Brittany and Justus are previous clients of mine who are expecting! I was so excited to visit them in Kure Beach, NC and photograph their maternity session!
Road Trips and Good Times
I met Brittany and Justus several years ago when I did their engagement photos and then captured their wedding. They are the kind of clients who turned into friends and I’ve stayed in contact with them since. Justus is an Officer in the Marines (Thank you for your service!!) and has been stationed in Jacksonville, NC at Camp Lejeune. It’s funny because my husband and I were married at the Officer’s club there in 2006 and my father lives about 40 minutes away from Jacksonville in a little beach town. So I know the area quite well and spend a lot of time there.
Last summer while we were vacationing with my Dad I messaged Brittany and asked if they wanted to come over and catch up. It was there I found out they were expecting! I was so excited and even caught up with Brittany and their daughter, Mya, later that year in Mississippi for some gender reveal photos! (Jay had to stay at home in Jacksonville) I was so excited to find out they were expecting another little girl!
Live Oaks and Salty Air
At Brittany’s gender reveal session we planned for a super fun and glamerous maternity session in December! While visiting my dad last year we headed to Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, NC. My husband is a huge history buff and it’s somewhere he’s wanted to visit for awhile. I was more interested in the amazing Live Oak trees that surrounded the fort and lined the beach, and Brittany was too! It was the location she chose for her session. So December came and I packed up my car with my little and headed to NC for some fun!
We got lucky with a windy, but not super cold day. We started on the beach for some fun family shots and Mya had me cracking up the entire time. She is so excited to be a big sister and I could tell right away she loves the beach! Even in the cold she was chasing waves and running up and down the shoreline.
After some family photos Brittany changed into an amazing red dress and Jay put on his dress blues. We spent the sunset shooting in the live oaks while Mya climbed the trees and played around us. It was a pretty amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back later this year and see them again. Brittany is due to deliver any day now and welcome their daughter Avery into the world!
Check out some of my favorites from their session below!