I absolutely loved getting to start 2020 out with this beautiful maternity shoot in the Columbia River Gorge. I photographed Madelyn and Anthony’s wedding, so it’s such an honor to make some lovely portraits of this time of eager anticipation. And of course I’m completely in love with their handsome and regal German Shorthair Pointer, Copper, who was a groomdog in their wedding. He has a new sister named Coral, who is also in these photos. Those last couple weeks waiting for a baby, not to mention your first baby, seem to drag on forever. But it’s such a good time to just be still and savor the last moments of having your child completely and literally protected within your body. When they’re yours and only yours and the world can’t get to them yet. There’s just nothing like it.