation.
It has been years since Melissa and I have spent time together. Sure, we would run in to each other around town every so often, but, literally, YEARS have passed since we’ve had conversation. So when she sent me a message on Instagram a few weeks ago asking if I’d be interested in photographing a gender reveal session for her and her husband, Brent…I was giddy! And I also knew that even though she only booked a 30-minute session…that we would spent well over an hour talking and catching up on life.
It’s such an absolute blessing the way this photography business brings all of these old friends back in to my life. I LOVED celebrating this exciting new season of Brent + Melissa’s life, as they prepare to welcome their sweet baby boy in September. Melissa, you are a BEAUTIFUL mommy already…and I cannot wait to see and Brent you flourish in your new roles as Mommy + Daddy!