You can’t really go wrong with maternity photos in the cosmos field in Okinawa in early spring… But throw in this beautiful, blonde, mama-to-be and it’s a wonder I was able to limit myself to featuring only twenty pictures!
I’ve really been looking forward to getting behind my camera again in a portrait setting. For the last couple of years I’ve really only been shooting when I travel. I think the fact that my iphone is always on me and so easily “instgrammable” has made me lazy. However, one of my goals for the next few years in Okinawa is to start focusing more on portrait photography. My friend Callie was kind of the one who took me under her wing when Dane and I first arrived on the island, so when she told me that she hadn’t been planning on getting maternity photos done, I decided she would be the perfect “no-pressure” model to work with as I got my feet wet again. Besides- I couldn’t let her get away with keeping that glow all to herself!
Here are a few of my favorite images from our session… and let the record show that I shot these in JANUARY in Okinawa. Are you kidding me with these flowers??? We live in paradise.
In 2013, I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand. After four months of backpacking I returned to the States and fell in love with a guy whose job sent us straight back to Asia. Nothing has gone according to plan... and it's been absolutely magical.