{ rounding third }

I love the exciting times that come with pregnancy…especially during the home stretch.  That, my friends, is month NINE.  The encore.  Like with other life events, I get so excited to be asked to capture the beautiful and glowing look of the expectant mother and nervousness and excitement from the other family members faces.

Meet Justin, Amber, and sweet (and I mean sweet) little Lila.  The first part of the location was at one of my favorite settings, Chambers Bay.  It was PACKED, but all eyes were on Amber and her cute little baby bump.

The session started with a little warm-up.  Lila, who is practicing her big sister role  (more on that in a bit) held the little, yellow H with all the love in the world.  She is so excited for baby Hayley to make her appearance.

Still not sure exactly what about small rocks on the bump that looks so cool, but Amber braved the cool stones on the bare skin for my simple pleasures…and hopefully hers now :)

You always have to keep an eye on what others are doing during the session.  Failing to do so, I would have missed this little daddy and daughter time.  All together now…. awweee.

As I said earlier, Lila was working hard practicing her role as big sis.  In fact, I caught her sneaking in a quick study session with mommy watching over to make sure no questions go unanswered.

Chambers Bay offers so many options to capture the right image, grass, water, sand…it’s all there.   Love this place and love the interactions between Justin, Amber, and Lila.

The first part of the session wrapped up with another fan favorite…the Big Yellow Vintage Chair.  A session without that chair just isn’t session and Lila was not about to let mommy have all the fun.

The session continued with a visit to a large, spacious, and b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l  residence.  Once I smelled the country air, it was game on and the creativity started to flow.

Love this one…

Don’t ever underestimate the power of open arms to your children.

As we round third and head for home…. put Lila in coach, she is ready to play!