One of the things that I love the most when photographing good friends is that I already know their story. I know their personalities, what makes them laugh, their kids, and how they feel about the people around them. Annie has been a good friend of mine for almost ten years now. We met online while planning our weddings, (yup, we were internet friends!) and after meeting in person, she and four other amazing women and I all became very close, and have stayed close ever since. Annie is expecting her second child any day now, and last weekend I hit up the beach with her along with her husband Joe, and their three year old son Nolan. Nolan chose to spend much of our shoot exploring the beach, and while I love the images that include him, my heart skips a beat looking at the images of Annie and Joe. Knowing Annie as well as I do, I know how incredibly in love these two are, and their ability to be so relaxed in front of the camera gave me the opportunity to capture their love at a time that is so incredibly special in their lives. On top of it all, Annie is incredibly gorgeous, and even more so pregnant. I’m so excited for my good friends and can not wait to meet the newest little guy in the family, hopefully any day now!