Amanda is a friend of mine, a woman I am always impressed with. She is strong, intelligent, and beautiful. She's a great friend and a real role model. I could not have been happier for her and David when they told me about their little one on the way, due any time this month actually! I jumped at the chance to help her celebrate her pregnancy with a maternity session. The day started with Amanda's hair and makeup, done by Crystal Vazquez & Co.. After which, we utilized the huge windows and simplicity of the industrial spaces in Eastworks as our background, keeping the real focus on Amanda. And damn did she rock it! I don't want to sound cliche but she really does have the glow! With a couple of outfit changes, from lace robes to an evening gown, we created these images. I just hope they can communicate the grace and beauty that I saw in her that day, that I continuously see in my friend..
Happy Fourth of July! Today is a day to celebrate freedom and independence, to be with friends and family, have a picnic, watch a parade, see some fireworks, remember why we are so lucky, and well.. to celebrate!
With all of the festivities in mind, today feels like a great day to share a country hoedown themed birthday party that I photographed a while back and hasn't had its day on the blog yet. There were games like bobbing for apples and sack races, hayrides, a hat station, s'mores, so many country themed decorations, and plenty of smiles! Standards are high when you are an event planner and Ruthie definitely delivered for her little boy's party.. not that there was any doubt! Eutopia Events always plans a great party! I hope you enjoy!