Half Moon Bay & my pregnant belly!

we took a quick little trip up to half moon bay, near san francisco, a few weeks back to photograph hayley & alex’s wedding (photos from their lovely day soon to come) and we were very lucky that my mama selflessly volunteered to watch the kiddos so we could spend two extra days up there as a little escape before baby #3 is born (thank you, mom… what a blessing it is to have you in the lives of our children daily).  it was dreamlike.  the little town is up in the mountains and the weather was cool and foggy the whole time (loved this!), we stuffed ourselves with amazing food, starting each day with the local fave of sourdough cinnamon french toast and we able to use two hands to eat – wow! – then we walked on the old weathered pier, enjoyed the little antique store treasures, drove through the tall sycamore groves, stopped along the rode at many farm stands and, more than anything, just remembered how much we actually like each other.  :)  something so crucial that is so easy to forget.  this husband of mine, he is sure a good one.

so here are a few photos from the weekend, including a little impromptu photo session donny took of me and my belly (33 weeks along at the time).  we happened upon this heavenly wildflower field just in between the ocean and a giant hay field and well, you know i can’t pass up a field of flowers.  especially those the color of clementines!  as for the baby update, we can’t wait to meet this little lady already!  i am almost 37 weeks now and we are planning for a waterbirth at home with a wonderful midwife and hoping that gracie and brandon can be involved.  they have loved being able to measure my belly at our appointments and can’t stop talking about how they are going to catch their sister and then we will all cuddle in our sleeping bags on the living room floor after she is born.  i am praying it all goes in such a dreamlike fashion.  😉  i have many more family sessions and wedding wrap-ups to blog in the meantime which i am sure will be followed by plenty of clementine photos!  here are the half moon bay pics for now, starting with a few from the iphone of our way up there and at the wedding…

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Eric & Mari’s Wedding!

the beautiful wedding of a filmmaker and his bride.    the day was full of bliss and comfort, eric and mari made it a big priority to be able to truly enjoy the event with their friends and family from start to finish with no strict schedule or rules for the day (loved this).  the location was out of dreams, heritage square museum (swoon!) and the icing on the cake was that they gave donny and i two hours to be able to photograph them there (!!!) in the lovely late afternoon sun.  i would be happy to photograph these two every day of the week.  e & m, hope you love them. :)

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