Maternity: Jody and Ryan

Marriage is pretty awesome. Not only did I gain an amazing husband, but I now have another family to call my own. And even better is when that family comes with a DSLR. :) Donnie's parents have been generous enough to let me borrow their camera many times over the last few years - including for the weekend that I went up to Chicago to do a workshop with my friend Christy. After the workshop, I finally felt brave enough to approach my friend Jody and ask her if I could take some maternity pictures for her. She was about 7 months pregnant at the time (we took these pictures in late May), and is one of the most beautiful pregnant women I have ever seen. Jody exudes joy in her daily life, so I wasn't surprised to see that she was at ease in front of the camera.

Jody, you are stunning!

Rufus was so attentive to Jody - I kept catching him posing for pictures in the background!
We also took a few pictures in the studio Ryan and Jody are building in their backyard. I love thinking about baby Oliver running around in that studio someday!

I also had a chance to stop by again for a few pictures of Jody and her husband Ryan together. They are such a delightful couple, and Donnie and I always feel recharged after spending time with them. We had a great time taking pictures, and it made me even more excited to take pictures of the whole family once baby Oliver arrived!

Look how cute they are reading a book by Oliver's middlenamesake!

Thanks for the wonderful afternoon, friends! I'll post pictures very soon of little Oliver who just arrived on July 26th. He is such a good looking baby!