But before the baby arrives... my sister and I decided to document the extraordinary life inside of her... from the outside.
Gotta love dem hazel eyes.
One thing about my sister...once you get her laughing, you might not get her to stop.
But stop she finally did, for this peaceful moment.
A favorite of mine.
And then we got down to bare-belly business.
and the remaining ones are all so beautiful. I thank my sister for being brave... and I thank myself for having brought this scarf. The two were a match made in a maternity photographer's heaven. :)
My sister's fave. And I know why. Doesn't she look just stunning? A glowing mother!!
I tried, oh how I tried, to get her to reveal to me the planned name for the baby. But she is as stubborn as her sister. So this was all I had to go with.
And I love this one, because THIS is my sister.
And to close it...
Temple, motherhood will only strengthen all the things I love about you. I'm so excited for you and Nick... and myself, if I can be a bit selfish. :) Thank you for letting me take these photos of you, so you can show your daughter someday how beautiful she was, even before we saw her. Love you!